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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 most attractive train.  The Peco Jubilee still stands up well against more modern models in detail and performance.

Paul occupied all the outer tracks with a range of Japanese bullet trains.  And it looked a bit like the tropical bird enclosure at the zoo – a wide range of exotic colours on view!!

Peter was running a Channel Tunnel shuttle service.  You don’t often see these CJM ‘Le Shuttle’ locomotives…..

Whilst t’other Peter continued the French theme with this lovely Co-Co locomotive and coaches.  French locomotives of this era all seemed to have this distinctive cab shape.  I recall reading the Meccano Magazine as a kid, and seeing the advert…

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