Ever wondered what the abandoned viaduct off the M3 was?
Well survived the show. Unfortunately the layout suffered from the heat and the track shifted causing the board joints to move. I also had to Jerry rig the wiring as had no power.
On the positive side a few notes to self for the future
- Make a note of your wiring
- Develop a non electrical solution for point control
- Improve layout wiring
- Do not use recycled wiring
- Test your stock
- Unify couplings
Here are some pics
Exhibiting Wimblehurst Road at the Pevensey Exhibition on Saturday.
Myself and Mr P paid a visit to the Hayward’s Heath Show held at the Dolphin Leisure Centre. Apart from the parking which was horrendous (found that Mr P is very good at reversing his car down a long road!) the show held in 2 halls was pretty good.
A variety of scales (alas no 3mm) some decent layouts were on show. We also met a few Society members both 3mm and O.16.5 so had a good chinwag too.
Unlike a lot of exhibitions these days a decent guide was provided too.
Here are the photos
Well Creek Basin -7mm
Hobbs Hill -4mm OO
Frimley North -4mm OO
Haynes Lane -7mm O
Dorchester Jct -4mm FS
Banbury (Oxfordshire) -N
Arnold Lane -7mm O
Chelwood Exchange -4mm OO
Dougdale -4mm OO
Hope Hill -7mm O
Ashenden Jct -N
Staindrop -7mm O
These were the pick of the bunch for me. Very enjoyable show apart from the parking.
Saturday saw a run down to Winterborne Earls, nr Salisbury to visit 3mm Westfest organised by local member Vic Freemantle.
Always a popular event and judging by the full car park pretty busy too.
The Society shop and Seconhand were their plying their trade along with 3smr and members with delights to offer, not forgetting Peter White with the Society finescale wheels.
Now not only were there goods to be had but also a number of layouts on display.
Mike Corps Heybridge Wharf
Peter Bossom – Watlington (Sussex)
Nick Salzman – Lananta has been entered into the Cameo layout competition due to be judge in May so good luck Nick!
South Downs & Solent Modular
Jerry Clifford of Bath Green Park fame was also there with one of his 2mm modules
As usual the food was excellent and went down well. Thanks go to Vic Freemantle for organising the day.
Popped into the Mid Hants yesterday on the way down to the van.
Had a nice breakfast bap in the West Country Buffet in time to see the first service train of the day from Alresford.
So if your down that way, Breakfast bap highly recommend!