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by Richard S
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23020

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the show, worth a long day trip from the NW (though nothing on the 23,00 mile trip). Good to catch up with a few friends. . Stand out for me was Burntisland which was simply breathtaking. Fascinating operation of the train ferry. I enjoyed all of the layouts presented. Well done t...
by Richard S
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Railmotors, Railcars and Multiple Units
Topic: Why the big windows?
Replies: 23
Views: 3868

Re: Why the big windows?



The 1959 film Diesel trainride shows the marketing aspect. Part of the BFI Transport Films Collection.
by Richard S
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 3112

Re: The Christmas Model Railway Show - Manchester 2018

Very high quality show. My son really liked Pwllheli with structures, stock and operation all catching his eye. Add in Arun Quay and Black Lion Crossing and the hits just kept on coming. The presentation of the peninsular layout Tarring Neville was very imaginative. All in all a great way to spend a...
by Richard S
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 20240

Re: Scaleforum 2018

I thought that this was the best S4um I have been to. The layouts in particular were excellent and with the no barriers set up it was easy to speak to the owners and operators. Snaffled a few goodies on the bring and buy too. Travel via train was greatly helped by the show guide having local bus ser...
by Richard S
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2018
Replies: 124
Views: 20240

Re: Scaleforum 2018

Pity about the coach not featuring but the economics are plain enough.
I have just booked a return rail ticket to Aylesbury and had the option of adding Plusbus for £2. Covers all the services mentioned in the guide and will get you to the stadium and back.
by Richard S
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016
Replies: 64
Views: 19174

Re: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the day, a big thank you to all those who helped put it on. Learnt a lot, had more than a few laughs and made some new acquaintances.

Same again in 2017?
by Richard S
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016
Replies: 64
Views: 19174

Re: 101 Not Out - 12th March 2016

I managed to find a deal with Virgin Trains for £36 return from Crewe so I'm going. The format and line up looks really good. As I will be on the 1014 arrival at Tolworth please could I have one of the lifts mentioned? My return service departs at 1643. Looking forward to this and meeting more of th...
by Richard S
Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2015
Replies: 123
Views: 32680

Re: Scaleforum 2015

My first ever S4um visit and it was a thoroughly enjoyable day out. Great mix of layouts, demonstrations and trade support in a very well lit hall with plenty of seating. The coach transfer from the railway station worked well. Good to catch with friends from far and wide. Thank you to all of those ...
by Richard S
Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Layout Location
Topic: Starting over again ...
Replies: 62
Views: 16219

Re: Starting over again ...

I have followed this thread with interest. So much so, that I have just ordered a log cabin from a company near me who previously supplied us with a bike store and a dog kennel. They have branched out in log cabins and the showroom has a few examples to study.

No more cold garage modelling for me.
by Richard S
Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Cannon Street station approach roads
Replies: 12
Views: 3526

Re: Cannon Street station approach roads

Fascinating. Thanks for sharing that.
by Richard S
Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 25772

Re: Scalefour North 2014

I would like to my thanks for the organizers of this show, I thought it was very well executed and had an extremely enjoyable day. Good mix of trade support and bought a few items to keep me amused for a while. In my opinion the Bring and Buy hoo-ha is a storm in a teacup and should not detract from...
by Richard S
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 22029

Re: Scalefour North 2013

I went along on Sunday with my youngest son (4). Many thanks to all the exhibitors who chatted to him, pointed out features on their layouts and let him operate the wifi DCC demo. A splendid show all round; big pat on the back to all those who gave their time to put it on.

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