Warley 2016 was an excellent show with swathes of excellent railway modelling on show together with strong trade support. The Summit crew had three very long and wearing days, but this was more than compensated by the excellent hospitality offered by the Warley MRC, and by the very favourable response from visitors and fellow exhibitors alike. Icing on the cake was to receive the LMS Society Award for the best LMS exhibit in show!
The CCTV setup used on The Summit was photographed by Steve Flint for a future Railway Modeller article and the The Summit Layout Co-ordinator Dave S was video interviewed by BRM magazine.
Sadly another opportunity for comedy time-lapse photography of the build (5 hours) and take down (2.5 hours) was missed, but then perhaps not!
The Summit has been squeezed into our hired 7.5t lorry and we’re off to the NEC for the Warley Model Railway Show, come and see us as we will have members outside the layout to answer questions or just pass the time of day.
This week we finally had Bob A’s big quiz. 25 difficult questions won by esteemed Treasurer/anorak Jim A. Well done! Bob A has also completed the replacement signal to be located backing onto the bridge.
Work continued in preparation for The Summit trip to Warley NEC at the end of the month. Each of the eight colour coded stillages used to transport the layout is being assigned to a stillage manager who will be required to wear an appropriate coloured beanie hat. Two hats have yet to be assigned. Unassigned members to form an orderly queue – just one hat each please. At the end of play there was still some work to do on two of the stillages.
Ed P and Keith spent some of the evening installing the new trackwork/points on Yeovil Town. Otherwise we re-organised the workshop so construction of more baseboards for Heyno Junction can commence. The jig and plans for board Q are in position.