Today, I crossed over to that dark forbidden county….LANCASHIRE! (I say this in jest of course, I was born and raised in Lancashire for 19 years) and spent an enjoyable day in the company of good friends, at the Rochdale 2015 Model Railway Exhibition.
It was probably one of the best Shows I have been to in recent years….not a box shifter in sight! Several layouts of superb modelling and excellent trade in the form of Todmorden Model Supplies ( I picked up a couple of drill bits….0.4 and 0.5 have a tendency to break on me!).
Below you will find a selection of photos of several of the layouts present.
Culm – Dai Davies (EM) – GWR/Western Region (Transition)
I had an enjoyable chat with Dai regarding Railways in North Wales, and told him of my own North Wales plans regarding Cwm Prysor and Trawsfynydd.
Angelbank – Liverpool MRS EM) – Clee Hill Incline 1950s
Polbrook Gurney – Chris Nevard (OO) – Somerset C.1960
It was a pleasure to see Chris once again. Chris manages to make his layouts really draw you in, they are almost like a small theatre, drawing the audience into the past.
Glaisden – Ian Worthington (EM) – BR(NE) 1960s
Great job Rochdale Group, for creating a thoroughly enjoyable show….and the ice buns were rather nice!