National Garden Railway Show

Discussion in 'Exhibitions' started by Allen M, 16 March 2020.

  1. Allen M

    Allen M Member

    The National Garden Railway Show, Peterborough Arena was to be 4th April 2020. It has been postponed to a date later in the year yet to be decided.
    This is the one organised by the Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers
    Allen Morgan
  2. Tom Insole

    Tom Insole Western Thunderer

    I think in light of the whole situation it was a wise move, I was very excited for the show but for the sake of nipping the virus in the bud I know it's essential.

    I'm VERY pleased it's being rescheduled and not just cancelled all together! So, here's to coming out the other side. Thank you for giving me something to look forward to the other side of all the idiotic panic buying, constant bombardment of "there's now been X deaths and Y cases..." scaremongering every 2 minutes in the media.
  3. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    That's a shame as it was a very well organised show and a friendly bunch too. Hope the 16mm people don't make a financial loss.

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  4. Peter Insole

    Peter Insole Western Thunderer

    Well I'm a bit scared now !

    It was last November that I had to endure the Isolation Unit at our local hospital, and am only just starting to feel a bit better. I really don't fancy going back there for a while!

    Although it is disappointing that the show has been postponed, I will admit from an entirely selfish point of view that a little bit of the deadline pressure has been lifted from my shoulders.

    Mr Bell still needs to launch his new products as soon as possible, so this personal lockdown time will hopefully be good for him at least..?!

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  5. Tom Insole

    Tom Insole Western Thunderer

    Look's like we're waiting for the next November now for the rescheduled show (14th November to be precise). I'm glad I did get the chance to pop in and keep you company for a while in the last isolation stint.. I'm not sure we're supposed to physically "socialise" as much with this outbreak so maybe digital or wired communication will have to do for now!

    For the moment I've been lucky to be able to do some of my work from home with the comfort of my diningroom table as an office (my office colleagues not quite the same as the ones at the "real" work base as these one's often cry and demand me to feed them). If I do run out of work though I do have a few little personal jobs I can do to keep me as close to staying on the rails as possile being cooped up at home! (one of them just in the drawing stages but I'll update on that one soon!)

    Best advice for the moment would be sit tight, stay safe and see you on the other side of the hill!