Sunday, September 06, 2015

Exhibiting model railways isn't all glamour you know


I know you think that life on the model railway exhibition circuit is all glitz and glamour, but it isn't.

Years ago, we exhibited at Genk in Belgium. Overlord had been invited and there was space in the van so we took Melbridge Dock.

After a day driving from the tunnel, getting lost in Brussels, setting up and getting lost on the way to the accommodation, we arrived at midnight. The digs were a watersports centre which as you can see, were a little bit basic.

To cap it all, the bedding arrived rolled up in clingfilm so our first job was to make up all the beds.

Still, at least we slept as everyone was to tired. In the morning we awoke to a breakfast of frozen bread...

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