Sunday, February 18, 2007

It just goes to show...

Hi all,

A rather enjoyable weekend. Saturday was the annual (now traditional) jaunt to Shepton Mallet for 'Narrow Gauge South West' and then on to Cheddar and the Thatcher's cider shop at Sandford. The latter sports 2.5L of top local cider straight from the barrel at £2.65!!! - brilliant!!

Anyway, this is the first of a series of posts this week on the exhibition...enjoy! First up, is a cheeky little layout based on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway. [Please note my use of miniature here, I cannot stand people calling 15" gauge railways and the like, narrow gauge!].

This layout cleverly (and uniquely??) used OO scale locos and OO track, with scratch built coaches. What a good idea!

Any Garratts on show?? Well, apart from the bargain K1 backwoods kit I picked up for £40 less than list price(!!), there were two others...

This backwoods NGG16 in 7mm 'ready to run'! It's put together in the Chinese factory of Mr Cheng for a rather chunky sum of money (out of my league entirely). I have to say, however, it does not sport the elementary mistakes on the O scale black 5 or King they also now do 'ready to run', but don't get me started on that one!

And this G scale NGG16 No. 143, resplendent and 'steaming' by remote control. Super! tempting to give this 10/10, but I'm kind of biased aren't I!!

More from this show in the next few days....

Don't miss the latest on the real WHR by the way - the Afon Dylif bridge was lifted in on Saturday -


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