London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2016 – #1


Today I enjoyed a pleasant day out at the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace in the company of Peter and Malcolm, ex-work colleagues.  It’s a simple journey from Redhill to north London – train to Victoria, Victoria line underground to Finsbury Park, then two stops on the Kings Cross suburban lines to Ally Pally.  And lastly a long haul for 1/2 a mile up the hill to the Palace.  Not as steep as the short walk up from the car parks, but enough to leave Peter trundling along behind us.  The time for the journey was a very respectable 90 minutes, and it passed quickly with the usual Binnie & Partners engineering reminiscences – worst hotel I’ve stayed in, worst stomach upset, where to catch malaria or dengue fever in SE Asia, worst work colleague…..

We strolled into the show on pre-booked tickets at 9:45am, and the first impression…

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