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Wealden Railway Group small layout show

Yesterday saw Mr. P and a good friend of ours Brian, venture in to deepest Sussex – Steyning in fact to visit the Wealden Railway group small layout show. A delightful drive down to Sussex saw us past through such delights as Cowfold, Partridge Green (Home of the Dark Star Brewery, more of which on a later blog) until we reached Steyning which once upon a time had a railway station on the Horsham to Shoreham by sea (the Adur Valley line) alas closed in March 1966.

Once in Steyning high st our miss sat nav said we should find School Lane and indeed we did only to find that the car park we wanted was the other side! Having navigated to the car park we found the Steyning Centre and paid our £3.50 day membership to enter a rather packed hall.  Before us in the hall were a variety of layouts in the popular scales (alas no 3mm) although we did spot a couple of 3mm Society members.  Our ticket enabled us a free cup of tea to wash down a slice of fruit cake to satisfy the inner man for 5 minutes.

Wandering round and viewing the many layouts was very enjoyable and the Wealden Group are a friendly lot. We stayed for the majority of the morning, a group of like minded souls doing something they enjoy. Here are the pictures

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Some World War 1

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Fawcett Street Yard

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Whitecross Street

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Cornwall China Clay

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All in all a very enjoyable show and thanks to Andrew Knights for organising it.

Now off to find the Dark Star!

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2 thoughts on “Wealden Railway Group small layout show

  1. Great photos. I like the rather rich, and a little overgrown, scenery on the Cornish china clay layout. For a smaller layout, it’s spacious enough to portray that sense of space that is such a part of rural railways.

    Thanks

    Chris

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