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    • 26 October 2019 Until 27 October 2019
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      HG&DMRS 2019 Model Railway Exhibition Advanced Information
       
      Hazel Grove and District Model Railway Society are pleased to announce that their 2019 Model Railway Exhibition will be held at Hazel Grove High School on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2019. Once again the exhibition is to be held in two halls as we present over 20 model railway layouts in all the popular scales and gauges, modelling demonstrations, full trade support, including the local model shop SMTF (located at Brookside Garden Centre), Booklaw, Squires Tools and the club sales stand.
       
      * The venue is wheelchair friendly and there is easy flat access for the disabled.
      * Refreshments will be available on both days.
      * Ample free parking on site or park at Hazel Grove Railway Station courtesy of Northern Rail and use the vintage bus to get to the exhibition venue on both days.
       
      Venue:
      Hazel Grove High School, Jackson's Lane, Hazel Grove, Cheshire, SK7 5JX
       
      Opening Dates & Times:
      Saturday 26th October 2019 - 10am to 5pm
      Sunday 27th October 2019 - 10am to 4pm
       
      Admission:     
      Adults: £7 (accompanied children go free)
      Child: £3
                 
      Club website www.hgdmrs.org.uk
    • 26 October 2019
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      The Mid Wales Model Railway Show 2019
      Organised by the Newtown Model Railway Society
      Welshpool Town Hall, Saturday 26th October 2019,
      Doors open 10am, close 5pm
      Layouts in the main hall;-
      Roy Link “Crowsnest Tramway” – taking a break from his publishing business to show his superlative 16mm scale model – we believe for the first time in public.
      Karl Crowther “Hebble Vale Goods” – guest editor of Model Railway Journal and professional modelmaker with a superb rendition of the Lancashire and Yorkshire borders in 4mm scale EM gauge.
      Paul Holmes “Hulme End” – another new narrow gauge layout in 7mm scale from a prolific builder of quality models. 17.5mm track gauge, DCC with sound and smoke effects
      Ben Lord “Amalgamated Wagon Works” – showing the 7mm standard gauge layout first built by David H Smith, Ben and the Rochdale group have turned this in to an entertaining shunting layout, proving that good 7mm scale can be built in small spaces.
      Barrie Johnston “Pen-y-Graig” – a skilfully executed slate quarry model in 5.5mm scale. Completely scratchbuilt with working incline and man powered wagons. Possibly the most atmospheric slate quarry model since Dave Rowe’s early dioramas.
      Iain Chippendale “Clough Street Sidings” – 7mm scale standard gauge – Iain and his team from the Alsager MRS have supported our show in the past – This is another of the excellent layouts that they have built over the years. Visitors are encouraged to try their hand at operating.
      Peter Kazer “Blythborough” – Peter is probably one of the best narrow gauge modellers in the country today and has been a long term supporter of the Welshpool Show. The model is built to a scale of ¼ inch to the foot and represents the intermediate station on the Southwold Railway – absolutely top class modelling.
      Tony Bucknell “ Harkness” – based on the North Sunderland Railway this is a first for Tony in EM gauge , and features some excellent kit built rolling stock.
      Newtown Model Railway Society “Pool Road” - the host club’s 4mm finescale layout has recently been rewired and renovated. Not often on the exhibition trail – enjoy it while you can.
      Full support from the Corris Railway Society, the Bishop’s Castle Railway Society and the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway Society, including Dave Rowe’s iconic “Llareggub” in OO9.
      Trade support from Tractex, Buffer Books and John Percival’s Walsworth Models.
      Full demonstration of modelling by Phil May and Derek Mundy.
      Tea, Coffee and cakes will be available to the public in the lower hall, together with displays by the Cambrian Engineering Society, Walter Turner, Alan Crowe with the W&L town trail and a first appearance of the Newtown MRS “Montgomery ( Bishop’s Castle Railway )“.
       
       
    • 26 October 2019
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      Newbury MRC Exhibition
      Saturday 26th October 2019
      10am  -   4.30pm
      St Bartholomew’s School
      Buckingham Road
      (Off Andover Rd)
      Newbury
      Berkshire
      RG14 6JP
       
      Adults £5, Seniors £4.50, Children £2.50   Family £10.00
       
      16 Layouts,  10 Traders and Society Stands
      Refreshments available.
      Wheelchair Friendly site
      Free Parking.
       
       
      More details : www.newburymrc.co.uk
       
      Contact  Paul Leonard, 07590 429643
    • 26 October 2019
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      The Newhaven & District Model Railway Club 2019 exhibition is being held at the Seaford Baptist Church Hall, Belgrave Road, Seaford, East Sussex BN25 2EE on Saturday 26th October 2018 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The venue is a 5 minute walk from Seaford Station turning left from the station onto the A259 towards Newhaven; it is just past the British Legion on the right hand side of the road. Brighton & Hove buses 12 and 12A stop close by.
       
      The club has now been in existence for 60 years and after some recent turbulent times we have finally found and moved into our own clubroom in a secure location of Newhaven which has disabled access, we have also achieved charitable status, so like most clubs we have bills to pay, please support out show, in turn we support the local community.
       
      Layouts appearing at this year’s show:-
       
      Brankstone from Uckfield MRC, BR(S) 1950-60’s set near Bournemouth on two levels, an MPD and two converging branch lines.
      Doug Dale OO Gauge LMS, this is the latest layout from Brighton MRC, 1930’s LMS - early BR(M), set on a Peak District branch line with a limestone quarry.
      Eastbridge MPD OO Gauge from East Grinstead MRC, a small depot at a busy junction on the Brighton main line.
      Hope Hill from Burgess Hill MRC, a 1950’s model of a branch line off the Manchester to Sheffield Trans-Pennine line used for transferring fluorspar to the Sheffield Steel Works.
      Lyndale and Lynwood, two separate OO9 layouts. This shows you how to build a layout in small spaces and still retain some operational interest.
      Making Tracks by Newhaven & District MRC, this is the clubs start towards a series of railway modelling courses for club members and the general public.
      Portwenn from Simon King, a fictitious narrow-gauge railway halfway along the Northern shore of the Camel Estuary in Cornwall at the end of a line from Camelford; the line being built to serve quarries extracting granite and slate.
      Strathmore by Toby, a DCC operated layout with a Scottish theme based around Glasgow.
      Upperton N Gauge Layout from Eastbourne MRS, a fictitious location near Salisbury where through traffic from the north, east and south pass through to the west country resorts.
      Ventnor & Wroxall OO Gauge, N&DMRC, a model of the end of the Isle of Wight line from Ryde, set from the 1930’s to late 40’s.
      Wenvoe Quarry OO Gauge from Adrian Taylor Bognor Regis MRC, based on an actual Cemex quarry in Cardiff
      Westfield from Andrew Chatfield, a BR (S+W) small country station on a single track mainline with a small loco shed.
      Woody Bay Railway Station from Dave Halstead, N&DMRC, a model of the station on the Lynton and Barnstable Railway
       
      Support also from
      Double O Gauge Association
      Euroscale Models
      Kent Garden Railways
      Models U Drive
      Railroad Trading
      Simply Southern
      And not forgetting the Newhaven Club Stand which will be larger than normal this year with a variety of models, track, controllers and model buildings for sale.
    • 26 October 2019 Until 27 October 2019
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      The Annual Leeds Model Railway Society Exhibition
      Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2019
      Location The Grammar School at Leeds, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, Leeds, LS17 9NA
      Off the A61, on the northern side of the city.
      Easy access from A1, A61, and Leeds ring road.
       
      Opening times
      10 am to 5 pm  Saturday
      10 am to 4:30pm Sunday
      Admission £7
       
      Up to three children free with every paying Adult

      Layouts attending to date 23/4/19
       
      Large Scale
       
      Chalfont ( Gauge 3)
      Lego Layout
       
      7mm

      Arun Quay
      Teign House Sidings (GWR Broad Gauge)
      Arfer Yard
       
      S scale
      Blakey Rigg  - new layout on RMWeb
       
      4mm
      Chapel-en-le- Frith(Central) as seen in RMWeb
      Middleton Road (EM)
      Outwell (EM)
      Crawton
      Bunroyd Works
      Merthyr Riverside (EM) addee
       
      HO
      Munrow (USA)
      Vaill - Rhb Swiss (HOm)
       
      TT
      Hemyock...now replaced by Midford S&DJR
       
      2mm
      Ivey Bridge (FS) -new
      St Ruth (FS)
      Shirebrook
      Batterdale
       
       
      Trade support , free  car park, excellent refreshments
      More details as and when.
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