Good day at Ally Pally

Good day at the Alexandra Palace- lots of friendly modellers- what a wonderful hobby.

Met up with some ex work colleagues for a good chin wag-good to see how fit they look, even though I am nearly a decade younger!

As a new member of the N gauge Society signed up for a version of their forthcoming industrial diesel shunter. Impressed with the members on their stand- all very efficient and friendly.

Pity there was little or no N gauge layouts!

Made a few small purchases N scale Nissen hut, tank and Warflat from Gramodels  and an N scale rule from Eileen’s plus a book on Ambulance Trains from Friends of the NRM.

Interesting to see the amount of engineering works on the approaches to Waterloo in connection with reclaiming ex Eurostar space into main station (Windsor Line platforms once again- but alas no tea rooms!- showing my age here) and extending platforms 1 to 8.

How often to you see such engineering  activity modelled?


N scale added to the list of interests

With the ordering of an N scale tram for the proposed East Hants Link tram layout, I have also joined the N Gauge Society and received a hefty pack of information.  I like the look of their proposed diesel shunter  which would be very useful as a works shunter for the tram maintenance works at Whitehill/Bordon.

I have also been looking at the availability of various items to model modern Liphook  & Bentley stations.