Monthly Archives: May 2016

Reigate 2020

I have failed t0 date to track down a plan showing where platform 0 at Redhill is going to be.  However, I did find this plan from 2014 by Mark Townend, showing Reigate modified to take 12-car trains and also … Continue reading

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A Tornado hits Redhill!

Friday, and I’m back at the same spot in Redhill, waiting for the replica Peppercorn A1 Pacific ‘Tornado’ to pass through.  It’s an interesting comparison to the Scotsman, and is a larger locomotive with a boiler that barely leaves room … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman visits Redhill

20 years ago, a Saturday morning treat for my son, Michael, was a visit to Redhill station to do a little trainspotting. There was plenty to see, with engineer’s trains in the sidings, ‘Dutch’ class 33’s, Mainline livery 47’s on … Continue reading

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Model cost increases

There has been a lot of discussion recently on the price increases for ‘N’ gauge stock imposed by Graham Farish and others.  There are some good thoughts in this month’s Railway Modeller from Ben Ando (of NGS and Revolution Trains … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #37 – Cranes

Redhill has seen a little excitement over the past week, with the arrival of a tower crane to help build their new Sainsbury store.  It involved a road closure, a certain amount of confusion, and a chance to examine some … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 18 May 2016

There was a fair turn out on Wednesday.  The treasurer had recovered from his close encounter of a hatch-back kind.  But the chairman had gone down with a nasty stomach and didn’t risk the journey south to Earlswood. We ran … Continue reading

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And two more links…..

Lots of good links about at the moment…… I liked this BBC article about “The man who has photographed every train station in Great Britain.”  Not least for the excellent pictures of some far flung stations. Passengers on the 15:52 … Continue reading

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