We spent last Saturday at the nearby 17th Reigate Scouts Lego and model show. We took a small N-mod circuit, and Paul took one of his Kato layouts, now pre-mounted on baseboards to speed setup. We arrived early at 8am, as Derek had to go somewhere at 9am, and soon had a layout functioning.
With plenty of trains contributed by other members, all I had to get out of its box was my GWR railcar, looking a bit lost in the fiddle yard below.
And there was the usual mix of trains on show, though all the Japanese ones were on Paul’s Kato layout.
Dave’s canal basin received plenty of positive comments.
And Paul provided his usual procession of bullet trains. This is the small version of the layout…..
Elsewhere there were these fine matchstick models…..
And of course, plenty of Lego on show….
There was the usual competition of ‘spot the Homer’. He started off joining Derek’s jamboree….
But that must have got boring, as Homer was last seen strolling across the railway. Hope there isn’t a weight limit on that bridge….
Brian generated his usual excellent video of the day.
ESNG were invited to participate at the Redhill Brick and Model Show. This short film gives an idea of how we helped to make it a great day for kids of all ages (even if they’re retired!). If you came along, thanks for your kind words, we really appreciated them 🙂 If you didn’t meet us, here’s a chance to see what we put on.
So all in all, we had a good day. There were 8 club members (including Paul) present, that made it a relaxed and sociable time, and it was like a ‘super’ club night. We were well fed and watered, and received a lot of appreciative comments. Above all it was a chance to impress young people with the joy of trains and especially N gauge modelling.