Monthly Archives: January 2017

Odds and ends….

Some odds and ends to end January. An interesting article on Australia’s worse rail accident.  New to me, but no doubt familiar to some of my readers.  I was struck by the big improvements made in maintenance of the railways … Continue reading

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Have you given up on your resolutions yet?

Every year, the NMRA send me a magazine to tell me about voting and the like.  I don’t subscribe for the other 11 months, as the BRNMRA magazine ‘Roundhouse’ is far better (or perhaps it is just more British?)  However, … Continue reading

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Hours of fun with maps – and two interesting designs

I was recently reading an RMWeb on building an ‘O’ gauge layout based on the King’s Cross loco stabling point.  This thread is very interesting itself, with track layouts and some excellent photographs of King’s Cross in the steam and … Continue reading

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Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2017 #3

Last look at the Stevenage show today.  As usual these days, there were a few layouts of locomotive sheds and stabling points on show.  It must be that we all own too many locomotives!  Leeman Street in P4 models the … Continue reading

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Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2017 #2

Getting to Stevenage from Redhill requires a circumnavigation of London on the M25, as one town is diametrically opposite to the other.  But the Dartford tunnel crossing had one bore closed on Saturday, so Allan played safe and drove through … Continue reading

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Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2017 #1

Last Sunday, Allan, Derek and I paid a visit to the Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition at their new venue in Stevenage.  I saw the list of layouts on display and thought I would really like to go.  So I phoned … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 18 January 2017

After a busy weekend visiting exhibitions, it was time for ESNG club night.  However, the sub-zero evening must have put people off.  At 7:30pm only Derek, Derek and I were there.  Graham turned up a little later and we generally … Continue reading

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