I am trying to contact Roger Sawyer of Eileen's Emporium. Last contact I
had was nearly 12 months ago. I have sent e-mails to his last known
address, firstname.lastname@example.org, but have received no reply.
Is he still trading?
Thanks in advance.
indeed, and for me, stocking up at Eileens was the best bit of an
otherwise disappointing show.
hats off to everyone though, for keeping going in that kind of
blistering heat. i bet they were glad to pack up and get out of the
that's one of the reasons i love this hobby... one mans disappointment
is another mans joy. :)
i felt that there were just too many country termini to fiddle yard
type layouts with very little happening on them. The standard of
modelling was very high, but when there's a little 'un in tow (and a
grandad) i need there to be more 'show' in the show. Normally when
people complain that when they go to shows nothing's moving i think
they're having a larf, because all the shows i go too are quite action
packed... but not this one.. each layout seemed like a repeat of the
previous one.... train pulls into station, engine runs round train,
train leaves station.... repeat ten minutes later..
Zob, the first layout through the door is amazing, i've seen it
several times now and it still leaves me with my jaw on the floor. The
workmanship is beyond anything i'll ever achieve and the attention to
detail is outstanding although easily missed because it's so hard to
take the eyes off the trackwork.
Mostyn was great, but then it's banger blue diesels so it's my fav
period anyway, it can't fail. Other layouts that caught my attention
were Saffron Street and St Denys, the latter in particular standing
out because it's different, third rail modern image in N gauge.
Everything else was up, then back again, one train every half hour.
All very nice if you like that kind of thing, but definitely not my
cup of tea unless there's a new angle to it.
As i said the modelling was excellent (the station building on Lee on
the Solent springs to mind) but for four quid, i expected a lot more
layouts with things actually moving on them. I expect entertainment
alongside my eye candy.
Hopefully. Went last year and -thoroughly- enjoyed it. Would recommend
it to anyone. I'm going to try to combine it with a visit to JR Models
and stock up on some Japanese goodies.... can't wait...
It's an interesting building and reminded me of when the Bristol
exhibition was held in the Victoria Rooms. lots of side rooms and
exploring to be done.
The problem Chris Challis has is that the Wells Town Hall has a lot of
smallish rooms and housing large, action packed layouts is a bit
difficult. One big layout in the upper hall - like Mostyn this year
- is about the best that can normally be managed, and the other
layouts have to be on the small side to fit into all the nooks and
crannies, along with the trade stands, etc. So you're going to get
a lot of the small terminii, and that's the way Wells has been for
It's always been a modellers' exhibition - basically a ScaleFour meet
with other scales included. It has tended to be a talking shop and
that is its attraction in my opinion.