There were no narrow gauge layouts but I was struck by this standard gauge one. Acacia Avenue is a 00 scale BR 1970s-80s era, parcel depot and goods sidings layout by Julie and Colin Palmer. It does not represent a particular location, yet I was very struck by the run down, industrial atmosphere the layout creates. I had a good chat with Colin and he even gave me a copy of Narrow Gauge World. Nice bloke. Thanks Colin.
For me, the best part of the show was the traders. There is always a good selection at the Stortford exhibition, and this year was no exception. I had a good rummage around all the stalls and I went home with some laser cut wood kits from KS Laser Designs. I got three O scale kits: a cafe, a small garden shed and some wooden gates. I have a layout in mind (don’t we all?) and these could fit in well.
KS Laser design make kits in N, OO and O scale, including some impressive engine sheds and depot accessories. Check out their website at: https://kslaserdesigns.com/