Southhampton MRS exhibition 2019 #2
Now off to Scotland with Rumbling Bridge a Scottish secondary line in the late 60’s just before closure.
Nice DCC control not too loud.
A tiny but nevertheless entertaining layout was 009 Hawkins Tower.
Now to Ireland with Argina Town 7mm Scale, Irish Broad Gauge (5’3″).
Back to England and Somerset with Edgington Jct , good olde Somerset & Dorset Rly.
We stay in the West with a visit to North Cornwall with Harlyn Pier an essay in O gauge.
There we have it. A good exhibition- worth £9?
My thanks as always to Mr P for his company and doing the driving.
Sunday saw mine and Mr P annual pilgrimage to the Erith exhibition held at Longfield.
For once we were able to park outside which is unusual given our later arrival.
The admission price had gone up to £9 and a common view is that many exhibitions are underpriced .
I guess with the increase in venue hire, admission prices will have to go up and just hope footfall covers the costs.
Nough politics onto the layouts. As usual with Longfield there were the good and not so good. There were a lot of N gauge layouts alas no 3mm ☹️.
However the West Sussex Group were out in force with their modules
One excellent N Gaia get Layout was Scarborough Jct depicting a North of England mainline in the Grouping
Then the other extreme Hayling Island whose owners had around 12 Terriers on display (not all running at once I hasten to add).
American layouts don’t usually appeal to me but Andrew Knights Eastwood Vermont did. Very realistic creation of the American scene.
Sandford and Barnwell was a rather nice 4mm layout.
The MOD were also represented with Dovington Camp a modern take on and Railway work MOD camp c/w HRH the Queen (no Duke in sight – probably stuck in his Range Rover 😂). Also on show were Dalexs in containers and man on the loo!
A trip down to Eastleigh today for the excellent Southampton MRS exhibition. There were some excellent layouts on show, and plenty of trade, though I was a good boy and bought absolutely nothing. Derek came along with me and it was good to have some company for the 80 mile trip each way. This is…
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This weekend I kept up the momentum created by getting the first turnout servo installed and started in on the only bit of Comstock Road’s trackwork that requires hand made frogs, the diamond crossing. Through the miracle of Templot, the diamond is asymmetrical with one leg being on a transition curve. Not something you are…
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