That’s the title of an article in the latest issue (September) of British Railway Modelling Magazine. The main article, by Phil Parker argues that small shows are worth a visit.
I couldn’t agree more; to me they are at the heart of the hobby. As against large shows, there is time to chat to operators, ask questions and have a nice cup of tea or coffee with some home made cake, whilst you watch the trains go by! Possibly some bargains on the club second-hand stall as well.
I would recommend the Liphook & District Club’s Open Day event- Model Trains in the Valley on Sunday 29th October 2017 at the Milland Valley Memorial Hall GU30 7NA- close to The Rising Sun PH and Milland Stores at Milland Cross Roads, (3 miles from Liphook Hampshire; 7 miles from Petersfield Hampshire and from Midhurst West Sussex, in the South Downs National Park.
Now in its 8th year this will be the first I will not be involved in, but I may be exhibiting!
The Open Day is aimed at enjoyment of our hobby- so do come along and support their efforts
We have been advised through a reliable source that this event has been cancelled. We have had poor communication from the organisers since the early announcement- lack of firm information- lack of response to our e-mails etc. We have received no information from the organisers for several weeks.
We did get a response (& apology) finally, following our complaint about poor communication regarding the cancellation.
It might have proved useful to make ourselves known amongst newcomers to the village but perhaps no event is better than a badly organised event!
Today , the 15th May, was in 1863, in Liverpool, the birth day of Frank Hornby. He invented Meccano and founded the company who gave us Hornby Trains, Hornby Dublo & Dinky Toys.
Lets also not forget Meccano Magazine, and the clubs; the Meccano Guild, still in existence or part of the Model Engineering world and the Hornby Railway Company groups, which were the starting point for most of the oldest model railway clubs in the UK and the Commonwealth.
The club will be making its annual trip to exhibit at the Midhurst Modellers Show on Sunday 14th February 2016 at the Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst.
We will have two club members layouts on display Uberernst in HO scale by Nick Harling , his late father’s layout, last exhibited in the 1990’s and recently re-discovered & part way through refurbishment. Nouvion 1943 in 1:35 scale narrow gauge by Matt Wildsmith using a mobile phone app to control the speed & direction of the locos.
There will also be a club display table with details of club activities & forthcoming new layouts & events.
Please drop in & have a chat
We have informed all the local press & community sites regarding our attendance & to supplement the rather sparse publicity for the show itself