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expoEM Spring 2020


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expoEM Spring 2020

 

A Showcase of the Best in 4mm Railway Modelling

 

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.

 

Venue:                                                                         Opening times:

Bracknell Leisure Centre                                       Saturday 16th May:               10.30am to 5.30pm

Bagshot Road                                                            Sunday 17th May:                  10.00am to 4.30pm

Bracknell, Berkshire

RG12 9SE

 

Layouts

 

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

Canada Street – (EM) BR 1970s – Peter Johnson

Dewerstone – (EM) GWR 1930s – Steve Sims

Eastwood – (P4) L&Y – South Hants MRC

Freshwater – (EM) IoW Southern – Stafford Railway Circle

Kirkmellington – (EM) Scottish Colliery Branch – Graham Bucknell

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

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

Westcliff – (EM) GWR – Richard Butler

 

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

 

Trade

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.

 

Demonstrators and other displays

 

Great Western Study Group

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

 

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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Covid-19 Outbreak

 

Plans are in place for both expoEM Spring and expoEM Autumn.

At this stage it is impossible to know whether either of these events will take place.

The Government will issue guidelines on gatherings and we suspect that there is a great possibility that we will need to cancel the one or both of these events.   Alternatively the event venues may decide to cancel the bookings.

Whatever happens we will advise you via an update here and on the EMGS website https://www.emgs.org/.  We do realise that it will be sad to cancel, but the health and well-being of everyone is far more important.

Should you be in an ‘at risk’ category then we suggest that you seriously consider not attending even if the events proceed.

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In view of the Government’s latest advice re avoiding “non-essential” contact, the EMGS has made the decision to cancel expoEM Spring. We realise that this will cause disappointment to many people but the Society is of the firm belief that it would be foolish to ignore the advice and go ahead with the show. 

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