Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Show Time! (1)

The weekend of  17th May 2014 saw me taking my layout "Steam on the Cambrian" out to one of our local shows at Bloxwich. Organised by the Bloxwich St John's MRC it's one I had not been to before either as visitor or exhibitor. Only a local show the event was well organised even though the venue was unusual in that the main hall was in fact the main part of the church!

Again the layout performed well, just a small snag on the east fiddle yard power feed that was quickly sorted by my friend and fellow operator Wilf Smith of Cradley Heath MRC.

At the mid afternoon point the organisers announced the winner of the best layout in the show as voted by the visiting public, and you can imagine the look on my face when it was announced that we were the winning layout!

 We were presented with this special plaque to fix to the layout, and had to pose for pictures for the guy who runs a Facebook page for local news in the Bloxwich area.

Yours truly posing for the press camera after receiving the "Best in show award"

Partners in crime for the day.
Stan Summers and Wilf Smith of Cradley Heath MRC operating "Steam on the Cambrian" at Bloxwich.

Overall, it was a good day for the layout, operators and myself. Not bad considering that I nearly had to pull out of the show due to personal reasons.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Low activity

Sorry about the lack of activity of late. I've been distracted by rather more personal things, but I will be pushing on ASAP, so bare with me folks!

In the mean while a couple of pictures of "Steam on the Cambrian" taken at Stourbridge Model railway exhibition in April.

Some more detailed blog entries to follow soon.