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expoEM Spring 2020 - Saturday 16th May & Sunday 17th May

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expoEM Spring 2020

 

A Showcase of the Best in 4mm Railway Modelling

 

Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

 

Saturday 16th May & Sunday 17th May 

 

 

Opening times:

Saturday 16th May:               10.30am to 5.30pm

Sunday 17th May:              10.00am to 4.30pm

 

The flagship event of the EM Gauge Society will take place as usual this year over the weekend of May 16th/17th at the now well-established venue of Bracknell Leisure Centre. On display will be at least nine finescale layouts representing the best in 4mm scale modelling, in addition to this year’s guest layout: Foston Mills in 7mm scale. In addition there will be plenty of opportunity to stock up on modelling supplies with upwards of 30 specialist traders in attendance (N.B. this will be the penultimate show to be attended by Wizard Models). In addition there will be a wide variety of ‘Show you how’ demonstrations and other special interest society stands. As usual there will also be the EM and P4 test track, the EMGS Trade Stand - selling among other things, the Society’s new range of EM track and turnouts, and the ever popular members’ second hand sales.

 

Layouts

Brixham - (EM) GWR early 1930s - Ted Farmer

Canada Street - (EM) BR 1970's - Peter Johnson

Dewerstone - (EM) GWR 1930s - Steve Sims

Eastwood - (P4) L&Y - SHMRC

Freshwater - (EM) - IOW Southern - Stafford Railway Circle

Kirkmellington - (EM) - Scottish Colliery Branch - Tony Bucknell

Shwt - (EM) - BR (W) early 1960’s end of life ex LNWR branchline - John Chivers

Sidmouth - (P4) BR(S) 1950s - Richard Harper

Westcliff - (EM) GWR - Richard Butler

 

Guest Layout – Foston Mills – NER East Yorkshire (7mm scale)

 

Demonstrators and other displays

Karl Crowther                              Semaphore Signal Construction

Vernon Harrod                            Kit & Scratch-built Rolling Stock

Peter Hill                                      RTR Loco Conversions

Geoff Kent                                   Modeling in Plastikard

Mick Moore                                 Wagons

Ian Rathbone                              Painting & Lining

Phil Tattershall                           Bullhead Trackwork Construction

 

Societies

Great Western Study Group

 

Traders

247 Developments, Alan Gibson, Ambis Engineering, Bill Hudson Transport Books, Branchlines, Brassmasters, C&L Finescale Track Building Systems Ltd., Dart Castings Monty’s Models and MJT, Eileen's Emporium, High Level Kits, Hobby Holidays*, Isinglass Models, Kernow Model Rail Centre, Model Railway Developments*, London Road Models, Mike King (Southern drawings), Mousa Models, Penbits Model Railways, Phoenix Precision Paints, Prickley Pear Products, Roger Carpenter Photographs, Roxey Mouldings*, South Eastern Finecast, Steam Age, Wild Swan Books Ltd., Wizard Models (note penultimate show attendance).

*Traders yet to confirm.

 

Location: Within easy reach of both the M3 (Junction 3) and M4 (Junction 10). Follow the brown signs for Bracknell Leisure Centre. SAT NAV - RG12 9SE

Bracknell Railway Station is ¾ mile away.

Free on-site parking, Catering and Level Access

 

Admission Prices (valid for both days):

2-Day visitor ticket       £9.00

EMGS Members            £7.00

 

Contact:

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.emgs.org

 

N.B. Information correct at time of writing (31.01.20); all exhibits subject to final confirmation.

 

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Missed last years show(s) due to other commitments, but this years looks a good lineup.

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You've not seen the line up for EM North (oops.. Autumn!)yet.... ^_^

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10 hours ago, MartinWales said:

You've not seen the line up for EM North (oops.. Autumn!)yet.... ^_^

 

There's time for a third option yet!!

 

Mike.

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Post #1 has now been updated with more detailed and up-to-date information.

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On 23/01/2020 at 07:17, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

There's time for a third option yet!!

 

Mike.

Oh?

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On ‎08‎/‎03‎/‎2020 at 13:07, MartinWales said:
On ‎23‎/‎01‎/‎2020 at 07:17, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

There's time for a third option yet!!

 

Mike.

Oh?

 

 

Is that Mike volunteering to organise expoCostaDelSol??

:P

 

Just make sure your expansion joints are sufficient.

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5 hours ago, CloggyDog said:

 

 

Is that Mike volunteering to organise expoCostaDelSol??

 

Most definitely, would love to see you all, but I'm by the Costa Blanca!

 

5 hours ago, CloggyDog said:

:P

 

Just make sure your expansion joints are sufficient.

 

 

Funny you should mention that, it's quite a problem.

 

Mike.

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6 hours ago, CloggyDog said:

 

 

Is that Mike volunteering to organise expoCostaDelSol??

:P

 

Just make sure your expansion joints are sufficient.

Ohhhhhhhhhh! Matron!!!

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Today would have been day 1 of ExpoEm, oh yes er Spring, I keep forgetting about that bit. At this point I would be manning the front doors, letting in those frantically setting up the bits of their layouts, or Traders carrying boxes of interesting things, the stewards who need to be pointed to the signing on sheet, while keeping out the great unwashed...sorry the paying public, assuring them that the tills will be open soon. Plus of course looking out for the people who don't quite fit and would probably not be welcome. Amongst all these people are many faces who are familiar and who is miss seeing. All I count as friends, even if some of you I haven't met yet.

 

ExpoEM for me signals the start of the warm sunny days that are to. It always seems to be on the first sunny weekend of the year when the world starts to warm up and we finally say goodbye to the last grasps of winter chill.

My memory of  the first Expo I attended was at Paddington, with sloping floors, faded carpets and BR livered staff in the foyer. As the sun came out and the temperature went up the windows would be opened to allow the smells of the GWR trainshed to waft gently through the exhibition. Ah, what an atmosphere. 

It was at one of the Paddington shows that Barry Norman turned up with his baseboards made out of "flimsy" plywood and he had also laid the track the wrong way. Who in their right mind would lay track across the narrow width instead of the length. This was the embryonic Petheric and what we were seeing was the jump start into modern finescale.

 

We have had interesting times at Bletchley. Did we ever take the same route from the M1 to the hall? It was where I started to find myself behind the layout.

 

Watford, forget the catering incident, but remember seeing the mighty Retford.

 

And finally Bracknell. This year was going to be a good show. I have my shopping list, but will have to buy on line now. I have something for the test track, but that will have to wait. The layouts wait to be shown another time.

 

(Close your eyes)

Only half an hour until the doors open. 

An orderly queue is forming and tickets are starting to be sold.

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Although there isn't a separate thread (was it worth starting one?), expoEM Autumn in September 2020  has been cancelled. A statement explaining the rationale for this decision is on the 'Exhibition Cancellations' thread, as if one is needed!

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