Monthly Archives: July 2014

We are all superstars now!

A quote from the Daily Telegraph on the interests of rock stars… Building model railways is very popular among rockers of a certain vintage. Rod Stewart, Neil Young, Phil Collins and Roger Daltrey all have elaborate train sets, with Stewart … Continue reading

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Who is the ESNG mole?

Who is the ESNG club ‘mole’? I read this article in our local free paper and its web site last week: Redhill model railway enthusiasts announce date of next annual show The group, whose members, working to N-gauge standards, take … Continue reading

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The budgie has flown – for now

Off on a well-earned holiday for a week. So no computer, no Wi-Fi, no posts and probably withdrawal symptoms. But I’ve left a couple of articles that (I hope) will publish themselves.  And I will return…….

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Buddleia: The plant that dominates Britain’s railways

Gardening tips from the BBC website (edited)…… It’s hard to walk by a railway line in Britain and not see Buddleia. Along fences by the tracks and almost any patch of waste ground, you will notice the long, slender clumps … Continue reading

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The Alton Ltd exhibition 19 July 2014

An annual pilgrimage for me is the 30 miles or so to Four Marks for the Alton Ltd show, as it’s all American.  It’s also a pleasant drive through the countryside along the A31 Hogs Back and the Winchester road.  A … Continue reading

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Another modelling challenge?

As a PS to last time, and Swiss trams, this Basle “piggy tram” defies description!  I came across it whilst browsing the internet, and had to look at Google Images to check it wasn’t a Photoshop special. Perhaps it’s an ideal way … Continue reading

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ESNG AGM – 16 July 2014

It’s AGM time again.  The chance for the members to rebel against the committee and stretch out the meeting for hours debating minor issues – then vote them back again to continue running the club.  But tonight was different – … Continue reading

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