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2016

With grateful thanks to John Noorani, our exhibition manager, and his team another successful Showtrain has ended. The feedback on the door was very positive and it was good to see our regular visitors and greet our new ones.

This year on the society stand was our new project. At the moment it is without a name, so Project X is a small 8ft industrial/warehouse layout with plenty of operational interest and shunting. It is being made in such a way that it is not region specific or time constrained. Thus enabling us to run a wide range of stock from club members. It is also being used as a teaching aid for those that would like to learn new techniques, such as electrics, trackwork, structure building and scenery work. If you think you would like to help please feel free to come down on a Sunday evening from 8pm. We usually meet in the Hunt Hall.

As always we had a wide range of layouts to view in a variety of scales and gauges to suit most tastes. I'm sure that the excellent standard of modelling was really appreciated by our visitors.

This appeared to be vindicated in the votes for the Showtrain Cup. The cup is for the best layout in the show as voted for by you, our visitors. This year was a close run event right up to the end of the show on Sunday night. After the count was in we were astounded by the result. For the first time in the shows 26 year history we had a tie for first place. So we were very pleased to award a joint prize to Oulton TMD and Solent Summit. Many congratulations go to both groups and a photograph of both winners appears below.

We must not forget the traders who attend the show and allow us to purchase all those little bits we might not get elsewhere. Thank you for coming and we hope to see you next year as well.

I'm sure plans are well in place for next years show and we look forward to seeing you all again.

Andy Mitchell
Club Chairman
Hampton Court Model Railway Society.

SHOWTRAIN 2016 JOINT WINNERS

Oulton Road TMD

Oulton Road TMD

Solent Summit

Solent Summit

Below are some photographs from this years show.

Banbury

Banbury

Banbury

Banbury

Banbury

Burlington Junction

Burlington Junction

Burlington Junction

Castlederg - County Tyrone

Castlederg

Castlederg

Dentdale

Dentdale

Dentdale

Dentdale

Dentdale

Falcon Road

Falcon Road

Falcon Road

Falcon Road

Falcon Road

Falcon Road

Falcon Road

Herstmonceux

Herstmonceux

Herstmonceux

Herstmonceux

Lynth Haven

Lynth Haven

Lynth Haven

Lynth Haven

Lynth Haven

Normandy Junction

Normandy Junction

Normandy Junction

Normandy Junction

Normandy Junction

Obbekaer

Obbekaer

Obbekaer

Oulton Road TMD

Oulton Road TMD

Oulton Road TMD

Oulton Road TMD

Oulton Road TMD

Pine Bluffs

Pine Bluffs

Pine Bluffs

Pine Bluffs

Pine Bluffs

Pine Bluffs

Pine Bluffs

Priors End

Priors End

Priors End

Priors End

Solent Summit

Solent Summit

Solent Summit

Solent Summit

Solent Summit

Stout Oak

Stout Oak

Trezeath

Trezeath

Trezeath

Vopak Terminal

Vopak Terminal

Vopak Terminal

Vopak Terminal

Vopak Terminal

Whitecross Street

Whitecross Street

Whitecross Street

Wittenden

Wittenden

Wittenden

Wittenden

Wittenden

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