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MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION


SATURDAY 27 AND SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2007

 
 

   
  THE NEXT EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD ON
SATURDAY 25 AND SUNDAY 26 OCTOBER 2014
 
 

   
 

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LAYOUT AND ATTRACTION REVIEW

 
 

   
  TAN-Y-BWLCH by Angus Watkins - Wiltshire Group 009 Society.

009 Gauge 4mm Scale

 
 

   
  One of the Festiniog Railway's distinctive 0-4-0+0-4-0 Double Fairlie locomotives waits for the right of way with a mixed train at Tan-y-Bwlch. Since preservation in 1956, Festiniog locomotives have become oil fired.  
 

   
  One of the Festiniog Railway's distinctive 0-4-0+0-4-0 Double Fairlie locomotives waits for the right of way with a mixed train at Tan-y-Bwlch. Since preservation in 1956, Festiniog locomotives have become oil fired.  
 

   
  The 2 foot gauge Festiniog Railway began as a horse drawn railway carrying slates from the huge quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog in North West Wales down to the coast at Portmadoc for shipping all over Britain and Europe. The Festiniog adopted steam haulage in the 1860s to handle the increased levels of traffic. Tan-y-Bwlch, about half way along the line, was an important passing station on the mainly single track Festiniog Railway. The loop at Tan-Y-Bwlch allowed long slate trains, running down to Portmadoc under gravity alone, to pass equally long locomotive hauled mixed trains taking passengers and empty slate wagons up to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

This layout attempted to portray Tan-y-Bwlch station in the early 1900s before the station building was extended to make a dwelling house for the station master and the aim of the Wiltshire Group of the 009 Society was to show one day's full running on the Festiniog Railway at that time - with quarrymen's trains, gravity slate trains, passenger trains and mixed trains passing through and crossing at this important narrow gauge station.

The buildings, trees and walls were scratch built and the track, except for one point, was Peco. The stock was a mixture of kits and scratch building and represented forty years of modelling Festiniog Railway vehicles by Angus Watkins.

 
 

   
   
 

   
  Two Double Fairlie hauled trains pass at Tan-y-Bwlch. Some of the pioneering bogie coaches on the Festiniog Railway were built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.  
 

   
  FROGPOOL by Andover Model Railway Club 0 Gauge 7mm Scale  
 

   
  Among the Great Western locomotives operating on Frogpool was 2021 Class 2108. Introduced in 1897, the 39 ton 15 cwt 0-6-0STs ran on 165 psi boiler pressure feeding two 16 1/2" x 24"inside cylinders which imparted 18 515 lb tractive effort via 4' 1 1/2" wheels. 2108 was new to Stourbridge depot in May 1902 and was withdrawn from Birkenhead - also its last GWR shed in 1947 - by British Railways in December 1954.  
 

   
  Among the Great Western locomotives operating on Frogpool was 2021 Class 2108. Introduced in 1897, the 39 ton 15 cwt 0-6-0STs ran on 165 psi boiler pressure feeding two 16 1/2" x 24"inside cylinders which imparted 18 515 lb tractive effort via 4' 1 1/2" wheels. 2108 was new to Stourbridge depot in May 1902 and was withdrawn from Birkenhead - also its last GWR shed in 1947 - by British Railways in December 1954.  
 

   
  A highly fictitious and improbably small Great Western Railway terminus somewhere between Falmouth and Truro. The village of Frogpool actually exists but in reality was never served by the railway. The layout was built by club member Tony Collins as an exercise in minimum space and is featured in the first Gauge 0 Guild book of small layouts published a few years ago.

The buildings were based on the following prototypes:

Signal Cabin: Burghclere from a photograph in "Didcot Newbury and Southampton Railway" by Kevin Robertson and Roger Simmonds

Large Lamp Room and Store: Tetbury, from plans

Lamp Hut: Lambourn, from plans

Goods Shed: Hemyock, from photographs

Bridge: Fairford, from photographs

Tetbury, Lambourn, Hemyock and Fairford plans and photographs found in the book "Great Western Branch Line Terminii" by Paul Korau.

Station: Adlestrop plans from the "GWR Country Stations" book by Chris Leigh

Or as the poet Edward Thomas put it:

Yes, I remember Adlestrop –
The name because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontendly. It was late June.

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop – only the name

And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.

And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

 
 

   
  NICTUN BORRUD by Fareham & District MRC 00 Gauge 4mm Scale  
 

   
  Anarchy and decay are always much more challenging to model than order and good maintenance but Fareham & District MRC have made a fantastic job of this goods shed - once busy but now abandoned in the days of British Standard steam and Southern Region third rail electrification.  
 

   
  Anarchy and decay are always much more challenging to model than order and good maintenance but Fareham & District MRC have made a fantastic job of this goods shed - once busy but now abandoned in the days of British Standard steam and Southern Region third rail electrification.  
 

   
  Nictun Borrud was set somewhere in the rolling chalk country of the Hampshire Downs and represented the terminus of a small branch line with some freight facility. It was set in the late steam/ early diesel period and built to finescale 00 standards.

Fareham & District MRC further commented:

"The layout seems to us a fairly close representation of what might have existed at Southwick if the US Army Transportation Corps had had their way and built a branch line to to allow the Allied Heads of Government and Defence Chiefs meeting to take place at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Personnel Europe (SHAPE) HQ in HMS Dryad. In the event, the meeting actually took place aboard the LMS Royal Train which was parked in the goods yard Droxford for the duration. It is likely that this line would have left the Meon Valley line just south of Soberton and run through Newtown terminating just north of Southwick village.

But if it represents Southwick, why is it called Nictun Borrud? Well, as the original board was scavenged the crew decided to continue this way of working and almost everything on the layout has been either "nicked" or "borrowed" from other projects or member's bit boxes, hence the name Nictun Borrud."

 
 

   
  In contrast to the goods shed further along the line, Nictun Borrud station is very well kept and connected!  
 

   
  In contrast to the goods shed further along the line, Nictun Borrud station is very well kept and connected!  
 

   
  THOMAS by Cheltenham GWR Modellers 00 Gauge 4mm Scale  
 

   
  ABERDAUGLEDDAW by John Anderson 00 Gauge 4mm Scale  
 

   
   
 

   
  Two Welsh policemen - and a group of ramblers on a cliff top path - look at a boisterous group of football supporters on the platform end of Aberdaugleddaw as an ETH fitted Brush Class 47 locomotive waits to take the Royal Mail to England.In the background are English Electric Class 37s with both split and central headcode boxes plated over.  
 

   
  Aberdaugleddaw took its inspiration from the area known as the "Little England Beyond Wales", crossed by the lines to Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Fishguard Harbour. Aberdaugleddaw itself took features from each line in an attempt to recreate the terminus at the end of the line from Paddington via Swansea.

The start of the last decade of the 20th Century was a time of change in west Wales with the loss of direct services to London and radical reforms to freight and parcels traffic. Aberdaugleddaw, although losing its daily HST to Paddington, still retains newspaper and mail trains with an improved Sprinter service to Swansea, Cardiff and beyond. Freight is very buoyant with a revitalisation of the dock area to serve the import and export of steel products. The Ministry of Defence also have a strong presence with 2 depots on the Aberdaugleddaw branch. Although not seen at the terminus itself, oil trains still move huge tonnages ot from the West Wales refineries and a new flow of coal has also begun using a redundant refinery wharf. Locomotives from these workings are regularly seen stabled at Aberdaugleddaw.

 
 

   
  PACKWOOD BRIDGE by David Boot and Joshua Hall 00 Gauge 4mm Scale  
 

   
  Ex LMS Royal Scot 4-6-0 46140 "The King's Royal Rifle Corps" has just filled up its tender at Packwood Bridge coaling stage as seven plank wagons from the Winchcombe Coal Company, Evans Adlard and Powell Gwinnell stand ready to yield their loads.  
 

   
  Ex LMS Royal Scot 4-6-0 46140 "The King's Royal Rifle Corps" has just filled up its tender at Packwood Bridge coaling stage as seven plank wagons from the Winchcombe Coal Company, Evans Adlard and Powell Gwinnell stand ready to yield their loads. Click on picture for more about Gloucestershire coal wagons  
 

   
  A year after Joshua Hall displayed his 4mm Bilbrook layout at Coniston Road, the programme had this to say about Packwood Bridge, which will also be back on 5 January 2008 in aid of the roof fund of the United Church of St Michael's, Cheltenham:

"The layout is designed to be multi purpose. It has a minimum size of 9' x 2' 6" plus a fiddle yard which represents a terminus made possible by the closure of the through line. However, the through line can be restored by the addition of two further scenic sections and the use of the fiddle yard from the Knowle Bridge layout. The layout can be displayed from either side, enabling the layout to have a different perspective at each show.

The idea was to be able to run locomotives at home without taking up too much room but have a decent sized layout for exhibitions.

The layout itself is based on Great Western practice during the 1950s thus enabling locomotives from other regions to be found stabled in the engine shed. it also gives flexibility for locomotives with pre BR numbering to be seen depending on which end of the 1950s is run.

The track isSMC with Peco code 75 points. Generally the railway buildings are scratch built using bits from various kits and the coaling tower is the Ratio kit. Domestic properties and shops are from the Skaledale range suitably modified. Signals are Ratio and MSE kits. There is also a working turntable, again scratch built to GWR design which was given to me by a lady whose husband had sadly passed on. Locomotives and rolling stock are usually ready to run items with fine detail added and the odd one or two are kit built ones.

When the layout is at its maximum the locomotives and coaching stock are supplemented by the excellent kit built stock from the Rob Newman stable,

 
 

   
  GILBERT JUNCTION by Chris Hopper H0 Gauge 3.5mm Scale  
 

   
  Boston and Maine Railroad liveried General Motors FT unit 4211 crosses a small stream as it enters the scenic section of Gilbert Junction past a quaintly antique ball signal. Produced between the Novembers of 1939 and 1945, the FT series ( F signifying Freight and T denoting 2 700 bhp inside an A+B two unit set ) was the first of a range of GM carbody designs and marked the start of diesel freight locomotives supplanting steam on United States railroads.  
 

   
  Boston and Maine Railroad liveried General Motors FT unit 4211 crosses a small stream as it is permitted to enter the scenic section of Gilbert Junction by a quaintly antique ball signal. Produced between the Novembers of 1939 and 1945, the FT series ( F signifying Freight and T denoting 2 700 bhp inside an A+B two unit set ) was the first of a range of GM carbody designs and marked the start of diesel freight locomotives supplanting steam on United States railroads.  
 

   
  Gilbert Junction was a 3.5mm to the foot ( 1/ 87 scale ) American switching ( shunting in English! ) layout using Kadee couplers for "hands off" operation and Peco US code 83 track.

The layout represented the 1950s Boston and Maine Railroad with passenger, freight and milk trains. Thee main industry was a dairy and there was a branch line interchange yard and a track to an off-stage paper mill. Many of the freight cars were resin kits, some of the locos were repainted and many of the structures were scratch built. Other US railroads and periods also made occasional appearances.

The layout was operated on dc but has been used successfully with a Digital Command Control (DCC) system. In fact when loading the various locomotive identities at the start of an operating session the digital system even spoke, giving the impression that the trains were being driven by Professor Steven Hawking!

 
 

   
  Just as British Railways was to adopt a range of body shapes and power ranges for the diesel locomotives that it ordered at the end of the 1950s, so General Motors diversified a decade earlier, modifying the carbody shape of the FT's cab-fitted "A" units for use on branch lines. The resultant 1 500 bhp BL2 design featured cut-outs for greater driver visibility during switching and end platforms to accommodate switchmen travelling short distances. However, the mechanical components proved difficult to access and maintain and switchmen could not easily move around the locomotive. This led to the development of the GM "General Purpose" Bo-Bo hood unit with walkways on either side of the locomotive. 1552 was one of four BL2s bought by the B&MRR.  
 

   
  Just as British Railways was to adopt a range of body shapes and power ranges for the diesel locomotives that it ordered at the end of the 1950s, so General Motors diversified a decade earlier, modifying the carbody shape of the FT's cab-fitted "A" units for use on branch lines. The resultant 1 500 bhp BL2 design featured cut-outs for greater driver visibility during switching and end platforms to accommodate switchmen travelling short distances. However, the mechanical components proved difficult to access and maintain and switchmen could not easily move around the locomotive. This led to the development of the GM "General Purpose" Bo-Bo hood unit with walkways on either side of the locomotive. 1552 was one of four BL2s bought by the B&MRR.  
 

   
  Ordinary manual block working in the USA was operated on exactly the same principles as Great Britain. The signals to permit a train to proceed into the next station were lowered mechanically, when telegraphic advice of "line clear ahead" was received. The blocks were generally the distance between ordinary commercial stations, but sometimes on busy lines - as in Britain - intermediate signal boxes ( known as Towers in the USA ) were installed in order to shorten the blocks. The signals were given by "train order boards" - three position upper quadrant semaphore signals, one for each direction of running but mounted on the same post at the tower. There was no interlocking with adjoining towers and the operating levers for each signal were on different floors - obliging the towerman to run up and down stairs to control traffic in his section.  
 

   
  Ordinary manual block working in the USA was operated on exactly the same principles as Great Britain. The signals to permit a train to proceed into the next station were lowered mechanically, when telegraphic advice of "line clear ahead" was received. The blocks were generally the distance between ordinary commercial stations, but sometimes on busy lines - as in Britain - intermediate signal boxes ( known as Towers in the USA ) were installed in order to shorten the blocks. The signals were given by "train order boards" - three position upper quadrant semaphore signals, one for each direction of running but mounted on the same post at the tower. There was no interlocking with adjoining towers and the operating levers for each signal were on different floors - obliging the towerman to run up and down stairs to control traffic in his section.  
 

   
  LIMESBRIDGE by Margaret & Paul Garratt 00 Gauge 4mm Scale  
 

   
   
 

   
  Having first appeared on Joshua Hall's Bilbrook in October 2006, Gloucester RCW built GWR diesel railcar 18 waited at the bay platform at Limesbridge. Its buffers and couplings allowed tail load wagon haulage.  
 

   
  This was the first time that Limesbridge had been exhibited, but like Margaret and Paul's previous layout - Wilton - Limesbridge was intended to depict the atmosphere that was around a GWR station in the 1930s. The fictitious rural Limesbridge formed a junction where passenger trains arrived from the main line to connect with trains for the local branch. Freight trains could either terminate, or pick up and drop off wagons and then proceed up the branch.

The layout was built with exhibiting in mind so the baseboards were of easily manageable size and can be erected and struck down quickly and safely. The track work is SMP with hand built points operated with Peco motors. The buildings were built mainly built from card or plastic kits either "as per instructions" or modified to suit.

The size of the layout with a large fiddle yard allowed the running of longer trains using a variety of rolling stock that could be new to the exhibition circuit. The vehicles were either ready to run or kit built and representative of the Great Western Railway in the 1930s, even if they might not have reached a small station like Limesbridge.

 


   
  KIRKBRIDGE by Les Williams 00 Gauge 4mm Scale  
 

   
  A trio of Sulzer engined Birmingham RCW built Class 27 Bo-Bos rest at Les William's Kirkbridge Depot  
 

   
  A trio of Sulzer engined Birmingham RCW built Class 27 Bo-Bos rest at Les William's Kirkbridge Depot  
 

   
  Kirkbridge was a small Traction Maintenance Depot complete with small shed for carriage and wagon repairs and two fuelling points. Set in the suburbs of Glasgow, Kirkbridge also boasted a small halt station with a local DMU and parcels service - and in the British Rail blue period of the mid 1970s hosted such classes as 06,08,20,24,25,26,27,31,37,40, 47 and 55. Once again, Les Williams set the standard for all the other exhibitors with his evocative scenic modelling.  
 

   
  With Class 20 158 as a backdrop, road vehicles and their loads add a wealth of fine detail to Kirkbridge  
 

   
  With Class 20 158 as a backdrop, road vehicles and their loads add a wealth of fine detail to Kirkbridge  
 

   
  MORTIMORE'S YARD by Adrian Full  
 

   
   
 

   
  Blue liveried 08 402 shunts a classic 16 ton mineral wagon of a type built by Gloucester RCW in the 1950s  
 

   
  Mortimore's Yard was a small fan of sidings where trains were assembled and split as their wagons made their way to and from customer's sidings in the nearby docks area. Set on an embankment closely surrounded by a mix of housing and industry, Mortimore's Yard represents a typical minor railway installation that operated for over a century virtually unnoticed. However, by the time that Western Region's fleet of distinctive diesel hydraulic locomotives were being withdrawn in the mid 1970s wagon load traffic was declining.

Although Mortimore's Yard was a fictional location, many of the buildings were inspired by the Wiltshire town of Chippenham, located between Swindon and Bath. The firm from which the layout took its name was a coal merchant based in Chippenham station yard, its former offices surviving as listed buildings. Also modelled were parts of the extensive Westinghouse Brake and Signal complex, which provided employment for four generations of the Drewett family.

Mortimore's Yard featured Digital Command Control using a Lenz 90 unit with a mix of RTR and kit built rolling stock and some major conversions and scratch built stock planned.

 
 

   
  The blue corrugated building of the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Company compliments a 1970s Ford Transit van and a Gloucestershire produced Lister Auto Truck  
 

   
  The blue corrugated building of the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Company compliments a 1970s Ford Transit van and a Gloucestershire produced Lister Auto Truck  
 

   
  From the pre Nationalisation era, private owner coal wagon 56 from the Mortimore of Chippenham fleet  
 

   
  From the pre Nationalisation era, private owner coal wagon 56 from the Mortimore of Chippenham fleet  
 

   
  THE COLORADO MINING COMPANY by John Phipps 0n30 Gauge 7mm Scale  
 

   
  As well as the kitchen sink, the drasine was also provided with a chair near the sink and a tarpaulin to fit over the cow catcher to convert it in to a snowplough.  
 

   
  As well as the kitchen sink, the drasine was also provided with a chair near the sink and a tarpaulin to fit over the cow catcher to convert it in to a snowplough.  
 

   
  What the Colorado Mining Company actually mined was never revealed, but it was the Spanish who first named the territory Colorado due to the red colour of the soil and Congress kept the title when Colorado became one of the United States of America in 1861.

The Mining Company had unfortunately just invested in a "galloping goose" railcar that would not negotiate its tight curves, but older and more reliable rolling stock included a drasine converted from a pick up truck ( complete with kitchen sink, driven by a dog and still retaining a spare tyre ) and a Davenport 0-4-0 diesel mechanical shunter to haul both side tipping ore wagons and small bogie carriages.

The Kadee type coupling-fitted wagons could be separated from each other in a siding by the use of a permanent magnet buried under the track. However, as the side tipping cars passed by on the main line, their hanging chains were also attracted to the magnet - providing a realistic wind effect!

 
 

   
  A heavily kit bashed Bachmann flat car, shortened and customised with stakes and tie downs by Harvey Faulkner-Aston was extensively tested on John Phipp's Colorado Mining Company layout, symbolising the great spirit of co-operation between exhibitors at the Cheltenham GWR Modeller's Exhibitions at St Margaret's Hall. Note also the 1/35 scale ex US Army tractor and bowser in the background.  
 

   
  A heavily kit bashed Bachmann flat car, shortened and customised with stakes and tie downs by Harvey Faulkner-Aston was extensively tested on John Phipp's Colorado Mining Company layout, symbolising the great spirit of co-operation between exhibitors at the Cheltenham GWR Modeller's Exhibitions at St Margaret's Hall. Note also the 1/35 scale ex US Army tractor and bowser in the background.  
 

   
  MODELLING DISPLAYS  
 

   
  Harvey Faulkner-Aston continued the North American theme in the exhibition with some other vehicles related to the Mexican "Layout With No Name" while Steves Harrod and Adcock and Trevor Hale displayed their British practice modelling skills.  
 

   
  Harvey Faulkner-Aston continued the North American theme in the exhibition with some other vehicles related to the Mexican "Layout With No Name" while Steves Harrod and Adcock and Trevor Hale displayed their British practice modelling skills. Particularly eye catching too was Rob Owst's four axled Blue Circle cement lorry with some of the tank top equipment derived from Airfix kits of flange wheeled cement wagons. Also of note was the 4mm scale Motorail covered van adapted for use on train ferries.  
 

   
  Particularly eye catching too was Rob Owst's four axled Blue Circle cement lorry with some of the tank top equipment derived from Airfix kits of flange wheeled cement wagons. Also of note was the 4mm scale Motorail covered van adapted for use on train ferries.  
 

   
  MODEL BUS FEDERATION represented by Paul Mellor 4mm Scale  
 

   
  Brocklecote Bus Station was back with some new single deck PSV designs being trialled by the North Western Road Car (Gloucestershire ) Company Limited. Forming the 501 service to Chepstow is a Volvo 7LE with Wright Urban Eclipse bodywork while a Scania Omni-City prepares to welcome a wheelchair using customer to its 205 route from Brocklecote to Tuffley Court via Gloucester City. Also under evaluation was a Mercedes Benz Citaro.  
 

   
  Brocklecote Bus Station was back with some new single deck PSV designs being trialled by the North Western Road Car (Gloucestershire ) Company Limited. Forming the 501 service to Chepstow is a Volvo 7LE with Wright Urban Eclipse bodywork while a Scania Omni-City prepares to welcome a wheelchair using customer to its 205 route from Brocklecote to Tuffley Court via Gloucester City. Also under evaluation was a Mercedes Benz Citaro.

Click on picture for more about the Mellor Brothers' trucks and buses

 
 

   
  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ROAD TRANSPORT MODELLERS represented by David Mellor 4mm Scale  
 

   
  Do you remember when Corona delivered to your door? As a child it was the highlight of my week to help swap an empty wooden crate for one loaded with four full bottles of sparkling lemonade or Cydapple - Corona's non alcoholic cider analogue. The delivery vehicle was usually a Huddersfield built Karrier Bantam with the crates stacked up both sides to a peak along the centre line, but in this case the distinctive Corona logo and yellow livery is worn by a larger tractor unit - a Watford built Scammell Crusader. This is a white metal model supplied unbuilt by Motorway Kits of Stroud.  
 

   
  Do you remember when Corona delivered to your door? As a child it was the highlight of my week to help swap an empty wooden crate for one loaded with four full bottles of sparkling lemonade or Cydapple - Corona's non alcoholic cider analogue. The delivery vehicle was usually a Huddersfield built Karrier Bantam with the crates stacked up both sides to a peak along the centre line, but in this case the distinctive Corona logo and yellow livery is worn by a larger tractor unit - a Watford built Scammell Crusader. This is a white metal model supplied unbuilt by Motorway Kits of Stroud.

Click on picture for more about the Mellor Brothers' trucks and buses

 
 

   
  TRAVEL 2000 LTD by Andy Peckham 4mm Scale  
 

   
  Against a backdrop of brown liveried Bova Futura executive and Concept PSVs, an East Lancashire bodied double decker sets off from Travel 2000 Ltd's Gloucester base to the University of Gloucestershire's Oxstalls Campus, causing a green BMC Mini to pause for a moment.  
 

   
  Against a backdrop of brown liveried Bova Futura executive and Concept PSVs, an East Lancashire bodied double decker sets off from Travel 2000 Ltd's Gloucester base to the University of Gloucestershire's Oxstalls Campus, causing a green BMC Mini to pause for a moment.  
 

   
   
 

   
  Two iconic "people movers" formate as a pair of 1960s VW minibuses pass a trio of 1970s Leyland National single deckers. Low sunlight accentuates the corrugated roof and rear air conditioning unit of the PSV nearest the camera.  
 

   
  KAISER BILL'S AIR FORCE by Alan Drewett 4mm Scale  
 

   
  A single seat Albatros prepares to lead two tandem seat Roland biplanes on a training mission in Prussia as a KPEV GmP train steams past. The combination of high quality Great War German aircraft from the Jet Age Reserve Model Collection, Fleischmann rolling stock and Hasegawa kit-built rail mounted artillery more than made up for any lack of movement  
 

   
  A single seat Albatros prepares to lead two tandem seat Roland biplanes on a training mission in Prussia as a KPEV GmP train steams past. The combination of high quality Great War German aircraft from the Jet Age Reserve Model Collection, Fleischmann rolling stock and Hasegawa kit-built rail mounted artillery more than made up for any lack of movement. Click on pictures for further details.  
 

   
  A single seat Albatros prepares to lead two tandem seat Roland biplanes on a training mission in Prussia as a KPEV GmP train steams past. The combination of high quality Great War German aircraft from the Jet Age Reserve Model Collection, Fleischmann rolling stock and Hasegawa kit-built rail mounted artillery more than made up for any lack of movement.  
 

   
  Also in attendance were Clive Reid (Second Hand Railways ) Stewart Blencowe ( Railway timetables, photos and slides ) Frederick Lea (Railway Artist ) Robbie's Rolling Stock ( 00 and N gauge wagons ) Cheltenham Model Centre, Castle Trains, Rural Railways and the Festiniog Railway.

DVDs of the Cheltenham GWR Modellers Exhibitions from 2006 onward are now available from Richard Pretious of Iron Horse Video Productions based at 77 Tilney Close, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 2BG.