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!
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’.
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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.