Another Cracking Model Railway Show!

The sixth Braunstone Model Railway Exhibition, on Saturday 3rd November, was the biggest yet in terms of the number of layouts – we managed to cram in 10 layouts and one demonstrator, plus our usual two traders.  Of course, the average layout size was smaller – but that didn’t detract from the sheer quality and attention to detail.

This year’s show had an international feel to it, with three German railways, one Scottish and one from the USA.  The closest to home was “Northbridge”, based on that area of Leicester, made and shown by Mike Kelly.

Northbridge, an urban railway based in Leicester

Northbridge, an urban railway based in Leicester

John Marfleet brought his tram scene, based on Huncote.

Huncote Tramway Museum, with lighted buildings

Huncote Tramway Museum, with lighted buildings

Chris Burch brought his latest layout, “Herrenscar Harbour”, complete with ferry and fishing boats.

Herrenscar Harbour, somewhere on the Yorkshire coast

Herrenscar Harbour, somewhere on the Yorkshire coast

John Aldrick came all the way from Leeds to demonstrate adding the fine lines that decorate some railway carriages.  Meanwhile in the church hall, the bacon butties (with bacon from Alan Hewson’s farm shop in Eastwell, near Melton Mowbray) went down a storm.  And the cakes and jams flew off the tables too.

This entry is dated Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 3.41pm and is filed under News.

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