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New Walmington Pier in 2019

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New Walmington Pier makes its first 2019 exhibition appearance on 11th May at South West Herts MRS exhibition at Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Herts. It was my late friend Debbie’s favourite layout and will be making its first appearance since her sudden death at the end of January. It’s going to be a bit tough that day. 

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Exhibition went well and New Walmington Pier was well received by the public. The downside was me getting a front wheel blow out close to the school possibly due to the appalling third-world state of our roads in this country as the tyre was less than a month old. AA came and fitted my spacesaver tyre and because there are no tyre centres open in this third world country called UK after 5pm on a Saturday or Sunday it was a slow 50mph top speed drive home for the 100 miles home. Grrrrr

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You might wonder as to what does the Bressingham  fairground gallopers have in common with model railways?

Well, my New Walmington Pier microlayout has a working carousel at the pier head and it would be nice to have some fairground organ music, so I downloaded a free 30 second track on my phone and will occasionally play it back behind the layout when out on exhibitions. 1927415351_Gallopers010619.thumb.jpg.e9428d470e9580460585b3d5e945944b.jpg

Bressingham Steam Museum Gallopers built in 1897 by Frederick Savage & Co, King's Lynn, who built almost all of them.

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New Walmington Pier's German Carousel.

 

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Hi Dave this is a lovely little layout, great modelling throughout. Your late friend will be looking down with a big smile on her face.👍

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Thank You Kev. 

It's been over four months since Debbie died and I still miss her badly.

It is our favourite layout and despite its simplicity it entertains at shows and still going strong after 18 years!!! 

It is out again on Saturday 8/6 at the National Piers Society AGM in Clacton. 

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