NGSE – 2020 update

All is on track for NGSE 2020.  The flyer is about to go public….

And, hijacked from Facebook, here are a few of the layouts that Sean has booked for the day….

           

And more…. And plenty of traders.  Should be a good day!!!

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Links….

Well, I’ve had my blogging holiday, thanks to Allan and Ron, so it’s back to the same old….

A couple or three links to get us going.

Some wonderful 100 year old pre-grouping photographs, found during a house clearance.

Piccadilly tube station has hidden depths (or is it widths?) – London’s old Piccadilly Circus Station was rebuilt in the 1920s in order to deal with an increase in commuters.  However, the abandoned tunnels were later used to shelter Londoners during World War Two.  The history of the station is now being marked with a tour and an exhibition at the London Transport Museum.

Another reason why Brexit is a poor idea? – The UK’s train operators are to pull out of the Interrail scheme, which has allowed unlimited train travel across Europe for a fixed price for almost 50 years.

But one day later, they’ve changed their minds!  Pity the government couldn’t do the same!!!

The Gakunan in 2mm finescale narrow gauge – just lovely modelling, and not a bullet train in sight (sorry Paul!)

(Picture RMWeb)

 

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Swiss transport – 4

The last few days…..

                         

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Swiss transport – 3

A pleasant hour spent at Thun Station

                   

What can you make from a wheel, a tyre and some old rail? The old EBT logo at Thun Station.

 

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Swiss transport – 2

Brig – Don’t see many of there Pendlezug in these days of EW1 atock

     

Domodossla in Italy

               

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Swiss transport – 1

I’m back from holiday again, but Allan’s pictures of Swiss transport will hold the fort for a few days more!

Yverdon

 

Second hand meter gauge points still sitting on top of a container at Lauterbrunnen. They were there last year!

Olten Station

An old Ae4/7 and an Ae3/6 at Payerne. These caught me by surprise

British electric bus seen in Thun

The lovely paddle boat Blumisalp on Lake Thun

 

The rest of the photo are all taken on the BLM

       

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Our regular holiday interlude – 14

Probably the last epistle from Ron (till October):

Our last full day and another hot one. Decided to go to Lugano in Ticino so set off by bus and train to Arth Goldau. When the Lugano train pulled in it was packed to the gunnels so had to rethink our plans. We saw an almost empty train in Locarno so jumped on that and off we went through the Gotthard Base Tunnel. Had a little walk round town in very hot sun and had a drink and cake before taking postbus back to Bellinzona. From there we took trains over the old Gotthard route to Flelen where we took steam paddle boat back to Vitznau. Do not know whether there will be an email tomorrow depends on how we get to airport and whether there is free wifi there. If no email then next one will be from Ron when he goes to Germany in October.

Belinzona to Locarno

   

Locarno and Lago Maggiore

       

Gotthard south ramp

   

Wassen church

Gotthard north ramp

Sculptures at Flüelen. Try driving the car away

 

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