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Uckfield MRC exhibition 2022 #2

Moving on…. Robin Gay’s Wantage in P4 is a scale representation of that quirky prototype.  The real thing was tiny and the Wantage Tramway terminated in the middle of a load of buildings.  The layout has taken a lot of … Continue reading

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Uckfield MRC exhibition 2022 #1

Time for the Uckfield show weekend.  Once again a very good show.  A good number of layouts that were new to me, no dross at all, and a wide range of prototypes and scales.  For me, Uckfield is an essential … Continue reading

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Two exhibitions and a breakfast

Wasn’t there a film with a similar name many years ago? Allan asked whether Derek and I were interested in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, followed by visits to the Worthing and Dorking MRC exhibitions.  An offer not to be turned down.  … Continue reading

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TINGS 2022 – Some other layouts

Allan walked around the show as it opened, and caught some of the other layouts on display.  I’ve selected some of the layouts that I’d have spent time watching!!  They appear in alphabetical order… Always good to see Ambleton Vale, … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway 2022 #2

The great thing about the B&WLR is that the railway is a ‘real’ narrow gauge locomotive, not a miniature railway.  The locomotives have all had previous lives in Welsh quarries, or German railways.  Our spot in the engine shed (cleaned … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway 2022 #1

A busy but very satisfying weekend was spent at the Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway – a fine mixture of model railways and 2′ gauge narrow gauge.  A good number of ESNG members helped through the weekend, but Allan, Derek … Continue reading

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Remembering Dreibruken

Many moons ago, ESNG renovated Dreibruken, a 25 year old Swiss layout that was donated to the club. Dreibrucken was a firm exhibition favourite, but the old lady was finally a bit past it and retired.  In 2005, Dreibruken appeared … Continue reading

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Uckfield MRC exhibition 2021 #2

Back to Uckfield for the rest of the layouts. Sherton Abbas in finescale ‘0’ is a delightful model, with some excellent modelling,  Yes, it’s a GWR branchline, but it’s set in the Edwardian era, when the GWR was less standardised … Continue reading

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Uckfield MRC exhibition 2021 #1

I took my life in my hands and visited my first model railway exhibition since covid this afternoon.  Uckfield is one of my favourite shows, so I slipped down there on Sunday afternoon, hoping (reasonably successfully) to miss the crush. … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 11 – Finished!

Well, the Kuritu rebuild is finished.  There might be a few little things to do, but the layout is definitely ‘substantially complete’, as they say in the trade.  Overall, I’m very happy with the results – one of the best … Continue reading

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