Merseyside Model Railway Society Exhibition; Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November 2015
Mosslands School was available from midday for setting-up on the Friday. AS was there early and had set up the covered tables and display boards.
BH and Ben turned up with their Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’ & support van installing it on its rolling road. TA’s ‘Cyclist’ was positioned before AS and I departed at 5pm. Further deliveries were made by MC with a 5” Simplex rolling chassis and part-built boiler which were mounted on a Chynoweth demonstration track and two vertical steam engines, a Stuart Turner No 1 and a Stuart Turner No 5 much modified for hard work in a steam boat
Saturday – the morning’s highlight was the Mayor and his wife’s visit to our stand where they spent almost 10 minutes in interested dialogue with our members. They also said they were looking forward to visiting Santa with their 2 grandchildren. The morning was quite busy in the Hall but during the afternoon public numbers declined (rugby was on the telly ). A good day with much public interest in our stand and many were aware of our presence in Royden Park.
As always TA's Cyclist evoked a lot of interest in its tireless effort - causing some past cyclist's humourous comments.
Sunday – the morning was well supported by the public again with much interest in our stand.
The Society is grateful to those members who loaned exhibits and particularly to those who manned the stand.
All images courtesy of Mike Cole
Our Society is grateful and thanks those who provided exhibits and particularly those who manned the stand – long days from 9.30am till 5pm!