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#1 valleymodeller

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 17:49

This year's event will take place on Saturday 21 April at our usual venue, Newtown Llantwit Community Centre, Crown Hill, Llantwit Fardre, CF38 2NA. Admission £3 all classes (up to two children free with paying adult).

 

 

Exhibitors are as follows:

 

Layouts

 

 

Sheep Lane                           OO  Somerset & Dorset                        Rob Gunstone

 

Tawford                                 OO  Modern Image Station                   Jason Jones (Barry MRC)

 

79A                                         OO  Steam Shed in the Snow              John Gooding

 

Burrard Inlet                          HO Canadian Shed Scene                   Brian Tucker (Pontypridd MRC Member)

 

Forest Gate Parkway            OO MI Privatisation Era                                Graham Mann (Pontypridd MRC Member)

 

Bagley                                    OO S&D/BR(W) Steam/Diesel             Nigel Broad

 

Hornby Dublo Playtime        OO Hornby Dublo                                 Chris Cheney

 

Much Snoreing                      N   Cityscape                                       Ed Farms

 

American Coal                       HO US freight                                       Richard Flannigan (Western Valley MRS)

 

Crossley Scrapyard              OO  BR Sector era                               Baz Jones (Western Valley MRS)

 

Gunpoint                               HO US Diesels/Steam                          Reg Owens (Pontypridd MRC Member)

 

Jedbach                                Hoe Austrian narrow gauge                  Bill Thomas (Pontypridd MRC member)

 

Weyford                                 N gauge Hants/Dorset                         Keith & Peter Matthews

 

Thomas The Tank Engine    OO                                                        Rhondda MRC

 

 

 

                  

 

Trade

 

Lord and Butler (incl 'Dirty Boy Weathering'       Cardiff

 

MIB Models        (incl  3D models + demo layout)                     Porthcawl

 

Tallyllyn Preservation Society 

 

Club sales stand

 

Demonstrations

 

Project22Society           Stand to promote the rebuilding of a NBL Class 22 locomotive.

 

Narrow Gauge Kit building      Jim Edwards /Pontypridd MRC

 

PG Models                    N gauge military models in pewter by Paul Gandy.

 

 

Refreshments

 

Limited refreshments available on the day, Bacon Rolls, sandwiches, tea , coffee etc.

 

 

All exhibits subject to change (the curse of the cancellation!)

 

15, 4 demonstration/Society stands and 3 Trade Stands for £3 I think offers good value.

 

I will post some links from RMWeb to some of the listed layouts later. And add some photos for some others.

 

Any questions please ask.

 

Tony


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 12:06

Hi Tony

 

I attended the show this year and it was great. I have a currently under construction N Gauge layout which will reside in South Wales and 2 OO Gauge layouts - a shed and a branch line - that can come down from the north east of England if you want any - though we can only bring 1 as they share controllers and operators.

 

The N gauge will be at Pontypool this weekend and Pontypridd in November if you want to see it in the flesh. Let me know if you need want any more details on any layout.



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:32

Hi Tony

 

I attended the show this year and it was great. I have a currently under construction N Gauge layout which will reside in South Wales and 2 OO Gauge layouts - a shed and a branch line - that can come down from the north east of England if you want any - though we can only bring 1 as they share controllers and operators.

 

The N gauge will be at Pontypool this weekend and Pontypridd in November if you want to see it in the flesh. Let me know if you need want any more details on any layout.

 

Hi sorry, I missed your post last week. I was unable to attend the Pontypool event last week as I was on a school reunion and the beer took its toll!

 

I'd be happy have  your layout at the show and will be at the Museum Show in November too.

 

I'll drop you a pm.

 

Thanks

 

Tony


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 14:44

Weyfoird in N gauge by Keith & Peter Matthews has been added to the list.

 

PG Models   N gauge military vehicles in pewter has been added as a demonstrator. Member of MAFVA.



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Posted 23 January 2018 - 15:53

Rhondda MRC's Thomas The Tank Engine layout has been added.

 

Tony


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Posted 27 January 2018 - 15:32

I'm determined to pay a visit this year. It seems every year, something comes along & tries to stop me!

Ian.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 23:12

I'm determined to pay a visit this year. It seems every year, something comes along & tries to stop me!

Ian.

 

I'm organising it Ian so come and say hello. I even have to miss a Cardiff City game that day, because we book the hall a year in advance....before the fixtures come out.

 

Tony


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 22:59

No O gauge layouts??

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 00:22

No O gauge layouts??

 

 Sadly no, I can't seem to find any! We have two HO and two N and one HOe but trying to find a small O gauge one seems to be beyond me. No one has offered one and we'd have to have a smallish one otherwise we'd have to have fewer layouts.  The O gauge show is in Newport the week before , so maybe I'll find a local one for next year. (And they're no having any N , HOe or HO so it balances out!)

We have 15 layouts planned for £3 entry, plus some demos and 2 traders (Plus Tallyllyn, and club sales stand). Not sure how I am going to fit them all in yet.

 

Tony



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 21:17

Dave Roberts has a nice small O gauge layout. Think it's about 8ft
I may well have one mysrlf by the end of March, but mine might be 12ft.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 14:53

Just an update to say the Crossley Scrapyard is appearing instead of Shepcote Lane. Both are owned by Baz Jones of Western Valley MRS. A couple of photos below.

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Posted 17 March 2018 - 14:54

As the show is just 5 weeks today I attach photo of Brian Tucker's excellent Canadian Shed Scene Burrard Inlet.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 07:28

Sheep Lane will be there. Ex S&DJR, 1950's Somerset on a shelf.


See you there.


Rob.

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 18:46

Sheep Lane will be there. Ex S&DJR, 1950's Somerset on a shelf.


See you there.


Rob.

 

Looks fab Rob.


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:39

Looks fab Rob.

I never did find out what fab meant on thunderbirds, give us a clue Tony.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:14

I never did find out what fab meant on thunderbirds, give us a clue Tony.
Ken


The Thunderbirds' radio code "F-A-B", meaning "message received and understood", didn't stand for anything, it was just supposed to sound "hip". In fact, when asked what it stood for, Gerry Anderson once replied, with some bemusement, "Fab," as though it were obvious.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:53

The Thunderbirds' radio code "F-A-B", meaning "message received and understood", didn't stand for anything, it was just supposed to sound "hip". In fact, when asked what it stood for, Gerry Anderson once replied, with some bemusement, "Fab," as though it were obvious.

Thankyou Baz. it's one of the phenomena of life, now solved.  I can pop my clogs a happy man.

Regards,

Ken.



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Posted 19 March 2018 - 15:32

Thankyou Baz. it's one of the phenomena of life, now solved.  I can pop my clogs a happy man.

Regards,

Ken.

 

It actually means Funbderbirds Are Best! Maybe next year I could do a Thunderbirds themed layout? I bet you've got Tracy Island.


Baz is right though , it means nothing. I bet he Googled it just like I just have.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 20:55

American Coal has replaced Sugar Road for the Show, both are by Richard Flanngan.

 

Forest Gate Parkway has replaced Wokinghurst. FGP is modern image privatisation layout.

 

Below are 4 photos, one fo Pen Darren m the other 3 of Graham Mann's Forest Gate Parkway (as seen in the Model Press in last year).

 
 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 14:25

The Show is only 6 days away now. All layouts confirmed ( just need to fit them all in). A few of the exhibitors were at the Port Talbot Show yesterday, but will be bringing different layouts to our show. The only one that was in port talbot was 79A a steam shed scene in the snow by John Gooding, and very nice it is too, with a very impressive working turntable at slow speed.

 

Hope to see many RM Web members there.

 

Tony


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 22:54

Coming to a Community Hall near you this Saturday!

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 08:26

Setting up from 5pm Today, one more sleep and we're on.

Ken.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 20:47

10 layouts have been set up tonight, and the tea bags and bacon has arrived on site! We await 4 more layouts early tomorrow morning plus our two traders, Lord & Butler and MIB Models.

 

Not sure how the weather will turn out, it's forecast a few showers early on and warming up in the afternoon. I'm not sure whether fine weather is good for our attendance, or rain, or a mixture. You just never can tell how it will turn out on the day. We've postered local model shops, and given out 1000 fliers (compared to 500 last year), and it's been in the model press and on some local Facebook pages. So I hope we get a decent turnout of visitors to help swell the club's funds.

 

Of the layouts that have set up so far there is some excellent quality there, in HO, OO, N and Hoe. There may be few noisy US and Canadian sound effects tomorrow.

 

We've just put out a large number of books and DVDs next to the entry desk which are available for £1 each,  (£2 0r £3 for the boxed sets). So come along and grab a bargain and see some great layouts on the day.


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Posted Yesterday, 14:44

Popped into the Pontypridd show today.

 

It seemed very well attended, with a good mix of layouts and trade stands. with seating available when you needed to have a bite.

 

Some names I was able to put names to the faces. Up until now, it was just RM Web community.

 

As usual, I just had a bit of 'serious looking at'. The wagon weathering on Sheepwash Lane was pretty spot-on, just what I needed for inspiration! 

 

Cheers,

 

Ian.