Nairnshire Modelling Supplies visited the Darlington MRC exhibition at Darlington College this weekend past and it had to be the best show I have been to in a very long time. Not only was it in a lovely venue, the layouts were truly superb. I managed, during a very busy two days, to grab a few snaps of a handful of layouts, and I will state: they are snaps; taken hand held with available light at f5.6 and with no tripod – in a rush as Sarah and I were kept pretty busy all weekend! My favourite of them all, and that ws a hard decision, was Mini-MSW. I liked the format because it can be fitted into a small area, easily stored and transported, and would fit the typical modern home. The circular format is increasingly popular for 2mm and N scale. I am considering this format for a British N gauge project based in the Black Country after seeing a similar approach applied to an Austrian theme which was exhibited last year at the Tyneside show. The name of the layout I cannot remember, but the format I can!
Anyway, here’s a selection of those snaps – sorry to those layouts not featured – simply could not photograph them all. As a thought for the future, I believe Charlotte Road is booked for next year. Sarah and I see this as a highlight to our exhibiting year – Darlington has to go down as a premier show on par with York, Wakefield and many of the fine scale shows. Exhibition manager Simon and his team are doing a great job!
Crumley & Little Wickhill 4mm 009 Gauge by Hull Miniature MRS:
Farkham 4mm OO gauge by Mickleover MRG:
Hospital Gates 7mm O gauge by Neil Ripley & C Stark:
Johnstown Road 7mm O gauge by The Barrowmore Model Railway Group:
Mini MSW 2mm Finescale by Alan Whitehouse:
What north east show would be without Ted doing a demo of some description? Usually trees, but buildings this time.