Well yesterday was the 2mm Association's Supermeet at Tutbury. What a thoroughly enjoyable day it was too, a big thanks to John Aldrick and his team for organising such a successful event.
I had been invited to attend with "Modbury", so arrived on Friday evening to set everything up. Unfortunately, a couple of Gremlins had snuck into the hall and had been having fun at my expense! The turnout controlling access into the yard refused to move in either direction which was somewhat annoying as it prevented anything other than main line running. Despite a thorough investigation, involving removal, testing and re-installation of the memory wire actuator on both Friday evening and Saturday morning I was unable to resolve the issue. Luckily this type of event is more of a social affair, so I don't think anyone noticed that the only running was on the main line, and those that did were kind enough not to mention it.
Over the last 3 months or so progress on Modbury has been quite significant; all of the point rodding being installed, the Up and Down Starters being constructed and installed, the back scene painted and a start made on the scenery as well as the Down Waiting Shelter and platform being added too.
The photos below hopefully show progress to date, being taken on Saturday morning before the show opened. Unfortunately I did not manage to take any photos of the other layouts attending the show.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable day, although I don't think I've ever spent so long talking! It was also nice to receive so many favourable comments on the layout - thank you to all.