Tolworth 2016

A year has slipped past, and once again I scrounged a lift off Derek Atfield to pay a visit to the Tolworth Showtrain exhibition.  And once again I nearly didn’t go – it was a foul wet morning – and I’m in Stuttgart this week – but it was worth the trip.  Just a few photos of the many layouts follow, with the things that caught my eye.

Trezeath is a pleasant model of the Southern Region in Cornwall.  A seaside terminal station allowing large Bullied Pacifics to make an appearance on some part of the ‘Atlantic Coast Express’.

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Vogan Terminal features this rather fine refinery.  Derek and I did spot one or two pipes that weren’t connected, but the overall impression is most realistic.  Not sure what it produces though…..  oil?  gin?  marmite?

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My favourite in the show, Castlederg, County Tyrone is a model of a real Irish 3′ narrow gauge terminus in OON3.  A delightful model of a delightful prototype.  One day I’ll build my Irish narrow gauge layout…..

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A good line-up of Southern locomotives from the Guildford ‘O’ gauge group….

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Another favourite.  Obbekaer is an HO layout of a through station set in Denmark in steam days.  A very simple, three point, track plan, but very good modelling throughout.  The sort of coach thing in the foreground is a railcar/shunting tractor.

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One of the ‘N’ gauge viaducts on Dentdale….

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Gouttieres is a diorama with one of those delightful French railcars shuttling back-and-forth.  Nil points, but plenty to look at in the scenery.

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The usual American room had some good layouts, including a large ‘N’ gauge modular layout.  However, it looked a bit empty without SPV selling their books, and LSWR models (Penguin has finally retired.)

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And to finish, a variation on the ‘Thomas, R.I.P.’ theme…..

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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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One Response to Tolworth 2016

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    IF THESE MODELERS CAN DO IT…MAYBE i can get over my obstacles, too?

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