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Sunday, 27 October 2013


I visited the annual Aberdeen Model Railway Club exhibition on Saturday. The exhibition has been held in the sports hall at Robert Gordon's University's Garthdee campus in Aberdeen for the past three years. Prior to that, it was held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.

                                                          The host club's Display.
                                           A view of the hall to give an idea of it's size.

                                              East Neuk Model Railway Club's display.

                                                   It was not just model railways on display.
                                                            Aberdeen Modellers Society.
Museum of Transport. This is worthy of a post in itself!

Preparations for the Scottish heat of the Scalextic World Championships.

Aberdeen Wargames Club and their Kelly's Heroes Flames of War game (Aidan wearing his low-vis top). More photos in another post.
But the main focus was the railway layouts. The pictures below give a flavour.



The Himilaya Railway was my favourite railway layout.
A few more random views.

As well as the displays, there was a good selection of traders. Some of these were of interest to a wargamer, especially those selling terrain and accessories. I picked up a couple of resin fishing boats that will work with my 20mm stuff. I also spent well at Squires, one of  the best in the field of hobby tools, picking up a new magnifier lamp, hand vice and paintbrushes.
I enjoy attending this event as it is the closest we will ever get to a wargames show in Aberdeen and there is enough of a crossover of interest (and inspiration) to justify spending a couple of hours there.. It also gives an idea of how a non wargamer might feel when attaending a wargames show

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