Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable day at the Stratton Leisure Centre in Swindon meeting my fellow 3mm modellers.
Being secretary this is my task for the year in organising the event. I’m pleased to say that everybody who should of turned up did and we had quite a few entries for the modelling competition.
95 members in total attended the event and with the sports hall to play with there was plenty of room.
In addition 4 layouts plus one in progress were brought along, so we will focus on these first
Nick Salzman brought along Lananta his new layout and I must say it is most impressive
Croydon MRS came along with Hemlock – looking good and operated by my good friends Mr P and Mike Davey.
Nigel Cullimore brought his BR blue period layout North Ealing which I marvel out how some much is crammed into such a compact space.
Next we have Richard Popes Chipping Compton, very Titfield Thunderbolt!
Mike Corps Heybridge Wharf – no words needed
As you have seen 3mm layouts can match anything in the major scales – long may it continue!
Now the competition- a lot of entries this year – all winners in my opinion 👍
And we have coaches
Maybe the odd building or too
Oh and I guess those modern image things (well 1950’s/60s)
All winners as I said – especially Paul Hopkins who came away with a glut of certificates.
Part of 3mm history Clive Thompson former proprietor of 3SMR handed out the trophies and certificates (that’s him on the right) – thanks Clive.
As I said the sports hall is big (there are 95 people there guv honest)
Finally I would like to dedicate this post to Mr Geoff Gay for his kind words about my blog and for winning in the competition
Well done Geoff