Since the Inverness exhibition, at Elgin MRC's Modelfair Breitenfurt had some temporary 3-D scenery had been added. Potentially, performance should have been in its final state with all tracks, route setting, signalling and power distribution fully functional, but it was not to be. Right from the start there were problems with the trains derailing or just not working. Several times I just had to take everything off the track and start over again. However, things did settle down in the end and Sunday was not too bad though I was not able to run down trains through the station centre road as they kept derailing at the turnout that crosses over to tracks 3 and 4 (a problem since resolved). So I was not particularly happy.


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Messing around a bit with the camera, but I really need to use a tripod, stop right down and kill the flash.

Other model rail exhibits.

My apologies for any errors and omissions.
Stand 3 – Harry Clyne – A collection of large scale locomotives and rolling stock.

A large collection of beautiful models built by the owner.
Stand 15 – Elgin MRC – Bealing, OO scale

A classic 'watch the trains go by' layout with several independent loops.
Stand 17 – Stephen Cameron – Ellenbach, TT scale

A small rural station somewhere in Germany.
Stand 22 – Inverness and District MRG – Hoxdale and Hayford, OO scale

A joint LMS/LNER layout in a rural setting.
Stand 26 – Highland Large Scale Group – Ad hoc layout, G scale

G scale LGB with some Sm32 and O gauge.
Stand 31 – Elgin MRC – "Thomas", O scale

No exhibition is complete without Thomas the Tank Engine. Public controllers allow the kids to play trains.
Stand 33 – Arry Dodd – Western Avenue, OO scale

An American small town industrial branch on the Lyttleton and Western Railway network.
Stand 44 – To Coombs – "Hornby lives forever, O scale

An ad-hoc layout showing a wide variety of Hornby O gauge tinplate trains, with electric and clockwork locos.
Stand 46 – Kinloss MRC – Bassets Castle, OO scale

A sleepy West Country station serving an agricultural are with milk being its primary traffic.
Stand 47 – Moray MRG – Dubhuisin, OO scale

Set at the end of the steam era, the layout depicts a small seaside station in NE Scotland.
Stand 48 – Sean Thomson – Unnamed layout, N scale

A layout in its early stages of construction, the only N scale one at the exhibition.
Stand 49 – Rolf Schmidt – Pagoda Bay, T scale

Fully enclosed (to keep off dust) in a pagoda, this idiosyncratic layout depicts a Japanese suburban line modelled in the smallest commercial working scale to date – 1:450. With all scratch built scenery, a real work of art.
Stand 51 – Ian Lamb – Dava, OO scale
Exhibit not seen. A photo from 2008 can be seen here.
And, finally, something completely different!
Stand 17 – Mary Cameron – Dolls' House diorama with garden, 1:12 scale

More photographs from the Modelfair can be found here.