Southport Model Railway Exhibition 2015

This is always a good show that is well worth a visit. This year it was held over the weekend of the 7th/8th November at Greenbank High School.

I ran into my old friend Geoff Payne who was running the West Lancashire Light Railway stand. Geoff is an Aintree Village Parish Councillor of long standing. It was nice to catch up with him especially as I not previously realised that he was a fellow railway enthusiast.

I also spied my old chum Roger Bell running the OPSTA stall. Roger is a also a Labour member of West Lancs Borough Council and was deep in conversation with someone (Roger is a big talker!). I thought I would have a chin wag with him later, trouble is he must have seen me as I could not find him on my second circuit! Only kidding Roger.

Here are 3 photos I took at the exhibition:-

A typical American steam era scene in HO scale.

A typical American steam era scene in HO scale.

A beautiful Darjeeling live steam loco on 32mm track.

A beautiful Darjeeling live steam loco on 32mm track.

In steam - a delightful representation of a British narrow gauge train also on 32mm track.

In steam – a delightful representation of a British narrow gauge train also on 32mm track.

OPSTA at Preston Model Railway Exhibition

I was helping to person the OPSTA stand at Preston Model Railway show today with my colleague Roger Bell who, in his other life, is the opposition Labour Leader on West Lancs Borough Council. You see despite the tribal British political system making out that politicians of differing parties can’t/should not get on, this is not really true but don’t tell the press!

A very busy show it was too with numerous stands, layouts etc. The public seemed to be being poured through the doors in large numbers and OPSTA signed up some new members as well.

Here are a few photo’s I took at the event:-

A G Scale Tram Engine

A G-Scale Tram Engine

An OO Scale LMS loco

An OO Scale LMS loco

Appledore - An OO Scale latout

Appledore – An OO Scale layout