This weekend could have turned out so bad weatherwise, but fortunately didn't for all concerned. We awoke on the Thursday morning to
one and a half inches of snow and below zero temperatures. Nevertheless, undeterred we packed the car and set off for Brighton.
Once we reached the main roads, all was well and an uneventful drive followed, arriving at the Brighton Centre around 12.30pm.
Parts of East Sussex and Kent were not so lucky and had a goodly snowfall.
About an hour after arriving, Penny and Clive (Staxtrax) turned up, so while Cab-It and Penny went shopping, Clive and I finished
the setting up. Mid afternoon and the mobile phone rang announcing the arrival of RobertM into Brighton Station.
We were located in the corner of the foyer as in previous years, the lights had already been unplugged by the electrician
thus rendering our corner dark enough for good displays but still light enough for visitors to see where they were going.
If you have never attended Brighton Model World, it is a three day event that embraces a considerable number of hobbies of which
modelling is a major part. Railways, aeroplanes, boats, cars, lorries, dolls houses, miniatures of all shapes, sizes and descriptions.
Some well known names of yesteryear always crop up with Meccano, Bayko, Micronauts, Trix, Hornby Dublo and more recently LEGO, etc. etc.
to name just a few. The models also cover a vast range of scales from 1/6th scale down to 1/450th scale thus covering a remarkable range
of modelling skills.
One big crowd puller was the larger than life "Titan the Robot". Two or three times each day Titan made an appearance and strutted his
stuff for about 30 to 40 minutes each time. See videos at the bottom of the page.
We were ably assisted over the weekend by LAD491, RobertM, atomicdanny, easilyconfused, bronwyn, DDPOTTER and a visit from connorurry.
There were numerous UKTS members who visited the stand over the weekend to chat all things train and rail sim plus a large number
of the visiting public dropped in for a chat and some for a brief drive.
If you were unfortunate enough not to make it to this show, you missed out on an excellent show.
The Brighton Centre is a large venue and there is ample opportunity for the organisers to bring together a great number of modellers and modelling skills under 1 roof in an easily accessible location.
This weekend saw Reg Furniss' Kingsbridge Branch for MSTS and also the new A4 from Just Trains for RailSimulator/RailWorks. These will be on show again at the forthcoming Eastleigh Exhibition at the end of the month.
The photographs on this page and the larger ones they link to are much smaller than the full size originals which are 3072 x 2304
and around 1.2Mb each. If you would like a full size copy then please email our support desk firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our thanks to Chris Bennett and the Brighton Modelworld Organising Group (MOG) 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.
Special thanks to the West Sussex N gauge group for keeping Cameron engaged for a number of hours driving trains.
The links below lead to videos taken at the exhibition, right click and save as, then play from your machine.