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Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« on: October 02, 2018, 11:59:01 AM »
Just noticed that the event in Taunton isn't on the calendar. Read more about it here -
http://www.somersetrmc.org.uk/Rail-EX/

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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 12:16:39 PM »
Just tried to add it to the calendar (using Post Event), and it doesn't seem to have worked. Perhaps there are more practiced members who can do so?

- Andy
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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 11:00:04 AM »
Just tried again, and this time it got added to the calendar. No idea why it didn't work first time.

(Oh, and I also corrected the date in my original post, so it's a weekend event, not a midweek one!)

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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 08:51:58 AM »
Looking forward to next weekend. I think it will be a good show for N gaugers.

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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 05:07:29 PM »
 We will be there with Banbury. Hopefully full block detection will be in use and maybe some of the signals linked to it. Around 40wagons have been fitted with resistors to trigger the block detection but plenty more to go.

Looks g forward to the layouts penultimate show for this year and the he furthest West that it will have been to date.
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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 10:17:09 AM »
I won't have any sophisticated electronics but I will make plenty of noise when youngsters are around. Train sounds, cows, sheep and thunderstorm. I tend to keep it to when youngsters are around to avoid annoying fellow exhibitors too much. Although we have fun we also try to run trains that are totally correct for the location and year (1963 or 1968).

I will also have some advance tickets for the Warley NEC show available to buy.


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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 10:25:15 AM »
Now that is cool.

For this bloke at the Antipodes, I'd love to be there.

Good luck with the layout and the show!  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 10:30:15 AM »
Train sounds, cows, sheep and thunderstorm.

I'll be there with my wife, she's trying to understand why I've taken over so much of the spare room (and part of the kitchen table, but that's her fault since she's using my workdesk). Don't suppose you could do anything equestrian for her?

- Andy

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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 01:23:34 PM »
Train sounds, cows, sheep and thunderstorm.

I'll be there with my wife, she's trying to understand why I've taken over so much of the spare room (and part of the kitchen table, but that's her fault since she's using my workdesk). Don't suppose you could do anything equestrian for her?

- Andy

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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 12:18:43 PM »
It was a really good event, nicely organised. And you could still get hot tea and something to eat late on Saturday. Some really beautiful layouts. Midford is what, forty years old?, and still by far the most spectacular scenery. Boscawen Junction got my wife's vote. Thanks to Chris who explained to my wife how the trees on Little Aller were made (or perhaps it was an assistant, she didn't do a name check).

And now, of course, she has an inflated view of what's achievable in N gauge, so I will have to up my game considerably.

- Andy

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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2018, 12:31:18 PM »
...And now, of course, she has an inflated view of what's achievable in N gauge, so I will have to up my game considerably.

The fact that the 42ft OO layout was a constant disaster area probably helped to turn her to the N side... ;)

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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2018, 12:51:55 PM »
It did seem to be insane, a minimum of 9 people to operate? An enormous undertaking, I don't envy them.

She's definitely in favour of a railway that's operating as part of a larger scene, rather than something focussed on operations and fitting in scenery where there's free space. Luckily, we agree about that kind of thing.

- Andy

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Re: Rail-Ex Taunton 27-28 October
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2018, 12:59:42 PM »
The fact that the 42ft OO layout was a constant disaster area probably helped to turn her to the N side... ;)

Yeah, note to exhibition organisers - Don't book this layout.

They were far too busy trying to run a camera car around the layout rather than running any real trains. After I'd stood there for 10 minutes waiting for something else to move I came to the conclusion that all of the operators (I've never seen so many on one layout) were asleep and/or totally oblivious that people had paid to see their layout.

Tiverton too looked great, but nothing happened for a long time, and then the first train to move had already derailed before it left the fiddle yard!

Good job other layout operators were on the ball, I particularly enjoyed Banbury (4 trains moving at once and realistic operations/speed) and Little Aller.

On balance still an exhibition worth visiting.

Cheers
Dave


 

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