Only our second visit to Barnsley and the weather was appalling. It rained all the way there, most of the weekend and most of the way home
on the Sunday evening. The venue was also cold and draughty. With a crew split between the Flight and Train Sim Show at the Think Tank
and this show on saturday, we were grateful for the assistance of codrivermike and jennings on the saturday. Normal service resumed on Sunday
when Doug arrived through the murk and rain at around 8.30am.
The exhibition was spread across three adjacent rooms with layouts, societies and trade stands well spread around. A good selection of layouts in different
scales and gauges including a 4mm live steam layout of the Isle of Man Railway.
On the TrainSim front, the EB Midland Mainline (St Pancras to Bedford) was launched, the MT - Evesham Branch was demo'd and on the RailSim front
the Just Trains Voyager pack was launched as a CD Version. The Isle of Wight and 66 Pack CDs will be launched in December.
The largest layout in the exhibition was the clubs own layout. According to one member, this was the first time that the whole layout had been
assembled complete. Half of the layout was tramway meandering through the contryside and into town, where it met up with the railway that
covered the other half of the layout using an out and back style dumbbell. Whilst all around the layout was a roadway using the Faller roadway
system with numerous wagons, buses and coaches continually on the move. The railway half of the layout was standard analogue DC control,
whilst the tramway was Lenz DCC.
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Our thanks to Steve, Nick and the Barnsley Model Railway Club for the invitation, the refreshments and the location.
Our thanks to all those that gave of their time to help us demonstrating, to those who dropped by for a chat
and to the members of the public who visited the exhibition over the weekend.