Model Railway Exhibition, Barsham Village Hall - October 2018

On Saturday 13th October we ran a small model railway exhibition in aid of the village hall to raise money for better facilities.  On show were nine layouts, a modelling demonstration, and a sales stand from Great Eastern Model Railways of Norwich. 

Photos from the event follows:-

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"Shipmeadow" station (009) has received a call from two
Bachmann Baldwins. 
As a young apprentice was running Shipmeadow for much of the day, some modern cars made an appearance and also Dolgoch inspired "Rheneas".
Depicting a Suffolk milling site is "Chapel Mills" (009), the post mill is still working, and there is steam mill too. This is a circular "pizza layout" 600mm in diameter.  A railcar is in the bay platform at Chapel Mills.  The steam mill is in the background with a fire effect in the boiler house.
A big "thank you" goes to Stephen Clulow for bringing "First" (009), a double-sided layout based on a narrow gauge line in the  Cotswolds, a beautiful layout, using 3D printed locomotive bodies on Minitrains chassis. 0-4-0 tank "Venus" leaves the village on "First" with a goods train. 
Stephen also brought along his shunting layout "Thomas & Sons" (09), a work in progress depicting a fictional engineering works.  It uses DCC control, and scratch built wagons.   Brought in at short notice was Martin, who had a part sales stall and part Cuban Gn15 layout displayed (under construction). 
This is "Hawkins Tower" (009), featuring a narrow gauge railway under restoration around an old Victorian park.  The tea and cake stall is open every weekend attracting visitors to the park.  An industrial diesel is about to pass the tea stall. "Longstone Maintenance Shed" (Gn15) is pictured in the bright sun with 0-4-0 tank "Delta" and works wagon.  This was a "practice piece", an operating diorama built to use different techniques before building a larger exhibition layout. 
Alan was demonstrating model-making, in this case tram wire posts and supports for a high street scene.  He models in card and plasticard, and even builds scratch built locomotives.  A few models, card kits, for the street scene. 
"Priory Waterworks" (009) a Victorian waterworks featuring a working beam engine and lit boiler effects.  The waterworks layout is a shunting puzzle, posing the problem of arranging wagons in the correct order with only the running line and a single siding. 
"Old Chapel Yard" is a recently completed 009 scale layout featuring a railway warehouse/engineering works, a small terminus station and quayside scene.  Here a tram loco waits at the station for passengers. At the other end of the layout is the railway works scene.