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Seaboard Southern Annual Exhibition 2016

A train passes through Dampier MineSaturday saw six module owners and three additional engine drivers arrive at the annual Seaboard Southern exhibition to which we’d been invited. By the skin of our teeth, due to some gremlins, we had erected and tested more than 60′ of modules, our longest layout to date.

Operating was on a warrant basis, with two in operation, one each way between the fiddle yards and the central passing module. There were also sidings to shunt in each direction, adding to the operational interest. With a crew of eight, we were split into teams of four and operated an hour on with an hour’s rest. That made the day go very quickly.

A passenger train arrives at Stenning CreekStriking down was a lot quicker, with everything boxed up and ready to load within 45 minutes of closing time. Lots of things were learned, experiences gained, which means that the next outing will be even better than this.

Modular narrow gauge railway modelling is some much more fun than having a single layout, not least because it doesn’t have to be the same each time. It’s also great to be able to exhibit works in progress, so long as they are making progress.

We’re waiting for confirmation of the date for this event next year, when we’ll hopefully be doing it all again, bigger and better.

Seaboard Southern Exhibition 2016

After our inaugural showing of nine modules in an incomplete but operational state last year, we will be at the Seaboard Southern annual exhibition on Saturday 17th September 2016, this hopefully filling a room with 0n30 modular layouts and trade support.

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.