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SWING Exhibition and 7mmNGA AGM, Littlehampton


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SWING, an acronym for "Small and Wonderful Industrial, Narrow Gauge and light railways", is the now well established and popular Annual Exhibition held by the South Downs Area Group of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association.

We have a reputation for presenting an exhibition which showcases some of the best  (generally small) layouts to be found on the circuit and to do this in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Come and join us - we can promise an interesting and worthwhile visit.

If you are tempted but come from further afield, why not make a weekend of it? There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs in the Littlehampton, Bognor and Worthing area and you are within an easy drive of the Amberley Industrial Museum with its 2ft gauge railway, the Bluebell to the North-east, the Mid-Hants railway to the North-west and at a stretch the Isle of Wight Railway system to the South=west- and much more!. Treat yourselves and your family!


Our next exhibition will be held on:-


Saturday 18th May, 2019

1000 - 1630

The Littlehampton Academy
Fitzalan Road
BN17 6FE


Admission- £6

Concessions- £5

Children Under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult


This year we are pleased to be supporting Chestnut Tree House - A wonderful local charity which cares for 300 children and young adults 
from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions


WE WILL ALSO BE HOSTING THE 7MM NARROW GAUGE ASSOCIATION AGM - but don't worry if that's not your thing.

As usual we will have top quality layouts in a wide variety of scales and gauges so you will all be catered for!


Details of our Layouts in 2019
As usual we will have yet another selection of superb layouts in a wide range of scales and gauges for you to enjoy. Details will be listed below as they are confirmed:

Bridport Town - Freelance Dorset O-16.5

Brown Bear Bottom - U.S. Outline Gn15

Bullock Falls - On30

Duffield lane - Freelance Sussex O-16.5

Fintonagh - Imaginary 4mm Scale, 21mm Irish Broad Gauge

Hinksey Yard- Modern N Standard Gauge

Jelly Bean Factory - O-16.5

Lambton & Verdane - Freelance O16.5

Lansdowne Green - Freelance (Slindon Vale Railway) Sussex O-16.5

Mers Les Bains - Imaginary 1:32 Scale French Narrow Gauge

Scarside - Freelance (Scarrdale Railway) OO9

Shell Haven - BR Diesel Era OO Standard Gauge

Sillean - N Standard Gauge

Stodden Hundred Light Railway - Freelance O Standard Gauge

Strathmore L.I.P. - BR and Post-Privatisation Diesels intermingled OO Standard Gauge

The Yard - Freelance O Standard Gauge & O-16.5

Three Bridges - O9

Up the line - War Department Light Railways O-16.5

Wagon Lift (Angus Bentley) - O Standard Gauge

Worton Court - Freelance O16.5


Landsdowne Green and Worton Court comprise two modules from one of the earliest, possibly the earliest, O-16.5 Modular Layouts the builders of which became founding members of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association. Therefore it is particularly significant that these two layouts are appearing, albeit separately, at this show in the association's 40th anniversary year. The layouts are, it is believed by the author, no longer able to be joined together in a modular format.


Details of our Traders in 2019

We will have most of our usual selection of traders together with some newcomers - all, of course, very high quality to match the layouts.  Details will be listed below as they become available and are confirmed:


Andy Lynch - Second hand items

Anything NG



Harrison Brown - General modelling items

Locomotech - Peco Turntable motor kits

James Corsi - 2nd hand items

Model Railway Developments

OO9 Society 2nd hand sales

Port Wynnstay -

Railroad Trading- Books and DVD's

Smith & Sons - 2nd hand books


Wheels of Southsea - Diecast models

 7mm NGA Modelling Goods

 7mm NGA publications/publicity stand 

 7mm NGA 2nd hand goods stand 

 7mm NGA On30 depot 


Details of Demonstrations in 2019

Michael Tucker - Model Buildings 

Roy Hickman - Scenic Demo


Details of Information Stands in 2019

Amberley Working Museum & Heritage Centre (TBC) 

Chestnut tree House Hospice - Info stand

Hayling Seaside Railway - Info stand
Hollycombe Collection (TBC) 

Lynton & Barnstaple Trust 

Outdoor Ride on Railway - courtesy of Bognor Regis Model Railway Club - weather permitting!


The Littlehampton Academy is conveniently situated just a little way off the A259 with substantial car parking facilities.


Find Us by Car

The A259 can be accessed from various points on the A27 from Fontwell to Worthing


From the West:

Head eastwards on A259 towards Littlehampton

Continue straight over Morrison's roundabout

Turn SOUTH at next roundabout (The Body Shop Roundabout) to B2187 Littlehampton

Follow road over mini-roundabout and pass large ESSO garage on left (Cuff Miller's)


From the East:

Head west on A259 towards Littlehampton

At end of dual carriageway by-passing Rustington

Turn SOUTH at next roundabout (The Body Shop Roundabout) to B2187 Littlehampton

Follow road over mini-roundabout and pass large ESSO garage on left (Cuff Miller's)

Around right hand bend and at large roundabout turn right to Littlehampton Academy - signposted


Find Us by Public Transport
There are good rail services to Littlehampton Station. From there:-
About a 15 minute walk 
About a 5 minute walk to take the 700 Coastliner bus towards Brighton from Anchor Springs
Alight at Rosemead, and then walk back to roundabout and turn right to College - another 5 minutes
If it was me I'd just walk ......... or take a taxi!

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