Monthly Archives: October 2016

The greatest train journey on earth

Excellent article from the Daily Telegraph on the Trans-Siberian Railway. The Trans-Siberian is more than just a railway. It’s a journey into the psyche of modern Russia; a triumph of engineering; a movable feast through the largest – and, perhaps, … Continue reading

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That was the week, that was…..

Well, it’s been quite some week…… The new budgie has been named ‘Busta’, as he spends his whole time trying to break out of his cage….. And sit on the lampshade….. Chantelle, my youngest, completed her music course at the … Continue reading

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Impact of BREXIT – increasing prices

I commented a while back: The immediate result of a weak pound will put the cost of USA, European and Japanese models up.  And of course, where are British models made – China – so we’ll see yet another price … Continue reading

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Could it be real?

From the Suffolk Gazette, via N Gauge Forum: Hornby celebrates Greater Anglia franchise with Rail Replacement Bus Set Could it be an inspired release by the ailing Hornby company?  Maybe the article’s author’s name gives a clue….. EXCLUSIVE By Casey Jones, … Continue reading

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Epic railway FAIL

From the Daily Telegraph. Noel Gallagher snubbed Trainspotting soundtrack ‘as he thought film was about railway enthusiasts’ Noel Gallagher missed out on featuring on the soundtrack for Trainspotting because he thought the film was about railway enthusiasts, it has emerged. … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 19 October 2016

The treasurer was beside himself this evening – 14 or was it 15 members present and all that money to collect.  Good numbers made for a very pleasant evening, with plenty of trains running, and time to talk to people – … Continue reading

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Another N-gauge coupler development – this time from Europe

I  came across this blog , UK based but describing a French fine scale ‘N’ layout.  And it had a very interesting post on ‘N’ gauge couplers. N-tram are the doyen of European brass models, in N-m and N.  They are … Continue reading

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