This weekend I attended my first virtual exhibition, the World of Railways Virtual Exhibition 2020.
It was really good. Different from a traditional exhibition, but definitely good.
It was online so I didn’t have to travel anywhere, there were no crowds, no rucksacks and I could dip into the exhibition whenever it suited me. There were lots of great layouts, practical tutorials and interviews with people I wouldn’t normally get to meet.
Highlights for me were:
- Lovely loft layout Stoke Courtenay by John Condon. The virtual exhibition was great for this, it’s a fantastic piece of modelling that you would never see at a traditional exhibition.
- The practical layout build series Furness Quay by Phil Parker. There’s something strangely fascinating about watching someone else modelling. It’s great to see how they work, you see how their approach is diferent from yours and you learn a lot.
- How to build a radio controlled lorry by Giles Favell. I probably won’t ever do this myself but, wow, what a great bit of modelling.
It was clear that a lot of work had gone into organising this exhibition. Many thanks to the BRM / World of Railways team!