Sunday, 27 May 2012

An Outing To Battlefield Line Models Weekend 2012

Hi everyone. Well, what a busy weekend it has been. This weekend we were at Market Bosworth on the Battlefield Line, exhibiting for their 2012 Models Weekend. There were a variety of exhibits on display including a Tri-Ang layout, a 3-Rail layout, a Gauge 1 Live Steam layout, miniature Traction Engines and 5" gauge models to name but a few. We took along our O Gauge LEGO Railway (in its 9ft x 4ft form) as well as our two Mamods. On the Saturday, I also took along "Achilles" to sit next to the layout. I thought our display was more than appropriate, with a selection of trains making their way around throughout the weekend. We were situated in the recently opened Portakabin, whilst other displays were in the Goods Shed.
The LEGO Railway In Action
On the Saturday, the electro-diesel Class 73 handled services on the nearby running line, whilst on the Sunday the graceful 3803 pulled the trains. Passenger numbers seemed very low during the weekend, though nobody could work out why. The weather was perfect, there were many exhibits and with the large Great Western out on the Sunday as well I just don't see what else could have been done to encourage more trade. However, saying that, most were probably at the beach or in a pub garden somewhere!
On the Saturday, "Achilles" received quite alot of interest; sat perched quietly on a table at the end of the layout. Its a pity that she couldn't be steamed but not only is there no track at MB currently, but the loco is also still having blower problems
Overall I think it was a good event. We certainly enjoyed it and, if nothing else, it certainly gave our many LEGO trains a chance to stretch their legs after 3 months or so spent in their boxes
3803 In Service On Sunday
Thanks for reading folks. Sam...

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