Monthly Archives: December 2016

Book review – ‘The LBSCR Elevated Electrification’

A present to myself this Christmas was this little book…. Between 1909 and 1929 there was an overhead electric commuter service on parts of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway.  It didn’t get as far as Redhill – we … Continue reading

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Links to end 2016

If you, like me, are still working off the Christmas Day turkey (or cod for our Scandinavian readers….),  here are a few links to read. First the Southern Railways epic fail award #1.  If you can’t get it right on … Continue reading

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Minories #3 – alternative Minories…..

The last couple of posts on Minories have given enough ideas for any number of successful layouts.  But I’ve been playing around with the basic idea, and have a couple of ideas that could have some mileage. Firstly, Minories on … Continue reading

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Christmas greetings

Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Christmas 2016. This is perhaps one’s ideal for Christmas – steam and snow…. But this may be more like it – critical sections of the railways closed while they try and catch up with … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 21 December 2016

‘Twas the night before Christmas – well, it was the last ESNG meeting of the year.  It was also surprisingly well attended, as we all tried to escape the Christmas preparations.  Ten members present, plus a couple of visitors from … Continue reading

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Minories #2 – Out in the suburbs

If you leave London, and head to the other end of the commuter lines, a Minories like design, sort of ‘mini-Minories’ is another option.  Iain Rice published this excellent design, loosely based, I think, on the outer-London terminus at Caterham. … Continue reading

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Minories #1 – the original design

There are few model railway plans that can be deemed ‘classic’.  One surely must be the late Cyril Freezer’s ‘Minories’ plan.  The plan was the result a flash of inspiration whilst waiting for a train, then some doodling to try the … Continue reading

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