This weekend's model train show in Tonbridge was a landmark occasion for two reasons - it was my godson Alec's first show (see him above having a large scale layout explained to him by a very patient modeller) and it was the first that Rachel has attended in her new role as a "miniatures blogger".
Rachel was in charge of the camera and took all the pictures this year. She has published a wonderfully illustrated article over on her blog - Miniatures Make Me Happy, so go and check it out.
We met up with Alec, and his father Nick, at the Angel Centre in Tonbridge and the young man had a great time demanding "more trains" and pointing out that the "trains go". Alec loves trains, so was in his element - in fact I think he might have been slightly overwhelmed by a surfeit of trains, they were everywhere he looked!
Every time Alec saw a Thomas - from Thomas The Tank Engine - he would cry "Thomas" and he did a fine job of identifying the other characters from the beloved children's books and TV show.
I expect when he got home he spent the rest of the weekend telling his mum all about it.
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