The October meeting was dominated, understandably, by Westfest. The accounts are in and it is reported that we made a modest profit- not bad for a first attempt. Some expenditure was a one off that would be a benefit if we hold another 3mm exhibition. The suggestion that we have a junior 'Drive your own train' layout was considered and felt to be a worthwhile idea.
Attendance was about what was expected and ways of improving this was explored. It was felt that the advertising was extensive and little could be done to better the coverage. Three out of the four big Modelling magazines carried entries in their 'Diary Dates', The Echo local newspaper carried a piece about the show a few days before and fliers were available at all reasonable distance shows some time in advance.
The practical displays were very successful with much interest shown. These could be expanded on and indeed some were keen to attend again.All in all we felt that the day was a success and discussion ensued whether we would do it again.
The modelling side wasn't forgotten , Steve's new layout wiring was mapped out, couplings assembled and a innovative uncoupling system demonstrated by Nigel.
We hope to make a splah at the West Byfleet meeting so watch this space.