Daily Archives: September 2, 2013

Model Railway Exhibitions – September 2013

Model Railway Exhibitions


September 2013

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• Sat 7th September 2013 – Sun 8th September 2013

• Gauge 0 Guild – Guildex 2013

• Telford International Exhibition Centre, St Quentin’s Gate, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. SUN 10 A.M. to 4.00 P.M

ADMISSION: Adults £12.00 Concessions £12.00 Family £12.00

Accompanied Ladies with a paying Adult are admitted free, together with up to two chidren. Members ticket is £5.00 Advanced tickets may be purchased from Alan Jones, 8 Upper Coltbridge Terrace, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 6AD. amongst the layouts which are attending, will be Newchapel JCN, Harpenden East, Ahrtal Sweibruck DB, Cherry Orchard, Leavensden, Flemingsburg JCN USA, and the famous 82G engine shed, all in 7mm scale. The Guild Executor and Trustee & Bring and Buy stands will attend

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• Sat 7th September 2013

• Bournville Model Railway Club – Bournville Model Railway Exhibition

• The Hollymoor Centre, 8 Manor Park Grove, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands B31 5EU

OPENING TIMES: SATURDAY 10.00am – 4.00pm

ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Concessions £3.00 Children £1.00 Family £8.00

Following the success of our first exhibition in 2012 Bournville Model Railway Club are pleased to announce their 2013 exhibition will be held at a larger venue allowing for more layouts and traders to attend. Club members meet every Thursday evening at the Botanic Centre. Winterbourne House and Gardens. 58 Edgbaston Park Road. Edgbaston. Birmingham. B15 2RT. Anyone who would like to join us can contact the Club Chairman by Emailing: bournvillemrc@gmail.com

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• Sat 14th September 2013

• German Railway Society – European Model Railway Exhibition

• Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Street, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6AB

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10:30am – 5:00pm

ADMISSION: Adults £5.50 Children £2.00 Family £12.00

Layouts and traders specialising in European railways. Societies supporting the German, Austrian, Scandinavian, Swiss, French, Italian, Iberian and Benelux prototypes are also attending.


• Sun 15th September 2013

• Hinckley Model Railway Exhibition

• Ashby Road Sports Club, Hangman’s Lane, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 3DA

OPENING TIMES: 10am – 4pm

ADMISSION: Adults £3.00 Concessions £2.00 Children £2.00 Family £6.00

Supported by: Keith’s Model Railways Family Model Railway day out. Plenty of Layouts, Trade Stalls & All Things Railway Plus layouts available for younger members of your family to operate and enjoy as well as stalls arranged by Earl Shilton Scout Troop.come and enjoy the show


• Sat 21st September 2013

• Trent Valley Model Railway Society – Lichfield Model Railway Exibition

• Emmanuel Christian Centre, Netherstowe, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6TS

OPENING TIMES: 10am 4.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Concessions £3.00 Children £3.00 Family £10.00

This is TVMRS’S third annual exhibition. Building on the success off our last 2 shows we invite you to join us in our exhibition featuring layouts in 00, H0, N from the USA to Europe to the UK there’s something for everyone the venue is fully wheelchair accessible and featuring refreshments we look forward to seeing you there


• Sat 21st September 2013 – Sun 22nd September 2013

• Redditch Model Railway Club – 40th Redditch Model Railway Exhibition

• Trinity High School, Grove Street (Off Access 1 on the Ring Road), Redditch, Worcestershire B98 8HB

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am-5pm, SUN 10am-4.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £5.00 Concessions £4.50 Children £3.00 Family £14.00

This 40th exhibition will have a wide variety of layouts, trade stands and railway modelling demonstrations on display. Venue is short walk from the town centre and the rail (Half hourly from Birmingham New Street both days) and bus stations. by car the venue is off Access 1 on the town centre ring road and is 15 minutes from M42 junction 2 – There is free on site car parking


• Sat 28th September 2013

• Telford Railway Modellers Group – Model Railway Exhibition 2013

• Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College, Apley Avenue, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire TF1 3DY


ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Children £2.00 Family £10.00

Our club exhibition featuring model railways from ’N’ to ’O’. Come and see ’Wellington’ in EM less than 1 mile from the real station. Also the debut of ’Steam on the Cambrian’ in 00.



Canal News – Advice: Grand Union Canal – Stoke Bruerne Event

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Lock 16, Grand Junction Canal – Stoke Bruerne Lock  © Copyright Mr Biz and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Canal News

Advice: Grand Union Canal

Stoke Bruerne – Tunnel to Lock 16

Monday 9 September 2013 – Friday 20 September 2013

The Stoke Bruerne Village at War Event is taking place on Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September 2013.

In order to provide moorings for boats participating in the event, visitor moorings will be reserved from Monday 9th September to Friday 20th September. Moorings will be reserved in the following locations:

– From the Museum to Blisworth tunnel (south portal), and

– A proportion of the long pound between Lock 15 and Lock 16

To enable other visiting boats to enjoy the event, all other designated 2 day visitor moorings (not reserved for the event) will be suspended between Fri 13th – Mon 16th September inclusive.

Signage will be put in place by the event organisers to reflect the above.

Enquiries: 0303 0404040

SouthernSouthern portal of Blisworth Tunnel

Blisworth Tunnel is a tunnel on the Grand Union Canal between the villages of Stoke Bruerne (southern end) and Blisworth (northern end).  At 3076 yards (2813 metres) long it is the third-longest navigable canal tunnel on the UK canal network.  Construction started in 1793, but after three years work it collapsed due to quicksand, claiming the lives of fourteen men. It was then decided to begin again with a new tunnel, which was not complete until March 1805, five years after the rest of the canal was open. The gap was filled by a temporary horse-drawn tramway over the top of the hill, with goods being transported from boat to wagon and back again. The tramway, built in 1801, was Northamptonshire’s first railway.

© Copyright Stephen Dawson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.