Well, the layout has had its first public showing. The 'ride on' boys had an official opening of their new clubrooms today. Big event, lots of people, live band, food, trains...all the drama. Clubrooms were opened by Richard Taylor (5 time Oscar winner from Weta Workshop, Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and all that). I took along Haywards Estate, and set it up on one of the picnic tables in the park, and ran on battery for a few hours. Inspires one to 'carry on'.
In fact, at one stage, it brought the live steamers to a halt. One of our garden railway group was driving a train and curiousity got the better of him...he just stopped his train, full of passengers, and wandered over to have a look.