Monday, 27 April 2015

Alexandra Palace 2015

One of the UK's biggest model railway shows is held each year just before Easter at Alexandra Palace in north London. It can be guaranteed every year that BRMRC members attend and this year, like last year this included a number of our Junior Members who went up as a party with our Children's Club Officer. They certainly enjoyed both the trip and the show.

They can be seen here gathered around the status of Sir John Betjeman at St. Pancras. He, of course was not only famous as a poet but was largely responsible for saving the Station and the Chambers from demolition in the 1960's.

At the show itself, amongst the many high quality layouts was Paul Hopkin's Modbury Torr, a 3mm scale (TT Gauge) masterpiece. Paul, of course, is one of our members and you can see more about some ofhis layouts in our "Member's Layouts" section. It was certainly well appreciated by the youngsters who can be seen here gathered in front of it. Much to engaged to bother posing for the camera this time!