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  1. We are very sorry to announce that our 2020 exhibition will not be going ahead due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Whilst the situation is ever-changing, we at the Neepsend Model Railway Society did not feel that the situation will have improved sufficiently by the middle of May to merit the opening of an exhibition, especially when a sizeable number of our visitors, exhibitors and club members are in the 'at-risk' category relating to the outbreak. Health and safety, and enjoyment of the show, are our primary concerns, and we are hoping to be able to bring you a high quality exhibition in 2021. In the meantime, we wish everyone safety and good health for the remainder of 2020, and we hope to see you next year.
  2. Neepsend Model Railway Society's 2020 Exhibition for 23/24 May has been cancelled.
  3. Neepsend Model Railway Society's 3rd exhibition will follow the same theme as our previous shows, with a selection of superb model railways built by some of the best modellers from the North of England. In addition, there will be support from well-known model rail traders and demonstrators, plus a café serving a variety of light refreshments. The 2020 show will be held slightly later in the year than previously - it will be on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May, and will also be in a New Venue, the Grenoside Community Centre, Main Street, Sheffield, S35 8PR. The venue is situated to the north of Sheffield, near the A61 main road, and has a 70+ space car park, along with plenty of on-street parking in the local area. For those using public transport, local bus services on route 135 from Sheffield City Centre (services to Rotherham) and Chapeltown (services to Sheffield) pass the venue hourly. As per our previous shows, the exhibition will be open 10-5 on the Saturday, and 10-4.30 on the Sunday. Entry fees will again be £5 for adults, £2 for children, and a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) is available for £12. As at our previous shows, each adult ticket allows the holder to a free cup of tea/coffee, redeemable at the in-house café. We are also pleased to announce that a FREE VINTAGE BUS SERVICE will be in operation on both days - the first trip of the day will depart from Sheffield Midland railway station at 09:30; all other departures will run from Malin Bridge tram terminus, connecting with blue line Supertram services - departures from the tram terminus will be at 11:00, 12:00 and 14:35. Services back to Malin Bridge from the exhibition will run at 10:35, 11:35, 14:15 and 15:15. Please be aware that due to the age of the bus being used, prams and wheelchairs cannot be carried - the vehicle to be used is a 1954 AEC Regent III. Exhibits confirmed as attending are: Effingham Street - ‘OO/OO9’ 1960s/70s Lancashire Tregurra Dries - 'OO' - 2000s Cornwall Tanners Yard - 'OO' - 1970s East Anglia Arnold Lane - 'OO' - 1990s West Yorkshire Clayton End Signalman - 'OO' - Diesel-era Peak District Holegn Bridge - 'OO9' - 1930s West Country Cleethorpes Tramway - 'OO' - 1950s North Lincolnshire London Road - 'OO' - 2010s Nottinghamshire High Stamley - 'OO9' - 1930s Cumbria Burnroyd Works - 'OO' - 2010s West Yorkshire Kleine Schweiz - ’N' - 2000s Swiss Riverside Wharf - 'OO' - 1950s Yorkshire Kennington Cross - 'OO' - 1950s London Trams Batterdale - 'N' - 1960s Yorkshire Cheadle Ridge Lane TMD - 1990s Cheshire Sticklepath Lane - 'OO9' - 1900s Dorset/Devon Bryony Lane - 'OO' - 1970s Yorkshire Culm - 'EM' - 1950s Devon Royd Lane - ‘OO’ - 1980s South Yorkshire Triang ’TT’ - Triang Demo Going Loco Road & Rail GM Books & Videos DEMU Ian Farnsworth Electronics Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust Peak Rail Elmet Images Club Sales We look forward to seeing you there!
  4. Just a reminder folks that today is the 2nd day of opening for Neepsend Model Railway Society's 2nd exhibition - nearly 50% bigger than last year, but with the same entry fee (£5 including a free cup of tea/coffee), and with a high-quality selection of layouts, trade support and modelling demonstrations. There is also the cafe serving a selection of hot/cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes and snacks. Today we are open 10-4.30. To clarify for those travelling by bus, you need to get off at the Talbot Road stop, next to Duke Medical Centre and the Trades & Labour Club - the venue is then 25 yards up the hill, and the entrance at the top of Samson Street.
  5. Just a small reminder that the Neepsend Model Railway Society's 2nd annual show will be taking place this weekend. We have 17 layouts in attendance this year, and a mixture of trade and demonstrator support - see above for details. For those intending to travel to the show by rail, it looks like the only services not to be running over the weekend will be Dearne Valley (Bolton-on-Dearne - Moorthorpe) and Huddersfield services on Sunday, which are both due to engineering works. The venue is within walking distance (approximately 15 minutes), but does involve a steep set of steps up the back of the railway station! There are plenty of bus services that leave from the station front that pass the venue (the 120 is every 5-10 minutes throughout the day) if you don't fancy the climb.
  6. Neepsend Model Railway Society are pleased to announce that we are holding a follow-up to 2018's successful debut show! Neepsend Model Railway Society's 2nd exhibition will follow a similar theme to our 2018 show, with a selection of superb model railways built by some of the best modellers from the North of England. In addition, there will be support from well-known model rail traders and demonstrators, plus a café serving a variety of light refreshments. Compared with last year's show, there will be a significant increase in the number of exhibits, but entry fees will remain the same as 2018. The exhibition will be held over the weekend of 27th/28th April, again at the Park Centre, Samson Street, Sheffield, S2 5QT. As per our last show, the exhibition will be open 10-5 on the Saturday, and 10-4.30 on the Sunday. Entry fees will again be £5 for adults, £2 for children, and a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) is available for £12. Each adult ticket comes with a free cup of tea/coffee, redeemable at the in-house café. A free showguide, kindly sponsored by DC Kits, will be issued upon entry to the show. The venue is within walking distance from Sheffield Railway Station (albeit up a long flight of stairs!) - both the station and the venue are on the 120 bus route, which has the most frequent service in Sheffield (up to every 5 minutes). Hyde Park tram stop is also a 15 minute walk away from the venue, and is served by trams from Meadowhall Interchange and the new 'Tram-Train’ from Rotherham Parkgate. On-street parking is available in the local area for those visitors with their own transport - a map can be downloaded from our website (https://neepsendmrs.weebly.com/2019-exhibition.html) . Layouts confirmed to be attending will be: Mortomley - ‘OO’ 1960s East Anglia Arcadia Pennsylvania Terminal - ‘O’ 1970s American Bridge Street - ‘OO’ 2000s West Yorkshire Alford Yard - ‘OO’ 1980s West Yorkshire Glenisla Road - ‘OO’ 1980s Scotland Wepre Park - ‘EM’ 1960s East Yorkshire Welby Lane RTC - 1980s Derby Technical Centre Amalgamated Wagon Works - ‘O’ 1930s Industrial Harkness - ‘EM’ 1948 Northumbria Tanpit Lane - ‘EM’ 2000s East Midlands Lane End - ‘009’ 1960s Narrow Gauge CSX Rensville - ‘HO’ 1990s American Menabrea - ‘HO’ 1970s Italian Yorkshire Coast Tramway - ‘OO’ 1960s trams/road vehicles Titheridge Junction - ’N’ 1970s West Country Steinbach - ‘009’ 1960s German Vals - ‘HoE’ 2010s Swiss Supporting Trade and Demonstrations: DC Kits - Legomanbiffo/Locoman with D&E Videos Road & Rail Elmet Images Going Loco Peak Rail DEMU (Demo) Ian Farnsworth - Electronics in Model Railways (Demo) Club Sales Metcalfe building construction (Demo)
  7. Good show - nice to have a ‘different’ venue (as opposed to the generic sports hall), with a decent selection of layouts/trade support. Hard to single any layout in particular for praise - all were of a high standard. Only criticism was that some of the aisles away from the main hall were rather narrow (particularly in the room containing the ‘Thomas’ layout) - could barely move due to the gridlocking! As mentioned above though, demand can sometimes surpass expectations and planning isn’t an exact science. All in, an enjoyable day out though
  8. Further details about the club can be found on the club’s website (www.neepsendmrs.weebly.com) - this was included on the front cover of the show guide, as well as a display board in the main entrance.
  9. So, the first show of the Neepsend Model Railway Society is now over - a huge thanks to the exhibitors, traders and demonstrators for their support over the weekend (and patience today during the power cut!), the club members (and family members/friends!) for their hard work in keeping the show running, and finally the general public for their attendance and generous feedback - without you all the show wouldn't have happened. Congratulations also to David & Sue George (70000 Britannia) on winning 'best layout in show'! Today was not without its issues - as referred to above, a 1 and a half hour power cut caused by a failing phase bank in the national grid substation stopped services on all bar 3 layouts, but everyone took the inconvenience with good grace - apologies to those who were disappointed at missing out on a functioning model railway show! After a debrief and further discussions, the society may then look forward to the possibility of holding another show next year - details will be confirmed nearer the time if the 2nd show gets the 'green light'. Early signs look promising though...
  10. Day 1 of the NMRS's debut show has gone very well - as Dave says, if you haven't been able to visit the show today, make sure you visit tomorrow. What the show lacks in quantity, we have made up in quality. Thanks to all the exhibitors who have given up their weekends to make the show happen, and those who have helped keep the show running. The show is open from 10am to 4.30pm tomorrow, and the cafe will again be serving teas & coffees (one free with each entry fee), pie & peas, sandwiches, crisps, cakes and soft drinks. Just to clarify, the free shuttle bus will be departing from the closest bus stop to Midland station (from the main entrance, follow the large waterfall to the top of the ramp, and walk past the pelican crossing to the bus stop - no need to cross the road). Attached are a couple of pictures of the main hall of the exhibition from this morning. (EDIT - Don't know why the second image is inverted, the original file isn't!)
  11. Looking forward to seeing the layout 'in the flesh' tomorrow morning Shaun! Just a reminder folks that the show is open 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4.30 Sunday. There will be 12 layouts, 5 traders and 3 demonstrators in attendance, The entry fee of £5 gets you a free cup of tea/coffee, redeemable at the in-house cafe, which will also be serving a selection of cold sandwiches, bacon sarnies, pie/peas, crisps and soft drinks. For those wanting to use the free shuttle bus from Midland station to the show, it will pick up from the bus stop immediately outside the station on the main road (no need use the pelican crossing). For those with very limited mobility, First and Stagecoach run the 120 route to Crystal Peaks/Halfway which also passes the venue using fully disabled access vehicles on an ultra-high frequency (up to approx. every 5 minutes throughout the day) - also picking up outside the station. Hope to see you there!
  12. Update: Unfortunately Greendale has had to withdraw from this year's show, meaning there will be 12 layouts, 4 traders and 3 demos. 5050 - we had hoped that the LMS Patriot Society would be able to attend, but they advised us a few weeks ago that they had prior engagements that weekend.
  13. Just a reminder folks about the Neepsend Model Railway Society’s debut exhibition at the end of this month (Sat/Sun 28/29th April). One of the final planning meetings will be taking place this week to make sure everything is in place - the important details for you all are as follows: Location: Park Centre, Samson Street, Sheffield, S2 5QT Opening Times: 10-5 (Saturday); 10-4.30 (Sunday) Entrance fee: £5 (£2 for children); £12 Family (2 Adult +2 Children) Layouts: Axmouth (1930s Southern Railway - 'OO') - Steve Saxby Railway Street (Modern Image - 'OO') - Neale Burrows Dettingen (1970s German - 'HO') - Roger Epps 29th Street Wharf (1980s American - 'HO') - David & Sue George Yorkshire Coast Electric Tramway ('OO') - Barnsley MRC Welney (1960s BR - 'OO') - Richard Smith Port William (1970s BR - 'N') - Simon Cullen Drabford (1970s BR - 'OO') - Shaun Robson Abertridwr (1960s BR (W) - ‘OO’) - Ken Gibbons Colyer Street (1970s BR - ‘OO’) - Bradford MRC Dolly Hill (1960s BR - ’N’) - Bradford MRC Kensley (1960s BR - ‘OO) - Mark Buckle Traders: DC Kits/D&E Videos - Vast Range of books and DVDs Legomanbiffo/Wheeltappers/Locoman - High Quality DCC Sound for both steam and diesel generations Going Loco - Excellent range of RTR and Second-Hand models Elmet Images - Wide variety of scenic detailing parts and kits for a range of scales Paul Clover - Railway themed keyrings, fridge magnets and badges, Demonstrators/ Societies: Peak Rail DEMU MERG There will also be a cafe selling hot & cold drinks (a free tea/coffee is included with the entry fee), pie & peas, hot/cold sandwiches and cake/snacks. A free shuttle bus will be running both days, picking up at the bus stop opposite Sheffield Railway Station, and dropping off at the venue - please note that this isn’t wheelchair accessible, but there are plenty of service buses running from Sheffield Bus Station that pass the venue (including the 120 route with a 5 minute frequency - stop name nearest the venue is "Duke Street/Coates Street”). Alternatively, the venue is a 15-20 minute walk from Sheffield Railway Station via the tram stop, but involves a long and steep flight of stairs!
  14. The website has had a quick update Dave! The details on there should now be the same as on here! Changes to the exhibition list (again): DEMU and Elmet Images have been added to the list of attending demos and traders. Still a couple of exhibitors to confirm as attending - details will be added as and when.
  15. UPDATE (A change to the list of attending layouts) Thorncliffe will be replaced by Axmouth (1930s Southern Railway - ‘OO’). A new layout has been added to the list - Abertridwr (BR (W) - ‘OO’ by Ken Gibbons.
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