Re: [7mmnga] Narrow Gauge South West
- Hi All
> - and we are a pretty miserable bunch for not having posted earlier toreassure him what a good job he had done and how much we DID enjoy
ourselves - perhaps we're all still dumbstruck with wonder!
In my official capacity as Sales Officer (Modelling Goods) for the 7mm
Narrow Gauge Association, it was a marvellous day with plenty of public with
money in their pockets. Having access to the hall the night before so that
you could enjoy a leisurely breakfast before the onslaught was a very kind
consideration and as to the meal at the Crossways Hotel afterwards - Howard
deserves a hearty slap on the back and thunderous applause for again
exceeding his unusually high standard of organisation.
As a narrow gauge modeller, I was awe-struck. There where some truly
fantastic layouts to enjoy and even better stalls to browse and be
separately from your hard-earned pictures of Her Majesty. Inspiration was
drawn from a number of sources and I am really looking forward to Small &
- I heartily endorse the above comments about this show. It was certainly
worth a long trek from deepest south west Cornwall just to see
Charmouth/Bridport Town, I well remember seeing Charmouth at a show in
the North of England many years ago and it was good to see it again
looking better than ever. Lets hope David can be pursuaded to show it
again in this form, it is certainly one of the exemplar 7mm ng layouts
of the moment. It was also good to meet so many specialist traders and
put faces to names.
All round an excellent event and congratulations to those whose hard
work made it happen.
p.s at the risk of sounding like a plug....anyone within striking
distance of the South West can see Bridport Town again at the Redruth
show in March 15 - 16 and view the newly unleashed Helford Valley
Railway at the same time!
- I have been reading the rave reviews of the show with very mixed
feelings. Last year was the first time I attended and had a wonderful
time thanks to all the Small and Delightful folk who treated me like
visiting royalty. I determined then to return this year as soon as I
heard that Charmouth and Bridport were going to be present. I was just
another one of those many who were seduced by the Charmouth articles
in RM to try 7mm NG many, many years ago.
Fate decided otherwise and for the sake of family unity a Caribbean
Cruise leaving this coming weekend took priority. I know there is no
comparison between the benefits of the choices, but sometimes we have
to make sacrifices to keep SWMBO happy.
Brian Fayle #1510
GUELPH ON CANADA