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TRAINWEST 2019 - 13 & 14 April

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Bentley Model Railway Group Present:
TRAINWEST 2019
Saturday 13th April 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Sunday 14th April 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
THE SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY CAMPUS, BEECHFIELD ROAD,
CORSHAM, WILTS., SN13 9DN.

TOP QUALITY LAYOUTS IN VARIOUS SCALES AND GAUGES
 

Admission: adult £8.00, child (5-17) £5.00, group (2+3) £20.00. Sunday after 1.00pm: adult £5.00, child £2.00, one child free with each paying adult.

 

Advance tickets: adult £6.00, party rate (10+ people) £5.00, child £3.00. Available from Trainwest, 84 Hardens Mead, Chippenham, Wilts., SN15 3AF. Send a cheque payable to Trainwest and an s.a.e. Also available to callers at the Springfield Community Campus.

 

Layouts:

 

Amiens 1918 (OO9): Callum Willcox

 

Bakewell Street (O): Chris Hopper

 

Birmingham Moor Street (P4): S4 Soc W Mids

 

Bridge at Remagen (N): Al Turner

 

Burton-on-Trent (N2): Cavan Millward

 

Calstock's Halton Quay (O16.5): Chris Peacock

 

Cato Pass (OO): Laurie Calvert

 

Chewton Mendip (EM): Tim Tincknell

 

Deansmoor (N): Jon Dean

 

Denton Brook (O/O14): Giles Favell

 

Enigma Quay (O9): Richard Williams

 

Herculaneum Dock (OO): Mike Edge

 

Kannotburn (OO): Bentley MRG

 

Much Murkle (OO): Nick Wood

 

Navigation Road (EM): Sarum Finescale

 

Pengwynn Crossing (OO): Bentley MRG

 

Roundtrees Sidings (EM): Blyth & Tyne MRC

 

Salsdorf (TT): Norman Raven

 

Scratchy Bottom Halt (Gn15): Mike Walshaw

 

Stodden Hundred (O): Andrew Jones

 

T-Trak (N): Monkton Park School

 

Trade:

 

ABC Model Railways

 

Along Classic Lines

 

Andy Lynch

 

Attwood Aggregates

 

Branchlines

 

Brunswick Railways

 

C&L Finescale

 

David Smith Books

 

Don Bishop Photography

 

Frome Model Centre

 

John Sutton Books

 

Judith Edge Kits

 

Just in Case

 

Lord and Butler

 

Mad About Trains

 

Medway Queen Preservation Society

 

Model Railway Developments

 

Modelmania

 

P G Models

 

Plus Daughters

 

Railroom Electronics

 

Ray Heard Model Railways

 

Richard's Spares

 

Ron Lines

 

Squires Model & Craft Tools

 

Sunningwell Command Control

 

TTC Diecast

 

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Geoff Endacott

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Exhibits updated.
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Nine weeks to go and the work starts in earnest. We are now selling advertising space in the show guide which can raise as much as £1,000.

 

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I will soon be talking to the leisure centre about public catering. We would like to do our own. The problem isn't the prices, which seem to have caused problems at other shows. It's a lack of capacity. A venue which usually has to cater for about a hundred swimmers and badminton players over a weekend struggles when more than two thousand model railway enthusiasts turn up.

 

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Meg and I look forward to being there with our TT layout ‘Salsdorf’

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As I missed Trainwest last year I was unable to use my '£1 off at the door' voucher from 2017.  Would it be possible to use it this year please? 

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We're looking forward to a busy weekend....

 

 

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Shuttle bus now confirmed so we intended to run a connection to and from Chippenham Station for both days of the exhibition. Unfortunately, our buses will have to connect with the rail replacement buses because Network Rail are messing around again - despite electrification through Chippenham having been abandoned for the time being at least.

 

https://www.gwr.com/travel-updates/planned-engineering/bristol2019

 

However, in light of the above I am now investigating the possibility of running the bus to and from Westbury instead which will still have trains Any thoughts?

 

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On 25/02/2019 at 22:59, Geoff Endacott said:

Shuttle bus now confirmed so we intended to run a connection to and from Chippenham Station for both days of the exhibition. Unfortunately, our buses will have to connect with the rail replacement buses because Network Rail are messing around again - despite electrification through Chippenham having been abandoned for the time being at least.

 

https://www.gwr.com/travel-updates/planned-engineering/bristol2019

 

However, in light of the above I am now investigating the possibility of running the bus to and from Westbury instead which will still have trains Any thoughts?

 

Geoff Endacott

The train service from the London direction to Westbury on the Saturday is not exactly frequent with Westbury arrivals at -

09.27, 12.19, and 13.53 (and no others really in sensible time to visit an exhibition)

with return to London departures at -

14.11, 15.03, 16.13, and 19.14 (plus a 16.20 via TAUNTON!!!!!)

 

But it would be good for folk from the Salisbury/Southampton/Portsmouth direction  with trains arriving at Westbury at -

 

09.10 and then more or less hourly.  And with an hourly (at times half hourly in late afternoon) return service

 

Arrivals from Bristol area again broadly hourly from 09.43 onwards but involve a rail replacement 'bus service. (so in effect perhaps no worse than a rail replacement 'bus service to Chippenham)

 

The station refreshment facilities at Chippenham are considerably better than those at Westbury unless things have changed a lot.

 

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The plan at the moment is to cover both options with the bus running between Chippenham and Westbury stations, via the exhibition. I am looking at train and replacement bus times in order to work out the most sensible connections.

 

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Special offer. Online advance tickets will allow each purchaser a copy of the 40-page A4 full colour exhibition guide. These normally cost £2 making the price of admission at the door with a guide £10. If you book online in advance you will only pay a total of £6.60 - a saving of more than one third.

 

https://www.wegottickets.com/event/458391

 

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Very much looking forward to the show! Just working on some Winter Maintenance on Amiens 1918 :)

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Buses to and from Westbury Station don't look practical because the station isn't served by very many trains.

 

The plan is therefore to keep to our usual shuttle bus to and from Chippenham, timed to meet GWR's replacement buses.

 

TW19 Bus Times.pdf

 

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Important news. We have secured permission to organise our own light refreshments. Many exhibitions seem to have problems with in-house catering. The prices at Springfield haven't been a problem, but they have never been able to cope with the number of people we bring in.

 

This year, we will have our own stand serving teas, coffees, cakes and biscuits. That should take the pressure off the main cafe which will operate as usual but hopefully with rather less demand.

 

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Posted (edited)

Here is the photo preview showing all of the layouts which are booked to appear at Trainwest 2019.

 

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Amiens 1918

 

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Birmingham Moor Street

 

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Burton-on-Trent

 

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Calstock's Halton Quay

 

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Cato Pass

 

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Chewton Mendip

 

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Deansmoor

 

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Denton Brook

 

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Enigma Quay

 

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Herculaneum Dock

 

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Kannotburn

 

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Much Murkle

 

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Navigation Road

 

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Roundtrees Sidings

 

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Salsdorf

 

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Scratchy Bottom Halt

 

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Stodden Hundred Light Railway

 

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The Bridge at Remagen

 

My thanks to the photographers Jon Dean, Giles Favell, M Hitchen, Chris Hopper, Andrew Jones, Cavan Millward, Guy Molyneux, Chris Nevard, Chris Peacock, Norman Raven, Simon Stevens, Al Turner, Mike Walshaw, Richard Williams, Tony Wright and Andy York.

 

Geoff Endacott

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A great line-up Geoff. Really looking forward to bringing Much Murkle.

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Looking forward to coming up from Devon - three of us travelling up.

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A great looking line up of layouts,  I can't wait.

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The guide is ready to go to press:

 

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(With thanks to Chris Nevard for the cover photo.)

 

This year the A4 full colour guide has 44 pages. It is included in the £6.60 price of an advance ticket - otherwise guides are £2 each on the door.

 

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We now have a weather forecast for the next two weeks with not much rain in prospect. That means the main car park, which was underwater last year, might actually be available.

 

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Posted (edited)

I wonder if this works:

 

It is supposed to be a ticket buying button.

 

Geoff Endacott

 

P.S. Evidently not.

 

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I am pleased to announce a potential new sponsorship deal for Trainwest.

 

Pongo Products are offering to give away a free can of deodorant to every visitor.

 

All I have to do is sign the agreement by noon today.

 

Geoff Endacott

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