Railway

Erith MRE 1

Sunday saw mine and Mr P annual pilgrimage to the Erith exhibition held at Longfield.

For once we were able to park outside which is unusual given our later arrival.

The admission price had gone up to £9 and a common view is that many exhibitions are underpriced .

I guess with the increase in venue hire, admission prices will have to go up and just hope footfall covers the costs.

Nough politics onto the layouts. As usual with Longfield there were the good and not so good. There were a lot of N gauge layouts alas no 3mm ☹️.

However the West Sussex Group were out in force with their modules

One excellent N Gaia get Layout was Scarborough Jct depicting a North of England mainline in the Grouping

Then the other extreme Hayling Island whose owners had around 12 Terriers on display (not all running at once I hasten to add).

American layouts don’t usually appeal to me but Andrew Knights Eastwood Vermont did. Very realistic creation of the American scene.

Sandford and Barnwell was a rather nice 4mm layout.

The MOD were also represented with Dovington Camp a modern take on and Railway work MOD camp c/w HRH the Queen (no Duke in sight – probably stuck in his Range Rover 😂). Also on show were Dalexs in containers and man on the loo!

Very Grim!

Exterminate

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