There are two more chances to see Fisherton Sarum in operation at exhibitions this year, I have timed this post to act a reminder and hopefully give you a chance to include them in your diary. As regular readers of this blog will know I only usually exhibit the layout at three or four shows each year. I am as ever indebted to my parents and fellow members of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society for their time and assistance at these shows to enable Fisherton Sarum to be exhibited at all.
The first of the two shows coming up is the Peterborough National Festival of Railway Modeling being held on the 18th and 19th of October, at the East of England Showground near Peterborough. This show is organised by Warners publications the group behind the British Railway Modelling Magazine.
Fisherton Sarum will be stand 126 in the centre of the main hall. There will at least 30 layouts at the show, along with the usual mix of traders and the BRM Village with a mix of layouts, demonstrators and a chance to meet the team behind the magazine.
In addition to exhibiting Fisherton Sarum I shall also be involved in a Question and Answer session each day in the Model Railways Live theatre discussing the background to Fisherton Sarum, a passion for all things Southern Railway and also my involvement assisting a number of the model manufacturers, such as the Kernow Model Rail Centre, with their Southern Railway related models.
The 1st of November sees
Fisherton Sarum being exhibited a little closer to home at Wycrail ’14 the annual show of my own local model railway society the High Wycombe and District MRS.
Wycrail has established itself as one of the best one day shows in the South of England, (as said by others not just my own possibly biased opinion!) and this year maintains the standard with 28 high quality layouts attending along with a good mix of traders and demonstrators. Full details can be found on the dedicated Wycrail website here.
It is held in the excellent large, bright and modern Cressex Community School, located in Cressex Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4UD. A free bus service is also provided between High Wycombe Station on the Chiltern Line, Wycombe town centre and the exhibition venue.
This will be Fisherton Sarum’s second appearance at Wycrail as it made its public debut at the 2006 exhibition.
I sincerely hope you get a chance to visit at least one or other of the shows and please make sure you come and say hello, as it is always a pleasure to meet new friends made via this blog.