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| This was a very successful show even allowing for it occurring on the day of the World Rugby final and extreme weather conditions, wind and rain.
The fact is that we had the second highest attendance, probably due to advertising in local publications.
We used the same venue as before King Alfred School between Burnham and Highbridge.
As previously, we supported the Friends of Burnham on Sea Memorial Hospital, a worthy local charity.
There were 11 layouts on display and plenty of dealers, plus a bring and buy table.
Possibly the most popular layout for children was Chris Batten’s clockwork extravaganza. This stretched diagonally across a classroom with every space occupied by track, buildings and Dinky toys. Chris also encouraged the visitor’s children to operate the trains, warning of the dangers of a fully wound springs, elf and safety.
| We were honoured by the visit of the new mayor and town crier.
Also in attendance was HRCA number 1, Peter Gomm, seated on the left in this picture.
The 0 gauge electric brigade were covered by Peter Lintern’s pure Hornby, yours truly running other makes like ACE and Bassett-Lowke for comparison purposes of course and Mike Green’s Winford classics.
| The well known Dublo layout “I ‘ad that” was running with tracks on two levels and numerous neverwazz’s converted to 3 rail use.
Our chairman Steve Sands bought out his module Dublo 3 rail layout shaped like an L into fit the classroom, tucked inside with a couple of dealers for company.
Barrie Taylor had another Dublo 3 rail layout, which stretched into the distance.
Visiting member, Martin Kilford, showed his Dublo 3 rail layout on Robin Hair’s folding boards.
We must not forget the minor layouts. Roy Sinclair, with his Marx military trains in battleship grey;
Tony Gray was showing a shop window layout with a Meccano leaflet showing it cost the original shop owner, the price of £16.
The sole Dublo 2 rail layout feature multiple crossings leading to a pithead, plus the Police type 37 diesel with its flashing blue lights
Jane Sands lead the buffet car ladies with a great range of cakes and included the staple diet for all enthusiasts, bacon butties
|It was an enjoyable day for the club and financially successful, with a useful donation to our chosen charity.|
We have to thank the organisers, George Moon, Peter Rose, David Temple and Steve Sands for the smooth running of the show.
Make a note of next year's date in your diary Saturday 31st October 2020 (tbc)