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SATURDAY 1 APRIL AND SUNDAY 2 APRIL 2006

 
 

   
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LAYOUT AND ATTRACTION REVIEW

 
 
   
  MASHAM by Peter White. 3mm Scale 14.2 (TT) Gauge  
 
   
 

In its stylish but workmanlike black livery, NER P1 0-6-0 - later LNER Class J25 - 2068 propelled a rake of cattle wagons past the incline to Masham's coal drop

 
 
   
  In its stylish but workmanlike black livery, NER P1 0-6-0 - later LNER Class J25 - 2068 propelled a rake of cattle wagons past the incline to Masham's coal drop  
 
   
 

NER 0-6-0 1567 took on coal and water while Class Q 4-4-0 ( LNER D17 ) in NER lined passenger green was ready to be turned back toward Melmerby Junction and Ripon

 
 
   
  NER 0-6-0 1567 took on coal and water while Class Q 4-4-0 ( LNER D17 ) in NER lined passenger green was ready to be turned back toward Melmerby Junction and Ripon  
 
   
 

A coal drop for bottom-unloading wagons was a common sight at North Eastern Railway stations and Masham - more famous for Theakston's Old Peculier beer - was no exception.

 
 
   
  A coal drop for bottom-unloading wagons was a common sight at NER stations and Masham - more famous for Theakston's Old Peculier beer - was no exception.
 
 
   
 

The coal drop providesd both advertising space and a windbreak for passengers as Masham station pilot 1599 - a Class A ( LNER Class F8 ) - 2-4-2T arrived with a train of clerestory carriages

 
 
   
  The coal drop provided both advertising space and a windbreak as Masham station pilot 1599 - a Class A ( LNER Class F8 ) - 2-4-2T arrived with a train of clerestory carriages  
 
   
 

Even the locomotive cab detailing on "Masham" put many 4mm layouts to shame!

 
 
   
  Even the locomotive cab detailing on "Masham" put many 4mm layouts to shame!  
 
   
 

The coal drop on Masham makes an interesting comparison with this preserved example at Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway - better known to ITV1 viewers as Aidensfield in the popular drama "Heartbeat"

 
 
   
  The coal drop on Masham makes an interesting comparison with this preserved example at Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway - better known to ITV1 viewers as Aidensfield in the popular drama "Heartbeat"  
 
   
  The coal drop on Masham makes an interesting comparison with this preserved example at Goathland on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway - better known to ITV1 viewers as Aidensfield in the popular drama "Heartbeat"  
 
   
  This project was inspired by an article in "Railway Bylines", by the availability of a wide range of North Eastern Railway kits and components and by the convenient size of the layout. Conversations between Peter White and his fellow members of the 3mm Society and the North Eastern Railway Association unearthed an NER site survey of 1908 which showed that the whole railway property could fit, to scale, on three four foot baseboards and these would conveniently stow in a moderate estate car.

All of the locomotives, coaches and rolling stock were built from kits available to members of the 3mm Society. Trackwork was hand built using the moulded chairs produced for the Society, correct pattern scale rail and plywood sleepers. Clearly much work still remained to be done however, firstly to enable operation, and secondly to recreate Masham as it may have been in 1922, just before the railways were Grouped. Buildings on the layout were constructed by Peter Gentle, and Peter White also talked about his enjoyable discussions about this project with the people who now live in what was Masham station.

In conclusion your humble scribe would also like to apologise to any dyed-in-the-wool North Eastern Railway Association members for publicising Masham as a forthcoming attraction for April 2006 with a picture of a Doncaster built LNER Pacific! As these colour images show, the 3mm layout was definitely set in Darlington built small engine country and equally definitely pre-Grouping. My only excuse is that I wasn't told the full story beforehand!

Incidentally, although there are currently no commercial British outline ready to run TT ( short for Table Top ) gauge models the 3mm Society produces a large range of complete motive power and rolling stock kits - ranging in time from Victoriana to the latest DMUs - as well as wheels, track and scenic items. The 3mm Society also maintains a large stock of second hand items from the original Triang TT range - introduced as a smaller alternative to 00 in the 1950s but which was eventually overwhelmed in popular affection by 2mm scale N gauge.

 
 
   
  FALLGATE - ASHOVER LIGHT RAILWAY by Brian Love. 4mm Scale 9mm Gauge  
 
   
 

The Ashover Light Railway was authorised in 1919 and used 2 foot gauge track and equipment reclaimed from battlefield duties in France. It ran 7 1/4 miles from the LMS station at Clay Cross in Derbyshire to stone quarries between Stretton and Ashover but was not opened until 1925. It carried 5 000 passengers - mainly ramblers - in its first week but was killed by road transport. Passenger trains were summer only from 1931 until withdrawal in 1936. Freight kept on until 1950 however - about the same time that the Talyllyn and Festiniog were preserved - but the line closed on 31 March that year after the cancellation of a ballast order from British Railways.

 
 
   
  The Ashover Light Railway was authorised in 1919 and used 2 foot gauge track and equipment reclaimed from battlefield duties in France. It ran 7 1/4 miles from the LMS station at Clay Cross in Derbyshire to stone quarries between Stretton and Ashover but was not opened until 1925. It carried 5 000 passengers - mainly ramblers - in its first week but was killed by road transport. Passenger trains were summer only from 1931 until withdrawal in 1936. Freight kept on until 1950 however - about the same time that the Talyllyn and Festiniog were preserved - but the line closed on 31 March that year after the cancellation of a ballast order from British Railways.  
 
   
 

The passenger carriages of the Ashover Light Railway comprised ex War Department underframes and bogies supporting bodies built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited. These bodies were among the last narrow gauge pasenger rolling stock to be built in Gloucester as motor buses and lorries made such light railways increasingly redundant. The models seen here on the Fallgate level crossing are Meridian Models kits. Note the external handbrake wheels at each end.

 
 
   
  The passenger carriages of the Ashover Light Railway comprised ex War Department underframes and bogies supporting bodies built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited in 1925. These bodies were among the last narrow gauge pasenger rolling stock to be built in Gloucester as motor buses and lorries made such light railways increasingly redundant. The models seen here on the Fallgate level crossing are Meridian Models kits. Note the external handbrake wheels at each end.

Click on picture for more about Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited

 
 
   
  This layout represented Fallgate station and yard on the Ashover Light Railway sometime in the late 1930s when, although the mineral traffic ( mainly limestone for ballast ) was still extant, the passenger service was rapidly declining due to increased competition from new bus services. The original track plan had been modified by the removal of one passing loop in order to accommodate all the essential features of the station on the baseboard including the flurospar washer, the tarmac plant, the yard office and cottage and other sundry buildings.

The layout was entirely self contained, apart from the backboards and lighting, which were detachable, and folded in half into a protective box for transportation. The rolling stock and locomotives were kit built, the structures all scratch built, and the scenerey was constructed from a variety of proprietary and natural materials and products.

The intention with the model was to provide an impression of a slice of the Derbyshire countryside with the Ashover Light running through it, conveying a sense of realism in a small space.

 
 
   
  RED RIVER by Tony Comber. 2mm Scale N Gauge  
 
   
 

A black liveried Norfolk Southern GP unit hauls a train of boxcars past some bottom discharging wagons and a caboose on the lover level of Red River. The mine itself - set on the cliffs above the river - was reached by spiral inclines hidden from the public.

 
 
   
  A black liveried Norfolk Southern GP unit hauled a train of boxcars past some bottom discharging wagons and a caboose on the lover level of Red River. The mine itself - set on the cliffs above the river - was reached by spiral inclines hidden from the public.  
 
   
  Set in the coal mining region of the Appalachians, Red River represented scenes from the last decade or so on what is now the Norfolk Southern (NS) railroad. The NS was the result of a merger between the Norfolk and Western and Southern Railroads. The Southern Railroad was noted for the efficientcy of its operations and the Norfolk and Western for its coal hauling.

The mine on the upper level was typical of an older type of installation during the last days of its life loading bottom-discharge hopper cars bound for the few industries that still needed this type of unloading. The cars were taken from the mine and eventually reached an interchange with the main tracks on the lower level.

On the lower level could be seen the modern unit coal trains which need rotary tipplers to empty them as they do not have bottom doors. These cars run in long block trains from the mines to the power stations or other big users. Other trains to be seen included those carrying wood chips in very large gondolas, roadrailers, manifests ( mixed trains to us Brits! ), intermodal workings and MoW ( Maintenance of Way, or engineer's ) trains.

Red River featured in the January and February 2005 editions of Continental Modeller and after having been shown at a number of exhibitions is set to appear at Abingdon and Alton later in 2006.

 
 
   
  BADGER'S WHARF by Laurie Smallwood. 4mm Scale 00 Gauge  
 
   
 

Wagons built by Charles Roberts of Wakefield for Teign Valley Granite crowded Badger's Wharf itself as a Dean Goods 0-6-0 rolled past with some distinctive GWR carriages

 
 
   
  Wagons built by Charles Roberts of Wakefield for Teign Valley Granite crowded Badger's Wharf itself as a Dean Goods 0-6-0 rolled past with some distinctive GWR carriages  
 
   
  Badger's Wharf was located on a river estuary on the south west coast. Before the railway, cargo was moved to and from the wharf by road, but access was difficult and slow so it was obvious a rail link was needed to the main line station. The railway was planned and built in the late 1800s with local businessmen and traders funding the project. They applied for - and were granted - permission by Parliament to build the branch line. The land was purchased and a contractor engaged. Progress was slow, but eventually the first train ran along the line. As trade expanded Badger's Wharf became more important. Just before the end of the 19th Century the GWR absorbed the line. Freight movements were increased and an extra passenger service was introduced with extra services running at weekends to accommodate the holiday traffic.  
 
   
  DINAS DDU by Peter Booth, Thornbury and South Glos. MRC. 8mm Scale  
 
   
 

Welsh Highland Railway 2-6-2T "Russell" - Hunslet 901 of 1906 - eased a train of four wheeled carriages past a rake of Festiniog type slate wagons. For more about a live steam version, click on the picture

 
 
   
  Welsh Highland Railway 2-6-2T "Russell" - Hunslet 901 of 1906 - eased a train of four wheeled carriages past a rake of Festiniog type slate wagons. For more about a live steam version, click on the picture  
 
   
  Adhering to 0-16.5 format - or 1/32 scale rolling stock on 00 gauge track - to represent the Welsh two foot gauge, Dinas Ddu was closely based on the approach to Dinas Junction station. Dinas Junction was the northern terminus for the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway's main line to Rhyd Ddu - later known as South Snowdon. It was modelled as it is thought to have been in the early part of the 20th Century, based upon contemporary plans and photographs. This railway was eventually incorporated into the ill-fated Welsh Highland Railway in 1922 and the site is now part of the new expanding Welsh Highland Railway. Eventually it is hoped that the whole of this spectacularly scenic railway will be opened from Carnarfon to Porthmadog.

The intention had always been to model virtually everything from scratch and this has largely been accomplished, the choice of the unusual scale of 8mm to the foot leaving little other option. The track was spiked to wooden sleepers in the prototypical fashion and the ballast had been produced from crushed slate. The locomotives were constructed from nickel silver and brass, information having been obtained where possible from the manufacturer's original drawings. Coaches and wagons were constructed from wood, nickel silver or plasticard on nickel silver and brass underframes. Additional stock is planned, a Cleminson six wheeled coal wagon having recently joined the fleet and some more large coal wagons are on the way.

Stonework on the buildings had been produced by building up layers of Polyfilla onto a scribed plaster base, the resulting texture finish being painted with watercolours. The corrugated iron was obtained from Slater's sheet, which works out exactly right for the chosen scale. Grass is made from individual clumps of plumber's hemp. Bushes and other scenery are made from a variety of materials. Dinas Ddu was first started in the mid 1980s and is now virtually complete, although there is scope for further scenic development. The layout will eventually be extended to include most of the narrow gauge station at Dinas, although it will not be practicable to include the large sidings complex.

 
 
   
  BURTON HALT by John Burton. 2mm Scale N Gauge  
 
   
 

Classic GWR motive power, rolling stock and architecture at Burton Halt

 
 
   
  Classic GWR motive power, rolling stock and architecture at Burton Halt  
 
   
  Tony Wright, photographer and Assistant Editor of British Railway Modelling was so impressed when he saw 14 year old John Burton's layout that it was featured on six pages of the national magazine's 2006 Annual. John himself was moved to build Burton Halt after a visit to Warley in 2004 and after operating friend's layouts. The Welsh mountains form the backdrop of a small ex GWR terminus as it would have appeared in the 1950s and 60s. Well done John! We look forward to your next development.  
 
   
  ASTON ROWANT by Mick Scarrow and John Pearce. 3.5mm Scale HO Gauge  
 
   
 

The Great Western Railway did introduce a black 0-6-0 diesel shunter in 1935 and six more followed after Nationalisation - still carrying brass cabside numberplates!

 
 
   
  The Great Western Railway did introduce a black 0-6-0 diesel shunter in 1935 and six more followed after Nationalisation - still carrying brass cabside numberplates!  
 
   
  While Badger's Wharf and Talyllyn Road represented GWR constituents in varying gauges of 4mm scale - and Burton Halt used 2mm scale to depict God's Wonderful Railway post Nationalisation - Aston Rowant is something special in being both a GWR influenced preservation era layout AND conforming to British HO standards. No quibbles about trains being too big for the 16.5mm gauge track but everything had to be on a 1/87 ratio - hence the large amount of scratch building ( autocoach included ) although the Fowler 2F dock tank, GWR 57xx 0-6-0PT and B set were kits. With the "Princes Risborough Preservation Society" operating the "Watlington branch" more variety of timetabling and trains could also be displayed than the traditional GWR branch line "one train in steam" scenario.  
 
   
  TALYLLYN ROAD by Andy Cundick. 4mm Scale EM Gauge  
 
   
 

The sun setson the Old Radnor Trading Company HQ and its inspection pit

 
 
   
  The sun set on the Old Radnor Trading Company HQ and its inspection pit  
 
   
 

A venerable Great Western 0-6-0ST coupled up to a birdcage brake van at Talyllyn Road station

 
 
   
  A venerable Great Western 0-6-0T coupled up to a birdcage brake van at Talyllyn Road station  
 
   
  Talyllyn Road was based on an Ian Rice design from his book "Light Railway Layout Design" (Ettrick), the main difference being a location change from the Scottish borders ( despite the Scottish rolling stock!) to the Welsh borders just east of Brecon. Tallylyn Road supposed a branch line similar to the Tanat Valley line just moved south and operated by the Brecon & Merthyr and Cambrian Railways in 1920. Built to showcase Andy's ever expanding EM fleet, Talyllyn Road has the potential to be expanded to embrace a reservoir line or military branch.  
 
   
  CHAGFORD SOUTH WESTERN by John Nicholas. 4mm Scale EM Gauge  
 
   
 

Notice the platform made of Devonshire stone in this busy scene at Chagford

 
 
   
  Notice the platform made of Devonshire stone in this busy scene at Chagford  
 
   
 

A horse drawn delivery van was about to leave Chagford Station forecourt behind a trio of Gloucester built private owner coal wagons. Click on the picture for more details

 
 
   
  A horse drawn delivery van was about to leave Chagford Station forecourt behind a trio of Gloucester built private owner coal wagons. Click on the picture for more details  
 
   
  This 14' x 2' EM gauge layout was based on an imaginary London & South Western Railway branch line running the twelve miles south from Yeoford Junction ( west of Exeter ) to Chagford, on the edge of Dartmoor and just a cream scone's throw from the Great Western terminus at Moretonhamstead. Chagford South Western featured buildings and scenic features from Swanage, Eggesford and Ilfracombe and ran on a 90 minute operating cycle based on the timetable of 1909.  
 
   
  THOMAS by Cheltenham GW Modeller's Group. 4mm Scale 00 Gauge  
 
   
 

The child-friendly Thomas layout also featured the classic Airfix/ Dapol engine shed kit

 
 
   
  The child-friendly Thomas layout also featured the classic Airfix/ Dapol engine shed kit  
 
   
  Thanks to the generosity of Cheltenham Model Centre the Cheltenham GWR Modellers Group have now constructed a simple four foot square layout espcially for children to operate. This is featured the locomotives "Thomas", "Ben" and "Puffing Billy"and rolling stock included "Annie", "Clarabel" and the "Troublesome Trucks". Scenic features included a tunnel, station, level crossing and engine and goods sheds and it is hoped that it will bring excitement to young visitors for many exhibitions to come.  
 
   
  EASTGATE by Les Williams. 4mm Scale 00 Gauge  
 
   
 

It is big and it is clever! Not just the beautifully weathered Class 40 but Les William's whole layout.

 
 
   
  It is big and it is clever! Not just the beautifully weathered Class 40 but Les William's whole layout.  
 
   
 

On Eastgate Depot I could spot Classes 08, 20, 25, 37, 40, 47 and a Class 101 DMU

 
 
   
  On Eastgate Depot I could spot Classes 08, 20, 25, 37, 40, 47 and a Class 101 DMU  
 
   
  If Thomas was for the children, Eastgate was one for the Dads - of a certain age anyway! Replacing The Field - a rare mixture of modern image and 0 gauge which may appear at a later exhibition - this Les Williams production again featured BR blue diesels but on a baseboard large enough to include a fully lit Peco motive power shed and Knightwing fuelling point. While last Autumns Broadgate was inspired by Western Region, Eastgate had more of a London Midland vibe - but with the occasional visiting East Coast Deltic!  
 
   
  MILKWOOD AND LLANABBA by Don Dickinson, Nailsea & District MRC

4mm Scale 009 Gauge

 
 
   
 

No Welsh poets were harmed in the making of this layout!

 
 
   
  No Welsh poets were harmed in the making of this layout!  
 
   
  Llanabba was, according to legend made up last Trafalgar Day, a medium sized village in a very isolated and mountainous part of Great Britain. The local roads were so bad that the vilage and its surroundings had to be almost self sufficient. This did not suit one of the local landowners, Sir Horatio Collingwood, who wished to exploit some of the mineral reserves on his estate instead of being trapped in the local barter economy. Sir Horatio managed to persuade a few of his fellow landowners and some of the village worthies to finance the building of a narrow gauge railway to provide quicker and easier connections to the town of Milkwood, about 10 miles away. The railway was built despite suffering the usual financial problems which did not disappear until Sir Horatio got his quarry in full production. The villagers loved it and after a few years the signs of inbreeding which had been such a feature of the closed community began to disappear. Today the roads have improved a little but the railway is still thriving as a tourist attraction.

Milkwood and Llanabba was built on a coffee table and is of the "rabbit warren "type - with modified continental type locomotives and kit built stock darting in and out of tunnels at various levels.

 
 
   
  MODEL BUS FEDERATION by Paul Mellor

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ROAD TRANSPORT MODELLERS by David Mellor

4mm scale

 
 
   
 

Among the star exhibits on the Truck Stop diorama this time was a Guy Big J flatbed in the red livery of Freeburys of Chipping Sodbury. A part of greater Gloucestershire until 1973, Chipping Sodbury is better known nowadays as the birthplace of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The Mellor wizardry rolls on....

 
 
   
 

Click on picture for more about the Mellor Brothers

 
 
   
  To say that the Mellor Brothers present a fascinating display of public service and commercial road vehicles is like saying that the Beatles were just a pop group. There is so much more to know and enjoy, as mentioned in the review of the October 2005 Exhibition. Among the star exhibits on the Truck Stop diorama this time was a Guy Big J flatbed in the red livery of Febrys of Chipping Sodbury. A part of greater Gloucestershire until 1973, Chipping Sodbury is better known nowadays as the birthplace of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The Mellor wizardry rolls on....

Indeed, if anyone has any photographs, plans, memories or other information about commercial road vehicles based in Gloucestershire from 1950 onwards that they would like to share with the Mellor Brothers please email me and I will pass the data on.

 
 
   
  MODEL FAIRGROUND by Martin Nash 4mm Scale 00 Gauge  
 
   
 

The travelling fair brought colour, excitement and ingenuity ( note the chip van converted from a coach ) to this quiet field. And churned up the turf by the gate!

 
 
   
  The travelling fair brought colour, excitement and ingenuity ( note the chip van converted from the EFE kit of an ex Grey-Green Bedford SB Vega coach ) to this quiet field. And churned up the turf by the gate!  
 
   
  One of the great joys of the Cheltenham GWR Modellers Group Exhibitions is the unexpected takes on engineering. A visitor might have anticipated different presentations on the Great Western Railway or moving coal but how about a fairground complete with roundabouts, dodgems and all the service vehicles that transport them round the country and make them work? Come to that, how about the people who dismantle, re-assemble and work with these engines of entertainment? Their mobile homes were also portrayed, and with these models came the chance to learn more about the hidden and often misunderstood world of fairground folk. Did you know for example that a new ride will never open to the public on a Friday and that after passing insurance inspection the owners will be given "luck money" by their compatriots - money that will be preserved somewhere on the ride and never spent. Next time the model fairground is in town, roll up and smell the candyfloss!  
 
   
  WAGON REPAIRS by Alan Drewett 4mm Scale 00 Gauge  
 
   
 

April 2006 was the first exhibition outing for this diorama, based on a redundant single track layout section. Three new tracks, the classic Airfix/ Dapol engine shed, coal office and bunkers made an attractive display arena for Gloucester built private owner coal wagons, complimented by the G and Wagon Repairs Limited plates. The Vickers Wellesley on the right was surplus to the Jet Age Reserve Model Collection and was sold in aid of CLIC Sargeant.

 
 
   
  April 2006 was the first exhibition outing for this diorama, based on a redundant single track layout section. Three new tracks, the classic Airfix/ Dapol engine shed, coal office and bunkers made an attractive display arena for Gloucester built private owner coal wagons, complimented by the G and Wagon Repairs Limited plates. The Vickers Wellesley on the right was surplus to the Jet Age Reserve Model Collection and was sold in aid of CLIC Sargeant.  
 
   
 

Unlike their steel successors, wooden private owner coal wagons could be repaired and repainted better than new at branches of Wagon Repairs Ltd around the railway network. Note the boarded up workshop window, cracked by mining subsidence and two different Crook & Greenway wagons.

 
 
   
  Unlike their steel successors, wooden private owner coal wagons could be repaired and repainted better than new at branches of Wagon Repairs Ltd around the railway network. Note the boarded up workshop window, cracked by mining subsidence, and two different Crook & Greenway wagons.

Click on the picture for more about Gloucester built private owner coal wagons

 
 
   
  It was lunchtime on a working day in the autumn of 1938. Somewhere between the Severn and the Taff, Mr Black the coal merchant locked up his invoices and crossed the road in search of fish and chips. The men of the Wagon Repair company have also laid down their chisels and paint brushes, locked the big red doors of their shed and trudged down the tracks to the colliery canteen. As they ate, the wireless brought them George Formby on the BBC Light Programme and maybe coal industry news. Times were hard and the mine struggled for profit as the ground settled and subsided. Mr Black’s old coal office collapsed and had to be replaced by the latest concrete design! Perhaps there would be word of another railway speed record - or more ominously of talk between Mr Chamberlain and Herr Hitler. Could war in Europe be averted, or would the parade of bright liveries on wagons made better than new be replaced by the dull shades of austerity and state control? The end of a century long era of carrying coal in private owner wagons might have been close at hand, but while everyone had gone, the public had a look at the vehicles they have left behind.

For more information on private owner coal wagons built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company Limited click here

 
 
   
  MODELLING DISPLAYS  
 
   
 

Rob Owst focussed on Class 37s, as did I!

 
 
   
  Cheltenham GWR Modellers Group Exhibitions not only show visitors what can be achieved but also how to achieve it! Rob Owst ( above ) and Trevor Hale ( below ) gave demonstrations of 4mm modern image motive power detailing.  
 
   
 

Trevor Hale 's display brought together English Electric and North British locomotives.

 
 
   
  On another set of tables Harvey Faulkner -Aston, Steve Adcock, Steve Harrod and Paul "Boris" White explored larger scales with 0 Gauge Warship diesel hydraulics and a layout in 1/48 scale with American Shay locomotives running on 00 Gauge track. As well as displaying scenic work in progress, this layout also evaluated the application of a DCC control system.  
 
   
 

Note the cab rear bulkheads laid out to the left of the D800 Warships

 
 
   
 

It will be interesting to see how this layout looks in October 2006

 
 
   
  Also in attendance were the Cotswold Steam Preservation Society with 4mm scale wagons for sale, Tony Pollestrone books, Rural Railways, East Somerset Models and Clive Reid's pre-enjoyed rolling stock.