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kyle 2015: show...and tell...

Posted by bcnPete , 17 May 2015 · 1,105 views

Evening all,

A resume of the day yesterday where KoL 2015 had its first exhibition since it was flown over as a box file layout in 2010 - same venue BHMRC one day exhibition.

The first show resulted in a number of changes to be made namely, viewing height, lack of lighting, redoing the back-scene, build the station building, build a fiddle yard, more appropriate rolling stock, general running qualities etc as depicted by the image below:

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Following the two makeovers since (the first was to the IKEA shelf, the second removing it from said shelf!) addressed a fair number however the most recent in London tackled the lighting and presentation. I also prepared myself a 3 month programme of activities which was knocked into a final 'to do' list in the last few weeks - this has helped me focus and prioritise the works.

The layout set up was very quick and trains were running before 10:00am concentrating on 3 rakes, passenger, parcels and vans. This was carried throughout the day with help from my youngest son and also Jon020...including our usual 3pm G+T reviver :D

Overall the layout received some very nice comments and it was really nice that people recognised it and told me stories of visiting the station from days gone by. The main two areas that need attention are the turnout in the station had a few stalls at times which we think might be a power issue and also some DG coupling loops/buffing plates need some height adjustments.

It was nice to see Nigel and David from the 2mmFS Association along with some RMWebbers too.

Overall I was pleased with the exhibition and I have since received my first invite to appear at the Uckfield show on October 17/18 later this year - well chuffed about that.

Here's a couple of pics and I need to think about trying to get a 24/1 and 37/0 to boost the motive power and if I feel brave enough build the 5 Stephen Harris grampus wagon kits I have :o

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Many thanks for all the support and encouragement for the layout in the lead up to the show.

Pete
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nick_bastable
May 17 2015 18:17

lovely looking layout just a shame about your colour blindness :jester:

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Alex Duckworth
May 17 2015 18:36

Well done Pete, still hope to see Kyle sometime.

 

Alex.

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queensquare
May 17 2015 20:43
Great stuff Pete. You will really enjoy the Uckfield show, one of the best organised and most enjoyable on the circuit. Jerry

Very pleased to hear all went pretty well at the show  - No fear of the next blog installment being a slightly re-titling to "Kyle on a Bonfire" now then!

Glad to hear that the show went well Pete... and that you are planning more outings in future.

Are you planning to be in Chelford (with or without layout)?

Regards, Andy
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Portchullin Tatty
May 17 2015 22:21

Looks good.

 

Sorry I did not get down to see it today; but I will certainly catch you at Uckfield.

Very pleased you had a good show. Those photos look very atmospheric.

Don

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cornish trains jez
May 18 2015 18:54
Looks awesome mate! Glad all went well with the show. Shame I couldn't have made it as I am keen to see Kyle in the flesh.
Amazing how much atmosphere you have packed into such a small space.

Well if that's not inspiration for all of us I don't know what is.  You seem to be missing a 37 or two though?

Graham

Really pleased the show went well Pete.  :)

 

Layout looks great and lovely snaps to boot.

 

Agree there's a need for another 37 or 2!  :D

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

lovely looking layout just a shame about your colour blindness :jester:


Thanks Nick - blue is the new green you know...

Well done Pete, still hope to see Kyle sometime.


Thanks Alex - would be good to meet you some time...

Great stuff Pete. You will really enjoy the Uckfield show, one of the best organised and most enjoyable on the circuit.


Thanks Jerry - I see you have been there twice recently!...

Very pleased to hear all went pretty well at the show - No fear of the next blog installment being a slightly re-titling to "Kyle on a Bonfire" now then!


Thanks Mickey - more likely a skip...but a stay of execution has been granted...

Glad to hear that the show went well Pete... and that you are planning more outings in future.Are you planning to be in Chelford (with or without layout)?


Thanks Andy - am afraid not - the next two events are a bit too far for me but hopefully I will get to one of the 2mm events before the 60 year show comes around...

Looks good.
Sorry I did not get down to see it today; but I will certainly catch you at Uckfield.


Thanks Mark - just awaiting confirmation but yes hope to be there with it...

Very pleased you had a good show. Those photos look very atmospheric.


Thanks Don - the back scene did receive some nice comments at the show...

Looks awesome mate! Glad all went well with the show. Shame I couldn't have made it as I am keen to see Kyle in the flesh.
Amazing how much atmosphere you have packed into such a small space.


Thanks Jeremy - hopefully it will be around for a while longer now...

Well if that's not inspiration for all of us I don't know what is. You seem to be missing a 37 or two though?


Thanks Graham - Plans are in place for another one...must resist temptation and buy rolling stock in proportion to the size of layout...

Really pleased the show went well Pete. :)
Layout looks great and lovely snaps to boot.
Agree there's a need for another 37 or 2! :D


Thanks Mark - my youngest son took some of the pics...he was a dab hand at operating too...soon I will be the guy that cleans the wheels and track for him...

Hi Pete,

 

This is a lovely layout, and very nicely put together and presented.

 

I have missed it before now because I find the blog interface here really difficult to work with, but will try to come back frequently!

 

cheers

 

Ben A.

Hi Pete,
 
This is a lovely layout, and very nicely put together and presented.
 
I have missed it before now because I find the blog interface here really difficult to work with, but will try to come back frequently!
 


Hi Ben,

Many thanks for your kind comments - hope to see you back again - I prefer the blogs in general...saves scrolling back loads of pages in a thread to find something...

Pete
It was fun to operate but blimey I thought that re railing derailments in P4 needed concentration .... great to be invited to help and your son did great! Hope to catch up again in Uckfield. Bombay Jon.

It was fun to operate but blimey I thought that re railing derailments in P4 needed concentration .... great to be invited to help and your son did great!
Hope to catch up again in Uckfield.
Bombay Jon.


Thanks Jon - kind of you to help...and bring the ice n slice ;)

Just awaiting confirmation for October but yes it would be good to build upon your rerailing skills :D

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