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 Posted: Fri Oct 22nd, 2010 08:46 pm
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As I said on another thread I was travelling south to see the family and it just happened that the above show was being held in Peterborough a short distance away.

I went on Sunday and my first impression was SPACE. The viewing hall was very large and there was oodles of space between the rows of layouts and stalls. Got to admit that the place looked a bit empty but in chatting to some stallholders and exhibitors they said that it was busy.

On entry each ticket holder was entitled to a free British Railway Modeller and with 4 adults in my party picked up 4 books at a retail value of £48.96 which to a Scotsman is music to my ears. There were 33 layouts and a host of traders, demonstrations and societies. Although SWMBO was hovering around I didn't purchase anything worthwhile as I thought the prices were rather on the high side and nobody was offering any real bargains.

I didn't photographs all the layouts as I would have spent all day behind the camera. I should say at the outset I am not a professional and us ea "pint and press button" camera so apologies for the quality or the lack of it. I asked each layout if it was OK to take photos so I hope this will cover any copyright issues

Here we go .......

Cornwallis Yard ....  Gauge EM. NIce little layout and I really liked the method of changin
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County Gate ...  N Gauge   OO9 scale model and was a cracker with always something running. Operated automatically using computer software
















Daleside Parkway ...  N Gauge   A two level layout with a lot to see



























Dawton New Street ...  N Gauge  Layout measures 9' x 3'










Flockburgh ...  14.2mm/3mm Gauge  Another delightful small layout









Kirkwood ...  Gauge 0     Going to be picky here but you would think that in 0 gauge they would have used real coal in the staithes than some mock up painted black. For me it took away form the rest of the layout








Dundle ...  00/009   This layout was built to allow youngsters to run some trains with donations being taken for Help the Heroes. The chap in charge was first class and my two grandchildren were allowed to change points using stud and probe and then drive the trains for 3 or 4 circuits and then "park"




Mettesford ...  N Gauge  













 

Morpeth ...  N Gauge    Built with reference to BR Trackplans, the layout is of Morpeth in Northumberland







Newchapel Junction ...  0 Gauge  This layout is massive and my photos don't do justice to its size. Plenty trains running with turntables being operated and shunting













Oakwell Junction ...  EM Gauge    Built to EM standards with points made using plywood sleepers and rivets, plain track C & L, Tortoise motors





Anyone tell me what loco this is ..... looks a beauty










Owen Street ...  00 Gauge    Plenty of little cameos all through the layout























Parsons Lumber Co Camp 93 ...   30 inch Gauge   Based on logging operations in Washington State  Fabulous layout with excellent detail and modelling and aren't these locos terrific
















This is of a larger scales but well worth a photo




Putnam ...  H0 Gauge  










Thornbury Hill ...  00 Gauge   represents part of the London to Brighton line
















The last two were my favourites as I have a fascination with WW2 (maybe because my father servied with the Royal Engineers, 51st Highland Division, 8th Army and saw service in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France)

Stodmarsh ...  0 Gauge     Based on a proposed but never completed extension to the East Kent Railway and owned by Colonel Stephens (anybody know anything about him) It shows a day of total chaos with the Luftwaffe have dropped incendiary devices, the Americans are on the bridge given wrong directions, Fire Service has put out a grass fire and Capt Mainwairing and his Home Guard have captured a shot down enemy pilot.  Again my photos do not do it justice













Rowlands Castle ...  00 Gauge    A country station in 1944. The surrounding area is heavily wooded and was ideal for hiding troops and equipment








































As they say "That's all Folks"   I thoroughly enjoyed the show and am planning already to go again next year

I hope you enjoy and thanks for taking the time to read through such a long post

Happy Modelling

Matt


 

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Nice photos.

You asked:
'Anyone tell me what loco this is ..... looks a beauty'

Have a look here:
http://www.lner.info/locos/W/w1.shtml

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I really enjoyed that.  Thanks for taking the trouble to post, Matt.  :thumbs



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Great Pics Mat.

Bet your cameras tired now.



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MaxSouthOz wrote: I really enjoyed that.  Thanks for taking the trouble to post, Matt.  :thumbs
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Sol wrote: MaxSouthOz wrote: I really enjoyed that.  Thanks for taking the trouble to post, Matt.  :thumbs
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Woteesed :thumbs, really emjoyed that, thanks.

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Matt

Thankyou for taking the time to post the photos there was some really good layouts at the exhibition there

The HUSh Hush loco is available as a kit DJH i think although there could be others be doubtfull it would ever come available RTR

as the market would probably be small

Hopefully it gave you a few ideas for your own layout

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Great photos Matt - wish I could have been there - it looks like it was worth the trip. :thumbs



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Well that helped to pass a good few minutes, thanks for posting them Matt, some really interesting stuff in there and some good ideas to tuck away for later ;-)

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I was able to attend the show on the Saturday and was pleasantly surprised how much space there was. Often these events are far too crowded. I did manage a bit of 'shopping' and I liked many of the layouts on display. It's the second Peterborough show I've been to. I went to the first one ever held at that venue and it was pretty chaotic. They seem to have it all sorted out now though. I'm looking forward to attending again next year.

Thanks for sharing your photos with us. :doublethumb

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