Just back a while ago from the as usual excellent Wigan Exhibition, a very big well done to all concerned from me.
I didn't (daren't !!) spend a lot, 3 books from Book Law (what an excellent stand), some materials & parts for projects (repairs mainly) and a couple of Dapol Wigan area colliery wagons.
Best layout for me was Grindley Brook O gauge, some superbly modelled and weathered trains and (nearly) always something running. The Dub Dee clanking slowly out of the tunnel with a rake of scruffy coal wagons made the day for me - what wonderful atmosphere !!.
The other big O scale layout Newchaple Jcn was superb also, I liked being able to walk & view "inside" the layout. Hospital Gates (also O) superbly detailed and nice running, as was the German layout Klinkerhofen.
A very good selection of layouts, traders and displays, I viewed every one, and all had their merits however I must admit I like big O scale exhibition layouts !!!
Looking forward to next year - perhaps some N American please ?.
Wigan Council need to sort out the signage re parking - is the exhibition an event or not ? - nothing to state yes or no- pay or free Being a local I know the area and parked alongside the Police station I subsidise the council quite enough already.
Again thanks and well done.