This year, all the layouts in the exhibition received votes for the best layout in the show. Lyndon Ford, our exhibition manager with Mark Grady our Chairman, is seen here presenting this year’s winner, as voted by our visitors, with their Best in Show plaque – Angst-Lesspork, an OO9 Gauge layout, by Hugh Norwood, which draws its inspiration from and is a tribute to the “Discworld” books of the late Sir Terry Pratchett.
With help from Harrison-Brown Models, we were able to bring you the stunning Thornbury Hill (OO FS) gauge layout, which represents a section of the London Victoria – Brighton mainline in South London. Here we see Adrian from Harrison-Brown Models presenting them with their layout attendance plaque at this year’s RailEx exhibition.
Squires Tools, based in Bognor Regis and a regular trader at our exhibitions since 2009, has again helped with the transportation of layouts to our exhibition. They are seen here presenting Tonbridge West Yard, an OO FS Gauge layout by Paul Wade, based on the real location in Kent, with their exhibition plaque for attending our exhibition.
This year with the support of BookLaw Publications, we were able to bring layouts to our exhibition from further afield. Cath from Book Law Publications is pictured here presenting Bevois Park & St Denys, an N Gauge layout by Andrew & Simon Tucker, with their layout plaque for attending our exhibition.
DJM and Fareham MRC award for the Best Modelling Feature On a Layout
After stiff competition from the high quality of layouts at this year’s exhibition, it was jointly agreed by Dave Jones and our Club Chairman, Mark Grady that this year’s award for the Best Modelling Feature On A Layout should go to – The Clydach Railway, by Richard Holder. It is an OO9 Gauge layout, which represents a fictional preserved tourist railway situated somewhere on the coast of North-West Wales.
This AEC Regent 367 did the Free Heritage Bus Service from Fareham Railway Station to the show and back, over the weekend of our RailEx 2018 Exhibition. It is owned by the Southampton and District Transport Heritage Trust and is pictured here waiting its departure time at Fareham Leisure Centre before heading back to the Railway Station. We look forward to welcoming them back next year.