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Tolworth 2016 #2

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Derek and Allan reached Stuttgart on Tuesday, and unloaded the truck.  The first hints of a show were already taking shape.  And soon to be part filled with lots of lovely ‘N’ gauge.

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The earth is for the radio controlled excavators and other civil engineering plant (I hope.)

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Meanwhile, back at Tolworth…

A favourite feature of the Tolworth show is the ‘American room’, home to the USA layouts and also the traders – usually ‘Penguin’ and SPV. This year’s show came up with some good layouts…..

Centrepiece to the room, and my other favourite from the show, was the HO 8 Dollar Canyon layout.  I do like circular layouts, arranged like this so the fiddle yard is in the middle of the layout.  I paced out 8 Dollar Canyon, and it is 15-16ft in diameter.  It allows a 360 degree scenic view of the layout, except for a short tunnel with crossovers into the fiddle yard.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t…

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