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AbRail 2015

Posted by D869 , 28 February 2015 · 1,026 views

A few photos from the Abingdon show today. An enjoyable time was had and it was good to catch up with friends again.

A shot against the lighting. I quite like the way the light reflects from the surfaces but it's not easy to photograph with the lights shining straight into the camera.
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And we were awarded a nice trophy too. Ian seems pretty happy about it.
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The Hall isn't finished yet but it managed to do some useful work.
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Nice pics Andy - Particularly like the overall shot looking along the length of the layout...a view probably not seen by the punters...
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John lewsey
Mar 01 2015 11:46
The Hall does look very good doesn't it

I was probably just pleased that there were still some of Pauline's flapjacks left ;-)

 

I really like the view along the layout, the light reflects really nicely off the "damp patches" on the beach, really pleased with the way that has come out!

Congratulations on your trophy. I agree that the 'shine' on the beach is very effective from the angle of your photo but the overall sweep of the layout and backscene are also very impressive when viewed from the front.

I thought that the Abingdon show was particularly good this year, with a lot of layouts making good use of 'water' textures.

Mike

I was probably just pleased that there were still some of Pauline's flapjacks left ;-)

Shh! You're giving away our trade secrets.

I really like the view along the layout, the light reflects really nicely off the "damp patches" on the beach, really pleased with the way that has come out!

Nice pics Andy - Particularly like the overall shot looking along the length of the layout...a view probably not seen by the punters...

Yes, I've always liked this angle but it only really works at shows when we have the full lighting rig set up. You do need to filter out the lights that are shining straight at you though, which is easier with the Mark 1 eyeball than it is with a camera.
 

The Hall does look very good doesn't it

Thanks John. It's certainly coming along although I'd say that the colour looks a bit unnatural in the photo. It's better in real life but still very 'ex works'. I'm planning some more work on the paint finish which will hopefully result in a slightly more subdued and natural looking end product.
 

Congratulations on your trophy. I agree that the 'shine' on the beach is very effective from the angle of your photo but the overall sweep of the layout and backscene are also very impressive when viewed from the front.

I thought that the Abingdon show was particularly good this year, with a lot of layouts making good use of 'water' textures.


Thanks Mike. I got a quick look round and saw some nice layouts but I suppose that one of the down sides of a one day show is that there is less time for sloping off on the part of the operators so I didn't get long to linger.

Regards, Andy
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queensquare
Mar 01 2015 16:05
A really good weekend, we were back to back with st Ruth. The team are a lot of fun and we managed a beer on Friday evening as well as plenty of banter on the Saturday - along with a couple of Pauline's cakes:-) A well deserved best in show for St Ruth and good to see it retained by a 2 mm layout - we won it last year. Overall a good show although, as others have said it was difficult to get away on a one day show, particularly as Kim and I unusually didn't have any guest operators. Another treat for 2 mm fans was Julia's demo complete with a section of her superb layout Highcleare. Jerry
Yes, I've not been to the Abingdon show for many years but it seems to have quite a strong 2FS content... certainly this year.
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cornish trains jez
Mar 01 2015 21:10
Overall shot is great! Congratulations on a well earned trophy!
Cheers Jez.

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