Regular readers of my blog will know, by now I am sure, that I can often be found assisting Mike Wild, editor of Hornby Magazine operate some his many layouts at the various shows they attend to promote the magazine.
This weekend it is the turn of his British Railways Eastern Region layout Bolsover and Seven Pit lane to make a appearance at the Warrington Show.
Bolsover is an Eastern Region layout (so not a proper engine in sight) with exchange sidings for a local coal mine and well as a frequent main line train service empty coal trains arrive to be shunted by the colliery engine, taken to the screens, filled up with coal before departing back on the main line as a loaded train. This keeps plenty of movement on the layout and Mike has put together an interesting fleet of both Sound and even smoke unit fitted stock.
One of the interesting aspects of operating this layout is that it is one of the very few, to date, on the exhibition circuit operated by Hornby’s Railmaster system and the only one utilising the beta version of Railmaster on hand held Palm devices.
If you are planning on attending this exhibition at the Warrington Collegiate Institute, Winwick Road Campus, Winwick Road, WARRINGTON, WA2 8QA, please come and say hello.