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Tolworth 2016 #1

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Fraternite et Solidarite avec La France!

Can it really be a whole year since I was extolling the virtues of the enormous 2mm layout Fencehouses at the Hampton Court MRS show at Tolworth?  It seems to have come round very quickly, so, with the terrible news from Paris very much in my thoughts, I scrounged a lift off Derek Atfield to pay a visit.  I nearly didn’t go – I’m in Stuttgart next weekend, and visiting Warley the following Saturday – but it was worth the trip.

Perhaps my favourite layout of the day was the 4mm scale Kew Bridge tram layout.  It models Kew Bridge Road past the waterworks and many of the buildings are still standing.  I gather you can still get a pint at the Express public house.  The waterworks chimney is one of the most outrageous bits of vertical scenery I’ve ever seen!

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The period modelled is 1901-1935…

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