Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wombling on…..

Allan sent me this gem of a photograph….. For those with a sheltered childhood, or from remote parts of the world that escaped the Womble plague, read more here.  My children were lucky enough to miss them first time around, … Continue reading

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Better looking N-gauge track

One of my continuing issues with N gauge is the poor appearance of the trackwork.  This, together with the heavy looking wheels – OK on diesels, but obvious on steam locos, has often temped me over to the 2mm dark … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #666 – A challenging prototype?

The Daily Telegraph came up with a fascinating set of photos of life in North Korea, that included a few of the railways.  It’s an interesting modelling challenge, with little prototype information to go on – I suspect Chinese prototypes … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2016 – #3

My final post on ‘Ally Pally’ is to look at O gauge, the ‘senior scale.’  There seems to be a vogue for O gauge shunting layouts at present.  The Model Railway Club’s Happisburgh Goods (pronounced ‘Haze-burr’) models a Great Eastern … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2016 – #2

As I finish writing this, my thoughts are again with Brussels.  What importance is our hobby compared with all that is going on in Belgium, and almost day-by-day around the world?  But perhaps this is just the time when we … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2016 – #1

Today I enjoyed a pleasant day out at the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace in the company of Peter and Malcolm, ex-work colleagues.  It’s a simple journey from Redhill to north London – train to Victoria, Victoria line … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 16 March 2016

We thought that we were not going to run trains on Wednesday.  At the PlayDay, the points had stopped working on the fiddle yard, and we feared that the CDU had failed.  So Derek, Derek and Ian had the board … Continue reading

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