Just back from RailEx with St Ruth all packed away safely. It was a very enjoyable show and an excellent mix of layouts to look at.
St Ruth behaved itself and performed well, including the new operators (Ian and Stephen). All four signals kept working for both days which is good news given our lack of mileage with them (and particularly the servo drives). The route indicator decided not to play on Saturday but was persuaded back into action today and was fine after that. I think that the new screens displaying info about the schedule were well received. By coincidence, St Merryn were also giving the first outing to a display screen explaining their operations to the public. There were a few minor niggles but I can't really think of any major problems and we certainly got plenty of positive comments from a knowledgeable audience.
Some photos... as usual not exactly comprehensive coverage.
Getting the legs levelled. Apparently the Stoke Mandeville floor is very level so in the end we used a ruler to set all of our adjustable feet to the same height.
Blurry photo of me fitting the signal that was only finished the previous day. Not my best side really.
Us in the RailEx hall. Jerry's Tucking Mill was the next layout along and Fencehouses behind us. With the Association stand we had quite a 2mm island going on.
The late Phil Kerr's KGV got an outing late this afternoon... appropriately with one of my Hawksworths in tow.
And I couldn't really leave without a taking some photos of the latest two items to make it out of my paint shop.
I didn't get out much but did manage to get a shot of Bucks Hill's remarkable backscene.