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2mm Expo 2015

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Today was our third Expo in a row. We did actually question whether they really wanted us again but were told that this one was the 55th Anniversary one so we could come and play again.

 

A good day was had by all. It was great to meet some with all of the folks at the show. Joint honours for going 'above and beyond the call' go to Steve for travelling all the

way from New Zealand and Chris who was late for the start of the show with some lame excuse about Chelford being at the end of a 36 hour journey from Brisbane.

 

Some photos from the day.

 

The view of the 12 inch to the foot scale train set outside the hotel this morning. I couldn't resist trying this shot although it didn't work too well.

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I'm titling this one 'St Ruth by Night' because it's what the layout looks like overnight when at a show.

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Some shots from around the show. It was pretty busy although I think it had quietened down a bit when I took these.

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Finally my one and only proper model photo - Nigel Ashton's GWR mogul based on his Manor chassis with scratchbuilt upperworks and an RTR tender.

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Chris also took a few photos while we were entrusted (ahem) with the operation of Ian Smith's 'Modbury' but he said something about needing sleep, so those will have to wait for another day.

 

Chris' edit after some sleep.. Some inappropriate goings on in South Devon.

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'Now arriving at platform 1, the 21st Century.'

 

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66204 picks up some very overdue freight.

 

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How much has cattle class has changed over 100 years?

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I went to the N gauge AGM and came away very disollusioned, wish I'd gone to Chelford.

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Making a rare public appearance to say "Why didn't Chris get in touch with the Brisbanites whilst out here???"  Meanwhile, hopefully there will be an Expo on the 25th of June next year (as I will be making the 36 odd hour journey from Brisbane to the UK for that weekend).

 

Glad you had fun.

Kevin of Oz

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Thanks for the pics Andy - glad it went well.

 

Hoping to get to one of these events one day as 2010 was my last expo...maybe the 60 year event ;)

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Making a rare public appearance to say "Why didn't Chris get in touch with the Brisbanites whilst out here???"  

 

Apologies, The only reason was that I completely forgot about the SEQAG, Its a pity as I had my Class 22, a coach and controller in tow. If I make it out to Aus again I'll be certain to get in touch and try and bring something interesting..

 

Chris.

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At least Chris comes from the traditional home of "Strewth!"

Not quite - he was only there on a business trip. No such antipodean utterances from that direction.

 

I went to the N gauge AGM and came away very disollusioned, wish I'd gone to Chelford.

Sorry to hear that.

 

Thanks for the pics Andy - glad it went well.

 

Hoping to get to one of these events one day as 2010 was my last expo...maybe the 60 year event ;)

Apparently the events officer post will be up for grabs soon, so maybe you should go for it and organise some shows near you. ;)

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Next time then Chris - and we'll teach you some useful Australia phrases to take back!

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