Category Archives: Out and about

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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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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Canals, spies & politics – the Crossrails that weren’t built

A very interesting article from the Ianvisits blog.  Crossrail under London is nothing new….. 018 will be the year that Crossrail is completed, and the Elizabeth line is born, yet it could have looked ever so different had previous plans … Continue reading

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A few post Christmas links

A little light reading after that heavy Christmas luncheon.  (I think mine is just wearing off….) The BBC recently had two interesting articles on railway stations ‘worth lingering at’ – stations often with few trains, but lots of other interest. … Continue reading

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