Highlights of the Festival of British Railway Modelling, Doncaster

Fisherton Sarum, as I reported briefly on my last post,  had a very successful weekend at the Festival of British Railway modelling, a couple of weekends ago now, held at Doncaster. The highlights of the exhibition can now be found on the British Railway Modelling website here along with some photographs and a video of the show that includes footage of Fisherton Sarum in action.

Fisherton Sarum taken just before the doors opened at the Festival of British Railway Modelling in Doncaster - February 11/12th
I am pleased, as I said in my last post, how well the layout was received by  the viewing public  despite being quite a distance from traditional Southern Railway Territory. I still am amazed that  three visitors to the show commented on the fact that they, like my own Dad, had bunked the shed in their younger days!

My collection of models representing the  locomotives that appeared on the Southern west of England line during the British Railways locomotive exchange trials in 1948, Bulleid’s Leader and his S100 Inspection Saloon / Sleeper coach inspired many comments and prompted much interesting discussion.

I am as ever very grateful to my Mum and Dad (who actually appears in model from in his short trouser days on the layout), and Roger, Mark and Daniel from the High Wycombe District Model Railway Society without whom I would not be able to exhibit Fisherton Sarum.

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