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  1. We are pleased to announce the return of railway modelling to Buxton. This new show will be held in the renovated Octagon building of the Pavilion Gardens located in the centre of town. Close to the railway station, shopping centre and adjacent parks. This will be a traditional annual model railway show covering all the major scales and gauges including full trade support, with many modelling societies, guilds and demonstrators. Layout numbers will be over twenty annually and may reach the 30's depending upon sizes and availability. Our website at railexbuxton.co.uk Including full details will appear in due course and as ever we will upload details as they are confirmed on here.
  2. We thoroughly enjoyed being back out again this weekend.. even waiting an age for a certain trader too release his table cloths on Sunday eve didn't dampen our spirits. Thanks to John and his team for making it such an enjoyable weekend. I even managed to get some more sleepers stuck down between the many catchups and explanations. Mark and Neil
  3. Cheers for the mention Barry.. to be specific I work in 148th scale not 152nd. :-) it may seem like a small thing to a 7mm man like yourself lol but 8.01% by volume is a lot in my world lol. Looking forwards to getting out on the circuit after such a long time talking to myself at the bench! Hopefully you'll be well supported by the public. Mark
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    Model railway exhibition at Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire. App 30 layouts and traders plus society stands, static displays and demos. See website at railexbuxton.co.uk for full details.
  5. Mine arrived on Monday by tracked royal mail. Having looked at it and run it now I'm very pleased I supported this model by coughing up in full and in advance. Its one of the finest rtr 148th scale locos I've seen to date. Was it worth the wait?... yes Was it worth the confusion of delivery dates and general lack of communication over many years?.. no Would I pay in advance again?.. I'd have to see how sonic fair in communicating thier next products release? Will i be getting another 56xx this time via rails?.. definitely. On a final note.. once again I hold my head in my hands at the fact that nobody has still had the nounce to do a gwr mogul in n. One of the most go anywhere do anything locos which worked right up to the end of steam?... come on guys!
  6. I've tried logging into the 'my account ' section on revolutions website but that just takes me to e Bay? My point is have I got a model coming or not... I ordered and to my best memory.. as nearly four years ago now!! Paid for a loco.. but now I'm concerned nothings gonna appear and I'll miss the limited run via rails.. Pls can someone from revolution or sonic confirm my locos status ? Cheers mark henshaw
  7. Yes I've seen this cheers but couldn't find any images or info to verify them.
  8. Having searched the Web and spoke with a fair few I am at a loss for any info at all! My question is could you have a curved running shed in the steam period, country or gauge doesn't matter. Not a repair shed I.e. not one with an overhead crane or where locos may be disassembled etc. Just a single road through shed where day to day servicing and storage would be done. The curve doesn't need to be tight either, e.g. +4 chains. Further to which if not! then for what reason? I can see, lot's of reasons for not working on locos unless they are straight but for storage and cleaning i see none? Building the structure would not be any great concern either, I've worked on plenty of bent buildings most of which weren't meant to be lol. But they got built regardless Any authoritive comment, or a lead to a prototype example will be much appreciated. This is leading directly to a model and not just a passing interest so assistances will be of great help. Cheers mark
  9. Railex Poynton 5/6th Sept 2020. We have concluded not to have our 35 layout show at the leisure centre this year for obvious reasons. If the world is open for business on this weekend? For 2020 we will be staging a smaller show at the Bulls Head pub SK12 1AG on the same weekend including our core contributing groups and a few smaller quality local layouts and traders. Our main show will return in 2021. All exhibitors and traders are being contacted by phone as of yesterday and details of the smaller 2020 and our 2021 events will be published and noted on our website railexpoynton.co.uk once we know ourselves, so pls bear with us for further information. Mark Henshaw Exhibition Manager Railex Poynton
  10. Many thanks to everyone who came in whatever capacity and for all your comments support and feedback. We we're up 21% on last year so very pleased and are looking forwards to the challenges of our next event. A new website is coming soon at railexpoynton.co.uk which will give the details of what we can do on 5th & 6th September 2020 with an extended and improved venue! Cheers on behalf of a long list of tired boys and girls.
  11. A huge thank you to everyone today. .. We're 1/3rd up on sat last year and have received some generous feedback. A relaxing evening is now being enjoyed by a bunch of guys and gals that are stars. Eat drink and be merry, youve done a great job. Story to be continued tomorrow morning.
  12. Well here we go again... another very late finish table making for some last minute bookings last night and stand pack printing since early today. Today we collect the stewards and kit from afar in advance of Friday! Exhibition managers worst nightmare this year as cancellations have forced me to enter my own layout Aston Magna, the new roundy-roundy variant of which is way too much work for a quick assembly last job Friday eve, so its returning for one last showing in the end to-end-style. So after polishing the bar and preparing in advance of Saturdays post show beverage this morning i'll have to find whats left of the end tables and notice boards etc and replace the bits that have already gone up the chimney!! oh and i should probably sort out some stock and locos!! all good fun
  13. One late trade entry... Railway Memorabilia Shop. Please be advised that some roads in Woodford and Hazel Grove will be closed on Saturday around mid-morning til lunchtime, for the Tour of Britain cycle race passing through the area. During this period we advise if: coming from the north or west to approach Poynton via the A555 (airport east link road) then A523. If approaching from the south or east to use the A523 from Macclesfield. We anticipate this disruption to only be for a couple of hours! Cheers
  14. Just returned from Steam Swindon's model railway festival where a gang of us have been assisting set up, providing wiring and cloths, then demonstrating and layout assisting as needed over a long and beer fueled 4 days lol...a good sleep now before we begin the build up to next weekend's activities... Cheers and hopefully see some of you over the weekend?
  15. We've concluded this years content now, so our opening post has been amended accordingly. Many thanks to all those that have stepped in late in the day, besides everyone else who's committed themselves.. all that's needed now is to put it all together in an orderly manner lol! cheers mark
  16. Apologies for the delay this year in posting our show content, entirely due to the huge number of changes we've been faced with due to all manner of reason. At this time we accordingly still have room for a couple of not too large! layouts and a trader, especially a tools and modelling materials one! One layout needs to be a 'travel each day in your own vehicle' example and for the other from further afield (approx-over an hour each way) we still have one DOUBLE! hotel room available on the fri/sat eve's for a layout 'not requiring van hire or ferries etc' for either a couple? a single person? or two guys that get on well LOL .... any takers or suggestions will be looked upon with glee I can be contacted here or more directly through our website at themodelshow.co.uk cheers Mark
  17. a6 flyer - small size.pdf RAILEX POYNTON Poynton Leisure Centre Yew Tree Lane Poynton Cheshire SK12 1PU Saturday 14th September – 10am – 5pm Sunday 15th Septhember – 10am – 4.30pm Free parking Full disabled access Catering: 9.30am – 3.30pm daily Hot bacon baps, fresh sandwiches, confectionery, cakes, hot and cold drinks Ample public seating Adults £7.50 (each – prices held for second year) Uniform ID UK Forces & Service Personnel £6.00 (each) Adult accompanied under 16’s free (NB. Maximum 2 per adult) £4.00 after 4pm (NB. Per person on Saturday only, under 16’s remain free) We accept CARD PAYMENT for Entry ONLY but not for catering or second hand sales. We do not accept cheques. MODEL RAILWAYS · 35th scale Narrow Gauge Q Dump, First World War, War department light railway near Arras in northern France. · 7mm Broad Gauge The Parlour Railway. An Edwardian gentlemen’s test track, 1848 to 1920 GWR (NB: first outing!) · ON30 GKN, North American rabbit warren layout (NB: first outing for the extended version of this layout under construction!). · ON30 Karolina Falls, north American railroading set in the 1970’s and 1980’s (NB: first outing in the North West!). · 7mm Narrow Gauge Hadley, Stonybrook and Swale, late 1940’s · 7mm Narrow Gauge Calstocks Halton Quay, 16.5mm Narrow Gauge layout based on the new quay at Halton Quay(NB:first outing in the North-West) · 6mm Narrow Gauge Royal Gunpowder Mills, C-1917 · 1/76th Moyenmoutier. 16.5mm narrow gauge French railways C- 1945 to 1970 · OO East Pool, BR western region action between 1955 and 1965. · OO Rovex Reborn, working display of model railways from yesteryear · OO Derbyshire-LMS branch line terminus · OO Bermuda Road. L&Y Border 1960’s BR MPD & DMTD · OO Clayton End Signalmen, north of England 1950’s to 1970’s and 1990’s to 2000’s. · OO Tal y Wain Locomotive shed set in the 1960’s and 1970’s. · OO Dent, model of this well known location on the Settle and Carlisle set during the 1960’s. · OO kids ‘Triang Railways’ have a go layout (John Loydd). · HO German – Winziges Industriegebiet. Late 1960 German state railways. · Hoe Ulvaryd Strand, OO9 C-1940’s to 1950’s. · TT3 Cley-next-the-sea, 1970’s · N Headingly, model of teh West Yorkshire towns station as seen in the 1960’s. · N Tunnley Marsh, late 1950’s. · N Fine scale Aston Magna. Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire GWR branch line. NB: THIS IS ASTON’S LAST EXHIBITION! · N Bridgeford, LMS late 1930’s · N Ballykeale, C- 1985 to 2000’s · N Nedwood, green diesel action set in the 1950’s. DEMONSTRATIONS AND SOCIETEY STANDS · John Loydd Using scatters, flock and ballasting demonstration.Adjacent to Green scene tradestand · Rupert Brown Designing and prototyping rolling stock models. · Derek Mundy 7mm scale semaphore signalling demonstartion. · Brian Davies 1/76th Scratch building wagon loads. · Chris Hewitt 1/76th Resin Casting Demonstration. · Andy Clayton 1/76th EM Gauge model railway construction inc examples of locomotives and rolling stock. · John Ireland / 2mm Scale Association Fine scale modelling at 1:152nd scale, society information and modelling demonstration · Dovedale Models Architectural and scenic modelling in Das clay. · Graham Beckwith 1/43rd 7mm modelling and Figure painting demonstration. · 3mm Scale Association 1/100th Scale railway modelling support group. Society stand and modelling demonstration. · DEMU Multi scale diesel and electric railway modelling support group. Society stand and modelling demonstration. · Broad Gauge Association Association publicity and sales stand. · Wensleydale Railway Association. Publicity stand. · Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers Association and modelling information stand. TRADE STANDS · Bill Hudson transport Books New railway books. · Green Scene Manufacturer of scenic materials. · Stephenson Carriages and Millholme Models 4mm scale railway parts and kit manufacturer. · Culceth Model Railways New and used model railways. · Powerbond Adhesives demonstrataion and sales. · SMTF Garden and model railway, collectables, railway books, buses and cars. · Art Master Model makers brushes. · Skytrex O and OO resin and white metal building accessories. · GM Transport books New and used books and DVD’s, mainly railways also buses and trams. · Tower Collection Pre owned 7mm railways. · Triang Society Period trains sales stand · Poynton Railway Modellers Members second hand sales stand. · Sweets of Yesteryear Toffee, fudge and traditional sweets from a bygone age. · French Connection NB. FROM 9AM – 3.30PM EACH DAY! Sweet & savoury crepes, including a variety of vegetarian options. Hot bacon and sausage baguettes, all with tasty extras. Wide range of cold filled baguettes. All our freshly cooked food is complimented by a selection of hot & cold drinks and a variety of home-made cakes”. Located by the building front entrance, with adjacent rest room including ample seating and tables. We also have our 'three smaller rooms' of alternate modelling content including, Plastic Kit, diorama, Road Transport, Large scale Maritime and Aircraft modelling and War-gaming.
  18. Last minute changes for 2018 Negarth Valley Railway 009 by Steve Moore is now attending. A 7mm Narrow gauge layout from Alsager MRA is attending Sunday only. The Star-wars models display is now both days. We have an additional road transport models display by Roger Bigg Sunday only! Two cancellations to report: N Gauge society SK Group Stand and Andy Masseys Mamod steam engines display. i make that 20 layouts and 53 other stands inc traders cheers all
  19. Apologies for the lateness of this post... this has been an incredible year for changes, cancellations, failures to reply etc Accordingly we've only just concluded the above contents for next weekend! Floor plan next... well see if it all fits shall we lol !! cheers mark
  20. The Model Show 2018 15th & 16th September Poynton Leisure Centre Yew Tree Lane Poynton Cheshire SK12 1PU Sat- 10am-5pm Sun-10am-4.30pm Adults £7.50 Uniform ID UK forces and Service personnel £6.00 U/16’s free (max 2 per adult) £4.00 after 4pm sat only (adults only u/16’s free) Full details and travel info at themodelshow.co.uk MODEL RAILWAY 1 Maristow - GWR O Gauge Pre –Grouping layout Bob Harper 2 Rushen Valley Railway - O Gauge layout Kendal Model Railway Club 3 Purgatory Peak – USA ON30 layout Macclesfield Model Railway Group 4 Canal Sidings Junction – BR/W O Gauge layout Richard Brady 5 Blakecaster – O Gauge layout (SATURDAY ONLY) Peter Wilson NB- this layout will stop running at 1600hrs 6 Hastings – 7mm NG Tony Barret 7 Liverpool Dock Railway – O Gauge layout (First outing!) Jim Barry LATE CANCELLATION DUE TO ILLNESS 8 Royston-St-Davids – 7mm NG layout Rainhill Model Railway Club 9 Barton Hall – O Gauge layout Andrew Wren-Hilton 10 Wick End – O Gauge layout David Warner 11 Q Dump 7mm NG Layout (SATURDAY ONLY) Nigel Tansley CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS 12 Bodmin Generally – OO Gauge layout Bob Hawes 13 Brewery Sidings – OO Gauge layout David Wheelton 14 Newhaven Harbour – OO Finescale layout Wirral Finescale Railway Modellers 15 Llangurig – OO Gauge layout Colin Oldfield 16 Indian Springs – Ho USA (First outing / SUNDAY ONLY) Ray Parrish 17 Fallgate – 4mm/OO9 layout Stephen Little 18 Fort Whiting – 4mm/OO9 layout Charles Insey 19 Glazebrook – N Gauge layout Warrington Model Railway Club 20 Buxton - N Gauge layout John Cox NOT ATTENDING 21 Abbotsford – N Gauge layout Robin Fox 22 Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers 23 N Gauge Society SK Area Group: Modelling demonstration. 24 Scratch built broad gauge wagons in 1/43rd scale Michael Osborne 25 Locos and stock for Glasgow Queen St in EM Andy Clayton 26 Multi-scale rolling stock design Rupert Brown 27 Diesel & Electric Modellers United ( DEMU) Group modelling demonstration and information point. 28 3mm Scale Association Modelling demonstration 29 Modelling trains in cardboard and paper Brian Foster 30 Demonstration of finescale modelling to 152nd scale Keith Armes 31 O Gauge rolling stock display Alsager Model Railway Association 32 7mm scale locomotive construction Rex Ashton 33 O gauge modelling demonstration Ian Hallworth 34 Derek Mundy (SATURDAY ONLY) 7mm scale signals 35 16mm Narrow Gauge Association (SATURDAY ONLY) 36 Bob Deakin Back-scene painting 37 O Gauge Guild - Society stand PLASTIC KIT / IPMS 38 Airfix Special Interest Group of IPMS 39 Merseyside Group of IPMS 40 Roger Davies Maritime plastic kit modeling in various scales 41 Stoke-on-Trent Model Club – IPMS 42 Mark Henshaw (SUNDAY ONLY!) Star Wars Models NB- Exhibit closes at 1600hrs 43 David Matzen Plastic kit display 44 Gordon Franklin USS Sarrotoga 144th scale 45 David Jaycock Diorama –France 1940’s 46 F1 & Motorsport SIG – IPMS RADIO CONTROL 47 Large scale Flying Models (Static display) 48 Large scale model boats, some of these operate in the pool twice daily: Saturday is 1200-1230 and 1615-1645. Sunday is 1130-1200 and 15.00-1530. 49 Mike Williams / Agnoria Models The Bismark project (5years) in 1/100th scale 50 Large scale Radio control AFV’s & trucks WAR & FANTASY GAMING 51 Mailed Fist War-gaming Group Poland 1939 & Memphis Belle, second hand sales. ROAD TRANSPORT 52 National Association of Road Transport Modeller’s – Roger Bigg 1/76th scale – Municipal owned vehicles 53 Kevin Green Century Road – 1/76th scale diorama 54 Stuart Broome Cars of the stars display 55 Colin Hobson 7mm/ft scale road vehicles MISCELANEOUS 56 Graham Beckwith Figure painting in 7mm -1/43rd scale 57 Richard Dalimore (SUNDAY ONLY) Modelling demonstration 58 Dovedale models - David Wright Archtectural modelling in DAS clay 59 Andy Massey Mahmod steam engines SALES STANDS 60 SMTF model and toy shop Model railways, die-cast, plastic kits. 61 Amberley Services Modelling materials and tools. # 62 Grosmont Bookshop New and used books on railways, trams and buses. 63 Finishing Touches Scenic materials and tools. 64 Stephenson Carriages & Millholme Models Etched railway kits and components. # 65 Sktrex Resin cast components 66 Ellis Clarke – Darstead Trains New and used model railways 67 Tower Collection (SATURDAY ONLY) New and used 7mm Locos and rollingstock 68 Uncommon Kits (SATURDAY ONLY) 7mm railway products 69 Bill Hudson Transport books (SATURDAY ONLY) 70 Airframed - display cases 71 Art Master – modelling supplies 72 Poynton Railway Modellers Second hand sales stand
  21. Well its official..it didn't snow at the venue or for a considerable distance from it either on both days; but based on the last few years numbers: 188 persons stayed away regardless, we must presume because of the media hype over the weekend? Anyone know any news reporters that would like a swift kick in the bolxxx right now...i'm your man to do it! Fortunately we are made of sterner stuff at The Model Show, so we carry on regardless in 2018...but with a twist!..which was arranged long before this weekends fiasco. So see you again maybe?...on 15th 16th September 2018, at the usual address, for our largest and most varied model show yet, with 20+ layouts, including.... '7mm North' on the Saturday with many specialist traders, demonstrators and layouts! Watch our website in the new year for the full details For now Merry Christmas Mark
  22. Everyone's home or nearly so now! Tables and signs to move mon, then we can rest proper. Many thanks to those sensible folf who ignored the media and came to the show...you assured it's continuation.
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