For the first time a Gauge 0 layout will be exhibited as a club exhibit at the forthcoming South Hants Model Railway Show.
Durbridge has been under construction for many years, but in the last 12 months or so, with work sessions on Wednesdays work on electrics, track, scenery and buildings has progressed so much that the SHMRC committee can risk their reputations on presenting a non-P4/EM layout. (or is it we’re cheap!)
This means that a group best known for the quality of its witty conversation, Tunnock Wafers, coffee consumption and the fun of running (playing) trains, now has to turn itself into a well organised planning and production unit, to achieve a half reasonable layout for 1st March.
Lets hope that the wit and fun doesn’t disappear in the pursuit of transient fame and fortune on the exhibition circuit!
The show will be held at the Crookhorn College of Technology, Stakes Hill Road, Waterlooville on Saturday 1st March 2008. Full details will appear shortly in leading model railway magazines and local press. For 0 gaugers there are, I believe a further four 0 gauge layouts amongst the 15 layouts currently invited.