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Exmoor Rail 2017 - Adjacent to WSR Minehead station - Sat. 5th August


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Exmoor Rail is to be held on Saturday 5th August, at our usual venue - which adjacent to the WSR's Minehead station, which is right on the seafront - The Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5DP.

The show will be open from 10.00am to 4.30pm.

 

The layout line-up will be:

 

Tregellion Quay Power Station - 2mm/N - This is a new layout and at the time of writing has not been exhibited before. It is set in the 1970s and based on the north Cornish coast.

Friday Bridge - 4mm/EM - This has not been exhibited in the south west before and is based on the Wisbech & Upwell Tramway.

Streatwell Green - 4mm/00 - This is a Southern Electric layout, based in the late 1950s.

Extown & Winsbridge - A Western region based layout in the 1970s - 1990s.

Brewhouse Lane - 4m/00 - a 1980s based layout.

Brixham Bay - 2mm/N - Recently featured in the Railway Modeller and based upon the south Devon resort in the 1930s/1940s.

Peafore Yard - 4mm/00 - Featured in BRM & Traction Magazine, this layout is set in the British  Rail era around 1977.

Chalworth - 7mm/0 - A Southern region terminus in the early 1960s.

Merryfield Lane - 4mm/00 - A Western region through station in the 50s & early 60s, having been featured in Railway Modeller.

Bodmin General - 2mm/N - The well known, now preserved,  WR terminus, as it was in 1954.

Oake - 4mm/00 - Set on the Taunton to Barnstaple line featuring both WR & SR traffic in the 1950s/1960s. This has been featured in the Railway Modeller.

Shillingsford - 4mm/00 - A fictional S&D terminus set in the 1960s.

York Gardens - 4mm/00 - An urban based Western Region based layout, that the public can operate as well.

Devonport Road Loco Works - 4mm/00 - A fictional shed based layout featuring DCC sound.

 

 

This will be The Exmoor Coast Railway Modellers largest show to date and details of demos & traders will be published soon. The WSR will be holding its annual Steam Fayre over the same week-end, so why not make a week-end of it and explore the WSR at the same time?!! Anyway, I hope to see some of you there, you will be most welcome.

Best to all

 

exmoordave

 

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I think you may be right. It hasn't been out for a while and it's been on our list for some time. As our show is slightly larger this year, we've been able to fit in two large roundy-roundies as well as a wide selection of other sizes and shapes.  Variety is the spice of life and all that!!!

 

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Morning all!

 

I wanted to report that sadly we have had a cancellation, due to health issues. The layout is "Merryfield Lane", but good news!!! It will be attending next year's EXMOOR RAIL  instead!!

 

The replacement will be a large 2mm finescale layout called "Welton Down", complete with handbuilt trackwork and an amazing vertical fiddleyard!!

 

Best to all & hope to see some of you there on Saturday 5th August!!!

 

exmoordave

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The replacement will be a large 2mm finescale layout called "Welton Down", complete with handbuilt trackwork and an amazing vertical fiddleyard!!

 

 

Another one you've nicked from Thorncombe!

You cad, sir!

 

Who do you think you are?  We're not your feeder club, you know.

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Another one you've nicked from Thorncombe!

You cad, sir!

 

Who do you think you are?  We're not your feeder club, you know.

:mosking:

What a foul slur that is. Just for that remark I'm gonna get my gang onto you, and she takes no prisoners.......

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The replacement will be a large 2mm finescale layout called "Welton Down", complete with handbuilt trackwork and an amazing vertical fiddleyard!!

 

 

I forgot to mention that this layout has been featured in the following magazines: "Modern Railway Modelling", "Model Railway Journal" & "British Railway Modelling", so is well worth seeing!!!

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Sorry to report that we have had another layout cancellation due to health reasons, and of course we wish the person concerned a full and speedy recovery. The layout concerned is "Bodmin General" (N). However we have been very lucky and we have a brand new layout (also N gauge), called "Invernevis" stepping in. This will be the very first time it will have been seen in public, so we are very lucky to have secured this excellent substitution. It is based on the old station at Fort William and imagines that the station survives into the 1980s. One of the features of the layout is the scratch-built model of the iconic castellated station building. 

Best to all

 

exmoordave

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Morning each!!

 

Just wanted to add a couple of stands - this time demonstrations.

 

Firstly, "The Weathermen" will be attending (nothing to do with the meteorological office!), who will be demonstrating ways of weathering stock.

Second, our friends Paul & John will be demonstrating detailing of mainly modern image stock, which includes diesels, coaches, plus wagon building, figure painting & building construction.

Thirdly Online Models will be showing their new range of 'Plug & Play' colour light signals (which can also be bought at the show from Railroom Electronics.

 

In addition the Great Western Society will also be there to talk about their latest projects.

 

Best to all & hope to see some of you there. Remember, we're  next door to Minehead station!

 

exmoordave

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A goodly summer's evening to you all! Here's the list of traders at this year's EXMOOR RAIL  in 3 weeks time!!

 

CHELTENHAM MODELS

RAY HEARD MODEL RAILWAYS

ELITE BASEBOARDS

COUNTRY PARK MODELS

DAVID SMITH BOOKS, PHOTOGRAPHS & PARAPHERNALIA

THE ALAN WARD COLLECTION (PAINTINGS & PRINTS)

AAR MODELS

WESTON MODELS (HAND MADE MODEL BUILDINGS)

RAILROOM ELECTRONICS

RAILWAY FILMS/ONLINE MODELS

KEITH'S BITS & PIECES

 

Also, don't forget we're almost next door to the WSR's Minehead station and their annual Steam Fayre takes place on the same week-end, so why not make a week-end of it, as there's so much to do for all railway enthusiasts!

 

Best to all!

exmoordave

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Hi again everyone,

 

I wanted to add another addition to our line-up this year. We are pleased to welcome the EM Gauge Society, who will be pleased to speak to anyone who cares to ask a question or two!?

 

Best to all

 

exmoordave

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