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The Bridge Display Schedule

Postby dkightley » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:58 pm

I thought it an idea to list all of the invites and appearances The Bridge is making....mainly so I can keep a tab on when and where. In chronological order:

Date(s) Show Location

17th/18th/19th June 2016 GCR Model Event, Quorn Station, nr Loughborough - the launch of The Bridge!!!
Very impressive reception for the layout......three busy days

20th/21st August 2016 Models Event, Crich Tramway Village, nr Matlock, Derbyshire
Layout well received by all visitors...two fairly busy days

8th/9th October 2016 Elizabethan Railway Society Annual Show, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts
Layout well received by all visitors...two fairly busy days. Won "Best in Show" award (visitor poll) and Edwardian Model Society award .

26th/27th November 2016 Warley Model Railway Show, NEC, Birmingham
Very busy show. Layout attracted a lot of people...three plus deep in front of stand most of both days. NEC staff attitude as expected!

11th February 2017 Newbury Model Railway Show, Newbury, Berks
Layout well received by all visitors...fairly busy day

24th/25th/26th February 2017 Model Rail Scotland, SECC, Glasgow
Very busy and enjoyable show so far by a long way!! Won "Best visiting layout" and (incredibly) "Best in Show" awards. Immense amount of interest & two tv appearances and one radio interview!

18th/19th March 2017 East Midlands Model Railway Exhibition, Nottingham
Fairly busy and very enjoyable show...lots of folk amazed at the size of T. Interview on BBC Radio Nottingham before show

22nd/23rd April 2017 South Notts , Cotgrave
Reasonably busy and extremely enjoyable show...lots of banter with other layout operators, whom I'm getting to know "0n the circuit". Folk amazed at the size of T. Mention on BBC Radio Nottingham before show

26th/30th April 2017 Bristol Model Railway Show
Busy show.....and very enjoyable. Now I'm getting to know the other layout operators, it's feeling more like "a trip out with the lads". Layout awarded "Best Scenery on a Layout" trophy.

10th/11th June 2017 Chesterfield Railway Modellers Exhibition
Busy show.....and very enjoyable. Layout awarded "Best in Show" trophy.

16th/17th/18th June 2017 GCR Model Event, Quorn Station, nr Loughborough - a second appearance for The Bridge at this show!!!
Busy....and! Bit too hot for it to have been enjoyable, but still got good response from visitors.

23rd/ 24th September 2017 Worthing Model Railway Club Exhibition
Fairly busy show. Many visitors not seen layout before & reactions as expected - amazed, etc. The Worthing Club members were so, so helpful which made set-up and break-down a breeze!. A long haul....but worth it!...

25th/ 26th November 2017 Falkirk Model Railway Exhibition 2017...NB nearest show to the real bridge!!!!
Another busy show where there were visitors lined up one or two deep along the layout. And layout won "Best in Show" trophy..awarded by public vote! Had many locals who related lots of facts about what they recognised....bringing the total "That's my house" comments to four! :)

13th & 14th January 2018 Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2018, Stevenage, Herts
A well laid out and busy show with a variety of layouts. Good visitor numbers and yet again the layout had lots of visitors, many who hadn't seen the layout before.

10th & 11th February 2018 Festival of British Railway Modelling 2018, Doncaster racecourse
Invitation recd....form plus RA & info sheets returned by email...paperwork recd.

25th February 2018 Ilkeston (Woodside) Model Railway Club Exhibition ..NB closest show to home!
Invite received & completed form returned by email

24th & 25th March 2018 Sheffield Model Railway Enthusiasts Exhibition, Sheffield
Invitation confirmed...awaiting invitation paperwork

14th & 15th April 2018 Transwest Model Railway Exhibition, Corsham, Wilts
Invitation confirmed...awaiting invitation paperwork

2nd & 3rd June 2018 Shildon Model Railway Club Spring Exhibition held at Locomotion, National Railway Museum, Shildon.
Invitation recd & completed form returned.

3rd & 4th November 2018 Spalding Model Railway Exhibition, Spalding, Lincs
Invitation confirmed...awaiting invitation paperwork

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