The Club’s annual exhibiton was once again held at Wren Spinney School. Early indications suggest a slightly increased footfall.
The show is the last to be “exhibition-managed” by Carl Ward, who has decided to step down. On behalf of all members and visitors, we would like to thank Carl for his sterling efforts.
The Public “Best-in-Show” award was well supported and produced a clear winner with Re-United Biscuits taking the honours! The layout is the work of Mike Biash and son, Robin, pictured below,
The Mayor of Kettering, Mr. Scott Edwards, was in attendance at both Kettering Station and KDMRS model railway event for commemoration of the coming of the railways to Kettering organised by the local Civic Society.
As part of the event, the club was invited to mount a model railway show in the Heritage Centre in Wicksteed Park. The club provided three layouts, “Blisworth”, “Ambridge” as well as “Aranda de Deuro”.
There were also static displays from the ‘0’ gauge enthusiasts of locomotives and architectural models of Kettering landmarks and Jim Stevens and Martin Profit’s Flying Scotsman Special from Kettering Station itself.
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Representatives of Kettering Civic Society visited the club to liaise with club members about their plans for a Celebration the Opening of Kettering Railway Station some 160 years ago, on Sunday, 14th May 2017.
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The AGM took place on Wednesday, 18th. January at Thorpe Malsor. A few highlights included:
- Subscriptions to be held at this year’s rates
- Increased takings from the 2016 Show
- New show management team to act as apprentices during Carl Ward’s final year.
- Accounts for 2016
- Layout progress reports
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Richard Coleman has contacted the K&DMRS website as follows,
“Sorry to report that Bob Hill from Earls Barton passed away on Saturday 03-12.
Bob attended the Kettering shows with his Thomas the Tank Engine layout and second hand stall for many years”.
Initial numbers suggest that the club has had a more successful show than in the previous year. Factors that might have increased attendace may have the mid morning appearance of the “Flying Scotsman” at Kettering Station on a steam charter as well as no festival competition in the local area!
The club introduced a public vote for the best layout. Over 40% of visitors voted and their choice was Peter Marshall’s “Two Sisters Farm” based on a Lincolnshire potato farm tramway. Peter is pictured with his layout and the club silver signal box trophy!
We hope to bring you a video and stills account of the show very soon!