Saturday, 15 October 2011

Uckfield Show

Uckfield is a bit of a trek cross-country for me but it always proves to be worth the effort. This year's show lived up to that expectation, with superb layouts (no exceptions) and good trade support too. Here are some of my favourites, including of course, the Narrow Gauge layouts. Corris 1930 is beautifully detailed, and Christopher Payne's layouts are always interesting. However one layout that really impressed my was Yeoton Wharf, a mixed standard and broad gauge LSWR layout based in Somerset in the 1870's. Built in 3mm Fine-scale (with 14.2mm and 21mm dual gauges) it featured some highly unusual and interesting period trains, as well as superb scenery.

Corris 1930 - 009 - Rod Allcock
Gravel Bottom - 0-16.5 - Brian Wilson
Brink Valley Tramway - 0-9 - Christopher Payne
Yeoton Wharf - 3mm scale, 14.2 & 21mm gauges (yes, broad gauge!) -
Nick Salzmann. Set in the 1870's.
Superb modelling of an interesting railcar on Yeoton Wharf
A great afternoon out. If you want to see more of my pictures click here.
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Chris Ford said...

Unfortunately the 3mm was having a lot of problems when I visited and I gave up with it. Beautifully done, but if you're going to get that clever, it's got to work. Leysdown was the one for me on the day.

Adrian said...

Hi Michael, many thanks for your kind comments about the exhibition.

May I make a request? I'm in the process of compiling the show's retrospective on the Club's website and I would like to possibly use a couple of your photographs. Could you get back to me if this is ok - credit will be given.

Michael Campbell said...

Hi Adrian. Yes that is no problem!