Another show under our belt. On this occasion it was a very local affair - less that 10 miles from St Ruth's Wolvey home. It's not a show that I'm very familiar with... in fact the town of Lutterworth is somewhere that I have almost never been even though I live pretty close by - it's just a bit tucked away just off some major routes. Suprisingly the 2mm and 'N' stuff seemed to outnumber the rest by some margin.
It was a fairly relaxed affair and we got to spend a long time chatting to Patrick and Richard W. Some interested Wolvey locals also popped along to see what we spend our time beavering away at. The fish and chips were good at lunch time although delivering packages to all of the operators on all of the layouts at the same time probably caused some noticeable 'down time' for the punters.
The 45xx had a couple of brief outings but after being boxed up in reasonable working order before the show but seemed to have developed a severe limp when tried on the layout so was hastily returned to its box. Later in the day I decided to remove one of the crossheads that I thought was fouling the front crankpin... problem solved but not exactly a long term solution. Other work in meetings leading up to the show seems to have had mixed results. One bit of uneven track that was causing spontaneous uncoupling in the yard throat was cured. Our attempts to make the sea siding point linkages less sluggish seems to have made them worse. On a positive note we can now reliably depart using the east crossover.
Lacking the usual pretext of an overnight stay for liquid refreshment we managed to arrange a nice little soiree in a Wolvey hostelry after the layout was packed away this evening.
I didn't take many photos - just one of the general chit chat before the show and one of some nice viaducts on 'Dentdale' just along the wall from us.