Posts Tagged ‘Barnstaple MRC’

Firstly I would like to thank all the readers of my little corner of the blogosphere whom took the time to enter my little competition to win a brand new Hornby R2620 Urie N15 King Arthur Class number 746 ‘ Pendragon’ in Bulleid post war malachite green livery. The competition set in my post here in conjunction with Fisherton Sarum’s appearance at the Barnstaple Model Railway Club exhibition last Saturday, and celebrating ten years of exhibiting Fisherton Sarum,  asked the question “where has Fisherton Sarum has so far made its furthest west appearance“. The answer as many of you correctly deduced was its appearance at the Wadebridge show in 2008.

My Mum draws Jon's name from the hat assisted by Daniel

My Mum draws Jon’s name from the hat assisted by Daniel

The lucky winner whose name was literally drawn out of a hat, by my own mother ably assist by another long standing Fisherton Sarum operator Daniel (who operated at Fisherton Sarum’s first exhibition when he could hardly see over the top of the fiddle yards), at the Barnstaple Model Railway Club exhibition on Saturday was Jon Summers of Devon who advises me (being a man after my own heart) that malachite green is his favourite colour! Well done to Jon, the locomotive is winging its way to you by Royal Mail (unfortunately not 21C3).

Secondly; the Barnstaple Model Railway Club exhibition was a pleasure to exhibit at and it was as ever great meet up with old friends, make new ones and put faces to names with whom I have communicated with either on here or via other online means.
If you have you not visited this show before then all I can say is try and make it next year, it really was a superb line up of layouts and humbling to have been included among them. I can confirm that the date of next years show will be Saturday 29th July, Richard, the exhibition manager, and his team at the Barnstaple Model Railway Club are rightly gaining a reputation for putting on a quality show and I wholeheartedly recommend a visit to anyone who can get there.



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With a nod to a lyric from the Genesis track ‘Deep in the Motherlode’ from their ‘Then there were three’ album (did I not mention before I am a bit of a Genesis geek) Fisherton Sarum is celebrating its 10th birthday (its first exhibition was in back in 2006) by heading West on Saturday 30th July to be at the Barnstaple Model Railway Club exhibition.

This one day show is organised by my friends at the Barnstaple MRC, and has gained a reputation for enticing good quality layouts to North Devon. The exhibition is being held at: Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple EX32 7BU.
It is open to the public between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm
BarnstapleMRCFisherton Sarum will be in the company of some excellent layouts that I can recommend seeing  including: Portchullin (P4) a Scottish DCC layout of small coastal station, Banbury (N) a model of the real station in Oxfordshire set almost in the current day, Tidworth (00) a fictional station and yard in Networth South East era, Bratton Lane (00) a small shunting yard and Wantage Narrow Gauge Tramway (009) a narrow gauge model based upon the real location. Also a selection of traders  will be present and refreshments will be available.

Competition Time!

It is a first for my blog,  but I thought I would have a competition, as a celebration of Fisherton Sarum’s 10th birthday, for you my readers to be in with a chance to win a mint boxed and brand new Hornby R2620 Urie N15 King Arthur Class number 746 ‘ Pendragon’ in Bulleid post war malachite green livery.

This is the only version that Hornby have produced so far of their excellent N15 class model in this livery. No.  746 represents one of the first batch of the N15 class introduced by Urie between 1918 and 1923, and featured the LSWR style high arc cab roof profile, Urie style safety valves and coupled to a  5000 gallon bogie style tender. More details of the Hornby N15 models can be found here on my Talking Stock #9 post. This model R2620 was introduced as one of the first releases back in 2007 and has not been available since.

So how do you enter…

Barnstaple is not the furthest west that Fisherton Sarum has appeared, so to be in with a chance to win all you need to do is work out where Fisherton Sarum has so far made its furthest west appearance (it has been mentioned on this site before so check the archives…) and send your answer, naming the town, to me by email here, before the 28th July and I will draw at random the winner from all the correct entries during the Barnstaple Exhibition on the 30th July.

Good luck in the competition and come and say hello if you are able to get along to the show in Barnstaple on the 30th.

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Eagle eyed visitors of this blog will have spotted a couple of new dates have appeared for Fisherton Sarum on the road. The first of which is in only a couple of weeks time when it will be one of the visiting layouts operating at the open day of the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society of which I am long time member.

HWDMRS BadgeWe as a Society have the benefit of our own clubrooms, near the High Wycombe town centre,  that are in excess of 4000 sq ft in which currently have 10 layouts either operational or under construction covering gauges from N to 0 and 0N30 including British and North American outlines. We also have a large multi gauge test track, metal and wood working workshop and a kitchen and refreshment area to relax and have a natter over a cuppa.

The open day,  although mainly a by invitation event, is being held on Saturday 21st November, however if you are interested in seeing Fisherton Sarum close up, and even having a play, and or finding out more about what the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society has to offer feel free to get in touch with me by email here

The second date added to the calendar for Fisherton Sarum being out and about is the Barnstaple MRC Exhibition on Saturday 30th July next year, of which more details will be posted in due course. You can always keep up to date with the exhibition plans for Fisherton Sarum on the Exhibition Diary page here I am discussion regarding a few more appearances to add to the list so watch this space.

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