Saturday, September 17, 2016

TINGS 2016

Model railway built in 2 days.

Most exhibitors turn up at a show with a layout. I arrived at The International N Gauge Show (TINGS) with a pile of materials - and left at the end of two days with a working, if not finished model railway. 

Building for a crowd was good fun. People certainly seemed to enjoy polystyrene cutting and static grass puffing. Every so often I'd become engrossed in a job, look up, and there would be a big crowd watching me. All I needed to do was keep talking, not something I have a problem with!

An hour before the show closed, we had a train running around the circuit and looking pretty good. Work had to stop at this point, partly because I needed to tidy up a bit but mostly because I'd run out of hair spray for scenic work!


Nick Brad said...

I wasn't sure if you'd manage to complete it or not, but I think the simple oval with siding approach was the right one to go with. Bolstered by your success, would you possibly be considering something bigger for Doncaster next year?

Phil Parker said...

Nick, I don't think there would be any point in trying a bigger layout in a weekend. Working on my own, i only just brought this one to completion in two days. Anthing more complex would just be less succesful.

However, I have ideas for a future N gauge project. Not sure if or when this will come to fruition, but if it does, I'd like the chance to do it really weel, so no time scales!