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Thorncombe (Dorset) Exhibition 2012


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The 2012 Thorncombe Exhibition takes place on Saturday 3rd November, at Thorncombe Village Hall & School, Dorset, TA20 4NE

 

Organised by the Thorncombe Rail Activities Club (TRAC) their website is https://sites.google...raclubsite/Home

 

 

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I will be there with my Bridport Town layout, but I don't know the full line-up yet. More info will be posted on the website.

 

Usually a very pleasant and friendly show,

All the best,

Dave.T

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Many thanks Dave,look forward to seeing you and "BT" there.Perhaps I could have a wee spell at the controls like what I did at Weymouth many moons ago! Just joking,thanks for the tip- always a cracking little show.(and there's a brilliant pub just down the road in Hawkchurch!)

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Many thanks Dave,look forward to seeing you and "BT" there.Perhaps I could have a wee spell at the controls like what I did at Weymouth many moons ago! Just joking,thanks for the tip- always a cracking little show.(and there's a brilliant pub just down the road in Hawkchurch!)

Hi Tim,

 

Look forward to seeing you there. Please do have a play, but I warn you we will all be learning, as it will be Bridport Town's first show under DCC control....

 

All the best,

Dave.

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Quick update to expand on Dave's earlier post.

 

As he said, it's Saturday 3rd November, 10am - 5pm at Thorncombe Village Hall and also overflowing into the school next door (as last year, for those of you who were there.)

 

On the Devon/Dorset/Somerset border - Postcode for satnavs - TA20 4NE

 

Entry £3 Children free but donations welcomed!

 

Drinks, cakes & lunches available. Free parking. Disabled access.

 

** Proceeds to Railway Preservation Charities **

 

For further details, please see:

http://sites.google....ite/traclubsite

 

 

Layouts expected (in no particlular order):

Wiveliscombe (00) Tony Hiscock

Southurst (00) John Long

Penrhos (00) Dave Spencer

Villier St. (EM) Ian Manderson

God's Hill (0) Bob Thorne

BridportTown (7mm NG) David Taylor

Glyn Valley Tramway (009) Nigel Smith

Purbeck (009) John Thorne

Sergaro Valley (H0 n30) Terry Lee

Oro Grande RR (Sn3) William Loyd

Beaminster (00) Chard MRC

Rax Lane MPD (00) Ron Randall

Squeezebelly Lane (N) Tom Coulthard

plus another couple still to confirm

also small static display of large-scale live steam locos

 

Trade Support expected from:

Peco

Buffers Model Railways

Alan Corwood (railwayana & books)

Mike Bass (The Strawberry Line, Keynsham)

Rod Saunders (second hand & die cast)

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Unless there are any last minute problems, the line-up of exhibits will be:

 

 

 

Beaminster OO Chard MRC

Bridport Town 7mmNG David Taylor

Glyn Valley Tramway 009 Nigel Smith

God's Hill O Bob Thorne

Oro Grande RR Sn3 William Loyd

Penrhos OO Dave Spencer

Purbeck 009 John Thorne

Rax Lane OO Ron Randall

Sergaro Valley H0n30 Terry Lee

Southurst OO John Long

Squeezebelly Lane N Tom Coulthard

Villier St. EM Ian Manderson

Windmill Heights H0e/009 Barry Thomas

Wiveliscombe OO Tony Hiscock

Yonder Hill N Chris Phillimore

Static Loco display 3.5" Gauge Mike Curry

 

 

with trade support from:

 

Peco

Alan Corwood - railwayana & books

Mike Bass (The Strawberry Line, Keynsham) - new, second hand & spares

Rod Saunders - second hand & die cast

(Buffers have had to withdraw due to illness)

 

 

Saturday 3rd November, 10am - 5pm at Thorncombe Village Hall and also overflowing into the school next door (as last year, for those of you who were there.)

 

On the Devon/Dorset/Somerset border - Postcode for satnavs - TA20 4NE

 

Entry £3 Children free but donations welcomed!

 

Drinks, cakes & lunches available. Free parking. Disabled access.

 

** Proceeds to Railway Preservation Charities **

 

For further details, please see:

http://sites.google....ite/traclubsite

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A quick reminder for anyone within striking distance of the East Devon/West Dorset/South Somerset area.

 

A friendly show - hope to see some of you there. Come & say hello if you do visit us.

 

Graham

 

PS make sure you try some of the home-made cakes . . . .

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Not long back from the show today.

Verdict - very good day out, spending much more time there than expected! I didn't even get much time to spend operating Bridport Town - maybe next time.

Well worth the trip down the country lanes.

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Thanks very much to the Organisers for an excellent Thorncombe Railex.

 

I must tender my apologies to everyone who came, and to the Show organisers, for the very poor running on Bridport Town.

It was my first exhibition with DCC control, and it was truly awful.

I will be detailing my thoughts on my Workbench thread, but I will give it a day or two to allow my embarrasment/anger/disapointment to die down.

 

Dave.

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