As always it was packed with a variety of layouts, ranging from N up to O gauge, in different eras (even one, large scale 'fantasy' layout, up in the restaurant based off of an old children's storybook), as well as the usual mix of traders.
We even found one, Plus Daughters, which dealy purely with N Gauge products, so I treated Rach to some more little people for her Midale layout (currently set up at her parent's house, but, like so many things at the moment, has a spot earmarked for it in the new house).
I'm always a sucker for the unusual layouts and was particularly taken with the one shown above, Columbia Wharf (by Chelmsford and District Model Railway Club) - which was basically a giant breakers yard, with boats, submarines, military vehicles etc all in the process of being reduced to scrap metal.
Other fine layouts included Lookout Mountain, a giant tree-covered display by a gentleman from Eastbourne, representing a fictitious American coal mining town of the 1950s; and several nice European layouts with mountains, valleys and snow.
I was testing out a new camera today - a Christmas present from Rachel, that I had yet to try out in the wild - and I reckon I got about a 40 per cent success rate. I hope, if I can read the full instrauctions and comprehend it's many, many settings to have a better hit rate next weekend at Cavalier - the first of the year's wargames shows.
More pictures of todat's show can be found here.