Perhaps that genuine buzz looking at the who’s who of names from the history of our UK branch of the hobby engraved in the Visitors Cup, is a touch of what it feels like to be a rock and roll star! The layout won the Manchester Model Railway Societies Visitors Cup which was a real surprise, and thank you to all those whom voted for the layout. My toy train history follows on from my late father, and the MMRS show has always had a very high reputation for quality, deservedly so in my opinion. Receiving the cup was one of those occasions where you just wished Dad was still around.
We were privileged to have some very special visitors at the show
I can report they ran beautifully, almost silently gliding across the trackwork, seeing them close up has sold one twin set at least! The real stars of the show though are the visitors who come through the door, we were frequently asked about many aspects of the layout, DC vs DCC & sound (we ran both, DC Sat/DCC Sun), the trees, the backscene and the display ‘concept’ including the height, seamless backscene and hidden fiddleyard. It was very pleasing to meet and answer the questions so thank you for taking the time and interest in the train set, it really does mean a lot!