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Neepsend Model Railway Society - NEW Exhibition for 2018


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Neepsend Model Railway Society's debut exhibition will be a brand-new show for the 2018 calendar, and we will be hosting 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 hot/cold food, drinks and snacks.

The exhibition will be held over the weekend of 28th/29th April at the Park Centre, Samson Street, Sheffield, S2 5QT. The exhibition will be open 10-5 on the Saturday, and 10-4.30 on the Sunday. Entry fees will 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.

The venue is within walking distance from Sheffield Railway Station (albeit up a long flight of stairs!), and as such a free shuttle minibus will be provided from outside the station. The venue is also 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. On-street parking is available in the local area for those visitors with their own transport.

 

Further details regarding exhibitors will be provided in the near future when they become available. Please also see www.neepsendmrs.weebly.com for further information.

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Neepsend Model Railway Society are pleased to announce the following exhibits and traders will be attending our first show in April 2018:

 

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

Greendale (1970s Canadian - ‘HO’) - Lol Saccomando

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

 

We are still in the process of booking further exhibits for the show - details will be added as and when they are available.

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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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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.

Just to help with your promos, have noticed that you have not listed 29th Street Wharf on your website :-) Edited by 70000 Britannia
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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.

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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:

 

LocationPark 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!

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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.

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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!

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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!)

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I went for a look around today and to be honest was not really knowing or expecting what I was to find there. It really is a very good small show!

Infact  I was that impressed I will probably go for a longer look tomorrow - as I recommend any one in the area to do :)

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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... 

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Nice little show. Had a chance to meet up with people I know and had a chance to have a good look at the layouts. For a first exibition, was a bit of a trail when the power went out.

Really good effort by the Neepsend team. Looked after everyone throughout. Even the failure of the nearby sub-station didn’t diminish the event, with the public given free drinks and fortunately normal service was resumed after not too long.

 

Well done!

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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.

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