Last week I spent a morning in Leamington Spa library promoting our exhibition. The idea was simple enough, turn up, sit and do some modelling, chat to anyone passing by and hand them a leaflet, go home.
This wasn't just blatant promotion. The L&WMRS is a charity and as such, we are required to promote the hobby to the general public. Thus, we put on this "meet the modellers event" as part of this.
I booked in for Thursday morning and set myself up on the table provided. When I arrived, just before opening, there was a healthy queue of around 30 people. Not to see me, they were here for books.
Anyway, I had brought along a toolbox and Parkside PC64 GWR "Beetle" Prize Cattle Van kit.
The kit was bought many years ago because it was new, supposed to represent a leap in quality for an already well-regarded manufacturer and 'cos it's a Beetle.
Opening out the parts, they certainly looked OK. Moulded in a very dark brown plastic, Romford metal wheels and metal buffers are included. Everything looked clean so I proceeded to see how much I could build in a morning.
Photos, by the way, are taken on my Asus tablet PC. I thought it would be interesting to see how this got on compared to a "proper" camera.