A quick update from Kyle’s appearance at the one day Steyning show last Sunday.
Whilst not actually a Model Railway Club, the Wielden Railway Group have a one day show each year attended by members layouts and those they choose to invite. Andrew Knights kindly invited me when we met at the Essex show last year. Seeing as how Steyning is only half an hour away from my folks, it seemed a good opportunity to visit them and throw the layout in the back of the car too
Since the Stafford show, I haven’t had much time to work on the layout (ahem...a new layout idea mock up may appear as a blog here soon!) but I did solder and realign the rail to the siding which David Long will be pleased to hear!
Arrived at 08:30am, set up, cleaned track and it was business as usual for 10:00am kick off.
Andrew told me this was the first Finescale layout to appear at their show and during it attracted some good interest and nice comments.
I was pleased with the way it ran considering the loco wheels had not been cleaned since Stafford although both 37’s still need looking at. Once ace runners, unusually for Farish they both suffered from intermittent cutting out which is something I think with the lowering and delicate wires from PCB to the lights. This will be sorted however they still look and sound the part when they do run.
Overall it was a nice small show (10 or so layouts) with a couple of invites offered for the Burgess Hill in September which I help plan. Really nice people organising and hosting in a friendly environment. The show finished at 4:30pm, I packed and was on the road at 5pm and home at 6:30pm - a great day and chance to run a few trains. A few more pics below including a few cruel close ups
The next outing for the layout is the 2mm Supermeet in Tutbury in June this year for which I aim to have replaced the two turnout switches as well as sort the two class 37’s.
Until then...as always, comments welcomed...