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Hello to JZ in 2008 and my corpulent frame is blocking someone’s access/view moreover I had hair.

 

Nice day out

 

Cheers, stay safe

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Couple more people shots from 2005. First up is Richard Dagger and a very smiley Chris Challis. Andy Cundick is deeply engrossed in his new purchase, I'm on the stage by the look of it.

 

Can anyone put names to the magnificent trio in the second picture.

 

Jerry

 

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.......and 2012.

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John Greenwood and Nick Smith have a natter whilst John Birkett-Smith looks after Wenford Bridge

 

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Kim Clifford, Edna Greenwood, Phil Copplestone and Caroline Birkett-Smith shoot the breeze.

 

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Young Simon certainly packed them in that year - I remember him measuring the hall going foot foot - oh the precision!!

 

Jerry

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It's a great shame it's not happening this year but of course it's the right decision. To me it's by far the most enjoyable exhibition/gathering/social on the modelling calendar and I've enjoyed each one right back from the first held in the station building at Limpley Stoke in (I think) 1996.

So here are a few photos from my collection in no particular order......

 

Camrail in 2009 and whilst I can't include all the layouts present I make no apology for including 3 shots of John Birkett-Smith's wonderful Ashburton.  

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I've no notes but I believe this is Horselunges.

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Steve Cook's atmospheric diorama (is that Simon's Ruston?).1699352919_Camrail20094.JPG.18583b7466b11cf9c8a617b9d95b98cb.JPG

 

And the man himself...

 

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More to follow.....

 

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Some more from Camrail over the years.  John Greenwood's beautiful Wenford Bridge.

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2008 included Simon's Pompoules Siding 

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Weston on the WC&P

 

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Iain Rice's North Cornwall stock

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Gerry Beale's Maiden Newton appeared at Larkrail

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As did a Bristol Lodekka!

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The late John Spencer's signal box 

 

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Above are my layout "Chipping Compton" and the late Bob Barlow's incredible Welsh Quayside. 

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Wonderful photos of some lovely, happy days - may they return again very soon!

 

Stay safe everyone.

 

Gerry

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7 hours ago, 4109 said:

the first held in the station building at Limpley Stoke in (I think) 1996

I don't recall more than two events at the station and that in 1999 was definitely held on the towpath of the Somerset Coal Canal at the new visitor centre, so unless Simon missed out a year, the first CamRail would have been in 1997.

 

8 hours ago, 4109 said:

is that Simon's Ruston?

I believe it is.

 

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4109 is quite right, the first Camrail was indeed in 1996. I missed out 1998 as I was just moving into the Coal Canal visitor centre, and the following year the show was at the visitor centre and using the scouts marquee(!) 2000 and 2001 were at Monkton Combe School, from 2002 we were at St Margarets Hall. The show only moved for 2013 as the hall was being refurbished and so was unavailable, which was when I had the brainwave that a show near the bookshop wouldn't need a bookstall, hence the move to Larkhall and the slight name change.

 

So many people in those brilliant photographs, not to mention lots of fantastic layouts and models of course.

 

I can't remember the three ladies, I think it was maybe  some sort of genteel bric a brac Mafioso that came with St Margarets Hall(!)

 

Jerry's second shot from 2012 features my Dad walking behind the seated group, which is kind of amusing.....

 

Thank you very much to all contributors, when I fire up the old computer I'll add some more pictures myself.

 

It's a kind of virtual lockdown Larkrail - Lockrail?

 

Gawd....

 

Simon

 

 

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1 hour ago, Not Jeremy said:

It's a kind of virtual lockdown Larkrail - Lockrail?

 

Gawd....

 

Simon

 

 


You could make that a Scottish themed show.

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13 hours ago, Not Jeremy said:

the first Camrail was indeed in 1996. I missed out 1998 as I was just moving into the Coal Canal visitor centre

Ah, I'd forgotten about that. The Mists of Time play tricks on the memory.

 

I do recall that the first CamRails were held on the same weekend as Brian Clarke's Small Engines Rally in his garden in Bath, does anyone else remember those excellent events?

 

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Well it should have been Larkrail today and about now (just gone 4.00) we would have been thinking about packing away all our toys before heading off to the pub and then firing up the BBQ. I'm missing playing trains at shows but I think I'm missing the social side even more. Here's a selection from previous years - we'll be back!

 

Jerry

 

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Some nice images there Gerry thank you.

 

Sorely missed by me too and as you quite rightly say, its also the social side. 

 

I've had to keep cancelling the reminders that were popping up on my iPhone throughout the past week !

 

G

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A date that has not gone unnoticed at Kernow Towers.

 

At least, though, I didn't have to get up at the crack of dawn, my sleep having been interrupted by some selfish, inconsiderate baastards, who let some fireworks off nearby at 0040 hrs last night.

 

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1 hour ago, Captain Kernow said:

 

...inconsiderate baastards...

 

 

Sheep?

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4 hours ago, melmoth said:

 

Sheep?

 

 

Unlikely.  

 

Holding matches with ones hooves is tricky to say the least and then there is the obvious risk of setting ones wool alight. 

 

Nope, not sheep.  

 

 

Rob. 

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