Vintage Toy Train Show

A report on the 2006 Alresford Toy Train Show 


The Assembly hall was full with smaller gauge layouts.

Ron MaCuskie and Derek Smith plus a host of helpers were operating Ron’s excellent Dublo 2 rail layout. As befits the location the theme was southern and especially for yours truly a twelve car EMU was running.

Next door John and Sue Ablett had Wrenn and Hornby Dublo 2 rail with a whole host of accessories including very rare minix/miniville  cars. The local reporter was given a good story as Bodmin was in steam on the nearby Watercress Line and here also was a Wrenn Bodmin on the layout.


Les Martin and Neil Bowsher with help from Paul Rees set up a superb Tri-ang Super 4 layout. Particularly innovative was Les’s High Level Station which the Diesel Railcar terminated in on the high level shuttle. This was Les’s first exhibition and despite the quote ‘never again’ at the end I’m sure we will see it again. The layout was populated with Stations and Model Land buildings supplied by myself.


Peter Berry was running his trains of the 50’s with Formo and Scale Master engines running during the day.

Dave Coxon had set up  a Jouef layout with an original Eggerbahn/Playcraft preformed layout running well all day in the middle of the Jouef.


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