We are off out on the road again this weekend. Skipton show is a bit like the Charity Shield in Football, a curtain raiser for the forthcoming exhibition season. Its now a few weeks earlier than it used to be but nevertheless its always worth a visit. The Rochdale group is a bit mob handed there this weekend as Tony Bucknell’s “Harkness” and Andy Coopers North Ballachulish are both in attendance at the show.
This weekend sees a number of the group venturing North of the Border, taking Harkness and Kirkmellington to the Perth Show.
We have had several of our layouts up there in the past, its a long slog up there, but a damn good show to exhibit at, or attend as a visitor. Definitely one of our favourites, and the social side is good as well.
The 55th Rochdale Model Railway Exhibition
Sat 13th April 2019 – Sun 14th April 2019
The Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough, Lancashire OL15 9AE
OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am-4.30pm, SUN 10am-4.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £4.00; Accompanied Under 16s FREE
List of Layouts Attending :To be confirmed but we have 8 layouts lined up ccovering all the popular scales and gauges
Many thanks to those who attended our show this weekend, as a group we were overwhelmed by the positive comments about the standard of layouts on display. I’d also like to thank all the exhibitors (and I include the societies and trade stand in that group) for the graft over the weekend. It wouldn’t happen without you, and Ive got to say what a great bunch of people to spend the weekend with. It was fun, it was friendly, it was a damn good time. Only one misgiving about the weekend and that was that as detailed above, we were without the estimable Mr Gittens on Enigma Engineering, you were missed Paul although the lads did a sterling job as your substitute. Our best wished for a speedy recovery to Mrs G from all at RMRG. There will always be a space for the son of Enigma when you are ready!!
I should have been working behind the bar at Oldham Beer Festival on Saturday but it was definitely worth giving up the free beer to run this show – see you next year!!