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#1 adrianmc

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 16:15

The Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2018

 

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Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre
Lytton Way
Stevenage
SG1 1LZ

 

Saturday 13th January 2018 - 10am till 5.30pm.
Sunday 14th January 2018 - 10am till 4.30pm.

 

Organised by the Chiltern Model Railway Association (CMRA).

 

There will be more than thirty superb working model railway layouts with a well balanced coverage of scales, gauges and prototypes. An excellent selection of specialist and general trades will be present together with demonstrations, static exhibits and society stands.

 

The venue is situated only a couple of hundred yards from Stevenage's main shopping area and offers a town centre location with the benefits of good transport links and car parking.

 

For those coming by public transport the railway station is literally just over the road and is joined to the venue and town centre by a pedestrian bridge. Services are mainly operated by Great Northern, lying on the route from London King's Cross to Peterborough & Cambridge. The station is also served by trains between London and Letchworth via Hertford North. The bus station is also close, less than a minutes walk away.

 

For those travelling by car the venue is on the dual carriageway A602 which is easily accessed by two junctions on the A1(M), one from the north and one from the south, with an estimated 5 minute travelling time from the motorway. Several large car parks are adjacent to the Arts & Leisure Centre.

 

List of layouts expected to attend:

 

The Bridge by Doug Kightley - Portayal of The Forth Bridge in 1:450 scale 3mm gauge (T)
Bridge at Remagen by Al Turner - German WWII Autumn 1944 in 1:160 scale 9mm gauge (Continental N)
Kingswear by the MAP Model Railway Group - 1944 GWR Devon terminus in 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge (2mm fs)
Llangerisech by Nigel Ashton - Cambrian terminus in 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge (2mm fs)
Law Junction by the East Neuk MRC - 2003-06 West Coast mainline in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Midsummer End by Steven Hughes - Fictional West Country GWR terminus in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Rannoch Moor by the Bristol East MRC - West Highland line in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Sandmarch by the Stevenage & District MRC - Current railway scene in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Addison Park by Phill Hutchings - 1950s London Transport terminus in 3mm/ft scale 14.2mm gauge (3mm fs)
Lakebank by the Launceston & District MRC - 1928-31 ex Furness Railway terminus in 3mm/ft scale 14.2mm gauge (3mm fs)
De Niggende Saligheyd by Hugo Baart - Dutch narrow gauge line in 3.5mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (H0e)
Mauch Chunk by the Barrowmore MRG - Late 1940s Central Railroad of New Jersey in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (H0)
Penhalig Quay & Black Rock Sands by Bob Farell - Welsh Highland inspired tourist railway in 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9)

Bradley Park by the Hampton Court MRS - Freight yard with warehousing in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)

Fisherton Sarum by Graham Muspratt - Late 1940s Southern scene in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Kepier Colliery by John Cook - North Eastern NCB industrial in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Missenden St Marys by the Missenden Abbey Modellers - Demonstration layout in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Readham by Steve Cox - Network Rail through station in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Vladston Field by Stevie Nicholson & Marisol Sanchez - Fictitious heritage railway in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)

Ynysybwl by the Cardiff 4mm Group - 1922 Taff Vale Railway in 4mm/ft scale 18.2mm gauge (EM)
Lower Exbury by Alison Barker - South Hampshire by water in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Sandford & Banwell by Pete & Jeff Day - Early 1930s GWR Cheddar Valley line in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Shelvington & Rydes Hill by Matthew Farrell & Lee Polson - Mid 1970s Southern Electric in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Aerial & Pickles by Jack Treves - USA Farming line in 1:48 scale 16.5mm & 9mm gauges (American On30 & On18)
Up the Line by Kevin Hughes - World War I western front light railway in 7mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (0-16.5)
Arun Quay by Gordon Gravett - BR(S) West Sussex quayside in 7mm/ft scale 31.2mm gauge (Finescale 0)
Fullers Wharf by Malcolme Hine - North Derbyshire industrial in 7mm/ft scale 32mm & 16.5mm gauges (0 & 0-16.5)
Staindrop by Chris Robertson - 1928 South West Durham LNER terminus in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Teign House Sidings by Bob Harper - Teign Valley Railway broad gauge in 7mm/ft scale 49.15mm gauge (S7 standards)
Mers Les Bains by John & Peter Smith - Early 1950s French metre gauge line in 1:32 scale 32mm gauge
Sutton Wharf by Christopher Payne - Narrow gauge industrial scene in 1:25 scale 16.5mm gauge
Warton Road Preservation Society by John Witts - Preservation line in 13.5mm/ft scale 63.5mm gauge (Gauge 3)
Hambleden Valley by Steve Howard - Narrow gauge rural terminus in 1:22.5 scale 45mm gauge (G)

 

Further details about the exhibition including trade, demonstrators and societies can be found on the CMRA website:

 

http://www.cmra.org.uk/exhibition.html


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#2 adrianmc

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 16:03

Added two more layouts to list in initial post - Bradley Park and Vladston Field.

 

Also updated list of trade and demonstrations (on website).

 



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 16:09

Very much looking forward to the show even at this early stage. It crossed my mind over the weekend that it was coming up as a good day out in the bleak post Christmas period.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 16:21

Adrian,

 

Am I correct in thinking the car park on the west side of the railway lines is very expensive?  And can you remember its name?

 

Bill


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 16:29

Adrisn,

 

Am I correct in thinking the car park on the west side of the railway lines is very expensive?  And can you remember its name?

 

Bill

 

Stevenage Leisure Park.  Only for Leisure Park Customers.  It's a £100 fine if you leave the site, or £60 if paid within 14 days.  And boy, are they hot on getting people.  Don't go there.....


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#6 Pete the Elaner

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 16:33

Very much looking forward to the show even at this early stage. It crossed my mind over the weekend that it was coming up as a good day out in the bleak post Christmas period.

That is a nice way to think of it. I feel this is one of the more enjoyable shows.


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#7 PenrithBeacon

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 16:52

I’ve just put in the post code SG1 1LZ into the satnav and it lands me on the right side of the tracks ie east

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 17:48

The Leisure Centre is to the east of the railway station and has several ground level car parks. A little further away are the town's multi-storeys.

 

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The rates vary for the car parks shown with the most expensive ones being the two railway station ones - marked as RS and RN.

 

If you wish to keep your car parking charges to a minimum it is best to visit on the Sunday where the rate for all the car parks - except for the railway station ones - is £2.00 for all day.

 

Note the one marked P is reserved for exhibitors.

 

As warned above the very large car parks to the west of the station - off the plan to the left - are for the Leisure Park, not the Leisure Centre, and although free for users of the Park attract a large fine should you leave your car there and walk over the footbridge to the station and the exhibition venue.


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#9 mike morley

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 18:29

I have an aunt who lives in Stevenage and she has a great-grandson (my nephew? great-nephew?) who is interested in model railways.

We all went to the inaugural Stevenage event last year, as a result of which I can assure everyone that free on-street parking is available with fairly easy walking distance.  The resulting walk might be a bit further than it was at St Albans but the effort needed to find it and the consequent angst and stress is much, much less.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 19:58

...free on-street parking is available with fairly easy walking distance...

For those coming on Saturday, the Stevenage museum will be open, and would be fairly convenient for many who have found the nearby free street parking. I doubt there is any other mainstream tradition church building with a guided missile in the crypt, so for collectors of sights curious, why not look in?



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:29

For those coming on Saturday, the Stevenage museum will be open, and would be fairly convenient for many who have found the nearby free street parking. I doubt there is any other mainstream tradition church building with a guided missile in the crypt, so for collectors of sights curious, why not look in?

 

Also, just a couple of paces away, is a motorcycle on display.

It really is a great little museum.



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:30

The Leisure Centre is to the east of the railway station and has several ground level car parks.

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Perhaps it should be mentioned that the entrance to the show is at ground level ie the same level as the car parks.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 11:20

Thought I'd bump this as there is only a fortnight to go. Last year ie 2017 was excellent.
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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:10

Having been somewhat unwell over Chrsitmas, I am very much looking forward to attending this show with Fisherton Sarum making one of its only two appearances in 2018.

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 21:11

HI All

 

Law junction will be at the show this weekend so will be getting packed into the van on Wednesday for heading off partway Thursday.

 

Regards Arran 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 23:13

Anybody else going I'll be there on Sunday.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:05

I'll be there Saturday, looking forward to it as I've never been before. I'm just trying to work out which way to go as I think there's engineering works somewhere on the GE mainline affecting trains between Romford and Liverpool St.

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 07:01

Anybody else going I'll be there on Sunday.

 

OK, I admit it.  So will I.

 

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 21:45

I’ve just been out in the garage tonight doing an “is everything running OK?” check on Readham before dismantling and putting it on its transport racks. It was a Heritage ‘Train spotting’ moment for me as 33 049 did the honors. ‘Team Readham’ are looking forward to this weekend

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 23:10

I'll be there from 10:00am on Friday morning until whenever the lorry leaves on Sunday evening.

Bill

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:27

I am going on Saturday, so will no doubt see Bill and Adrian at some point during the day.

 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:23

I'll be heading there shortly, to help set up.

Hope to see lots of you over the weekend!



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:18

Fisherton Sarum is all loaded in the car, with just the stock to finish the load before heading off to Stevenage this afternoon.
I look forward to meeting any RMweb members going over the weekend.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:26

Hi,

 

Looking forward to the weekend helping Muz with Fisherton, just trying to work out which trains to catch tomorrow morning!

 

Simon



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 14:17

Does anyone remember what the catering was like last year? The CMRA or Leisure Centre websites don't provide any clues for what we might expect. Is "take your own" a better option?














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