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Stafford Railway Exhibition 2020.

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I went up today - and thought it was a bit quieter than previous years, though the numbers yesterday were up a bit, apparently.

Not using the 'new' car park would imply that my version may have some accuracy - but I did still manage to get the car out again at the end...

Lots of interesting stuff - a good bit of London Underground and a selection of 3mm layouts.

I have recorded most items, but one or two unlit ones were not really up to a usable photo, and they seemed to be concentrated in the darkest area, too, for some reason.

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There were some nice fiddle yards.

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A couple of bits I missed earlier.

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Having mentioned the lack of lighting on some layouts earlier, there was one which, although nicely lit for the viewers and the (front mounted) operator, was a bit of a bind for everybody else...

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There were "real trains" outside, too.

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And a cordless, rechargeable lawnmower.

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5 hours ago, Broithe said:

 

 

And a cordless, rechargeable lawnmower.

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It's entirely the wrong gauge, and hasn't got enough rivets......

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39 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

It's entirely the wrong gauge, and hasn't got enough rivets......

It's all wrong. Wrong livery.

Should have a black face and black running gear.

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7 minutes ago, minister_for_hardship said:

It's all wrong. Wrong livery.

Should have a black face and black running gear.

The grass isn't too bad, but a bit overscale.

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12 minutes ago, jhb171achill said:

The grass isn't too bad, but a bit overscale.

I did watch the grass for quite a while, and it did seem to be fairly static.

2 hours ago, murrayec said:

@Broithe

A great collection of layouts, your spoilt for viewing choice.

 

Eoin

 

For people in the middle of the Big Island, it may be less traumatic than a visit to Warley.

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But still plenty of z--------wits on the A50 going home on Saturday.  When I was there on Sat there were were quite a few Hands of  God appearing  I hope  running was better  by Sunday.

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1 hour ago, Mike 84C said:

But still plenty of z--------wits on the A50 going home on Saturday.  When I was there on Sat there were were quite a few Hands of  God appearing  I hope  running was better  by Sunday.

There were one of two divine interventions on Sunday, but no more than you might normally see anywhere.

It did make me wonder if 'forward control' is a good idea for an exhibition layout. One chap was doing it very well, all from one side, out of the way, and able to converse with the viewers, but several of the others were really just in the way half the time, back to the audience.

 

It does seem that the Sundays are generally a bit more civilised at the show,

 

The A50 does bring out the worst in people. 

Especially heading east, I think that bizarre 'washboard' surface, for the ten miles after you climb up out of Uttoxeter, scrambles people brains. 

I rarely use it - I don't think I was on it between the last two Sleaford runs.

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In line with recent rail procurement purchasing history, these sheep are all descended from the famous Dolly.

They are GM sheep.

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