Kyle was invited to the one day St Neots show yesterday. Jackie and I had been trying to find a date when there were no clashes after a few email exchanges and 2023 was when the planets aligned!
Set up the layout Friday night to test run and very glad I did as two roads in the FY were dead - turned out to be dry joints after some detective work. Soldering iron administered with the England footie game on in the background
Once sorted, car loaded that night for a 06:00am start. Good trip and arrived just after set up doors open time. Staff were on hand to manage deliveries and even helped me unload which was very kind.
Layout behaved itself most of the day…aside from a few multi tasking incidents of talking to the audience once driving trains 😵💫 😅 Some nice conversations with people and received some very nice comments on the layout - a lot regarding the size…thought it would be bigger than this! That’s testament to Chris Nevard’s photography 👌🏼
A big thanks to Mark Branson (46444) for driving down from Leeds to lend a hand. Was able to grab lunch, comfort breaks and quick look around the show. Mark quickly grasped how to run the layout although questioned his varifocal glasses on any future 2mm projects
Thanks again to the St Neot’s team for their hospitality, including helping me load the car and tell me where EV charging points were located.
Show closed at 16:30pm, loaded and on the road 25 minutes later and home around 7pm - A very enjoyable day out.
Attached is a pic I took of the layout with my camera phone that I was pleased with as well as the guest operator in action!
Right, 7mm mode now as I try to complete works on Wenford Dries as it makes it’s show debut at Uckfield next weekend…
Edited by bcnPete