Saturday, 28 November 2015

NEC Show: Wandering Around Warley...

Hi all. A short one from today. This was our annual little outing to the NEC for the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. We go every year and we've exhibited there four times with the LEGO railway over the years. Once again it was a great show with countless stands and some wonderful layouts. One thing I always think when walking around is "how does anyone afford this hobby?" and its always interesting to see one of those engines which makes you think "I can find you a ride on one for half that price!". But, nevertheless, the hobby is thriving at the minute, with more locomotives and gauges available than ever before. I'd love to have the time to knock up a model railway of some description but, allas, so many railways so little time! The veteran LNWR Coal Tank of 1888 had made the short journey to the NEC from Tyseley, where I worked alongside her the other week with 7752. The lovely old engine was being photographed from all angles by countless bobble-hatted model railway enthusiasts, and quite right too. We had a good walk round, saw some lovely layouts and had a pint in the Wetherspoons before heading for home. I'm sure we'll be back again next year. All the best all, Sam...

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