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#1 David Bigcheeseplant

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 12:55

RAILEX 2018

26 & 27 May 2018

 

Stoke Mandeville Stadium

Stadium Approach

Aylesbury Bucks

HP21 9PP

 

Free vintage bus fro Aylesbury railway station

7mm Scale

 

           Dock Green, O Gauge, Exhibited by Chaz Harrison, This model depicts a small goods yard in Dock Green, a scruffy industrial area somewhere in North East London, and part of the Eastern Region of British Railways.

  • The Summit - Draper’s Sidings, O Gauge, Exhibited by Yeovil Model Railway Group, The layout is loosely based on the summit of the Settle and Carlisle at Ais Gill. The track layout with the lay-by sidings is close to what once existed here. The viaduct is based on the one at Ais Gill.


    4mm Scale
     
  • Burntisland 1883, P4 Gauge, Exhibited by East of Scotland 4mm Group, This was the Southern terminus of the North British Railway system in Fife and the North. Passengers and goods had to transfer to ferry boats which took them across the Firth to Granton.
  • Canute Road Quay, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Graham ‘Muz’ Muspratt, Canute Road Quay is a dock / quayside layout located somewhere around the Canute Road area within Southampton Docks operated primarily by the Southern Railway between 1946 to 1949. Occasionally it can be operated in different eras such as early or late British Railways periods.
  • Croft Depot, P4 Gauge, Exhibited by Duncan Wilcock, The layout is based on the 1829 Stockton and Darlington Railway’s Croft branch in County Durham, and is set in the early 1950s so I can run older pre-nationalisation and pre-grouping wagons alongside more ‘modern’ BR standard wagons.
  • Ellesmere, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Phil Greaves, Ellesmere is set in the period of 1958-1962, and is situated on the Cambrian Railways main line between Whitchurch and Oswestry.
  • Harkness, EM Gauge, Exhibited by Tony Bucknell, The Belford to Harkness Light Railway connected the East Coast Mainline at Belford to the small seaside village of Harkness. The layout is based on the similar line which ran from Chathill to Seahouses called the North Sunderland Railway. Trains are run in various time periods be it 1930s 40s or 50s.
  • Hebble Vale Goods, EM Gauge, Exhibited by Karl Crowther, The layout is a nostalgia trip back to 1970s Halifax, despite the general industrial decline of the 1970s, it is envisaged that the yard is still kept busy with supplies for the coal depot. Other local industries are still hanging-on in the form of light engineering, confectionery, textiles and mail order catalogue businesses.
  • Herstmonceux, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Andy Jones, In the early 1950s Herstmonceux was a rural country station on the former London, Brighton and South Coast Railway’s (LBSCR) “Ouse Valley Line”. The Ouse Valley line linked the London to Brighton main line to the South Coast at St Leonards.
  • Hewisbridge, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Ian Porteous, Hewisbridge is a small market town somewhere in the Scottish Borders in the late 1950s, and is intended to represent the railways which were once commonplace in the Scottish Borders and much inspiration has been drawn from the Waverley route as most of the structures are based on those from various locations on that famous line.
  • Hornsey Broadway, EM Gauge, Exhibited by Kier Hardy, Hornsey Broadway sets out to represent the line as it would have appeared during the early 1970s, with the junction and line from Stratford, joining the GN tracks from Finsbury Park. It features a station to the north, and a loco depot at Hornsey Road to the south, in between, is a typical north London landscape.
  • Kirkby Stephen West, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Ian MacDonald & Martin Wright, This layout depicts the an actual location on the Settle and Carlisle line in the period 1955 to 1964, which covers the early part of the transition period from Steam to Diesel traction.
  • Kyle of Sutherland, P4 Gauge, Exhibited by Stuart Holt, It models the passing loop station of Culrain in Ross-shire on the Far North line of the former Highland Railway from Inverness to Wick and Thurso, as it was in 1960, the trains covering the period 1955-1962.
  • North Ballachulish, EM Gauge, Exhibited by Andy Cooper, Set in 1970/71 apart from passengers and freight traffic by the ubiquitous 27s and also 26s down from Inverness, there are goods workings to Kinlochleven (Presflos and Cov Hops from Burntisland) as well as a daily passenger working for the smelter workers.
  • The Mill, EM Gauge, Exhibited by Jason Thomas & Chris Rogers, Minimum space industrial layout set around a textile mill on the East Lancs / West Riding border.


    2mm Scale
     
  • Foxcote New Pit, 9.42mm Gauge, Exhibited by Jerry Clifford, The layout is set in the North Somerset Coalfield. It's essentially Highbury Colliery, enlarged and rebuilt to place it into a mainline setting with exchange sidings rather than the old setting on a twig off a branch. It's now Somerset and Dorset in the early/mid 1920s.

 

 

247 Developments: Etched name and numberplates, plus detail components and complete kits.

  • Alan Gibson: 4mm and 7mm wheels and kits.
  • ALL Components: All the electrical bits that you need to wire your layout.
  • AMBIS Engineering: Manufacturers of primarily etched components for modellers for 4mm or 7mm scales.
  • Bill Hudson Transport Books: Carrying a huge range of railway books both new and second-hand.
  • Ceynix Railway Trees: Handmade trees in various sizes made in the UK by a UK modeller.
  • Cheltenham Model Centre: Most ranges of RTR locos and rolling stock.
  • D&E Video - Realtrack Models - Legomanbiffo: Plastic kits for D&E modelling plus railway DVDs, and Fabulous Sound Decoders.
  • Eileen's Emporium: Tools, sheet metal, rod, tube and any thing else you need for scratch building.
  • Golden Arrow: Locos not supplied by the main manufactures.
  • Gramodels: Suppliers of quality resin Military Vehicles/Equipment from 2mm to 7mm. {C}
  • High Level Kits: Producer of state-of-the-art 4mm scale kits of the more appealing and unusual industrial locomotives.
  • Hobby Holidays: A husband and wife team offering "Hobbies with Hospitality".
  • Ian's Trains: Pre-owned OO & N gauge rolling stock.
  • Isinglass Models: Suppliers of fine scale LNER drawings used and recommended by modellers for over 40 years.
  • Judith Edge Kits: 4 & 7mm scale brass kits for industrial diesels.
  • London Road Models: Designing and manufacturing of 4mm locos and rolling stock etched kits.
  • Minerva Model Railways:Ready to run O gauge locos.
  • Model Railway Developments: Wagon and Coach underframe kits and bits, pre-assembled sprung buffers and white metal figures.
  • Modelu: Specialising in high resolution 3D printing of scale figures and detailed component parts.
  • N Brass Locos: Brass kits for N gauge.
  • PenBits Model Railways: A range of etched brass kits for adding sprung suspensions to proprietary 4mm scale diesel locomotives.
  • petite-properties
  • Plus Daughters: N & Z gauge RTR and detailing parts.
  • Radley Models: Provides resin and white metal kits (ex Harrow Model Shop) for tube and surface kits for London Transport railway models. {C}
  • Roger Carpenter Photographs: Looking for that picture of a station or piece of rolling stock, you should find it here.
  • Roxey Mouldings: Mostly southern railway kits in 4 & 7mm scales.
  • Rumney Models: Offer a range of finescale kits and components for the late steam / early diesel modeller.
  • Severn Models: Create model kits in etched brass, ideal for model railway builders. {C}
  • South Eastern Finecast: Cast white metal locomotive kits in 4mm scale.
  • Sunningwell Command Control Ltd: Digitrax, Soundtraxx, North Coast Engineering, Train Control Systems (TCS) and CML and other products.
  • Taff Vale/Dragon Models: Have a range of 7mm and 4mm etched brass kits.
  • Tools 2000: Comprehensive selection of the Expo Drills and Tools for all your model making needs.
  • Wild Swan Books Ltd: All the Wild Swan books and Magazines can be purchased here.
  • Wizard Models Ltd: Specialise in providing kits and components to our fellow model railway enthusiasts, particularly in 4mm and 7mm.

 

      

 

 

 

​As can be seen Railex 2018 is coming along nicely. It will be the first showing of Kier Hardy's new layout Hornsey Broadway and probably the first showing of Kyle of Sutherland.

 

​Make a note of the date and I will add traders and other layouts when they confirm.

 

David


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#2 Siberian Snooper

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 17:34

Date duly noted.
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:54

I was working on the floor plan a month ago as there are some pretty big layouts but things fit. I just wonder how far in advance other exhibition look at the floor plan, as leave it too late and there maybe problems.

 

David



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:24

I used to start with the floor plan and then invite the layouts and trade to fit it.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 14:43

Hello All

 

I have just uploaded the Railex 2018 website.

 

www.railex.org.uk

 

I will add more layouts, traders and societies when the information becomes available.

 

Thanks

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 20:47

I used to go out and book layouts and then Pete Marlow (sadly no longer with us)  would do scale plaques and we would try and fit them in to the available space ,bear in mind that we started Railex in the old Civic Centre at the market square in Aylesbury.This building was a many sided one and caused us many headaches only solved by taling over upstairs and a smaller hall ,happy days but I dont miss it now its good to arrive at the new Railex and see wonderful layouts in a great setting knowing that your team has done a great deal of leg work to produce the show.I hope that one of these days we will Rev Denys masterpiece at the show as this would show just how railway modelling has progressed and that it still is one of the greats.Keep up the good work lads.Regards Chris Lowe



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 14:28

I have now updated the info on post #1 with the layouts and traders, There are a couple of layouts I just need to firm up, although the floor plan which I have been doing over the last few days is quite full, as there are a couple of very big layouts. 

 

David


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Posted 02 November 2017 - 14:33

I was working on the floor plan a month ago as there are some pretty big layouts but things fit. I just wonder how far in advance other exhibition look at the floor plan, as leave it too late and there maybe problems.

 

David

 

I once had to interlace two layouts (with their permission).  Luckily there was a foot difference in height.

 

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 18:18

Looking great, won't be long before I think about booking the hotel.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 13:40

Croft Depot has been added to the layout list, it was confirmed a while back but I missed it off the first post.

 

The floor plan is more or less confirmed and been a bit of a squeeze to get everything in this year as I have some rather big layouts that don't fit in to the standard floor block I used previously.

 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:46

We will have Advance Railex tickets available at out Risex show today with a £1 discount off the on the door price.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:33

Really looking forward to this, there's some fantastic layouts I've not seen before, Dock Green being one of them. I'm not sure which day to come, canybody tell me if it's much quieter on a Sunday and does the vintage bus run on a Sunday.?
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:44

Hello Steve

 

Sunday is the quieter of the two days, so if you want to avoid the crowds then come on Sunday, and yes the Vintage Bus will be running on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Thanks

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:51

Thanks ANT, the dates in my diary just waiting to see if they do cheaper train tickets to pre book from London then I'm all set.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 13:22

Hotel was booked, just before Xmas, just a few weeks to go and I can get the train tickets.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 13:57

David you really should have Petite Properties at the show high quality products well made and a pleasure to build and in all scales also do demos on the stand.  Chris


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:35

Hello All

 

As we are now in to March, I have uploaded the Railex 2018 Advance Ticket Form to the Railex website:

 

www.railex.org.uk

 

Or download the below

 

Attached File  Railex2018AdvanceTicketForm.pdf   57.34KB   69 downloads 

 

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 20:08

The floor plan for this years show can you guess which stand is which?

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 20:34

The floor plan for this years show can you guess which stand is which?

 

Is 36 Hewisbridge?

 

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 20:46

Hello All
 
As we are now in to March, I have uploaded the Railex 2018 Advance Ticket Form to the Railex website:
 
www.railex.org.uk
 
Or download the below
 
attachicon.gifRailex2018AdvanceTicketForm.pdf 
 
Thanks
SEEYA
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Planning to visit this year, so thought I'd investigate the advance ticket price.

Trouble is the saving is less than the cost of two postage stamps, thus it actually costs a single visitor more for an advance ticket :scratchhead:

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 22:31

The floor plan for this years show can you guess which stand is which?

are we No 6
& Alan Gibson No 28

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:36

are we No 6
& Alan Gibson No 28

 

Yep spot on


Is 36 Hewisbridge?

 

Jim

 

Yep



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:21

I know the stand number :onthequiet:

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:27

Eileens 14 and Cheltenham 23?



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:29

Yep spot on

 
Yep


in that case is No 7 Green scenes if so swop us around as his stand works better on a corner like last year

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