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    • #244173
      Nigel Burbidge
      Participant

        Spent an enjoyable day on the EMGS stand at Ally Pally today as a part of a team ably led by Stuart Firth and with the exceedingly capable support of Nick Ridgeway.  Plenty of engagement from visitors and quite a few prospectuses were handed out.

        In between answering questions Stuart successfully built a large element of a new chassis for his latest loco resurrection challenge and Nick demonstrated track building as well as converting and reconverting a wagon numerous times. I managed to convert a Hornby J15 from 00 to EM using Gibson parts by lunchtime and have it running in on a rolling road for the afternoon.

        Thank you Stuart and Nick for your companionship during the day and, Stuart, I hope tomorrow is as successful!

        Nigel

         

      • #244176
        Nick Ridgway
        Participant

          It was fun, wasn’t it? I’ve learned not to assume; I’ve learned that sometimes the lady in the couple is the Modeller, and her partner is the +1. Not sure the ExpoEM ticketing allows for that possibility! 🤭

          • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Nick Ridgway.
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        • #244181
          Nigel Burbidge
          Participant

            Yes and we also managed to interest a gentleman whose main hobby for the last three decades has been photography.  He was definitely interested by the end of our conversations with him!

          • #244186
            Stuart Firth
            Participant

              A great weekend – thanks for your company Nigel and Nick on Saturday, and Keith and Timara on Sunday. That J15 ran so sweetly after conversion. Sadly it’s back to work now, just when I need a weekend to recover!

            • #244226
              Nick Ridgway
              Participant

                Pencil me in for next year, Stuart! We can discuss detail closer to the time. 🙂

              • #244244
                Nigel Burbidge
                Participant

                  Likewise! 🙂

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