Plenty of trains running tonight, with 10 members present. Allan cried off, as he was not feeling well – well, at least his knees were out of sorts. Graham and Simon managed to both bring their Kato Santa Fe Super Chief trains, so we had them both running and looking most impressive as they passed. Derek tried out a few Stuttgart purchases.
Peter brought along a very nice Farish N Class in SECR grey. All we need now is the birdcage coaches to match – they seem to have dropped right off the Bachmann production schedule. And Paul had some interesting goods trains to show. Phil was running a mixture of UK trains. I had brought along my new, blue, Brighton Belle (a Black Friday bargain at less than half price direct from Hornby), but didn’t seem to get around to getting it out of the boxes.
Derek (the At) and myself spent some time planning for our next exhibition.
Nice and local. I gather this garden centre got an award for best of the year. And that the accommodation is used for craft fairs, and is OK, if a bit cold. From the website, it looks a multi-hobby show, but there are a fair number of layouts on show, and some reasonable trade. We shall have a pleasant weekend running trains.
After a number of attempts to design a modular set up, we’ve opted for this one. End-to-end, as our gate module for access into a continuous circuit is not working very well, and we didn’t think the Cha(I)rman’s knees, or indeed my knees, would survive a crawl under! So we’ve got much the same circuit as we put up in Stuttgart. Today I found that this is ideal, as we have been allocated a space with two long sides and one short visible to the public.
No doubt I’ll post a report of our exploits after next weekend.