Monthly Archives: May 2015

Has Rolls-Royce created the train of the future?

From the Daily Telegraph…. A new generation of more efficient, quieter and greener trains could be coming to Britain’s railway lines, driven by a new hybrid power system built by Rolls-Royce.The company – best known for its aircraft engines but … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – Pacific Electric to Watts

Once again, it’s been a long time since I posted on traction and trolleys.  But I’m still thinking about modelling ideas, and while I wait, more interurbans and trolleys keep appearing on the Shapeways site. One of my issues with … Continue reading

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Now ESNG N-mod baseboards?

Having found a picture reminding me of N-mod track, here’s one that reminds me of our baseboards (at least for the corners and fiddle yard).  Thanks to David Bromage on Small Layouts Group for this…. Found this by accident.  A … Continue reading

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Wonderful photographs of Chinese stream railway

Another gem from the Daily Telegraph: While China boasts the world’s most extensive high-speed rail infrastructure with over 16,000 kilometers of track, the Shixi-Bagou railway is still a primary connection for local villagers between towns and is kept alive by … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 21 May 2015 – and AGM coming

Nothing to report from tonight.  I arrived to join Derek (with the beard and glasses), soon to be joined by Derek (with the beard and glasses).  No-one else turned up, not even the Cha(i)rman who is recovering from a bad back.  Paul … Continue reading

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The fear factor

One of my regular blog reads, ‘Motorised Dandruff’, has been very quiet recently.  However, I found I could identify with this recent post: The major problem I have is one of perfectionist block (I think that’s what its called). I … Continue reading

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ESNG PlayDay – 10 May 2015 – update

Paul corrected me on the record-breaking train: Hello Jon The new record is 147 wagons hauled by two Kato EF510 locomotives. It took 3min 32sec for the train to pass the camera, total length 54 feet 8 inches. In real … Continue reading

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