It was great to finally put faces to names. Even more impressive were the
combined skills that David, Colin and Martin had.
David quite clearly had meticulously researched his prototype, the Lister
and the cardboard cut-out was impressive in it's own right. He had also lit
upon a nice track plan with good operational potential.
Colin was obviously an aficionado of On9 and his breadth of knowledge
was amazing. Even more impressive was his modelling skills in this
As for Martin we finally got to see his creations in the flesh. I'm jealous!
On reflection I think Martin must be a secret admirer of Hammer horror
films, two of his drivers certainly looked as if they were fresh off the set
Equally impressive were his 'bodgejob creations, which were anything but
I think this is the first time I've had the opportunity to talk with others with
an interest in the hobby and it was both fascinating and illuminating to do
We certainly avoided the topic of a Gnotters layout but we also missed on
the opportunity to 'play' trains with Martins creations on my track. Remiss!
The wargames discussion was definitely off-topic but we did do a
compare and contrast on exhibitions within the 2 hobbies. Wargames win by a slight head I think
Suitably humbled by my Gnotter colleagues I think I'd better crack on with a layout to restore my self-esteem!