A cool crisp morning for our drive down on the saturday morning and we arrived around 7.30, shortly followed
by LAD491, Neutronic, Micronic and dkightley. Quickly unloaded and we set up our stand with the DCC Workshop
in a classroom just for us. Shortly after 9 we were joined by atomicdanny.
Another school based exhibition and clever use had been made of the hall, gymnasium and numerous classrooms.
With one day exhibitions a lot of thought and effort goes into the choice of layouts and traders to make the exhibition
a success. With this one, everything from Z gauge to G gauge was included along with a good selection of traders and demonstrators.
One very interesting layout was the Greys Steelworks, see photos below. Unusual in the choice of an industrial setting where modellers
license can run free with all sorts of home grown industrial locos and stock, loosely based in reality, mixed in with visiting BR stock.
Crackington Quay, an O-16.5 Narrow Gauge layout was Best in Show and well deserved.
During the course of the day we had many visitors to see the Train Simulation and to talk DCC. As ever, a number of recently retired
folk just getting back into railways looking at the options of a Computer and Simulator or Model Railway with or without DCC.
It makes for very interesting conversation and many other visitors listen in.
Our thanks as always to the members who turn up to help run the demonstration stand; to those members who drop by for
a chat and to the members of the public for adding their bit to make it just as interesting for us to attend.
Our thanks to David Coates (Exhibition Manager) and to the Letchworth MRC for the invitation, the refreshments and making us welcome.
Thanks to Laurie, Doug and to Gary who joined us to help demonstrate and talk to the visitors; to UKTS members who visited us for a chat.
Hope to see you all again in 2008.