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 Posted: Sat Nov 5th, 2016 10:08 pm
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Krimson, it was good to meet you and have a chat today. Good luck with your project.

My team and I had a great day exhibiting. The show organisers looked after the exhibitors really well and the show was very busy all day with plenty of questions and chat with those attending. Just how we like it.

The day was capped by MM winning best in show, totally unexpected as there were plenty of other worthy layouts that could have won.

Whilst it is nice to pick up awards and MM has had three best in show awards to date, it is not what exhibiting is about for me. I get much more of a thrill talking to someone who is genuinely interested in how I have built the layout and if I can help inspire them to push their own boundaries and improve then I will go home satisfied with my day endulging in my hobby



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Congratulations Nick. Well deserved.

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Congratulations Woody,a very well deserved award. :doublethumb



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Well said and may I add my congratulations Nick in your latest 'Best in Show'. It was just over a year ago since I saw MM and it was the attention to detail then, even with out of the way cameos, which raises this layout well above what one normally sees in the glossy monthly magazines and also at exhibitions, for example:







I rest my case!



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 Posted: Mon Nov 7th, 2016 04:04 pm
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Thanks to all of you who have commented, it is appreciated.

Ah! Bill, my sheep. There lies a story. At the Stafford show early this year I had a chap who carefully looked at every detail on the layout for almost half an hour without saying a word.

He then piped up "what time of year is this set in?".
I replied cautiously "Late summer".
Only to be met with, "In that case your sheep are too woolly!"

I couldn't think of a snappy response, other than the obvious one that I couldn't give ;-) but did think that if that was all he could come up with there wasn't too much wrong. :lol:







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Oh well, one really cannot please all of the people all of the time! Personally I like woolly sheep, as does a certain MM land owner.





BTW, sheep are shorn once a year, which can be at any time. Ewes however are typically shorn before spring lambing, so MMs sheep would most likely be male or not yet old enough to give birth. 




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Thanks Bill, that has gone into the memory bank for future use. :cheers



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Nick I see you will be at Alexandra Palace, I shall make sure to catch up with you. After seeing Much Murkle and talking about the Peco bullhead track I have determined to wait and see when they and DCC bring out the points , (saw the mock up at Warley) but have started amassing rolling stock, and planning. So it will be good to pick your brains some more
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I'll be happy to chat with you again and find out what you are planning.



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