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|Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:51 pm Post subject: Orpington & District MRS show pictures
|The ODMRS show was a small event, but packed in a lot of variety. The main exhibit was the Society's SNCF layout Pradeux. Lots of express train action, so it was difficult to snap a passing train, and even the locals running into the bay platform never seemed to linger long. The layout drew large crowds throughout the show.
I remember these railcars, which were running in the Dordogne in the early 2000s - they were noisy beasts and always put on the first train, around 0630 so acted as a good alarm clock!
It's always market day in Pradeux, so traffic in town is busy
Another layout by an ODMRS member was Dursley, showing how effective 7mm scale can be. It also offered a showcase of Panniers, all subtly different. A low back-scene would have helped, and could have shown more of the Lister factory which by BR days dominated the site.
Gn15 was represented by a line serving a sewage works. Note the unusual use of N-gauge turntable pits. This was worked on an automatic timer which made photographing the train difficult, given that the trains were hidden inside buildings when they were stationary.
Narrow gauge was also represented by this Glyn Valley Tramway layout in 009. The photographic back-scene sets the mood well.
I saw the trams at Seaton while on holiday last year, but never knew they came from Eastbourne, originally. Here was another 009 layout, very different from the one above. It was battery controlled with a scaled-down version of a tram control handle as the speed control. The trams and buildings had all been produced using 3D printing.
Apart from Puerto Paseo, On30 was also represented by Little River Falls, a minimum space switching layout.
Finally there was this American switching yard from the Chicago area, very nicely modelled. Why does the last picture remind me of Paul Newman?