We were fortunate to get into the school early, at 4pm, as Derek’s influence remained, despite retiring as caretaker, and he was entrusted with the keys. The rooms that we were using quickly took shape thanks to the good number of club members who were there early. We even took a break around 6pm for a fish and chip takeaway supper.
What was unusual was the number of people who set their stands and layouts up on the Friday night. Whilst we put the ESNG N-mod together, St Elizabeth Street and Maxwell were also going up in the main hall.
I was pleased this year to book two layouts that have impressed me. The first was City Basin Goods. This ticks a lot of boxes with me, British Railways, lots of parcels stock, compact in size, and working hands-free uncoupling that did work.
My pictures didn’t come out quite as…
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