Tag Archives: N gauge

A Minories of my own – 7 – and the first board built

Over the last few days, lockdown has enabled me to carry on working on the layout.  Having marked up and cut out a lot of plywood, I ended up with a kit of parts for the main board.  Looks a … Continue reading

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East Croydon

No, I’m not about to build another layout – progress continues to be good on the Minories, and all will be reported soon. Last month I came across this picture of the tracks just to the south of East Croydon … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 6 – under way

A little progress.  I looked at the scenery again, and where the road bridges might get in the way of the point motors.  So I changed the scenery a little.  It will probably change again when I mark things out … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 6 January 2021

First meeting of 2021, as we go into tier 5 or more, and lockdown once again.  One day, we’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when.  Oh dear, I feel a song coming on! No Mr Dawes this evening…. … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 5 – a few tweaks?

As you realise, not much (if any) progress with the Minories over Christmas.  For the last few days, I blame Amazon Prime, with loads of live football to watch. But, gentle reader, you may recall a design something like the … Continue reading

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So many trains!

As usual, Paul has put me to shame with his modelling.  Pinched unashamedly off his Facebook site….. Having constructed a 12ft long yard to take my Bullet Trains, here they are – all 36 of them in 3 groups of … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 16 December 2020

Zoom again – the last of the year.  Just the six wise (?) monkeys, later joined by Maxine.  We did talk railways, but also marmalade and Covid-19.  We were, for once, undisturbed by cats.  Brian and Graham were unable to … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 4 – all contributions gratefully received

I have a sheet of plywood sitting on the lounge floor, to mark out the layout trackwork.  But it won’t get done tonight!  However, some helpful advice has been received! Phil wrote….. Hi, Jon! Have you seen Jago Hazzard’s channel … Continue reading

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ESNG modelling updates

Some snippets from around ESNG and friends…. Chris has been wagon building. Hi Jon, hope all is going well. Just finished these two ex LSWR wagons. I have found your Ludgate article and photos very interesting!  With best wishes, Chris … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 3 – location, location, location

I’m still working on the baseboard design for the layout.  I’m minded to wait until the FineTrax points arrive in the post, so that I can check that the published templates match the real thing.  The problem with a layout … Continue reading

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