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35th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition - 19th/20th October 2019

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35th UCKFIELD MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION

 

Uckfield Exhibition 2019 Logo


Organised by the Uckfield Model Railway Club.

UCKFIELD CIVIC CENTRE
Civic Approach
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 1AE

Saturday 19th October 2019
Sunday 20th October 2019


Open 10am till 5pm both days.

The 2019 Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition will once again be featuring a selection of some of the best quality layouts around. There will be full trade support as well as Demonstration and Society stands. Licensed Restaurant within the Civic Centre will be open throughout the weekend. There will be bacon/sausage baps for early arrivals to purchase - from 9am.

Of the 16 layouts there will no less than 13 different scale/gauge combinations represented. Standard and narrow gauge British, American, Australian and Dutch prototypes.

 

Highlights include the UK debut of De Graafstroom, the new layout from Vincent de Bode more widely known for his GER P4 layout Flintfield. We also have two models of Lambourn, one in P4 the other in 2mm finescale, the first time we believe that have been exhibited together. We have the debut of Peter North's new layout, Aerodrome Park. More usually associated with the North American scene, Peter has turned his hand to modelling the 1930s Southern Electric. Andrew Bartlett has also agreed to bring along his excellent new layout Blueball Summit, featured here on RMweb, to the show. Finally we have two finalists from the Wild Swan Cameo Competition for you to enjoy, Midland in Bristol and Bottom Works Sidings.

List of layouts expected to attend:

Fen End Pit - 16mm/ft scale 32mm gauge
Rebuilt and extended narrow gauge layout featuring working dragline etc by David Barham, Cambridgeshire - MR, BRM, NG&I 116.
Orford - 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Exquisite portrayal of a small BR (E) 1950s Suffolk branch line terminus by Paul Clarke, Suffolk - MRJ 262 - third exhibition.
Midland in Bristol - 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Midland quay side cameo layout by Richard Ellis, Kent - runner up in Wild Swan Cameo Competition, featured in MRJ 274 and other editions - second exhibition.
Charmouth - 7mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauges (0-16.5)
Portrayal of the imaginary Marshwood Vale Railway terminus in Dorset by David Taylor, Devon - RM June 1995, NG&I 73.
Thakeham Tiles - 7mm/ft scale 14mm gauge (0-14)
Minimum space layout of the prototype West Sussex industrial line by Michael Campbell, West Sussex - BRM Dec. 2018, NG&I 100.
Lambourn - 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Ian Harrison's model of the GWR terminus now refurbished, converted to DCC and displayed by Jeff & Pete Day, Kent - MRJ 23 - first exhibition in 30 years!
Elcot Road - 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Fictitious 1988 Network South East South London suburban terminus, somewhere near Croydon,  by Simon Bendall, Bedfordshire.
Bottom Works Sidings - 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
South Yorkshire exchange sidings with overhead electrification by Chris Matthews, Kent - finalist in Wild Swan Cameo Competition - second exhibition.
Aerodrome Park - 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Peter North's new layout portraying a fictitious late 1930s Southern Railway terminus with Art Deco styling much to the fore - debut exhibition.
Slugworth & Co. - 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9)
Line serving the manufacturers of fine chocolates and sweets by Joshua Campbell, West Sussex - junior winner Dave Brewer Challenge ExpoNG 2018.
Chica, Illinois - 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (H0)
Fictitious 1950s Rock Island run-down prairie line layout built by Peter North and exhibited by Ron Bailes , Buckinghamshire - CM Aug 2018
De Graafstroom - 3.5mm/ft scale 12.28mm gauge (P87n3.5)
1947 Dutch narrow gauge tramline with moving swan and tjalk (Dutch barge) etc by Vincent de Bode and friends, Netherlands - CM Oct 2019 - debut UK exhibition.

Daconby Town - 3mm/ft scale 14.2mm gauge (3mm finescale)

Early 1960s BR (E) Lincolnshire ex Great Northern terminus by Colin Wilson, Hertfordshire
Blueball Summit - 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Mainline railway somewhere in Devon during the 1970s and early 1980s by Andrew Bartlett, Gloucestershire - MRJ 274 - second exhibition.
Lambourn - 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge (2mm finescale)
1930s GWR Berkshire terminus originally constructed by Allen Martin and now exhibited by Richard Wilson, Leicestershire - MRJ 32.
South Walton - 1:160 scale 9mm gauge (Continental N)
New South Wales Government Railways single line through station by Simon Challis, Somerset - CM Nov 2017.

 

Trade expected at the present time:

C&L Finescale Track Building Systems - suppliers of finescale trackwork and components
Coastal DCC - suppliers of DCC equipment from a very wide range of manufacturers
Dart Castings - white metal lineside accessories - includes MJT and Monty's Model Railway figures
DOW Scenics - specialist scenic modelling materials, handmade trees
Matthew Cousins GRA - railway artist, known for his views of the Bluebell Railway
Morris Models - local model shop with very extensive range of accessories and ready to run rolling stock

Narrow Planet - narrow gauge kits including KB Scale products. Etched name and number plates - NEW for 2019

Plus Daughters - N gauge specialist stocking British, Continental and American ready to run
Rail-Books - all the latest books and publications
Roger Jones - second hand ready to run

Roxey Mouldings - finescale locomotive, carriage and wagon kits in 4mm and 7mm scales

Severn Models - etched scenic buildings and accessories in 2mm, 4mm and 7mm scales - NEW for 2019
Simply Southern - southern outline wagons
Squires Model & Craft Tools - wide range of tools, glues and raw materials for the modeller
South Eastern Finecast - 4mm scale locomotive kit manufacturer now including the Nu-cast range
W.M. Collectables - extensive range of second hand ready to run

Public access to the Civic Centre is via either the free High Street car park (Civic Approach), or the Tesco Superstore. The venue is also only three minutes walk away from both the railway and bus stations.

Additional car parking at the station car park - £3 per day at weekend.

More information and layout pictures at http://www.uckfieldmrc.co.uk/exhibition.html

 

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Always a great show and cracking line up.

 

Am primarily coming to see the superb Blueball Summit again so the rest is added bonus :yes: 

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Should be an excellent show as always. I've booked my overnight bus tickets from Edinburgh (ooft!) so I'll be there both days. 

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One of the layouts attending is Blueball Summit which is making its second exhibition outing.

 

Andy has recently uploaded a short video of the layout onto YouTube. 

 

 

 

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Unfortunately I'm not able to get to my own personal pinnacle of exhibitions this year, but am looking forward to seeing Aerodrome Park break cover after its unfortunate absence from Stevenage earlier in the year. Hopefully Adrian will be adding photographs of it and the other layouts to the website after the event.

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Updated initial post with additional layout - Daconby Town (3mm finescale) by Colin Wilson.

 

That makes it 13 different scale gauge combinations featured.

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Looks to be another excellent show put on by Adrian, and I shall be making the short-ish journey from Tonbridge, with some members of Tonbridge MRC on the Saturday.

 

Colin

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18 hours ago, ColinW said:

Looks to be another excellent show put on by Adrian, and I shall be making the short-ish journey from Tonbridge, with some members of Tonbridge MRC on the Saturday.

 

Colin

 

Looking forward to seeing you and your colleagues - hope you enjoy the show.

 

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Subject to any further 'Acts of God' I anticipate 'Midland in Bristol' will have some movement of rolling stock which was sadly lacking at Aylesbury Railex... no more radio control, just good old DCC now....!

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On 02/10/2019 at 20:50, Tricky said:

Subject to any further 'Acts of God' I anticipate 'Midland in Bristol' will have some movement of rolling stock which was sadly lacking at Aylesbury Railex... no more radio control, just good old DCC now....!

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the show with Midland in Bristol.

 

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Another layout appearing at Uckfield is October's Continental Modeller's Railway of the Month - De Graafstroom.

 

Built by Vincent de Bode and two friends the layout will be making its first trip to the UK from Holland.

 

Vincent is probably better known in the UK for his GER P4 layout Flintfield.

 

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Picture by Len de Vries

 

The layout is built to P87 standards using 12.26mm gauge track to represent the prototypes 3ft 6in gauge.

 

Featuring various animations including the sailing barge, swan, lifting bridge and of course the sound fitted trains this will be one to see.

 

 

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Two of the layouts appearing at the show,  Blueball Summit and Midland in Bristol, feature heavily in the latest edition of Model Railway Journal (MRJ 274) which has just been published.

 

Also Bottom Works Sidings appears in the Cameo Gems feature and elsewhere.

 

There may be a few copies of MRJ 274 on sale at the show for those who don't have it on subscription and can't wait to find it in a WH Smiths - that is if the exhibitors don't beat you to them!

 

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Another excellent show put on by Adrian & the Uckfield club.  The standard of all of the layouts was exceptional (no surprise there) and a good range of traders, although wasn't after much today.  Worth a visit tomorrow if you are in the area.

 

Colin

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Another quality show as always.

 

I normally head down on a Sunday as it’s quieter and easier to park...this became apparent after trawling two car parks before parking in Waitrose...which gave me a lean 90 minutes show time!

 

My main reason for going was to see the terrific Blueball Summit, which looked fab since I last saw it in Cheltenham. Good Long chat with Andy too! 
 

I also liked the simplicity of the 7mm layout Orford and beautiful scenery, whilst Elcot Road (P4) and Bottom Works Sidings (00) both hit the spot!

 

Whilst not really a fan of Narrow Gauge the Dutch layout De Graafstroom is thoroughly engaging and a real pleasure to get drawn into the scenery.

 

My time ran out to quickly on my parking but rather than face a £70 ticket I cut and run...well worth a visit though today if you can. A few iPhone pics below from my favourites...

 

Thanks to Adrian and all the organisers - see you next year!

 

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I can only echo Pete’s comments, a superb show with very high quality layouts. Im so glad I made the trip over as seeing Blueball Summit in the flesh was worth it alone. 
 

I also loved the moving boat on Swan on De Graafstroom! 
 

Congratulations Adrian & team on a great show! 
 

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I would say that Blueball is the first time a diesel-era N gauge layout has held me enthralled - the quality of modelling is superb. I'm not overly keen on sound on exhibition layouts but the roar of the Paxman engines (along with a cloud of noxious diesel exhaust fumes) was the only thing missing when the HST went through.

 

Also, I found it very encouraging to overhear quite a few parents encouraging their children to take an intelligent and enquiring interest in the layouts.

 

What was the outcome of the visitors' best layout poll? I found picking out just three layouts very difficult but I suspect that I was not alone in putting De Graafstroom first. It has features that sound gimmicky but really, really weren't when seen in the flesh. 

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48 minutes ago, Compound2632 said:

What was the outcome of the visitors' best layout poll? 

 

Every layout polled at least one first place on a voting form thereby being at least someone's favourite. 

 

Top three were:

 

1) De Graafstroom (P87n3.5) by Vincent de Bode, Peter van der Kooij and Claude Moinier

2) Blueball Summit (British N) by Andrew Bartlett

3) Fen End Pit (16mm scale) by David Barham

 

 

 

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Difficult to imagine a top three more varied than that!

Congratulations to all concerned. (Including those who voted, for showing our tastes are diversifying!)

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As an exhibitor at this show, I would just like to say that the hospitality  offered to us by the hosting club was nothing short of superb.  As soon as we arrived, we were offered assistance to unload the van and carry stuff in. Cups of tea were brought to us at the layout regularly throughout the weekend. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

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I rather liked, but didn't vote for, that tiny little triangular industrial layout - Thakenham Tiles. The operator seemed to be spending all weekend loading up his two tipplers, moving them 15", the unloading them - the sequence took about a minute and a half. If I'd been in his place I would have been screaming by Saturday lunchtime and vowing that my next layout would be Clapham Junction! I'm glad to learn that someone put him first.

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De Graafstroom which as well as the most votes in the Public vote also picked up the Keith Nock Memorial Trophy as the favourite layout of members, exhibitors and  the trade.

 

The layout from the Netherlands measures some 12ft long with a scenic section 10ft  wide into the wings (7ft opening) x 3ft 10in deep.

 

It goes from this:

 

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To this for transportation:

 

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The baseboard on the right, which is sitting in the lid of the transportation box, is lifted up and goes on top of the board on the left, sitting on its four peg feet.

 

The lid is then put on and the whole thing then lifted onto the roof rack on the car - total weight box and layout is 35kg.

 

The box has proved to be very watertight given the weather on Friday!

 

More pictures will soon be published in the exhibition retrospective.

 

 

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Here are my pictures 

Orford 

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