|Hertsmonceux by Andy Jones. It's a lovely layout, very well executed and worked flawlessly!|
Photo courtesy of Andy Jones
This year saw the return of the Manchester MRS' annual show as a their traditional, Christmas model railway exhibtion! And it must be about the last which is still a traditional city centre show. It moved out of the centre a few years back and we stopped going to it - it had moved from it pre-Christmas time already. I think it's been a tradition for many modellers and families to go to it at this time of year, so it's great for it to return!
|New Hey by Andy Cooper. This was the layout's last appearance - quite a fitting end for it to be seen at a local show I think.|
The venue, The Barnes Wallis building, worked very well and was just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station - it meant we could very conveniently get the train across the Pennines, just like we used to! Though the 'we' had changed as we included the third generation Wells!
|Tollesbury Quay - what a delightful model! The colouring was spot on and it had a real sense of space, despite its quite modest size.|
As an added attraction - the tide would come in and out every couple of hours too!
Overall, what a cracking show! If you didn't go this year, make a point of visiting next year!
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