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Seaboard Southern Annual Exhibition 2015

Steve Cobb, Alan and Erik Rogers, Brian Daly, Tim Neale, Ian Lampkin & Mike Peace
Steve Cobb, Alan and Erik Rogers, Brian Daly, Tim Neale, Ian Lampkin & Mike Peace

Well, that event‘s been and gone. Thankfully, it appears to have been a huge success. Here’s what was learned on the day:

  1. It is possible to set up 23′ of modular model railway that’s never been together before in under two hours, including consumption of bacon butty and coffee
  2. A line token, or warrant, makes control easier for those operators that don’t get the whole single track main line concept
  3. A Work In Progress is well received in an exhibition environment, if it’s quite apparent what the end result is supposed to be
  4. It is actually possible to have too many trains, at least for the immediate occasion. One per fiddle yard road plus a spare would have sufficed
  5. We’re not the only nutters who are inspired, interested or intrigued by this project. At least three people loosely attached to the group have committed and we took enquiries from visitors too

Feedback from the show organisers has been positive too, which might result in a repeat invitation for next year. That’ll mean more modules and more progress on existing modules will be required!

Seaboard Southern Exhibition 2015

The inaugural showing of the first eight nine modules, in an incomplete but operational state, will be at the Seaboard Southern annual exhibition on Saturday 19th September 2015.

Seaboard Southern Annual ExhibitionThe venue is The Charis Centre, West Green Drive, Crawley, West Sussex RH11 7EZ. The entrance to the car park is in Town Barn Road.

The times are 10:00 until 16:00

The costs are £5 Adults, Under 16’s free when accompanied by paying adult.