I was very taken by the N gauge layouts
particularly Falkirk (refubished) and Perth (very unexpected)
and one other which was very good.
A very good show and in a nice sized hall. with plenty of the supply trades.
I was impressed with Etton. Went looking for a green deltic (Bachmann), only
one stallholder had one left on the Saturday and he wanted £70-something for
it!!! Greedy little wheasle from Banff is all I can say! It wasn't there an
hour later so no doubt someone was foolish enough to pay that much over the
odds. Guess I'll just go back to e-bay and find a Lima version.
Yes, Etton definitely got my vote. Lots of loving care obviously went
into the buildings and scenery. I was particularly impressed by the
arch of the overbridge, its profile composed from arcs of three
circles (if you get what I mean).
The colouring of the scenery was very well done, too. It somehow
managed to give the impression that the scene was bathed in sunshine.
Scarborough was highly impressive as well.
It was an experience for me on Saturday, I was in Falkirk sorting out some
family business so I decided rather than drive into the city, get lost,
struggle to park and pay through the nose when I did finally find my way
there and find a space, I'd "let the train take the strain"!!!! OMIGOD,
what a mistake that was! Train from Falkirk to Glasgow was ok, Queen st
station smells strange, a bit like the soap works that used to exist next to
Warrington Bank Quay Stn.
I then "risked life and limb" on a shuttle bus to Central stn, then found my
way ok to the low-level station, by following my nose again, except this
time the smell was of something dire! On the busy platform were 3 kids about
12 or 14, sitting with a larger version of a normal cigarette machine
rolling a joint about 6" long quite openly in front of anyone who cared. One
produces a bag, again quite openly, and proceeds to add some of the dried
vegetation from within to the joint!!! What is the world coming to? How can
they do that so openly, where are their parents (and do they know), why has
society allowed this to happen in the first instance?
Ok, so the train was cheaper than running the car into the city and parking,
but it was in no way a more relaxing journey. I think from now on the only
trains I'll be getting on are on preserved lines, preferably the Bo'ness
railway behind a lovely 4MT. Other than that I'll stick to models in my
Sorry if I ranted on a bit there.
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Similar thing happened to me on holiday last year on train from Nice to
Monte Carlo except that they were Italian youngsters.
Guess it happens all over the place.
Central Low Level is a sub-surface and therefore no-smoking area.
Guess the people were not monitoring the camera pictures.
I suppose you're right, I just happen to live in an area (Elgin, Northern
Scotland) where thankfully it's not become openly acceptable, yet! Yes,
there is a drug problem but it's not openly visible.
Yep, plenty of signs, didn't see them light up, only making it.
Guess they probably don't get paid enough to care, unfortunately.
Ah well, back to models.
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It's been considerably smartened up since then and is painted purple and
white (IIRC - it was still dark when I was there on Monday morning at
silly o'clock). The smell hasn't been smartened up...