Today was the Cambridge Model Railway Club exhibition.
I always enjoy going to this exhibition, it’s so close I can cycle.
This year it was in a larger venue, slightly further away and it was a pleasant ride through Granchester, into the countryside and past Burwash Manor. Here they were holding their annual ‘Wonder of Wood’ day and the smell of freshly cut wood filled the air. Then onwards past the village pond and thatched cottages of Barton and into Comberton.
However this post isn’t sponsored by Cambridgeshire Tourism 🙂 so here are the layouts that caught my eye. Click on the photos for a larger version.
Templegate Wagon Works is a lovely O scale micro layout. It’s a work in progress, yet it’s very attractive already. It’s gonna be a cracker when it’s finished. Note the sector plate operated by a window stay. I like ingenious solutions!
Evington St. John a very nicely modelled and weathered 00 scale shunting layout by Shaun Greet. The cassettes are modified Hornby platforms, turned up side down. A very clever idea, that I might try myself.
Warren Hill in O scale by Terry Cooke is a classic ex-GER country terminus and is very well modelled with cameo scenes and nice rolling stock.
Finally, a little slice of the Netherlands, Zeedijk (HO) by Phil Colton. Attractive scenic modelling and some very interesting rolling stock from Nederlandse Spoorwegen and private operators creating a range of colourful liveries. This layout wins my prize for ‘Largest Fiddle Yard of the Day’ 🙂
The Cambridge team put on a good show, with a nice variety of layouts and lots of useful traders. The new venue worked well, making the exhibition far more spacious and attractive. Thanks to the 31A team for putting on such a good event.