Monthly Archives: November 2016

Back to my childhood haunts

The day before going to Stuttgart, Maxine and I had the privilege of going to the wedding of a Chinese friend of ours.  An interesting experience, with the church service in Mandarin, translated back into English for the few English … Continue reading

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Stuttgart 2016 #3 – Other views

A final post from Stuttgart (unless anyone else sends me some photographs.)  Just a random selection, once again, of scenes that caught my eye. The Hungarian branch of INGA-net attended the meet for the first time, and their simple, single … Continue reading

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Stuttgart 2016 #2 – ESNG at play

The ESNG contribution looked, in part, much as a normal club night, with a procession of trains of varying parentage taking to the tracks.  The Farish Blue Pullman deserves a mention as it ran faultlessly for all four days. ‘ERIC’ … Continue reading

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Stuttgart 2016 #1 – Stuttgart itself

Last week, ESNG completed its annual pilgrimage to the Stuttgart N-Club meet and show.  I went for the full four days this year, for the first time.  My impressions of the whole thing – four days is great fun, but … Continue reading

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Layout design – redux – different voices – simple layout, complex operation

The third post, a long way behind the traction ones, is about small, switching layouts. Another interesting voice in the layout design world is Lance Mindheim, who most originally posts at http://www.lancemindheim.com/. He has built a number of very interesting … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – redux – interurban branchlines – 1

This post has always been popular, too…. A good, if rather conventional, place to start with interurban layouts, is the conventional branch line.  Some electric railroads were no more than a branch line in total.  Others, like the Pacific Electric, … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – redux – streetcars and trolley layouts

As I’m in Stuttgart this week, I thought I’d repost the three most popular posts since I started blogging three or more years ago.  I’ve updated them a little, too.  One difference I note from starting blogging – I cut … Continue reading

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