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Ally Pally exhibition

Mr P and I visited the BRM sponsored MRC exhibition at Alexandra Palace yesterday.

Because on engineering works at the Cross we took the London Overground up to Highbury & Islington and then Great Northern to Alexandra Palace.

After a walk up the hill (both wishing we’d caught the bus) and a pint we went round the exhibition.

One observation was that it was a case of hunt the layout due to the vast number of trade stands. Some layouts we had both seen before whilst others were new to us.

Here are the photos

Cambrian (0)

Hornby Harry Potter

North Foreland (0)

Andy Cudducks C&L Layout

C/w Getty the gas axe!

Rather nice Blue period N

Colin Wilson Eastern Region EM layout

L&Y (4mm)

Wickwar (N)

Fenchurch St Peters (4mm)

Lower Exbury (4mm)

Rolvendon (4mm)

Ealing Road (Model Railway Challenge)

& of course the scale no exhibition should be without

3mm – Ballyconnel Road

All in all a good exhibition. Also we had an ahhh moment – hedgehog 🦔 numbers are seriously reduced so fundraising well in hand!

Bus back to the station and some LNER action whilst waiting for the train home.

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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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Scaleforum 2018

Went to Scaleforum at Stoke Mandeville yesterday.

Some nice layouts, just not enough of them along with lack of movement on some.

Flint fields my fav layout of all time won best in show. Not bad for a Layout built in the early nineties!

Here are the photos

Flintfields

Tredethy Wharf

Leighton Buzzard

Cadhay Sidings

Burnham on Sea

Wantage

Kerrinhead

Lower Rose Goods

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Diesel Power at Weybourne – NNR part 3

One bonus of getting off the train at Weybourne was that I was at the loco shed for the railway. After having a wander round I decided to sit on the Holt bound platform. Just as I was tucking into my sandwich I heard the throb of a diesel engine and the Cl.37 I had earlier seen at Sheringham attached to a dmu appeared arriving in the Sheringham bound platform to run round the dmu and shunt it into the yard.

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