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Old 21-01-2018, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Alexandra Palace in March

I'm thinking of taking my very enthusiastic little 6-year-old to this show in March.

https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/...way-modelling/

What's are the opinions - is this a good show? Is it all for us "old folks" or does it make allowances for the next generation?
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Old 21-01-2018, 08:15 AM   #2
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Itís a very good show. If your six year old likes trains he should enjoy it. Itís like any show, kids enjoy some of it but not all of it.
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Old 21-01-2018, 09:57 AM   #3
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Any one know if the railway still runs around the boating lake and is the roller skating rink still there. Spent many a happy day at Ally Pally in my youth.
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Well, Puddles, that's a distant memory skating at AllyPally in the 1950s but the rink at Alexandra Palace fell into an increasing state of disrepair during the 1970s culminating in sections of the roof collapsing in 1977. A fire during restoration damaged much of the rest of Alexandra Palace. The Model Engineering show is held in the restored main hall......HB
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So is the model railway show HB. I like it, big but not too big like Warley. Well worth a visit.

The place looks in a pretty good state of repair.
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Indeed, WTD.....it is some years since I last went there......HB
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Might see you there then HB?
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There is something for everyone. Take a look at the Youtube videos to get a feel for what is there. It is a little more spacious and lighter than Warley as a comparison. Here are a couple of videos - one layout was so big it has its own video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQBKhrqY5hI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oRfk11Klac

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Any one know if the railway still runs around the boating lake and is the roller skating rink still there. Spent many a happy day at Ally Pally in my youth.
Hi Puddles, as Cadman says that is a distant memory. I was actually born in a nursing home in Alexandra Park Road, Muswell Hill. So Ally Pally was within walking distance. I also remember going on a steam train from Cranley Gardens to Alexandra Palace - the station was literally in the shadow of the main building. Don't forget there was horse racing at the bottom of the hill - you can still see the shape of the course on Google maps.
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