The Summit landed in Taunton courtesy of some very clever and consistent packing of a very full 7.5 tonne lorry. Setup time about was about five hours:
The show was busy throughout the two days. Trains were run from crack expresses to long lumbering freight trains. As well as the expected LMS and Midland Region services, there were a number of Eastern Region specials. A Load Haul Class 60 with container and ferry wagons also whistled by occasionally bringing things a bit more up to date.
A Terrier with three horse boxes in tow that could have been on the run from Plumpton race course was occasionally seen. Admittedly our trains are a bit of a mixture as dictated by our members wide interests – but standards may have dropped a little towards the end of two very long days:
The Summit was well received by the many visitors to this very successful and enjoyable exhibition. We were very pleased to win the Rail-Ex Taunton Cup for best layout as judged by the paying public, the Brian Winter Salver for best signalled layout and the Chairmans Shield as awarded by the SRMC chairman Jack Sully.
YMRG would like to thank the Somerset Railway Modellers Club for the kind invitation and the excellent hospitality at a brilliant venue where we were made most welcome.