Vintage Toy Train Show


A report on the 2006 Alresford Toy Train Show 


Dave Lyon had his superb Tri-ang Minic Motorway layout and  railways . With operating roundabouts and crossovers the public were amazed to see the cars stop for each other.

On the stage Martin Doubleday made a welcome return with his excellent Lone star layout as well as super display of push along models.

Along the back wall Eric Large, who has displayed at every show, was running his exceptional Tri-ang TT layout, sadly for Eric his French Pacific decided to leap off the high level.

Clive Gehle displayed his ever expanding collection of Linda and Blue box toys. The Airport always brings a smile to my face as the figures with the set are taller than the planes!

Clive was also looking after my Lego town display which this year included a shop display model of the Empire State Building.

The Brio set was well used by the very young. A small Hornby  layout with items donated over the years by Hornby Hobbies allowed youngsters to operate trains during the day.

The ever youthful enthusiastic Nick Gillman had transformed his layout to British Trains of Tomorrow c1960s, among those running was a six car Kitmaster Blue Pullman set with two kitchen cars.

By the entrance Greg Foxon was displaying and selling his recent  railway related artwork.


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