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Orpington MRC Show

Mr P and I visited the show in Pratt’s Bottom.

Nice to see a busy show. Nice layouts on display though too much N gauge for our liking and alas no 3mm. Even OO layouts were conspicuous by their absence.

However filling in a survey gave you a free cup of tea, always welcome!

Theobalds Yard 7mm scale

Ambleton Vale – N gauge

TV or two – N/HO

Llanwrst – 009

Upper & Lower Crofton – G Scale

Oakland’s – N gauge

After vacating the show, swift pint in the Bulls Head – pint of Landlord for me and Brains SA for Mr. P

Very enjoyable 😊

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Paint Stripper + Ruston – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Work has started on removing the brown paint from the Ruston. I don’t think I’ve ever used paint stripper, so I wasn’t sure what to buy. A trip to my local hardware store solved the problem. They had a choice of three different brands and I chose the one that was the smallest in size.…
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Uckfield MRC exhibition 2018 #1 — esngblog

We’re definitely into the exhibition season now, so last Saturday I drove down to Uckfield for their annual show. This is always one of my favourites, as it is very much a ‘fine scale’ show, usually with lots of quite small layouts and all good quality with no ‘fillers’. This year was no different, and […]

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Beckenham Show 2018

Had the great honour of operating Trevor Nunns S gauge layout Trowland owning to Mr P being otherwise engaged. Lovely layout to operate. Surprising the number of people who thought it was either P4 or O and were quite surprised at it being S. Here are the photos

I did manage a quick flit round the rest of the show.

Arun Quay

The Wallers Haven Light Railway

The Wealden Cement Company (3mm)

Medway Quay

Broadlands

All in all a most enjoyable day.

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Uckfield show

Had an enjoyable weekend at Uckfield show. Got to meet Olly and Chris (thanks for the help Saturday) and went to the social Saturday night with a lovely dinner and food pint of Harvey’s.

The downside – the layout behaved like a pig, total points failure all weekend plus ripped the track up from the 3 road fiddle Yard and then to top it all the long siding point blade dropped. Then there were the niggles, uncoupling Stock lack of engines, still all down to experience and hopefully Beckenham this weekend will be better.

Thanks must go to Tony P for his help on Sunday but my overwhelming thanks must go to Mr P not only for transporting the layout and operating help but for his company.

Here are the photos

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Weymouth Show

I had the privilege of being invited to operate 50 Shades of Grey at Weymouth Show. You may recall that I helped operate the layout at St Albans in January when did actually snow! My how time flys.


Amongst other layouts at the show were Chris Challis “Cheddar ”


Then there was Gas Cupboards “Wisteria Collop” and essay in 009


Local area layouts featured, firstly Wimborne 


And Blandford


And bang up to date “Didcot A”


And last but not least an Emmett style layout “Scratchy Bottom”


A good show as always one hopefully I can get to next year.