This weekend was the biennial model railway show here in town, an eagerly awaited event by yours truly. As master of timekeeping I made sure we were down there right at opening time, lest the trade stands have some bargains that I missed out on!
First up, the trade stands. There were only 3 and a half stands there, and only a handful of N gauge stuff. I snapped up a few second hand British N scale wagons for $9 each. My first British N scale items in a long time, they seem well made and will look right at home in Utrainia. I was a little disappointed there weren't more trade stands, however I guess it is a pretty small show.
On to the railways.
No new layouts that I hadn't already seen, however it was nice to revisit some familiars with a closer eye. "Hexeter" presented a rather interesting scene, with a hexagonally shaped railway of 6 modules forming a circular snapshot of early British railway history. Segments of the scenery was good, but it is the locos that...