Running Day Exhibition September 2016 Review

Running Day/Exhibition

Barsham Village Hall 3rd September 2016 in aid of Barsham Village Hall

Our Group got together with eight layouts, two displays and a modelling demonstration on behalf of Barsham Village Hall to help raise funds for improvements to the toilets.  I was a lovely relaxed day, made all the better by the girls from Great Yarmouth Brass (Band) providing cakes and refreshments.  Here are some photos of the exhibits.



Chapel Mills (009 scale)

A mixed train seen arriving at the halt. The windmill in the background rotates at different speeds to simulate varying strength of the wind. 






Ashfield Green (009 scale)

An Andrew Barclay "Chevalier" locomotive now with tram skirts at the loco facilities.

This layout was built for the Groups 2015 Challenge "to build a narrow gauge layout with a scenic area of just two square feet (288 sq. ins.)" but has become a good exhibition layout in it's own right.





Nibley Knoll (009 scale)

An old Egger-Bahn articulated steam railcar arives at the tiny halt on the upper tramway.







La Garita Hills Railroad (On30 scale)

Two locomotives at the loco facilities on this Calorado-based line after the successful gold mining in the area.






1:16 Display

Bill Knight presented some of his superb scratch built models made with everyday materials.







Modelling Demonstration

Phil Porter gets to grips with building a 009 scale coach.








Watts Yawzes Mine (Gn15, 1:24th scale)

A busy scene at the mine entrance on this 15" gauge line featuring part of the cliffs and gullies at Watts Mine.  A Sidelines Wasp brings in empty mine wagons.







Shipmeadow (009 scale)

A Baldwin loco arrives at the small rural halt serving the local hamlets of Shipmeadow and Mettingham financed by local businessmen for the local print trade.





3.5" gauge Display

Stuart Hughes displayed something much larger, a 3.5" gauge vertical boilered De Winton loco which was completed and running many years ago but then suffered an accident. The re-build stalled several years ago, but is now progressing.





Hawkins Tower (009 scale)

Phillip Moore is now the owner of this layout originally built by two other members of the Group.  It features part of an old victorian park where many locals are attracted at weekends.  

It seems the driver of the loco has been attracted to the tea & cake stall!





 A Possible Greenwich Challenge layout

Displayed by Alex Harper-Bourne is a layout diorama created for the "Fork" Dave Brewer Memorial Challenge at the ExpoNG exhibition.  It has yet to be decided whether it will be entered into the competition.




Hubbards Halt (009 scale)

This rural layout has constantly been improved by Jim Bamber.  

Lots of details and a backscene are recent additions.