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ESNG at the Bluebell – 1

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We spent a very pleasant weekend at the end of June exhibiting at the Bluebell Railway Model Railway show.  Two days playing trains, with the real thing just outside the “exhibition hall”.

The models at the Bluebell show are scattered between Horsted Keynes and Sheffield Park stations, in the works buildings and on the platforms.  We ended up in the locomotive works, that was certainly different, and a good place to be.  On our right was a locomotive wheel lathe, and through the open door at the end, full sized engines were being steamed up for the day’s work.  In fact, it got a bit smoky in the works, what with the smell of coal from the large locos, and the smell of methylated spirits from the Gauge 1 live steam next to us.  The only complaint was the slightly grimy and oily surroundings – a number of module boxes…

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