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’.
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?
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…..
A good line-up of Southern locomotives from the Guildford ‘O’ gauge group….
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.
One of the ‘N’ gauge viaducts on Dentdale….
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.
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.)
And to finish, a variation on the ‘Thomas, R.I.P.’ theme…..