This week’s post will be short, not because I have nothing to share with you but because I have so much and it is all happening at once! This week will see some new products arrive, current projects move forward and I have even managed to progress my two modules a bit closer to being ready for the NMRA (BR) convention in October.
So for this week I am simply going to give you some dates of shows that I will be at here in the UK, and then for me it’s back to the work bench.
The first is a show hosted by the Gosport American Model Railroad Group on Saturday the 22nd of August 2015. This is a club I’m a member of but instead of setting up our regular N Scale modular layout we will be playing host to the local N-Trak group. You can read more about the N-Trak layout here. We will also be visited by Alan Cross’ N Scale Mohawk Valley as well as three other GAMRG club layouts. The show is at the St Mary’s Parish Hall, Green Rd, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2ET.
The second is the RailEx show in Fareham run by the Fareham & District Model Railway Club. The show is on the 3rd and 4th of October 2015 and I will be there both days with a sizeable portion of the GAMRG’s N Scale modular layout. The show is at the Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Fareham PO16 7JU. Here is a link to the show page.
The third is the NMRA (BR) convention held in Derby in the 23rd to the 25th of October 2015. And again I will be there with GAMRG’s N Scale modular layout; hopefully all of it, including my new modules. Here is a link to the convention website. This year’s convention will be held at the former LMS Railway School of Transport in Derby and will be hosted by the The Black Diamonds Group.
Another show worth mentioning is the Swindon Railway Festival on the 12th and 13th September 2015 which I’ll be attending as a visitor this year. This show is the big Great Western Railway event of the year and, as well as many actual steam engines and layouts, my friend Graham Tavener’s layout ‘Kensal Green’ will be making its first appearance after a total rebuild. Here is a link to the event webpage.
For now that’s it. I am sure there will be more shows coming up and I will let you know which ones I will be at. Now back to the work bench.