The 30th Anniversary of Brighton Model World was excellent. We were joined by a number of UKTS members during the course of the
three day exhibition. Doug Kightley, atomicdanny, garyp and RSAdam plus I am sure others I didn't make note of.
This is Brighton Model World and and covers a wide range of modelling skills. As such we demonstrated Flight Sim X, 18 wheels of steel, Ship Sim, TrainSim and Rail Sim. Consequently the pictures in this report reflect a world of modelling not
just Model railways.
From the Model Railway perspective, there were some excellent layouts on display. The large O gauge layout Newchapel Junction
was again in attendance and proved as popular as ever. The modular layout that we have seen here before was also on show and
proves the point that a number of individuals can each build there own small layout providing they comply with
the guidelines for modularity and then join them together to make a very large layout..
Interesting to see that one of the members was running a 16 car Shinkansen on the modular layout. Excellent trade support was
also evident with everything from ready to run (new and secondhand) to suppliers of raw materials for scratch
Aside from railway modelling in all scales and gauges there was a considerable number of other modelling interests
present: slot cars, radio controlled boats, trucks, cars and helicopters, model aircraft, dolls houses,
robowars, mecanno and new this year was LEGO with all sorts of goodies including Harry Potter.
The Daleks were present again, this time on the upper floor so we didn't see them too often. The radio controlled cars
re-enacted 'The Italian Job' 3 minis in a truck, and did a superb job of it.
Our thanks to Tim Steven and the Modelworld Organising Group for the invitation to this 30th Brighton Model World.
Yet another first class exhibition and with attendance around 10,000 this year an excellent turn out by visitors. The Park and Ride
for exhibitors and visitors at the Brighton Racecourse worked extremely well for all concerned.