Our last exhibition before the summer break and it was almost on Neutronic's doorstep at Leytonstone
in East London. We were placed on the stage at the far end of the hall which gave us plenty of room
to lay everything out and have 4 machines do the business.
Thanks to Deltic9000 who not only brought his new shuttle but also a projector to give us three
projectors to display. Leviathan1949, Neutronic and Saddletank also had their shuttles running, so
we had FOUR shuttles running all day. Take a look at the photo (last one) and count them along the tables.
A large number of UKTrainSim users also turned out for our last exhibition before the summer, to
name but a few: Europeanloco, Connex, Basildd, Decapod, ThinLizzy, SouthCoastTrains, Deltic9000,
Saddletank plus numerous others I forgot to note the names of. Apologies to those not mentioned
but thanks to all that turned out to make it a great UKTrainSim day.
As always, numerous routes were on display: MidEast, Woodhead, Highworth, S&C 1930 etc and the
new London Brighton Express (LBE) courtesy of Europeanbahn. The LBE was well received by all visitors
as a route they could all relate too especially as a number of them come from the northern end
of this route.
A number of us also learnt very quickly how to communicate with one young gentleman visitor who was
profoundly deaf and dumb. He had fortuitously brought with him a pad and pen and was so full of
questions, I think we used most of his pad between us answering the endless barage of questions.
After the intital questions we sat him in front of a machine and let him drive the LBE for about
half an hour, he was totally engrossed and enthralled by it all. At the end of his time with us
which extended to well over an hour and a half, he was off to buy a copy of TrainSim and we gave
him a copy of MidEast to help him on his way.
As you will have noticed there are very few photos from this exhibition. Despite the location and
it being a small exhibition, it was extremely well attended and we were kept busy for most of
the day answering questions, keeping a watching eye on the punters who wanted to 'Have a go' and
generally enjoying ourselves as we always do.
Thanks again to all those who attended and made our job easier keeping the punters happy and
informed. Thanks also to the organisers for the invitation to attend, we look forward to visiting
again next year.
We are off the road now for 3 months while we take a holiday. Our next exhibition is at Ipswich on
the 13th and 14th September 2003, we hope to see you there.