O9 modeller Jordan Leeds had brought his Paul Windle-built 'River Mite' to show me, and by special arrangement via social networking, I had brought my Avalon Line R&ER coach to accompany it. What then followed was an almost 'flash-mob' takeover of the MG Models demonstration layout (thanks Allen!):
Not to be content with just one Ratty loco, I then brought 'Cumbria' out of my bag to pose it alongside 'River Mite', truly 'minimum and miniature' (or vice-versa):
Allen Law had several interesting etched parts on show, including a model of the Dudley Zoo railway articulated stock complete with guards coupé, he has this on sale now having designed it within a week, following measuring up the prototype at Windmill Farm last weekend. Tempting as it was, I opted to buy his etch for the Rhyl 'car de luxe' to add to my etched kit practice pile. My purchases were complete with a few resin goodies from Steve Bennett at Black Dog Mining, more on which another time.