Railway, Railway days

Beckenham & W Wickham Open day

Popped into St George’s Hall in my way home from work and spent an enjoyable hour or two at their Open Day, even got collared as Shunter for their O gauge layout!

The OO test track was up and running along with vintage Hornby Dublo 3 Rail and a rather nice N gauge

Thanks go to the guys at B&WW for an Very hands on Open day.

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Sounds that can’t be made… or they can on Canute Road Quay and RisEx 23/02/19 | GrahamMuz: Fisherton Sarum & Canute Road Quay

Sound fitted DCC controlled locomotives are being more and more popular, effective and cheaper, especially since the introduction of cheaper sounds chips such as the Hornby TTS range of sound fitted decoders. However whilst the sounds of the locomotive themselves are achieved with a few add on sounds such as doors closing and guards whistles,…
— Read on grahammuz.com/2019/02/17/sounds-that-cant-be-made-or-they-can-on-canute-road-quay-and-risex-23-02-19/

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Report sightings of London’s hedgehogs to help them survive | East Croydon Community Organisation

In the 1950s there were around 30 million hedgehogs in Britain, but today the number is less than one million. They have virtually disappeared from many parts of London. The London Wildlife Trust is recording where hedgehogs live in London, so they can build an accurate picture of where their help is most needed.  If you…
— Read on eastcroydon.org.uk/2019/02/17/report-sightings-of-londons-hedgehogs-to-help-them-survive/

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Bournemouth exhibition 2019 #1 | esngblog

The Cha(I)rman spent the weekend in Bournemouth helping Richard ‘Ollie’ Oliver with his Bournemouth Corporation bus display.  Allan writes: Just got back from a weekend at the Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition. I was there helping (or I think I was) Richard with his display of Bournemouth Corporation Transport. As its 50 years since there last…
— Read on esngblog.com/2019/02/12/bournemouth-exhibition-2019-1/