Woodgreen Model Show & Steam Rally 2019
This year saw our 11th show, and we're pleased to announce that we raised a whopping £1286; which will all be split between CLAPA & the Alzheimer's Society. We cannot thank our exhibitors, helpers/volunteers, cake-bakers, the church, and the general public for their outstanding support!
Year-on-year, the event grows, and we make more and more money for these worthy causes; without your help, this wouldn't happen, so we are truly grateful for everyone's support.
2020 will see the event get bigger and better, and we're already planning a strategic re-think of the layout of the hall to make more use of the space; as well as the church, so that we can cram in more layouts and displays.
"Sandy Shores" - I think this needs no introduction on this blog! I will add though that the layout ran very well, until the point motor that leads to the sidings would only throw one way; it also ripped up the switch rail on one side, but fortunately it just popped back into place. A little bit concerned as to why it all happened, but it's something I will need to try and rectify before I take the layout out again.
"Elmbridge" - N gauge - Tony Parker. Despite being only 5ft x 2ft, this layout shows just how much detail and interest can be crammed into a small space. It also featured some rather nice illumination:
"Buckleigh"- A OO gauge branch line layout by James & Chandler Thick & John Perry; based on Cadeleigh Station on the old Exe Valley line. Another well-detailed layout, with plenty of cameo scenes:
"Woolbridge" - Sedgmoor O Gauge Group. A wonderful branch line terminus on GWR and SR metals, set between the 1930s to the 1950s; complete with scratchbuilt buildings:
"Tramway" - An unusual end-to-end layout representing high street shops from Wilton - built by Peter Murchison. It features some wonderfully modelled trams, and humourously named shop fronts:
"Farmer's Wife's Layout" - O Gauge - A display from the period between the 1900s to 1930s. Bassett Lowke and Hornby locomotives and rolling stock, along with vintage vehicles and scenic items give off a real dose of nostalgia. Alongside this layout, is a display of WWI memorabilia; commemorating the end of World War I, and dedicated to railwaymen who fought in that war. Display by Reg & Mary Hunt:
Outdoor Exhibits: Various exquisite model traction engines, presented by the Wessex group:
And finally: - A few general views of the show, including the rather delicious array of homemade cakes and other delicacies!
All in all it was an absolutely wonderful event; not only did we raise a huge amount for charity, but the outpouring of support from just about everywhere was fantastic. Many, many helpers made the event run smoothly, and the donation of homemade cakes definitely went down a treat!
Here's to next year!