So far, this series on the Southampton Model railway Exhibition 2013 has had five blog post entries:
Today we look at a final three layout’s that were to be found at the exhibition.
Melton Mowbray (North) – 1/148th scale, N gauge – John Spence and Steve Weston
This layout represents the line that ran through Melton Mowbray, set after World War 2 when the line was in decline.
The layout is run in two eras – 1948-1953 and 1957-1962.
This layout models Aberdare station on the Taff Vale Railway in the summer of 1922.
Nictun- 4mm scale, 00 gauge – Geoff Elliott (Fareham and District MRC)
This very imaginative layout is an interpretation of what might have been if Dr Beeching had not had his way! It is colourful and the modern liveried steam locomotive’s always turn a few heads!
I had the pleasure of meeting Geoff on the day, who despite running a busy model train schedule took the time to have a chat. I would like to point you all to his website – nictun.co.uk to see more of this fantastic layout, as well as Nictun Borrud; where this layout has its’ roots.
I hope you have enjoyed this set of blog posts. I’d like to thank Simon of Brookes Castle Shed (don’t forget to check out his blog) for accompanying me on a very enjoyable day! Thanks for reading folks! 🙂