On Sunday 5th May I went to Thornbury MRX north of Bristol. Although it is 100 miles from home it is one of the best shows in the calendar.

The previous evening Liza Tarbuck on Radio 2 asked what listeners were doing this weekend and I emailed in. She read my email within five minutes but I have no idea if this free publicity swelled the numbers attending the show.

There was a large number of exhibits including an N gauge GWR branch in a glass top table.


There was a stand demonstrating T Gauge-the T representing the 3mm track gauge. It seems to be powered by fairy dust, because a working motor that size is barely credible. As I get older my eyesight needs a migration up the scales, not down.

I managed to have a chat with my friend Nigel Bird and purchase a few items for my diorama including the main factory, a length of C&L OO track, and a ballast laying device with some ballast in two shades.

It was worth the round trip, and if you haven’t been before, make a date in your diary for next year.

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