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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

ESNG meeting – 17 January 2018

A fairly quiet club evening – and sorely missing the Cha(I)rman’s tea making expertise.  But there were some interesting trains on view.  Derek ran this Peco Jubilee and Dapol Gresley coaches.  A mismatch in both time and region, but a … Continue reading

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Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2018 #1

Time out with Mr Atfield on Saturday, visiting two shows north of the river (Thames).  We started at the Brentwood toy fair.  These things are a real lottery for ‘N’ gauge – it’s OK if you want to buy Hornby … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – PlayDay 14 January 2018

Just the eight of us at yesterday’s PlayDay, but we had a pleasant afternoon running trains.  We quickly put together a large circuit… And Simon was soon running some USA freight….. Dave brought his quarry along, and was testing locomotives … Continue reading

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Modular model railways – the pros and cons?

Dave emailed me recently about exhibiting our ‘N’ gauge modular layout at local exhibitions.  His comment was (in part)…. Hi – not having much success with exhibitions at the minute. The larger ones don’t seem interested in modular layouts….  We … Continue reading

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Virgin on the unreadable?

An article in the papers today caught my eye: Virgin West Coast train firm stops selling Daily Mail Virgin Trains has announced that it has stopped selling the Daily Mail newspaper on its West Coast trains. A spokesperson for Virgin … Continue reading

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Holborn Viaduct

This is a layout idea that has been bumbling around for a few months.  It all started with a thread on RMweb, describing some possible ideas for the 2mm Association Diamond Jubilee layout challenge.  This involves developing a cameo layout with … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 3 January 2018

First club night of the new year, and despite the Chairman not being there due to anti-social working hours, 13 members enjoyed a varied procession of trains on the layout.  Mind you, Ian doesn’t look too excited by proceedings in … Continue reading

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