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Modelrail Scotland 26-28 Feb 2016

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http://www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk/index.html

 

Well worth a visit, a smaller, friendlier version of Warley. Flights are also cheap from Ireland at present, given there is no 6 Nations Rugby in Scotland that weekend. Friday is the cheapest day to fly and Glasgow International Airport is a short taxi/train run away http://www.secc.co.uk/attend/how-to-get-here.aspx

 

The MRSI will be exhibiting with O'Connell Street, and Bleach Green Junction will also be attending from Ireland

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http://www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk/index.html Well worth a visit, a smaller, friendlier version of Warley. Flights are also cheap from Ireland at present, given there is no 6 Nations Rugby in Scotland that weekend. Friday is the cheapest day to fly and Glasgow International Airport is a short taxi/train run away.

 

It's been three years since my last visit so I intend to visit this exhibition again this time.

As Ed has said the flights were cheap.

Looking forward to it.

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The MRSI will be exhibiting with O'Connell Street, and Bleach Green Junction will also be attending from Ireland

 

There are two other Irish layouts attending. Castle Rackrent in O gauge and Bothar an Duga Griffin in 00 gauge. Don't know where they are from.

 

Once again, I will be there exhibiting, with the Moray MRG layout King Street. It would be good to meet any site members who have a spare few minutes for a blether.

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Castle Rackrent

 

Owned by Richard Chown. I have seen the complete model railway at his home. It is spectacular - Worked to a timetable, authentic Bell Codes, miniature leavers, interlocked signals and point.

 

Looking forward to Glasgow. I shall be assisting at "Bleach Green".

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Castle Rackrent

 

Owned by Richard Chown. I have seen the complete model railway at his home. It is spectacular - Worked to a timetable, authentic Bell Codes, miniature leavers, interlocked signals and point.

 

 

Hopefully it is a frequent timetable

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Castle Rackrent.

 

Attached a link to an article about Castle Rackrent:-

 

http://highlandmiscellany.com/2014/06/03/last-train-to-castle-rackrent/

 

http://highlandmiscellany.com/2015/07/06/day-return-to-castle-rackrent/

 

I very much doubt the complete layout of 'Castle Rackrent' will be exhibited at Glasgow! The reason; it is enormous. It would require a fleet of Pickford's pantechnicon furniture removal vehicles to be transport anywhere. Thus, I believe Richard Chown, will exhibit only a section of this wonderful model railway.

 

If my memory serves me correctly, the complete layout requires a minimum of seven operators to work it successfully.

 

Each of these pictures may be enlarged by clicking on then twice.

Edited by Old Blarney

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I had a very enjoyable two days at this exhibition,

It was great to meet up with Kirley,Hunslet 102 and Markle Jim,

Great layouts,O'Connell street and Bleach green looked well and had large numbers in attendance anytime I passed,

Fair play to the Ayr MRC who had a delightful Irish themed DCC sound layout-Baile dun Griffin,

It had a modern feel to it with lots of action,

Well done to all concerned for a fabulous exhibition.

 

 

 

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I had a very enjoyable two days at this exhibition,

It was great to meet up with Kirley,Hunslet 102 and Markle Jim,

Great layouts,O'Connell street and Bleach green looked well and had large numbers in attendance anytime I passed,

Fair play to the Ayr MRC who had a delightful Irish themed DCC sound layout-Baile dun Griffin,

It had a modern feel to it with lots of action,

Well done to all concerned for a fabulous exhibition.

 

Could not agree more with your comments Noel,the show was a winner. Nice to meet you and your lovely wife and aside from the ones mentioned in your post it was also nice to meet Dhu Varren and The Derry Road also.

The Irish layouts really did draw the crowds and it was a pleasure for me to see them in the flesh,they certainly did not disappoint. Well done to all concerned.

 

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A brilliant show, ttc0169 and hunslet 102 it was a pleasure to meet with both of you along with the others dhu Varren, old blarney, Kirley, dart station and anyone else whom took the time to have a blether. Looking forward to the next one TDR

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An excellent show, added to it was the meeting up of friends/Site Members. Some pictures of my highlights:

 

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Please excuse the quality of some of the photos but I'm sure you will agree the skills displayed on these layouts give us all something to aspire too.

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Absolutely stunning stuff! I love that "Castle Rackrent" layout - saw it in RM probably forty years ago when Irish stuff, let alone scratch built and to the correct gauge, was unheard of. The pre-1925 era is rarely modelled.

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A brilliant show' date=' ttc0169 and hunslet 102 it was a pleasure to meet with both of you along with the others dhu Varren, old blarney, Kirley, dart station and anyone else whom took the time to have a blether. Looking forward to the next one TDR[/quote']

 

It was great to meet you too Raymond.

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It was great to meet many old friends again, and some new faces as well.

 

Kirley must have taken pictures of virtually every exhibit there.

 

The Ayr MRC Irish layout was excellent, although having been on a layout directly opposite for three days, what spoiled it for me, was that all movements that I saw, including main line arrivals and departures, were at a scale walking speed.

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The Ayr MRC Irish layout was excellent, although having been on a layout directly opposite for three days, what spoiled it for me, was that all movements that I saw, including main line arrivals and departures, were at a scale walking speed.

 

Sorry but I didnt think much of that layout at all. Basically a British outline layout with Irish stock put on it. None of the buildings looked even remotely Irish, a proper remote Irish terminus would have no more than 2 platforms and in general would be as minimalist as possible, all unnecessary sidings etc removed, or never built in the first place.....

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Sorry but I didnt think much of that layout at all. Basically a British outline layout with Irish stock put on it. None of the buildings looked even remotely Irish, a proper remote Irish terminus would have no more than 2 platforms and in general would be as minimalist as possible, all unnecessary sidings etc removed, or never built in the first place.....

 

Well sure its a change from an Irish layout with British stock as was so often the case for years!!:D

 

Also helps raise awareness of how nice the Irish RTR stock that is available is and can only help sales of future releases.

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