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Random thoughts

All sorts of odds and ends today. I was amused by these cartoons.  All too true! Mojo has been a bit low for railways this week.  So I did a bit more on my German WWII command vehicle for a … Continue reading

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A sort of Minories of my own – 23

Marking time a bit with this post.  I’ve spent the last couple of days completing the control panel.  All the switches, buttons, and the controllers themselves have been mounted on the panel, and the panel recessed in the baseboard.  As … Continue reading

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A sort of Minories of my own – 22

Not too much progress on the layout.  I have had a large sort out of my boxes for storing wiring and switches and rationalised them both – and found a number of things that I had lost.  And the good … Continue reading

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A sort of Minories of my own – 21

After Christmas, I got back to work on the layout.  The short extension to the baseboard is complete (but needs another coat of paint.)  I’m hoping that this area will also store all the transformers and electronics needed for operation. … Continue reading

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A sort of Minories of my own – 20 – ch..ch..ch..Changes

As David Bowie would memorably say.  I’ve returned to my little Minories.  I had come to a stop, as I realised that the design still didn’t feel right.  So it was time to wait till some inspiration happened.  It eventually … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I hope that you all get some modelling done in 2023, and actually complete some projects! But here are three modelling challenges to get you going….. A bullet train? A working escalator.  Moving treads are easy (!?!)  Your challenge is … Continue reading

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An interesting railway factoid…..

After the hectic Sunday, just the four ESNG members turned out for last night meeting.  So no trains ran.  We had a good chat and went home.  However…… Having watched Queen Elizabeth fine Christian funeral, and enjoyed the impressive pomp … Continue reading

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A tribute and a little modelling

After a momentous week in the UK, I wondered how to respond to the passing of Queen Elizabeth.  I came across this little cameo by John Whitehouse on a Tramway Modelling Facebook group.  No doubt Philip is saying, “I’m not … Continue reading

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Odds and ****

Moving onto my next project, I decided to spend a little time maintaining and building a new N-club module.  I wanted to make a conversion board from 2-track N-club to 4-track N-mod.  I had a module in stock, that was … Continue reading

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St Chant II

Many moons ago, in the early days of ESNG, Martin Micklewright built a little layout on a 4′ x 2′ module called St Chant, and later extended it by another 4′ with a largely scenic section.  It appeared at a … Continue reading

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