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Model Railway Exhibitions – October 2014

Model Railway Exhibitions

October 2014

 

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• Telford Railway Modellers Group – Model Railway Exhibition 2013

• Sat 4th October 2014
• Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College, Apley Avenue, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire TF1 3DY

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am – 4pm
ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Children £2.00 Family £10.00
Our club exhibition featuring model railways from ‘N’ to ‘O’.

CONTACT: 07808162477
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• Mickleover Model Railway Group – Mickleover Model Railway Exhibition

• Sat 4th October 2014 – Sun 5th October 2014
• Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire DE3 0DA

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.00am – 5.00pm SUN 10.00am – 4.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £3.00 Concessions £2.00 Children £2.00 Family £8.00
Come and help us celebrate the 50th exhibition to be held in Mickleover (Derby). The first shows were run by St Johns Church for fundraising which led to the development of the Club. After using a number of venues we are now settled at Mickleover Community Centre which also enables us to open our Clubrooms where others layouts will be displayed, including ‘Duffield’. Our well known exhibition layout ‘Farkham’ will also be displayed in the main hall.

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• Cradley Heath MRC – First Model Railway Exhibition

• Sat 18th October 2014
• Cradley Heath Community Centre, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 5jg, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 5jg, West Midlands B64 5JG

OPENING TIMES: 10.00am- 5.00pm
ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Concessions £4.00 Children £3.00 Family £10.00
Following on from our very successful 1st Cradley heath model railway club, we present our 2nd annual exhibition,
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• Wonderful World of Trains & Planes – N Gauge Super Sunday

• Sun 19th October 2014
• Wonderful World of Trains & Planes, 3 Mary Ann Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 1BG

OPENING TIMES: 10am – 5pm
ADMISSION: Adults £5.95 Concessions £4.50 Children £3.75 Family £13.95
N-gauge modellers have a Super-Sunday in which to celebrate their passion, when Wonderful World of Trains & Planes joins forces with the West Midlands N Gauge Club to host a special day dedicated to N gauge layouts. A dozen or more layouts will be running on the day, Sunday 19th October, from 10am to 5pm, with several UK-themed layouts, as well as some depicting Germany, France and the USA. and range in width from 2 feet to a hugely impressive 10 feet.

N-gauge modellers have a Super-Sunday in which to celebrate their passion, when Wonderful World of Trains & Planes joins forces with the West Midlands N Gauge Club to host a special day dedicated to N gauge layouts.

A dozen or more layouts will be running on the day, Sunday 19th October, from 10am to 5pm, with several UK-themed layouts, as well as some depicting Germany, France and the USA. and range in width from 2 feet to a hugely impressive 10 feet.

The modellers of each layout will be on hand to operate and discuss, but this is a rare opportunity to get all these N gauge layouts together and one enthusiasts will not want to miss.

Other modellers with N (Or smaller) gauge layouts are also welcome to contact the show if they would like to join in. Just get in touch.

Visitors on the day also have full access to the three floors of layouts at WWTP, a permanent venue that opened in June just off St Paul’s Square in Birmingham. These include layouts featuring Canada, France, Germany and UK, together with others in the construction stage. Other layouts and presentations feature the Royal Train, the Orient Express

Professional flight simulators and a four-car race track are also part of the overall experience. There is also a coffee shop and retail store.

On-street parking is free on Sundays in the area and there is also a 1000-space car park at the end of the road which charges £3 for the entire day.

CONTACT: 0121 227 4000
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• Birmingham Model Railway Club – Exhibition

• Sat 25th October 2014
• Arden Hall, Water Orton RD, Birmingham, West Midlands B36 9HB

OPENING TIMES: 10am – 4.0pm
ADMISSION: Adults £3.00 Concessions £3.00 Children £1.50 Family £8.00
Birmingham Model railway Club Annual Exhibition

CONTACT: 07766923361
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• Hinckley Carnival Committee –  Hinckley Model Railway Display & Swap Meet

• Sat 25th October 2014
• St Peters RC Church Hall, London Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 1LW

OPENING TIMES: 10am TILL 4pm
ADMISSION: Adults £2.00
This is the first time an event of this type has been held i.e Model Railway Display & Swap Meet. The venue consists of 2 large halls and large car park. We are appealing for traders and people who have model railways to contact us if they would like to attend. Money raised will go to Church & Hinckley Carnival to help fund next years Carnival which raises money for local charities. Children accompanied by adult will have free admission

CONTACT: 07805078720
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Model Shows June 2014•

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Sat 14th June 2014
• Trent Valley North American Modellers – TVNAM 2014
• Armitage with Handsacre Village Hall, Shropshire Brook Road, Armitage, Staffordshire WS15 4UZ
OPENING TIMES: 10 am – 4pm
ADMISSION: Adults £5.00
Once again you are invited to attend the country’s premier North American model railroading exhibition. This year is the 5th aniversary of the show and we have an excellent selction of layouts (16) and traders (6). Refreshments will be available all day, parking is free.

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• Sun 15th June 2014
• BP Fairs – Stafford Toy & Train Collectors Fair
• Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD
OPENING TIMES: 10.30am-3pm
ADMISSION: Adults £3.50 Concessions £3.00 Children £1.00
The Toy Collectors Fair at the Stafford County Showground is always a very enjoyable event. The fair takes place in two halls, the Prestwood Hall and now the adjoining Argyle Hall which has boosted the number of tables at the fair to well over 200. Regular dealers at Stafford include Peter Woods Antique Toys, Penketh Model Railway Centre, the Toy Emporium, DMB Models, Woodman Display Cabinets, Loughborough Model Centre and JG Collectables. Local dealers Staffordshire Jinny are at each fair

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• Sun 22nd June 2014
• BP Fairs – Donington Park Toy Collectors Fair
• Donington Exhibition Centre, Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derbyshire DE74 2RP
OPENING TIMES: 10:30am-3pm
ADMISSION: Adults £5.00 Concessions £4.50 Children £2.00
A Massive Toy Collectors Fair in the Midlands Collectors can explore 500 stalls selling a huge range of collectable toys, trains and models, with many specialist model railway dealers in attendance.

 

Feb 2014 – Model Railways

Feb 2014  – Model Railways

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• Sat 22nd February 2014

• Mickleover Model Railway Group – Derby (Trains Only) Swapmeet

• Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, Derbyshire DE3 0DA

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30am – 2.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £1.00 Concessions £1.00 Children £1.00

Buy, sell or swap with fellow enthusiasts.

CONTACT: 01332 512580

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• Sun 23rd February 2014

• Warley Model Railway Club – Warley Open Day

• Unit 1f, Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2RA

OPENING TIMES: 11am – 4pm

See the Warley Model Railway Club at home. Free admission. Layouts, demonstrations and refreshments available. A fun day out for all the family and enthsiasts alike. Have a go controlling on Yardlea our 00 gauge club layout. Layouts on show in N gauge, 00 gauge, O gauge, 7mm finscale, EM gauge, Narrow gauge and G scale.DSCF8083

 

 • Thu 27th February 2014

• Mickleover Model Railway Group – Preserved Steam on Video

• Mickleover Royal British Legion, Poppyfields Drive, Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire DE3 9GB

OPENING TIMES: THURSDAY 7.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £3.00 Concessions £3.00

A film show special showing the best of Main Line Steam action from 2013. Run for enthusiasts by enthusiasts.

CONTACT: 01332 513378

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• Sat 1st March 2014

• West Bromwich Rail Model Club – 2014 Model Rail Exhibition

• Wednesbury Town Hall, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 7DF

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am – 4.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £3.50 Concessions £3.00 Children £1.50

Our 9th Model Rail Exhibition which provides a selection of layouts in various gauges from N to O set in an exceptional venue.

CONTACT: 07906 478460

 

Model Railway Exhibitions – Jan & Early Feb 2014

Model Railway Exhibitions – Jan & Early Feb 2014

 RHDRH&DR New Romney, Model Railway Exhibition

The Model Railway Exhibition at New Romney Station is found above the Heywood Buffet. The main exhibition is a fantastic OO/HO gauge layout featuring computer-controlled trains that depict expresses, freight-trains and branch operations from all over Europe and from different periods in time. Detailed stations, factories, sidings and landscapes complete the picture.

© Copyright Helmut Zozmann and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

• Wed 15th January 2014

• Malcolm Townsend – Burton Upon Trent Toy and Train Fair

• Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 2EB

OPENING TIMES: 6.30pm-8.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £2.00

One of the longest established swapmeets, with a warm welcome and really friendly atmosphere. Excellent access, good major road links, super town centre venue with excellent public transport (Bus and rail).Free parking. Accomp.U/16’s free. Refreshments, (Incl, home made cake).Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down “Memory Lane”. Plenty of bargains, always a good selection of rail, die-cast and themed, both new and used, from a wide range of regular, knowledgeable traders.

CONTACT: 07951072790

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• Sat 25th January 2014

• 7mm Narrow Gauge Association – Trent Valley Group Open Day

• Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derbyshire DE3 0DA

OPENING TIMES: 10am – 4pm

ADMISSION: Adults £3.00

This is the annual open day of the Trent Valley Group of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association. Admission is by signing in and a donation to the costs. Its not an exhibition, its a come and have a go event. Come along for a chat, hopefully see the beginning of Henmore Dale Mk2. There will be demonstrations, chances to have a go and specialist sales. Better still bring something along to show us. Simple refreshments will be available.

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• Sat 1st February 2014 – Sun 2nd February 2014

• Stafford Railway Circle – Model Railway Exhibition Stafford

• Stafford County Showground, Weston Rod, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD

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

ADMISSION: Adults £9.00 Concessions £8.00 Children £1.00

2014 sees our biggest ever show. At this time we have 43 layouts booked to attend with 48 traders also scheduled to be with us although both these figures could change before the show. As in past years we will have a free bus service from the Railway Station to the venue and details can be found on our website where there are also photos of the attending layouts. Car parking is free at the venue.

If travelling by car use M6 junction 14 from North or South and follow signs for A518 / County Showground. from East use A518 from Uttoxeter. Note that car parking may be on both sides of the road at the Showground. If travelling by rail there will be a free bus service from Stafford Railway Station

CONTACT: 01785 211992

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Charnwood Forest Garden Railway layout.  © Copyright Alan Murray-Rust and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Haywoods Permanent Way Model Railway Show 2013

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The Haywoods Permanent Way Model Railway Show 2013, a set on Flickr.

An excellent show held at Great Haywood, Staffs in October 2013.
The layouts were:- ‘Blue is the colour’, Norman Jones, ‘Tremore’, Nick Palette, ‘Coton TMD’, Stan Bennett, ‘Ty’n Y Ceunant’, David Wilcox and Roberta Andrew, ‘Inglenook Sidings’, Roy Yates, ‘Lowfield City’, Cliff Homer, ‘Chipped Lane’, Iain Chippendale, ‘Wychwood’, HPW Model Section, ‘Old Friends’, Andy Lowe, ‘The Good Life’, Jenny Lowe, ‘Woodhay’, HPW Model Rail Group, ‘The Old Mineral Line’, Mike Wall.
Display of Railwayana: Trains and Things – Martyn Bourne, The Hobby Goblin, Hpw Sales Stand, 12v DC, Amerton Railway.

Model Railway Exhibitions – October 2013

Model Railway Exhibitions

October 2013

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• Sat 5th October 2013 – Sun 6th October 2013

• Mickleover Model Railway Group – Model Railway Exhiibition

• Community Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire DE3 0DA

OPENING TIMES: 10am-5pm BOTH DAYS

ADMISSION: Adults £3.00 Concessions £2.00 Children £2.00 Family £8.00

10+ working Layouts, trade stands, and cafeteria. All layouts belong to the club or club members.

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• Sat 12th October 2013 – Sun 13th October 2013

• Haywoods Permanent Way – Model Railway Exhibition 2013

• Memorial Hall, Main Road, Great Haywood, Staffordshire ST18 0SU

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am – 5pm SUN 10am – 4pm

ADMISSION: Adults £3.00 Concessions £2.50 Children £2.00 Family £8.00

A small friendly show. Prices held from last show. Layouts in a popular range of scales and gauges, AV presentation in adjoining hall, Trade support and Refreshments. Car park at rear of hall.

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• Sat 12th October 2013

• West Bromwich Rail Model Club – Annual Club Open Day

• The Old Post Office, Holyhead Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands WS10 7DF

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.00am – 4.00pm

ADMISSION: Adults £1.00 Concessions £1.00 Children £1.00

This is our ANNUAL CLUB OPEN DAY were the public can see what the club does by showing our club layouts and some members own layouts. Trade support will be on site.

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• Sat 12th October 2013 – Sun 13th October 2013

• Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association – Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition

• Wirksworth Town Hall, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4EU

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.00am-5.00pm, SUN 10.00am-4.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £4.50 Concessions £3.50 Children £3.50 Family £11.00

11th Wirksworth Model Railway Exhibition in 3 venues around Wirksworth: Town Hall, Parish Rooms and Memorial Hall. Free Parking at Wirksworth Station. Specialist Trade Stands, Secondhand Railway Books, DVD’S and Books, Railway Artist, EVRA Stand. Tombola. Refreshments. Ticket holders can get a reduced rate on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway for the day. Sponsored by the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Association, Register charity 1106810.

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• Sat 19th October 2013

• Cradley Heath MRC – First Model Railway Exhibition

• Cradley Heath Community Centre, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 5jg, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 5jg, West Midlands B64 5JG

OPENING TIMES: 10am-5pm

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

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Full disabled access, including car parking. Snacks and drinks available.

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• Sat 26th October 2013

• Birmingham Model Railway Club – Exhibition

• Arden Hall, Water Orton RD, Birmingham, West Midlands B36 9PB

OPENING TIMES: 10.30am – 4.00pm

ADMISSION: Adults £3.00 Concessions £2.00 Children £1.50 Family £8.00

Good venue with free parking, full refreshment service, First exhibition at this venue by B Ham Model Club

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• Sat 26th October 2013

• Newtown Model Railway Society – Mid Wales Model Railway Show

• The Town Hall, High Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7JQ

OPENING TIMES: 10.30am to 4.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £3.00

The Mid Wales Model Railway Show is held in Welshpool Town Hall. There will be approximately 15 layouts covering the major scales and gauges, as well as modelling demonstrations, second hand sales, modelling and books trade stands. The venue is wheelchair friendly. There is ample parking close by. It is 10 minutes walk from the main line Station, and 10 minutes walk from the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway station at Raven Square. Accompanied children will have FREE admission.

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Model Railway Exhibitions – September 2013

Model Railway Exhibitions

 

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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.

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• 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

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• 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

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• 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

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• Sat 28th September 2013

• Telford Railway Modellers Group – Model Railway Exhibition 2013

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

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am – 4pm

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.

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Forthcoming Attractions – Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

Forthcoming Attractions

 Early notice of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, 2013 at the NEC, Birmingham.  The posters and fliers were delivered to Chasewater Railway in some style on Sunday 18th August, when a party of members of the Warley Model Railway Club called in on a coach trip in a very special charabanc:

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TR 6147 – This number was originally issued in 1929 to a Leyland Lion single deck bus.  This vehicle was scrapped in 1943.  In 1982, the company which first owned the bus built a replica charabanc body on a 1974 Bristol LH single deck chassis and this number was re-issued to give the vehicle an authentic touch.

http://www.focustransport.org.uk

Warley National 2013

Model Railways – About Gauge One

About Gauge One

ianskingandrogervsscotsmanpasseachotherbothwithsurplussteamIan’s King and Roger V’s Scotsman pass each other – Both with surplus steam!

Gauge One requires a track gauge of 1¾ inches (44.45mm) which is generally referred to as 45mm. In practice this means Gauge One models are from one to two feet in length (300mm to 600mm); 50% longer than O gauge models and 50% shorter than “3 ½ inch”. This in-between position means the hobby is influenced by both model railways and model engineering; at its best it takes the concern for prototypical system accuracy of the former and the authenticity of the latter.

Traditionally, enjoying the hobby of model railways means taking pleasure in the construction of a working diorama: either a scale replica of a real railway or a creation of the imagination. To this end, participants lay lines, adapt or scratchbuild models, and construct scenery as well as operate their layout.

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The generous model proportions of Gauge One compared to N, OO/HO and O gauges requires a different approach. Space is usually at a premium, especially for an indoor continuous loop to suit live steam. The usual minimum radius is 10 feet (3 metres), although be assured that many models will make it round a 2 metre radius and note both radii are very tight by full-size standards. However, when viewed from the inside of a tight curve as is usual, the appearance is surprisingly palatable and the absolute distances involved serve to somehow soften the effect. Line length varies from around 20 metres up to an astonishing 300 metres in one well known garden which features gentle curves with radii of 20 feet (6m) and above.

Trains are generally run at table height rather than at ground level and on that premise there are two schools of thought with respect to the look of the line. Some prefer “Track” meaning bare sleepers on an unfinished surface such as felt-covered plywood which is then held up by scaffolding poles. Others choose a “Ladies Line”, in which trains pass over support- hiding hedges, glide over elegant bridges and run atop grassy embankments; all combined with suitably sized plants such as dwarf fir trees or alpine flowers. When effected judiciously, it’s a delight.

Ready-made Gauge One track including points and crossovers is available from many suppliers, while numbers of Newsletter and Journal articles have been written on line construction methods. Lineside structures are used sparingly in Gauge One, indeed none at all is realistic; a mile equates to 180 feet or so !

Railway models form the heart of the pastime. The sheer size of models means modelling form and function is the norm. Many locomotives, particular models of recent origin, show superb exterior detail, while genuinely steam-powered cranks, rodding and valves furnish some engines with additional integrity. Open the hot-to-touch blower and steam gushes from the chimney; leave her waiting and the safety valve fizzes, ease open the regulator and with a hiss and a chuff the pistons push the rods which turn her cranks which turn her wheels!

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A surprisingly large selection is available new and, for the patient, secondhand. The last decade has seen existing manufacturers such as: Aster, Barratt, J&M, the Finescale Locomotive Co and Peter Rogers added to by newer firms such as Accucraft, Finescale Brass, Northern Fine Scale, Golden Age and the Gauge 1 Model Co. Inevitably, marques and models vary as to size, complexity, price and arguably, quality. Compare the exciting entry-level Accucraft B4 to the magnificent new Aster 241P, for example.

Reading this, you might think that the way to Gauge One “Cooldom” is to invest the kids’ inheritance in some Gauge One RTR “bling”. Indeed, this will guarantee popularity at the trade-supported AGM and Spring Meeting. Away from these venues, it’s not that easy as for the most part standing in Gauge One is obtained from scratch and kit-built creations as well as adapting factory models. Inviting others to your line and skilled driving helps too!

Tenmille and Wagon and Carriage have a large range of kits and inevitably there are a host of small suppliers such as Just the Ticket, Wallsall Model Industries. Slaters Plastikard and Orion. It has to be admitted that compared to O gauge, the range is limited and scratchbuilding is often required complete a train. Choose your materials: plasticard, wood, metal or even paper and then source fiddly bits such as roof ventilators or brake gear from suppliers.

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Building live steam locomotives is both a science and an art. Fortunately the Association has several publications for sale on this topic, with parts for the Project, Dee and now ARMIG available from third party suppliers. If you have not done this before then you would be well advised to make acquaintance, via G1MRA, of an experienced builder to guide you. Alternatively, purchase an Aster kit or for the more ambitious, a Barrett or Keith Cousins kit, where the parts have been made for you.

The secondhand route should not be forgotten, dealers such as Wagon and Carriage, Rushford Barn Models and TMS Models carry a fair range. Auction houses specialising toy sales are worth a visit: Vectis, Specialist Auction Services as well as regional houses (often listed on http://www.the-saleroom.com) and not forgetting that armchair modelling favourite ebay; check out Modellbau/Modelleisenbahn/Spur 1, on ebay.de in particular. Be warned: minor fettling to an all-out re-build may be needed.

http://www.g1mra.com

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Events – Model Railway Exhibitions

Model Railway Exhibitions

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• Sat 8th June 2013 – Sun 9th June 2013

• Wingfield Railway Group – Peak Model Railway Exhibition

• Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH

OPENING TIMES: 10.00am to 4.00pm BOTH DAYS

ADMISSION: Adults £5.00 Concessions £3.50 Children £3.50 Family £12.00

The annual Peak Model Railway exhibition will again take place at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District. This modern level venue is fully accessible and is surrounded by a large (Pay and Display) car park. The town centre is only a short distance away with many shops and cafes. Bakewell is well served by frequent bus services from surrounding areas as well as the major cities of Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham and Derby.

CONTACT: 01246271099

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List of Traders Attending : List of Layouts Attending :

Pat Price (Books), M and B Models (New Ready to Run)

12 Volts DC (Model Railway Electronics and Signals)

Rural Railways (Kits and Accessories)

Richards Toys and Models (New and Secondhand Railway Items and Diecast)

Trackside Videos

Mount Tabor Models (New European Models and Digital Systems)

Sherwood Models (New Ready to Run and Layout Building Service)

Derby Trees (Trees and Other Scenic Items)

Chris Leach (Secondhand Model Railway Items) Museum of Transport (00)

Mill Lane TMD (00), Boden (N), Coniston (N)

Oberau – Nord (N), Limesbridge (00), Cheddar S and D J R (P4), Idridgehay (00)

Calderwood (00), Pencoose (00), Newburn (00), Glen Gillie (00)

 

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• Sat 15th June 2013

• Trent Valley North American Modellers – Tvnam 2013

• Armitage With Handsacre Village Hall, Shropshire Brook Road, Armitage, Staffordshire WS15 4UZ

OPENING TIMES: 10am – 4pm

ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Concessions £4.00

The premier show for North American modelling takes to the rails again. Come along and enjoy some of the best North American modelling in the UK. A variety of quality layouts in a variety of scales, shapes and sizes. Please note that due to a combination of low budget, high printing costs and the disposal of unsold programmes in the past couple of years, there will be no printed programme. However, a downloadable PDF file is available on the website – tvnam.co.uk.

CONTACT: 07850 017222

QUICKINFO:

L:15 T:6

List of Traders Attending : List of Layouts Attending :

Team Track Trading, Malcs Models, Hobbyrail

Western Models, Coastal DCC, Topp Trains City Limits, HO – Roger Nicholls

Union Pass, N – Ian Morris, Falcon Lake, HO – Dave Barclay

Galatia, KS, HO – Dan Spalding, Longs Logging, On30 – Dave Long

Sin City – Ingleferry Wharf, HO – Jack Trollope, Top of the Yard, HO – Chris Messer

Florida City, HO – Chris Gilbert, Sandwell County, N – Warley MRC

Exchange Avenue, HO – Jez New, Stoney Hill West, HO – Chris Round, Shasta, Z – Kevin Smith

Wheelock Mill, HO – Nick Quinn, Menahsa, HO – Wakefield MRC

RS Tower (Freemo), HO – Martyn Read, Easter Park, HO – Colin Wooley

List of Demonstrations : List of Other Displays :

Weathering – Geoff Ford NMRA British Region

Model Railway

 • Sat 15th June 2013

• Gauge 1 Model Railway Association – Gauge One Expo

• Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1XN

OPENING TIMES: 10am-4pm BOTH DAYS

ADMISSION: Adults £7.50 Concessions £6.50

Everything that is good in Gauge 1

Main line trains in action with coal fired steam, gas and meths fired, along with battery electric radio controlled locos, diesel and outline steam.

CONTACT:

QUICKINFO:

L:6 T:30 CS Md

List of Traders Attending : List of Layouts Attending :

Dobson Bridge, Anglia Roads, Moordale, Vintage Tinplate, Stanley Junction, Plus Others

List of Demonstrations :

Painting and Lining, Boiler Testing, Kit Building, Cad Design, Buildings, And More

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