A Visit to a British Vintage Model Train Show

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A Visit to a British Vintage Model Train Show
Posted by M636C on Saturday, August 19, 2023 7:08 AM

I found this video on Youtube:

A visit to Vintage Model Train Show and new items for the collection - YouTube

While much of the video covers the creator's own British OO gauge layout covering Hornby and TriAng models (with their own incompatible tracks), the train show section (starting at 9min 40 sec) has a lot of interesting trains. The Marx trains, including British O gauge streamlined trains from Marx are very interesting. There are American Flyer items towards the end of the show section.


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Posted by Road Foreman of Engines on Monday, August 21, 2023 9:13 AM


I watched it twice. I really enjoyed it!


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Posted by cnw1995 on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 7:55 AM

I sure would like to go to one of these meets in person some day - thank you for sharing!

Doug Murphy 'We few, we happy few, we band of brothers...' Henry V.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 9:46 AM

A fun and interesting video Peter!  Thanks for linking it!

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Posted by M636C on Monday, August 28, 2023 9:46 AM

Paisley has another similar video:

The exhibition is from 12:53 to 30:11.

It includes shots of full size locomotives in the Shildon Museum.

The Hornby Railways Collectors Association show at Locomotion N.R.M. Shildon14th May 2023 - YouTube

This appears to be a different report on the exhibition I first posted:

The Train Collectors Society, Bassett-Lowke Society & Trix Collectors Association - Exhibition 2023 - YouTube

Unfortunately this report doesn't have closed captions, and I find the presenter hard to understand (but that might just be me...)


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Posted by philo426 on Monday, August 28, 2023 1:33 PM

Made the cradle for the P-47 fuselage to be put on a Lionel flat car 

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Posted by M636C on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 1:37 AM

One more British layout...

I've never seen anything like this before...

This is a complete system of Hornby Dublo CLOCKWORK OO gauge trains. These were only built between 1938 and 1940, along with three rail electric trains. The electric trains continued to be built from about 1949 (and I had a layout of my own).

Despite the small scale, these are clearly toy trains and would probably be more appreciated here...

I note that they have had to use three rail electric switches, in a couple of locations, presumably due to the shortage of clockwork switches.

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