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Kyle @ Mid Essex...and next steps...

bcnPete

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Evening all,

 

Quick update from the Mid Essex one day show held yesterday. A nice small show with a selection of quality layouts and good traders. Was a nice surprise to see Ian Futers there, having met him some years ago - bit of a modelling legend for me as his P4 Lochside layout was so instrumental when we were growing up...also was an inspiration for Kyle.

 

The layout performed well overall with just a loose wire in the Fiddleyard noticed prior to the start of the show. A crocodile clip came to the rescue to see me through the show :good:

A few things on my list to try and sort prior to my next show later this year. Received some nice comments on the layout including the ‘where’s the other half of it’ :lol:

 

Nice talking to 2mmFSer David Eveleigh who visited and discussing his plans for a DJLC competition entry...David won the 50 year layout competition previously.

 

Well looked after at the show by Ken and his team including being delivered Fish + Chips and Apple Pie + Cream to my layout as was operating on my own all day.

 

Next layout outing for Kyle is Wycrail on 2nd November - do drop by and say hello if you are attending :yes:

 

Until then,

 

Pete

 

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Sounds like you had a god time Pete. I remember Ian Futers' Lochside well, I think from Railway Modeller. I can see the inspiration for Kyle now that you mention it.

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2 hours ago, Mikkel said:

Sounds like you had a god time Pete. I remember Ian Futers' Lochside well, I think from Railway Modeller. I can see the inspiration for Kyle now that you mention it.


Thanks Mikkel - certainly was ‘God’ like with Ian there :D

 

I still have the RM extracts from Lochside in my inspirational layouts ringbinder and it still gets a look every so often. He said Mick Simpson was trying to get him to try 2mmFS :swoon:

 

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I saw your layout at Shenfield and must say it was really effective and really neatly presented. Excellent layout. 

 

Ha ha, i too had a similar "fan boy" reaction to Mr. Futers. What a legend. 

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2 hours ago, westernviscount said:

I saw your layout at Shenfield and must say it was really effective and really neatly presented. Excellent layout. 

 

Ha ha, i too had a similar "fan boy" reaction to Mr. Futers. What a legend. 

 

Many thanks for your kind comments Westernviscount :good:

 

Yep, absolute legend Mr Futers...

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Really impressed with your layout at Shenfield Pete and how you've captured the atmosphere of the prototype in such a small space. I'm another member of the Ian Futers fan club as well, Lochside was my inspiration and it was probably the first time I'd seen weathered diesels modelled.

Steve.

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3 hours ago, sb67 said:

Really impressed with your layout at Shenfield Pete and how you've captured the atmosphere of the prototype in such a small space. I'm another member of the Ian Futers fan club as well, Lochside was my inspiration and it was probably the first time I'd seen weathered diesels modelled.

Steve.

 

Thanks for your kind comments also Steve.

 

I expect there are a number of us all spread around who Mr Futers changed our lives! I also liked his dry sense of humour when describing Lochside in the Modeller!

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