Before we set out for the Cox Green Community Centre we discussed how at these model railway events some of the exhibits can often be positioned at eye level for a tall, standing, able-bodied person, and too high for people in wheelchairs and children to see. So we were pleasantly surprised when we entered the first hall to find a perfectly positioned OO gauge layout which I was able to look down on and there were many others at my eye level.
As you know we have been to many of these types of events but this was the first time that we come across the Loddon Vale Model Railway Club who are only up the road from Wokingham.
One of the exhibits was being run by two gentlemen raising funds for The Engine Shed which is based in Reading helping Autistic children. For a 50p donation you could operate either a freight or passenger train by using control knobs conveniently located at the front of the layout.
It was good to see so many layouts at an accessible height and the other visitors were courteous enough not to stand in front of my view. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and it was more relaxed than some of the larger model railway events.