The Karrier has been traced.

I today made the very difficult decision to pull North Ballachulish out of the Alexandra Palace show, and that’s even before Boris pulls the plug by banning gatherings of size. Like a lot of folk in this hobby I’m over 60 and have a respiratory problem, and therefore in the at risk group, so for the last week and a bit I’ve been on the cusp of withdrawing, especially as it means exposing the other operators to risk as well.

Having had further discussion with the crew, and heeded the advice of the medical profession, plus the further decisions of the Irish today to ban gatherings of 100 plus then it was a no brainer really.

Dissapointed not to be going as we always enjoy the show but at the end of the day health is more important than toy trains. Sorry for any inconvenience caused to the organisers.