This week’s post will be nice and short. Although I’ve been progressing with several of my current projects, as mentioned last week, this coming weekend I’ll be at the Great Central Railway’s model railway exhibition from the 15th to the 17th June 2018.
My fellow club members and I will have a large portion of our modular layout ‘Solent Summit’ on show at the Quorn station along with 70 other layouts in the exhibition.
What makes this exhibition different is it’s actually at the railway station and your entry ticket includes unlimited rides on the real trains running from Loughborough to Leicester North.
And for this weekend we are lucky to have three steam engines working the line:
BR Standard Class 7 – 70013 Oliver Cromwell (Photo by D Rawlings)
BR Standard Class 9F – 92214 Leicester City (Photo by
BR Standard 5 – 73156 which has just been returned to service. (Picture from GCR website)
Plus diesel locomotives:
BR Class 20 – D8098 (on the Friday) (Picture from GCR website)
BR Class 37 – 37714 (on the Friday) (Picture from GCR website)
BR Class 45 – Peak D123 (On the Saturday and Sunday) (Photo by Paul Biggs)
There is also one more to be announced.
This three-day exhibition is shaping up to be a great event for model trains and real ones. For those of you who can’t make it I’ll try to do a blog post about it when I get back. For those who are interested in coming you can find more about it here.