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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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!
The club was represented by two member layouts at the show held on Saturday 23rd. April at Rushden Academy.
John Gilligan exhibited his Spanish themed ‘HO’ Gauge ‘Aranda De Duero’ layout, while Trevor Powell dsiplayed ‘Rainford Stoops’.
Details of this year’s show will appear as they come through on our Exhibition 2016 page
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The club will be awarding a newly made trophy for the winner of the public vote and this year’s upcoming model railway exhibition in early June. It has been constructed from a battered Hornby Dublo “Art Deco” metal signal box, set on a simple pine plinth with engraved plate.