TOP LEVEL MODELING!
Yesterday, was the UK annual Narrow Gauge Modelling Festival. More correctly I should say it was the annual exhibition for the Greenwich and District Narrow Gauge Railway Society. It is probably the biggest narrow gauge exhibition in the UK with 18 layouts, 14 societies and 22 traders. I spent a very enjoyable afternoon looking at layouts, here are some that I particularly liked.
St Mary’s by Julian Evison is a O-16.5 layout inspired by the Welshpool and Llanfair railway. Julian’s imagined that the planned, by never constructed, route to serve Meifod had been built as a branch of the existing railway. I have a soft spot for the W&L and I really enjoyed seeing how Julian had captured the atmosphere of the line so well.
Julian’s ceated a yard for J. Lloyd Peate & Sons who were coal and lime merchants in Llanfair and ran one of the few…
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