Three members of the Vale of Evesham Circle, accompanied by one grandson, visited the 2018 Warley Model Railway Exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre on Saturday 24 November. “Warley” is the largest model railway exhibition in the UK and, judging by the crowds this year, is likely to remain so. Around 90 layouts of all shapes and sizes — and gauges — were on display, along with quite a number of examples of the “real thing”. This year, children accompanied by an adult could get in for £1, so there was no shortage of younger enthusiasts. An astonishing range of technologies was in evidence, from traditional analogue to cutting-edge digital — though it was reassuring to encounter quite a few “technical hitches” as we went around.

It has been my experience that most Catenian Circles can boast at least one model railway enthusiast, and I have often thought that there would be a strong case for forming a Catenian model railway section, along the lines of the golfers and caravaners. Now, that would be a talking point at Conference…

photo © 2015, Steven Hughes under Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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