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Myself and Mr P paid a visit to the Hayward’s Heath Show held at the Dolphin Leisure Centre. Apart from the parking which was horrendous (found that Mr P is very good at reversing his car down a long road!) the show held in 2 halls was pretty good.
A variety of scales (alas no 3mm) some decent layouts were on show. We also met a few Society members both 3mm and O.16.5 so had a good chinwag too.
Unlike a lot of exhibitions these days a decent guide was provided too.
Here are the photos
Well Creek Basin -7mm
Hobbs Hill -4mm OO
Frimley North -4mm OO
Haynes Lane -7mm O
Dorchester Jct -4mm FS
Banbury (Oxfordshire) -N
Arnold Lane -7mm O
Chelwood Exchange -4mm OO
Dougdale -4mm OO
Hope Hill -7mm O
Ashenden Jct -N
Staindrop -7mm O
These were the pick of the bunch for me. Very enjoyable show apart from the parking.
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Saturday saw a run down to Winterborne Earls, nr Salisbury to visit 3mm Westfest organised by local member Vic Freemantle.
Always a popular event and judging by the full car park pretty busy too.
The Society shop and Seconhand were their plying their trade along with 3smr and members with delights to offer, not forgetting Peter White with the Society finescale wheels.
Now not only were there goods to be had but also a number of layouts on display.
Mike Corps Heybridge Wharf
Peter Bossom – Watlington (Sussex)
Nick Salzman – Lananta has been entered into the Cameo layout competition due to be judge in May so good luck Nick!
South Downs & Solent Modular
Jerry Clifford of Bath Green Park fame was also there with one of his 2mm modules
As usual the food was excellent and went down well. Thanks go to Vic Freemantle for organising the day.
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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
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
Fenchurch St Peters (4mm)
Lower Exbury (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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