David B wrote:Fervour for this show seems to be on the back-burner this year. ...
For fervour, read shopping list generation?
Certainly in my case!!
James Wells wrote:
This is how you engage and encourage the young into the hobby - it may be they don't come over to our side until later in life but the seed is planted! The kindness of people at shows like today who have spoken to him properly, not talking down to him or dismissing him, do the future of the hobby far, far more of a service than I suspect those horrible 'something for the kids' Thomas layouts, stuck in the corner at local shows (I've written about this on my blog before - http://eastmoor.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/ ... wrong.html).
I think this is really shows how friendly our Society is!
John Donnelly wrote:That's me on the left on your pic James
Lord Colnago wrote:A few highlights for me were Chris Pendlenton's DCC sound equipped Q6, Phil Sutton's array of class 24s, the Smoke Box Jury and the young lad driving trains on Calcutta Sidings.
RichardS wrote:Great to see your lad getting involved - my guess is it will never leave him.
I suspect the extent of a child's interest might be influenced most by the parents' level of interest at the end of the day. (Unless there are influential Grandparents to whom he/she is exposed.)
Nevertheless - good on the other owners to let him have a go.
jon price wrote:Excellent Scalefour North. Much thanks to the organisers. All the layouts were great, difficult to decide on the best. Particularly enjoyed seeing "Greater Britain" taking an inspection turn round Calcutta Sidings.
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