16 April 2020
RMweb is not just an online community; for the last 11 years, members have arranged a small model railway exhibition in Taunton featuring some of the best modelling and most delicious pasties in the country. Since we can't do this at the moment, a virtual event is planned for April 26th.
Layout organiser, Stu Hilton of Truro, said “It’s a shame we cannot bring everyone together in our usual way this year, but we are trying to do the next best thing and bring modellers together online and capture some of the atmosphere and great modelling that would have been on show”.
Some participants will post updates on their preparations ahead of the event and memories of previous days out together on the Saturday before the main event. We will host a railway-themed ‘pub quiz’ on the Saturday evening in lieu of everyone getting together for a pint in a local pub.
On the day, there will be plenty of content and chat from participants, a virtual ‘bring and buy’ to raise funds and a ‘virtual kitchen’ where readers can purchase virtual versions of the infamous pasties, pies and cake. The event will finish on Sunday afternoon with a fundraising ‘virtual auction all to raise money for NHS Charities Together.
The whole event will take place on RMweb.co.uk next weekend. Don't miss it!
RMweb Editor, Andy York (L), talks to Brian Rolley of Cardiff and Neil Sullivan of Cornwall (R) at the 2019 event.