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Farnham & District MRC exhibition – 14 October 2017


Last Saturday’s show visit was to the Farnham & District MRC.  This also had the 2mm Scale Association AGM going on, so there was a selection of 2mm finescale layouts on display.  So this post is a 2mm special.  The 2mm layouts were situated together in the entrance lobby, making a fine advert for the scale.

Lighterman’s Yard is a small fictitious goods yard set somewhere in SE London.  The scenery, buildings, and backscene are wonderfully suggestive of London Bridge and Bricklayer’s Arms, and look very familiar to me.

The layout plan is an Iain Rice one, that has always been a favourite of mine.  It has been transposed south of the Thames from the Great Eastern to the South Eastern.  And it is living proof that it is possible to build a Rice plan!

Burnham-on Sea is a model of the northern terminus of the Somerset and Dorset Railway. …

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