Well I managed to do a few quick scouts of the various floors that the exhibition was in over the weekend. It was really good to catch up with people I see year after year, with past members of our Club, mates, other modellers and just ordinary members of the public. I purchased a few choice items like some 12mm points, styrene, copper PC board sleepers, and of course some brilliant trees from Brian at Trackside Trees.
I saw quite a lot of very nice models, especially those in the modelling competition. No layout really took my fancy this year, except for Bellthorpe the layout next to where we were located. It was running some every nice O scale QR models. It was pretty deep around that layout at times too. The number of layouts in attendance was down on previous years.
ON my stand, doing Structure Building, I ended up making a small brick shed for my layout, a 3m x 3m with a working sliding door. I also made a model of a Titan shed next to that building. Both models are replicas of two structures next to Casino Station.
The photo above I took from Casino Platform many years ago of the two structures I made at this year's May show.
This afternoon I got back to working on my Cassino Meatworks structure. I finally completed the base. I'm not sure if this was last worked on 2 years ago or if it was last year. But it has sat languishing on the layout for quite some time.
So my modelling juices are flowing again, so I think I will be full steam ahead on three fronts over the next few weeks. I will be completing some run around tracks in Acacia Ridge Narrow Gauge Yard, and also doing some narrow gauge and dual gauge work in Clapham Yard. I will also continue work on the buildings backing onto Cassino Station. I will have some shots of that area next weekend.
Thanks to all those bloggers and lurkers who visited on the weekend and said hello. I had quite a few on Saturday. I also had quite a few current and retired loco drivers drop by and say hi. There must not have been any trains running at The Ridge as they all seemed to be at my stand during Saturday.