Sunday, 23 November 2008

Exhibiting My Lego Model Railway at Warley 2008!

Over the weekend of November 22nd/23rd the National Exhibition Centre's Hall 5 played host to the 2008 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. Over 65 model railways and over 100 trade stands attended to make a once again fantastic show! Centrepiece locomotive was the South Tynedale Railway's 0-4-0 "Thomas Edmundson". We took along our 'O Gauge' 6ftX4ft Lego Model Railway for the exhibition with over 18000 people were said to attend over the two days. Our layout received much attention especially, as you would expect, from the younger visitors! I answered so many questions over the weekend that my voice hurt by the end!
The show was open from 9:30am on both days, closing at 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. Locomotives of all scales and gauges from 'N' to 'Gauge 1' were on display. Railway societies and associations also attended including the Tallylyn & Severn Valley Railways. The detail on the layouts was amazing and it was hard to believe that they were all created by the human hand! VIP Guest Pete Waterman was showing a DVD of his model railway "Leamington Spa". I actually ended up buying his new book ("A Train Is For Life") which Pete signed for me. In fact, I've already read it! The weekend was a great sucess and I look forward to visiting Warley 2009 next November.For now though, the Lego is back in its boxes and back in the attic for another year until the Town & Country Festival 2009 when it will no doubt be on display again! Thanks for reading!

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