Monthly Archives: April 2015

Trains and boats and (later) planes #2

It only takes 5 minutes or so to get from Kowloon Tong to the main Hung Hom terminus.  I left the platform and took the exit for the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade, that runs about a mile along Victoria harbour, from … Continue reading

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Trains and boats and (later) planes #1

Saturday was my last day in Hong Kong.  I got up late, making the most of the opportunity for a lie in, and after breakfast set out for Hong Kong Island and an early lunch with an old friend.  The weather this week has … Continue reading

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Book review – “Compact Layout Design – Iain Rice”

One of my favourite reads is an Iain Rice layout design book.  Hidden amongst the slightly bumptious and wordy – but always entertaining – text, there are always inspiring photographs, clever construction techniques, prototype information and neat track plans.  And the … Continue reading

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Wandering West Rail

Back in Hong Kong for a week, but despite having a weekend here before starting work, I haven’t got around that much.  The temperature is a pleasant 23-26C, but 85% humidity makes walking around like wading through soup (not that … Continue reading

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Pictures at an (ESNG) exhibition #4

Finally, from this year’s ESNG show, some videos of the action. We start with Paul’s Kato Racetrack in full swing… On the ESNG N-mod, a Deltic is passing Union Street…. And a Delaware & Hudson passenger rake passes Eric…. These … Continue reading

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Pictures at an (ESNG) exhibition #3

Today, a thank you for all that goes on at an exhibition apart from the layouts.  There are a lot of jobs, visible and unseen, needed to get and keep the show on the road.  And a special thanks to everyone … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 15 April 2015

There was a distinct post-exhibition lethargy amongst the members tonight.  We didn’t much feel like putting up the N-mod.  But then young Bruno arrived with trains to run, together with Paul and Peter, so we quickly got a small circuit together.  … Continue reading

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