Until a few years ago, the Model Engineer Exhibition at Earls Court was an essential part of the extended Howmet TX family Christmas. There was something for everyone. I could find a slot track or R/C car display, the children were let loose with their Christmas money and watched the R/C flying and model boats, and the womenfolk found arts and crafts things. There was even the live steam railway that the toddlers sat on for hours (while dad escaped for some serious fun). It was like an enormous Swap Meet really, with lots of odds and ends from other hobbies that you might not otherwise. And groovy tools and obscure kits and on and on.... Then it stopped. Why? And is there anything like it going on anywhere else? All the little Howmets miss it like mad. But they're not all Slot fans. Any suggestions to help a tired old Dad win his popularity back?