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Tutbury Supermeet




The Tutbury Supermeet has come and gone. I'd like to thank John Aldrick and his helpers for organising a very enjoyable day.


I spent most of it operating South Yard but had plenty of interest all day and by mid-afternoon I started to lose my voice because I'm not used to nattering quite so much. An unsuspecting Anthony Yeates asked if I'd mind him taking some photos and was promptly saddled with minding the layout for a few minutes while I nipped off to the Association shop and had chance to get to the loo. A certain Mr York also stopped by for a natter.


A few trains also ran in between bouts of nattering - everything from a 45xx to a First Great Western 153 was seen. It's nice to ring the changes stock-wise (and date-wise) on such a small layout.


It was also good to see how Modbury is progressing but I'll let Ian talk about that on his own pages. Laurie Adams' Yeovil Town was there too - this is already a pretty epic piece of work and will be quite something when it's acquired some buildings and scenery.


I took very few photos, but here's a quick snap of the layout in all its insignificance just before packing up to prove that I did actually manage to finish the re-scenicking execrise. Unfortunately by this time the layout lights were trying to fight against the sun streaming through the window behind so it's not the best photo ever.




I'm now looking forward to some rather more relaxed and less deadline oriented modelling and perhaps a bit more non-modelling activity too.

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I'd expect that his position means that he has an interest in every scale.


Plus I suspect that Tutbury is not a million miles from Chez York and it was a jolly good day IMHO.


Regards, Andy

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