The Midlands show was affected by the Coronavirus panic, so numbers were down despite the best efforts of the organisers with hand sanitizers and regular cleaning of the barriers.
It's a great shame because this was one of the best shows for a long while. The layouts were varied and interesting. The trade was pretty comprehensive.
Several of the layouts - Severn Mendip, Hambleton Valley Railway and the 16mm Association modular layout - were pretty well sceniced. The former being pretty much a normal exhibition layout but with larger locos that chuffed.
I did no hand-shaking (a few elbow bumps) and a lot of chatting to the trade and potential authors for Garden Rail. Cards were handed out and hopefully, we'll see some new names in the magazine in the future.