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ColinW

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    Southern Railway, Aviation, Portsmouth FC, club member Tonbridge MRC.

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  1. With 4 weeks to go to the exhibition, we have unfortunately had Polcombe Depot (layout) and Roneo Models (trader) withdraw from the show. We have been able to bring in 2 more layouts and another trader. Layouts: Docklands O BR East London 1957-1964 Lynsford OO BR Southern region South Coast Trader: Doug's model trains & tools. More information will be given when I have it. Colin
  2. Some travel information. Travelling by road: Please note that there will be no specific road signs for the exhibition itself. People are advised to follow road signs to the railway station, which is a 5 minute walk away. As they get closer, the road signs will start to show Sainsbury's or the Angel Centre. There are several Pay & Display car parks close by, both short and long term, the long term ones are mainly the smaller ones just away from Sainsbury's. Travelling by rail: Tonbridge station is served by trains coming from Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford International, Folkestone, Dover, Canterbury, Ramsgate, Redhill, and from London Charing Cross, Waterloo East & London Bridge. At the moment there are planned engineering works between Hither Green and Chislehurst, which means that Tonbridge services may be diverted or slightly delayed. Also the Tonbridge - Redhill line is partly closed, between Edenbridge and Redhill because of a landslide. It is hoped that this should be repaired and opened by the time of the exhibition. On arrival at Tonbridge station, People should leave by the main entrance, turning left and walk down to the roundabout. As soon as you leave the station you should be able to see Sainsbury's. As you get to the roundabout, you need to cross over the road, (please note there are pedestrian crossings just to the right of the station entrance) and then follow the road round to the right. You will see Sainsbury's petrol garage. Walk towards this, again crossing over the road. As you get to the mini roundabout by the petrol station, turn left and walk towards the car park. The Angel Centre is at the far end of this car park. Colin
  3. Unfortunately The End of the line and Lower Exbury have had to withdraw from attending the show. More information will be given when I have it Colin
  4. ColinW

    Avon Junction

    Despite all of the work that has been carried out on Avon Junction, this week we have taken the decision to retire the layout, as we cannot guarantee operational reliability. The layout was first exhibited by its previous owner & builder in 1998, and I have been fortunate enough to have been involved with it since then, and it has been a great layout to operate. Unfortunately the last couple of years have seen it blighted by electrical problems, and despite continual rectification, they kept appearing. Since its first exhibition (Tonbridge 1998) the layout has appeared at about 20+ shows, and was continuing to receive some good comments, especially various parts of the scenery. Thank you to everyone who has commented on the layout either at a show or on here, and to the people who have assisted with the layout over the years, and to the exhibitions that have had the layout at their shows. It is possible that we will start another layout in the near future. Colin
  5. A quick update. Unfortunately Rectory Grove to West Park is no longer attending, but we have several confirmations to add to the exhibits. Layouts: Coffee table layout N gauge Trams to the park O gauge Traders: Severn Models Societies: Colonel Stephens railway museum More information will be given when I have it. Colin
  6. I will be helping to operate Southbridge, so come and say hello. Colin
  7. Some excellent layouts on display today, meant it was well worth the trip round the M25 in the horrendous rain this morning. Hopefully the weather and the rugby didn't affect the numbers through the door too much. Colin
  8. Hi Dave I am a member of Tonbridge MRC. Colin
  9. Thanks for the replies, I believe we will do some test pieces before we start fixing the backscene to the layout. Colin
  10. Thanks for that, something for us to consider. Colin
  11. I am part of a group building a layout, for our club. We are going to use an ID Backscenes, photographic backscene, and are wondering if anyone has sealed the backscene after it has been fixed, by using an artist's varnish or similar, or if anyone has any other suggestions. Thanks Colin
  12. Seeing the photos of the whole set of buildings together, shows how stunning they look, and would certainly be an eye catching part of any layout. Hopefully you can get a chance to show them in their location on your father's layout. Colin
  13. Have to say that the building's are looking superb. I really like the way you have got the brick work painted. Colin
  14. Another excellent show put on by Adrian & the Uckfield club. The standard of all of the layouts was exceptional (no surprise there) and a good range of traders, although wasn't after much today. Worth a visit tomorrow if you are in the area. Colin
  15. I can now add a list of traders, societies & demonstrators attending the show Traders ACE Products C&L Finescale Carriage & Wagon Models Coastal DCC Dart Castings David Wills Dingo Servo Mounts DoW Scenics Golden Arrow Productions Hardy's Hobbies Harrison-Brown Models Heritage in motion Kent Garden Railway KS Laser Designs Layouts4u Matthew Cousins (Artist, with Drive Thomas) Mike Turner (Artist) Plus Daughters Rail-Books Railroad Trading Ray Morris Roxey Mouldings Simply Southern South Eastern Finecast Squires models & tools Supercast Societies Gravesend Rail Enthusiasts Society Network South East RCTS Spa Valley Railway Tonbridge Model Engineering Society Demonstrators Michael Tucker - Scratch built buildings Roger Sawyer - Basic soldering techniques Steve Sharp - Steve's model building service, Locomotives & rolling stock built in Plasticard Also, Butley Quay was added to the list of layouts by mistake, and will be attending our exhibition in 2021. The list above has been amended. Will up date when I have more information Colin
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