The second year with the new Exhibition Management of Alex and Chris for this the 34th Brighton Model World. Cab-It and I
arrived early Thursday afternoon for setup. Same layout this year with the DCC Workshop adjacent to the Main Stand. It worked very well over the
whole weekend. This is a 3 day exhibition that covers almost every aspect of modelling on show.
Since our last visit the Brighton Centre has undergone some refurbishment and the main frontage is now totally different.
The covered entranceway has now been included as part of the internals and a wholly new glass frontage put in place directly under
the front edge of the floor above. Provides much more space on the inside.
Last year saw the front car of the Brighton Belle on a trailer in the layby at the front of the Brighton Centre,
this year saw the LBSCR tank loco Fenchurch, cunningly disguised as "Brighton Works".
We were joined over the weekend by Danny3, DDPOTTER, RobertM, easilyconfused and Bronwyn, the Chaddocks (Duncan and John) and numerous other
UKTS members who dropped by for a chat including Geoff Potter and Ruth Ivimey-Cook. Great to see you all.
Esthwaite Docks moving forward again with some well timed signalling help from the Chaddocks and we also got to see
the Cambridgeshire Lines circa 1950 from Ruth.
RailWorks3 and MSTS had a good showing over the whole weekend with Scottish Central Plus taking the MSTS limelight.
The 8 photographs below are of the Brickish Association LEGO model of Westminster Abbey made for the Royal Wedding.
It contains around 186,000 Lego bricks and took 4 people 8 weeks to create. It is an amazing model.
The DCC Workshop was adjacent to the main stand at this show with Easilyconfuseds N gauge layout with the the loop of Kato
HO/OO track round the outside. Using the Lenz DCC Controllers for the N gauge and the Hornby Elite for the OO gauge. Trains
on display included the Virgin Voyager, Class 73, Class 37, Class 108 DMU, Class 40, Class 46, Pannier Tank and the 4CEP.
There were plenty of deals to be had if you wanted them from various traders selling all aspects of modelling.
Our thanks to Alex Tombling and Chris English and the Brighton Model World Organising Group 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 also to the crew who help break down the stand and help load the car at the end.
NOTE: The change of date to the last weekend of the month of February is for at least the next 10 years.
We hope to be back next year and see you all again then.