Saturday, 16 February 2013

LEGO Railway at Solihull...

Hi guys. Today we were at the annual G Scale West Midlands Show, held in Hobs Moat, Solihull. We attended this well patronised event last year and enjoyed it very much, and so we were more than happy to come back this year following a kind invitation. The show takes place each year in order to raise much needed funds for the G Scale Society. We took along our 12ft x 4ft LEGO Model Railway, still fresh from its outing to the Stoneleigh show three weeks ago. The layout performed very well and proved very popular, as usual, with plenty of children & adults alike commenting on how good the layout looked. I must admit, though it really is just a toy train collection (if a rare one) it still proves very popular at even the biggest of shows...such as Warley at the NEC...
The show was open from 10:30am until 4:30pm and during this time our locomotives hauled a variety of loads around the three different circuits on our layout. Naturally, during the day a few people commented on some of our humorous situations!...
"LE-GO of Me You Fool!"
Below, the red diesel shunter pulls the car flats through a busy yard, passing the Harry Potter locomotive and the Santa Fe Super Chief diesel No301...
All in all, a very enjoyable day at the Solihull exhibition. There were some very interesting layouts on display, in scales varying from N right up to Gauge 1 live steam and of course G Scale. Our LEGO railway seemed to provide a little bit of "fun" alongside its more serious, and equally fantastic, brothers.
"On Shed" - The Grey Tank Engine Gets A Well Earned Clean
Thanks for reading guys. The LEGO Railway will next be exhibited at the September 15th Hinckley Model Railway Show, depending on wether anything else crops up in the meantime. Of course, we will also be exhibiting the layout at the 2013 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in November...a favourite show of ours! Cheers guys - Its off to Shackerstone tomorrow. Sam.

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