Returned today for a second visit with daughter in tow. Managed to get to Rothley and Loughborough to see the larger attractions there. My daughter was very excited to see the "Silver Lady" from the C4 series and she also enjoyed the child friendly models such as the Minions one and Thomas. She also enjoyed spotting different cameos on Goathland, Museum of Transport and Oakenthorpe. I was suitable impressed by the Isle of Wight Gauge 3 models on Blackgang.
The show was definitely busier than yesterday as to be expected, but the halls were never overly busier helped by the frequent train service. I may also enjoy railway photography, but I make sure I support the railway by riding the trains regularly. Yesterday was a rare occurrence of a visit that did not involve a train ride. Today made up for it with a run to Rothley behind 70013 and a first run behind 73156. The DMU was also used when required.
The second visit also helped me see things in the main marquee that I missed yesterday and I did end up spending money with the trade stands on this occasion.
Another enjoyable day - daughter wants to visit again tomorrow (I think that might be a bit of an overkill).
I definitely agree with the comments about Hornby's absence. I was also disappointed to note their absence on this occasion.