Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shepton Mallet review

Firstly a suite of photos can be found here:
Good exhibition once again.
Highlights for me were Pempoul, Talyllyn, Garreg Wen and Beddgelert 1910.
The arrival of a 009 society 10% discount card just befrore the show was a nice surprise!
I bought a backwoods double fairlie (for £72!), two TR coaches (don’t ask why! I just liked them), a lovely handbuilt point (which will likely adorn one of the loop points on Rhyd Ddu), a Mercian FR horse dandy wagon (which I shall build to conceal a motor and run as a gravity slate), some FR transfers, a drill stand (£10.80!), 4 books (Ian Rathbone’s newish book on painting and lining, the new Middleton Corris/Vale of Rheidol book, the Oakwood Welshpool tome and a Lynton and Barnstaple album).  I also got some more of those great 009 society stock boxes.  Oh and some 16mm details and a skip wagon. phew!  and that’s not mentioning the cheese an cider from Thatchers near Cheddar!
Dad invested in some more Kevin Trim 7mm kits which I have to say look superb – the Welshpool Earl is all nickel silver and even comes with real coal in the kit!  His plan for a diorama of British narrow gauge trains is coming together now – two Talyllyn trains, a Leek and Manifold train, an Ashover one and most of a Welshpool and Llanfair train now too.  cool.


Anonymous said...

Hi Colin, my layout is called eAST Hants Light Railway! You have called it the Bewsie lt rly. Great pics on here, glad you enjoyed the show!

Colin Lea said...

sorry about that, changed it now.

Garrattfan said...

Hi Colin, wow I envy you at getting the Backwoods Fairlie at such a bargain!!

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