Category Archives: Exhibitions

The Redhill Brick & Model Show – 2022

We spent last Saturday at the nearby 17th Reigate Scouts Lego and model show, having been there in 2018 and 2019.  This was their first post-covid show, and it was well attended, especially in the morning.  We took a reasonably … Continue reading

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The Redhill Brick & Model Show – 2022

We’re exhibiting at this show on Saturday.  We may be the only trains, but it’s in Redhill and a chance to meet some local people and encourage some younger enthusiasts.  And they did good bacon rolls and burgers last time … Continue reading

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Uckfield MRC exhibition 2022 #2

Moving on…. Robin Gay’s Wantage in P4 is a scale representation of that quirky prototype.  The real thing was tiny and the Wantage Tramway terminated in the middle of a load of buildings.  The layout has taken a lot of … Continue reading

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Uckfield MRC exhibition 2022 #1

Time for the Uckfield show weekend.  Once again a very good show.  A good number of layouts that were new to me, no dross at all, and a wide range of prototypes and scales.  For me, Uckfield is an essential … Continue reading

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Getting N-Club to TINGS 2022

How do you get a large modular layout from Germany to TINGS?  A layout that looks like this…. You take a trailer like this…. And pack it full like this….. Using the local (and in some cases unskilled) labour! Of … Continue reading

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Two exhibitions and a breakfast

Wasn’t there a film with a similar name many years ago? Allan asked whether Derek and I were interested in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, followed by visits to the Worthing and Dorking MRC exhibitions.  An offer not to be turned down.  … Continue reading

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TINGS 2022 – a few thoughts

I’ve been interested to see the reactions to this year’s TINGS on Facebook and forums.  Such a wide range of opinions, from very good down to very disappointing.  As an occasional exhibition manager, albeit of smaller shows, it is educational … Continue reading

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TINGS 2022 – Some other layouts

Allan walked around the show as it opened, and caught some of the other layouts on display.  I’ve selected some of the layouts that I’d have spent time watching!!  They appear in alphabetical order… Always good to see Ambleton Vale, … Continue reading

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TINGS 2022 – The N-Club layout

Well, I’ve finally gotten around to posting Allan’s TINGS photos, after one or two diversions onto other topics.  He spent a pleasant weekend helping our N-Club International friends from Stuttgart operate their modular layout.  The set-up and layout…. Some of … Continue reading

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Seaboard Southern NMRA show, 17 September 2022

Saturday was the local NMRA group’s annual meet at the Charis Centre in Crawley.  Although I am modelling less American railroads than in the past, it’s a local show and well worth a visit.  Even better, Simon picked me up … Continue reading

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