As usual, the photos here were taken using the camera's smallest aperture
(f8) to give the best available depth of field. All were taken without flash and
exposures varied from about 1/15 to 1/4 sec. The camera's image stabilisation
feature was relied on (no room for tripods at exhibitions) and proved adequate
in most cases.
Here, in no particular order, are the layouts.
First Port Pennan, an EM gauge layout by Ken Gibbons of Hull MRS, set on the
coast of Scotland. The baseboards are three recycled cardboard boxes and
describes it as "no more than a shunting plank". I thought it was
rather nice and I
particularly liked the "tin Tabernacle" seen on the
the picture below.
Next, a couple of pictures of Bonchester Bridge, another EM gauge layout from
this time by Brian Sunman It's set in the Scottish Borders in the 1960s.
Next a north American HO layout, Glendale Road Town by Bob Smith of Steeton. The
layout can represent either the Canadian prairies or the US Midwest, depending
what stock is used.
Now a small but beautifully formed N-gauge layout by Andy Thomson, a Skipton
member. It's named after the village of Upton Snodbury near Worcester and
some of the village architecture, although there was never a railway
there in reality.
Here are three pictures of ex-Skipton Chairman Geoff Holmes's gauge O layout
Priory making its first public appearance. It is imagined that the Duke
became impatient with the Midland Railway's lack of progress in
connecting Ilkley and
Skipton via Bolton Abbey and offered to lease land at a
peppercorn rent to the North
Eastern Railway in return for their agreement to
link his Bolton Priory estate with Ilkley.
Wesslingen in H0m by Gary Ball.
Willerby and Kirkella in N gauge by Graham Smith.
Hull Town Docks, a P4 layout by Jim Harrison of Leeds on its last outing
retirement. This is a beautifully modelled layout but I found it very difficult
photographs that do it justice.
Below, two photos of Humberton & Town End Sheds, in N gauge.
Victoria Road is a 00 layout based on Saltaire by Bradford MRC. It features a
nice model of Sir Titus Salt's very famous non-conformist chapel but
I didn't manage to get a picture of it.
Also appearing at the exhibition were Lofthouse in 0 gauge, Cuddy's Yard, an
gauge shunting puzzle. These layouts are featured elsewhere on this site. Click
following links: Lofthouse Album,