Rather unexpectedly I tipped up at Warley courtesy off Eeyore having to be there in his SRS chairman role and having a spare seat in his car which I sat on. I'm sure the web will be plastered with event photos so won't bother - just a couple of thoughts.
Warley leaves me cold. I spent the whole day there, from 9.30 till a few minutes to six, and while I wasn't bored exactly, there is just so much to see that I didn't feel I had the time to look at anything properly.
Points of the day were: a chat with Phil Parker - there with his 3mm, Tim's Portskerra, a 4mm Broad gauge layout that I was quite taken with, Dewsbury, Mannin Middle which didn't grab me when it was in RM, but did yesterday and about three or four others. That's the problem. I can't remember.There is just too much of it.
Yesterday was only my second visit and both times I have spent a little while with the demo stands. Last time was with the guy that built the road vehicles for Dunwich whose name suddenly escapes me, and yesterday with Geoff Taylor (link to your right) discussing his mix of card and plastic in building construction and Ian Rathbone on lining which always scares the hell out of me.
So what I picked out of the day was the modellers, not the models.
And my thanks to the Banbury fish and chip shop who gave the three of us a FREE meal on the way back to Sussex. Sometimes it pays to be cheeky.