On Saturday 9th May 2015, BRMRC were the guests of the Victory Model Railway Club and exhibited one of our lesser seen layouts, 'Barnham Junction' at their 3rd Annual Show held at the Admiral Lord Nelson School.
The day got off to a slow start as Barnham showed it's age, literally - not just because it was set to run stock from circa 1948 to the late 1950's - but due to the usual exhibitor nightmare of 'on the day' wiring issues. Attended to by our Exhibition Manager (John Wakeman) and his able assistant (John McPeake), both who probably can recall early wiring of the period (ha ha), the layout began to perform to much visitor satisfaction and admiration, particularly the rolling stock, which again we were thankful to Paul Hopkins for the loan of.
There was a strong membership attendance from BRMRC, including our junior section and the Chairman, on a 'flying' spot check, was delighted to see all in correct club attire.
Having thoroughly enjoyed the show and the hospitality afforded to us by Victory MRC, to whom we extend our sincere thanks, the day ended on a high note as Barnham Junction was awarded the 'Best in Show' award, as voted for by the paying public. Lots of pictures of a fantastic engraved award presented to the BRMRC team will no doubt follow on the website in due course.
Congratulations & well done to all.
Chairman - BRMRC.