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Event: Workington Model Railway Exhibition

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Added by SteamAle , 25 Apr 2017


Taking place 18 Nov 2017 through 19 Nov 2017 (Ranged Event)

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Event Name: Model Railway Exhibition

Address: Energus Building Blackwood Road Lillyhall Workington CA14 4JW

Day 1: Saturday
Opening times Day 1: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Day 2: Sunday
Opening times Day 2: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Prices: Adult £5 Accompanied children Free otherwise £1.00


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Website: solrail.co.uk

Disability access: Yes
Car parking: Yes

Organising body: Solrail Ltd
Organiser: P T Tuer 01228-522118 enquiries@solrail.co.uk


The biggest event of its type in Cumbria. Loads of free parking. Bus service stops outside venue on Saturday. Excellent modern light and airy venue. All on one level with easy disabled access. Full refreshment facilities available all day. Children encouraged to operate several layouts (adults as well).

LAYOUTS

 

N gauge – NEW – Llwyn Grug – 15’ x 4’ –Les Nehrlich – based in mid North Wales somewhere along the line between Raubon and Dolgellau.
N gauge – NEW - – 8’ x 4’ –Steve Viney – One built specially for the children
6mm/foot scale. 9mm gauge – NEW –Canalside Iron Works – 11’ x 1’6” – David Atkinson – based in Derbyshire in the 1920/30’s a fascinating insight in narrow gauge.
OO9 gauge – NEW –Bachdale & Dibley Level – 10’ x 3’ –David Johnston – Freelance layout depicting a narrow gauge tourist line.
OO gauge – NEW – Curwen Bank – 12’ x 6’ – Ray Cottier, Solrail – Remember Workington’s railways? This layout is based on one small part of them as the Curwens may have built.
OO gauge – NEW – Loch Syd– 8’ x 8’ –Dalegarth Modellers –
OO gauge – NEW – Coffee Pot – 5’6” x 5’6” - Brian Irwin -
OO gauge – NEW - Desire - Maryport Modellers – Bachmann Tram layout
EM gauge – NEW – Middle Peak – 6’ x 2’ – Graham Hudson, EM Gauge North East Group – based on the real Middle Peak quarry near Wirksworth in Derbyshire.
EM gauge – NEW – Wittington Junction – 5’ x 2’ - a new cameo layout still under construction to show how it is done!
O gauge – NEW – East Dock – 8’ x 1’6” – Peter Shields – Diesel shed based on Sunderland in 1977.
O gauge – NEW - Derwent Sidings – 26’ x 2’ – Derwent Railway Society – a new club layout that is normally housed in Cleator Moor
G scale – NEW - - Chris Wright - 25' x 6' ish.
OO gauge - Thomas the Tank – 8’ x 4’ - WTHT - back in all his glory for the younger visitor to operate
OO gauge –Tri-ang Minic Motorway – 13’6” x 6’6” – Rod Moore – vintage models which members of the public are invited to operate
Saturday only. Live Steam - 7 1/4” gauge - for visitors to ride on provided by Lancaster and Morecambe Model Engineers.

 

Supported by: -

 

Trade stands selling everything you need for your modelling including: -
C&M Models – Carlisle - New RTR British and Continental
Crafty Hobbies - Barrow-in Furness - New RTR and second-hand
D&E Kits & Videos - Leeds - Digital supplier, DVD's, books and lots more
L&S Models – Lancaster - large range of second-hand models
MTFG - Reeth, North Yorks – new and reconditioned, hard to find spares and plastic kits etc.
Solrail – Wokington – second-hand models
Squires Tools - Bognor Regis - any tool you need you'll find here
Stevenson's Carriages & Millhome Models - Chesterfield - Brass Kits and bits to help you build what you want, especially Cumbrian ones!

 

Demonstrations
Trainsimulator 2017 - Computer simulation for you to try
HO – John H Wright – Modelling American prototypes using DCC
EM/General – Jean King – building model trees
EM - Chris King - track building
EM - Andrew Wright – working on his new layout
P4 – Bob Hetherington – Modelling the Stockton & Darlington locomotives
O – Marc Dobson – Owd Ratty
O – Carlisle and District O Gauge Group, various construction methods

 

Societies and Groups
Cumbrian Railways Association
Derby Lightweight Preservation Group
Derwent Railway Society
Eden Valley Railway Trust
Northern Rail
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Sian Project Group
West Cumbria Guild of Model Engineers
Workington Transport Heritage Trust




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