'Very good show, plenty of interest to look at, operators and traders had time to talk. Better than the bigger shows'|
'Just a very good show. Interesting layouts most not seen before'
'It is probably one of the best model railway shows in the South West, if not the best'
'Very interesting. Excellent layouts. Good parking and even better ROAST LUNCH and PUDDING!!'
'Great show, good mix of interesting layouts, club stand, and traders. Excellent venue for hosting the show with plenty of parking and great refreshments'
'Very impressed with first visit. Large number of different layouts. Good disabled parking' - travelled from Barry in South Wales
'Best show in the South West, worth the long drive! Will return every year' - travelled from Pyworthy in Devon
'Much more interesting than I imagined with such a variety of displays' - travelled from Epsom in Surrey
'Most enjoyable. well worth a long journey' - travelled from Newquay in Cornwall
The hugely impressive Summit - Draper's Siding by Yeovil Model Railway Group was the public favourite and received the most votes to be awarded the Rail Ex Taunton Cup.
Vale of Oxbury (N gauge) by Carl Woodwards was a real favourite with club members and hence was voted winner of the St Christopher Shield by the club members.
The modern image Croydon North Street by Peter Sharp was a particular favourite of Club Chairman Jack Sully and hence was awarded the Chairman's Shield.
The Summit - Draper's Siding was also awarded the Brian Winter Salver for the best signalled layout.
An area in the Sports Hall was set aside to allow the younger generation to play with brio wooden trains while the parents rested. Many families decided to enhance their experience by attempting either the 'Hide and Seek' or 'Observation' trails while they viewed the exhibits.
'It was wonderful - from our six year old'
'Packed with great layouts - my 4 year old grandson loved it! Super venue'
'Eldest of two kids (4 and 7) loved it'
Meanwhile here are a few more pictures of the layouts that appeared in 2016,
|Merstone (OO Gauge) by Mark Pretious|
|Pine Bluffs & Red Dot Mine (HO Gauge) by Alton Model Railway Group|
|Orchard Road (OO Gauge) by Richard Slate|
|Westwood Yard (OO Gauge) by Peter West|
|Summit (O Gauge) by Yeovil Model Railway Group|