Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

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Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:06 pm

Now time to start pushing our main summer exhibition.
This has always been at the end of July, this year 28th July.
However we are moving to a much larger venue that offers free parking
plus easy access.
At

Sir John Colfox Academy
Ridgeway
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3DT


From 10.00 Hrs until 16.00 Hrs
20+ exhibitors, 6 Traders.

Adults £5
Children £1

I'll add some layout details as we go along.

Geoff T.
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Re: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:53 am

I'm currently checking out my 'shed' of traction that's nominally allocated for use on Castell Mawr
on the 28th July.
I may add a video later, my dilemma is simply what to take. Currently thinking for GWR - Castle,
5205, and 57XX. For LMS a Webb Coal Tank, Fowler 3F tender. Then early BR a G2A, 56XX, Dean Goods
(with sound) and a 45XX.
Being twin track 2 are running at any time, but at least 6 trains can be available in the sidings. Are 9
locomotives simply too many for a one day show ?
Then I feel guilty for not giving say, a GWR County or, Hall an outing, and not a single Collett Goods
listed - my favourite loco !!

At least I don't have to worry about HS2, that has a fixed set of stock all permanently stored in the
dedicated storage box.

Having 2 layouts at one venue could be taxing, but HS2 should all but look after itself as it's for visitors
to drive and anybody (I hope) can supervise and keep it functional regardless of what novice drivers do !!

Anyway next posting may have a video and a list of other layouts coming.

Geoff T.
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Re: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:05 pm

Cleaning, cleaning, and checking electrics.
Castell Mawr sees daylight, and how good it makes pictures look.
2 boards done 10 to go.

Image

Image

5 weeks to plan and get everything in order.

The listing of Layouts :-

Wayhaught Sidings 00
Portsoton 4 mm bus diorama
Ernies Halt 009
Orchard Road 00
Springfleld 0
Longmoor N
Lenz HO
Bincombe Cutting 'N'
Lower Trumping 00
HS2 00 This is a shunting Puzzle that visitors are invited to drive.
Shillingsford 00 (all sound)
Rnad Achdalieu 009
Castell Mawr 00
Goreton Blyme 00
Lane End 009
Lambeth Walk 00
Tormouth Quay 00
Newprett Thrumbwell Fairy GN15
Studland Leggo
Meccano Models
Morella 009
Avon Halt 00
Chapel Hill Halt 00
Parkstone Goods 00

Plus 6 trade stands and a few static displays.

Geoff T.
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Re: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

Postby luckymucklebackit » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:21 am

Hi Geoff - I had to do a double take on that last photo, took me a while to work out where the real trees ended and the layout began! :D

Looking good

Jim
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Re: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:04 pm

Thanks for the comment Jim.
There are times when you get a lucky shot, more luck than
judgement as in bright sunlight it's difficult to see what's
on the camera LCD screen.

I can't keep posting them in this Exhibition thread so some
more 'clean-up' pictures going into the Castell Mawr layouts
thread. Just about to see how long ago I added anything to
that.

Geoff T.
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Re: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:24 am

Another week closer.
Spent some of the weekend giving a few mineral wagons a weathering wash
and filling some with my coal mix.
Then extended running that revealed some de-railing problems which have now
been sorted out.
This week will be testing with extended running of all the locomotives I'm taking.

Just over 4 weeks to go !
I'll be pleased to see any NRM visitors - just pop by and say who you are.

Geoff T.
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Re: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:42 am

Some good news.

We have arranged for an open Top bus to provide a service between
West Bay (George Hotel)
Bridport Town (Bus Station)
Colfox School for the Exhibition
Beaminster (Square)

This is FREE, but a request for donations - we expect us use about £70 worth of fuel !!
IF you are interested I can give aproximate times for the various stops.

Then some shocking news

Our exhibition Managers wife died suddenly this week.
We will do our best to support wherever and however we can.

Geoff T.
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Re: Bridport & Dist MRC Summer Exhibition 28th July

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:16 am

Just over 2 weeks to go and I've outsorted (I think) the best set of
wagons to have.

Image

Just 164 of them - even then I'm sad I've not included the 20 coal hoppers.
Here are the boxes ready to go, one has a Castle & 9 coaches, another 10
assorted coaches, but mostly wagons ... because !!
All the other locos will be in another box

Geoff T.
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