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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

1971 – July – A polite correspondence

The letters page of the July 1971 Railway Magazine produced some interesting snippets, but most fascinating was the style.  Letter writing was still an art – no email, Fa(r)cebook or Twitter. This month’s letters had an exchange of views on whether the exhaust … Continue reading

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ESNG Exhibition 2017 #4

The Kato Racetrack had (I think) 14 independent circuits to run all of Paul’s bullet trains and some other trains as well. Another small shunting layout, Tunbridge Yard West  is a 4ft x 1.5ft, modern image, layout set in the early 90s … Continue reading

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ESNG Exhibition 2017 #3

Also in the corridor was Kuritu.  It’s unusual in three ways. It’s Japanese, it’s an inter-urban railway, and it has been designed to be viewed from both sides. A simple design, but it just ‘oozes’ Japan. Ian Lamkin lives just up … Continue reading

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ESNG Exhibition 2017 #2

A feature of ESNG shows is ERIC the Roundhouse.  We try to have ERIC appear in a new guise for each show – recent themes have been a PW depot, locomotives seen in Redhill, Japanese locomotives, and Lehigh Valley diesels.  However, … Continue reading

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ESNG Exhibition 2017 #1

Well, we’ve survived another annual exhibition!  A lot of hard work, but well worth it.  All went well, we had some good modelling on display, and received a number of very positive comments from the punters – not least about … Continue reading

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Swanage Strictly Bullied Steam Gala #2

Second episode of the Derek & Allan show from Swanage….. Load testing the footbridge….. Rebuilt Battle of Britain 34053, ‘Sir Keith Park’.  Park was in operational command during two of the most significant air battles in the European theatre in … Continue reading

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Swanage Strictly Bullied Steam Gala #1

I’m panicking towards a flight to Jakarta, so the ESNG show pictures will have to wait a couple of posts more.  But for now, some prototype inspiration….. Allan & Derek recently spent a weekend on the Swanage Railway, where they … Continue reading

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