SRS Blog > SRS at the 16mm narrow gauge show 2013

Published 5th May 2013

Topics: Exhibitions.
We attended the 16mm National Garden Railway show in April, along with Paul and Drena Middleton from Ride on Railways. I like this show: lots of narrow gauge models - my particular interest, it's only an hour down the road so we can do it in a day and be home in time for tea. Oh yes, and they serve a good breakfast before the show starts.

We took along a couple of new engines, the largest models in the show - going by weight by a factor of about 500! Talked to lots of people, bought some nice books, saw some beautiful models.
All in all a very nice day out. Highlight for me was seeing "Topsy", the lovely little 3 1/8 inch gauge model built at Boston Lodge works in 1869 (the first steam engine they built in fact) for Charles Easton Spooner. Normally domiciled in a glass case at Porthamdog, it was a rare opportunity to see it out in the open (and in England, to boot!)