Monthly Archives: September 2016

Really?

The BBC news website reports…. Turner Prize exhibition opens with giant buttocks, train rides and scrap metal …..Visitors can ride on Josephine Pryde’s Lapses in Thinking, a train that goes around the gallery….. When I read the headline, I thought … Continue reading

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ESNG PlayDay – 25 September 2016

What an excellent afternoon playing trains.  13 paying members, and the treasurer missed the excitement of collecting so much money.  Plus three guests, and with three separate railways set up the hall was getting rather full. We put a large N-mod … Continue reading

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Heritage Modelling

Jerry Clifford writes in Model Railway Journal #249….. There have, of course, been some superb finescale models of railways in the heritage era.  Tom Everett’s contemporary model of Ropley is just one example, but there is no denying they are … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 21 September 2016

A busy club night on Wednesday, with a dozen or so members present.  Good to see Paula and family again, as well as the usual suspects.  No Cha(I)rman though, as he had a milk round at 3am or so the … Continue reading

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Links and things

A couple of links for Wednesday…. An example to all train drivers from the Daily Telegraph….. Driver of 175mph Japanese bullet train caught with feet up on dashboard The driver of a Japanese bullet train that can reach top speeds of … Continue reading

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Is what you see what you get?

After a couple of weeks of exhibition photographs, it’s back to the crazed ramblings of the budgie…..  (I’ll try and visit another show soon.) Reading a non-railway magazine I came across this little story. Some years ago, a confectionary company … Continue reading

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TINGS 2016 #3

The Black Diamonds group had a large modular US layout on display.  There was some criticism of this layout on N Gauge Forum, saying that the scenery was disappointing, there were too few trains that were too long, and that … Continue reading

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