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EXMOOR COAST & FRIENDS - MINI-EXHIBITION/OPEN DAY


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The Exmoor Coast Railway Modellers will be holding a mini-exhibition/open day on Saturday 30th October at their club room from 10.30 to 3.00pm. 

The address is: Sainsbury Community Hall, Sainsbury Road, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8JZ.

 

We have used the title in recognition of the help and assistance that several like-minded modellers have given us over the last 10 years. We are a small group and are very grateful for everyone's kindness and help in putting on our annual show, EXMOOR RAIL, over this time.  We would also like to thank everyone who is helping us with this event.

 

We hope to have around 7 layouts, a couple of trade stands, plus a demo and displays. Two of the layouts have never been seen in public before and a further layout has never been seen in the West Country before. Our club layout, Bigbury Bay, has never been shown before, and although a work in progress, we hope people will find it interesting.

There will be light refreshments and free parking is available right outside. 

 

We are very hopeful of the event going ahead but of course it is subject to prevailing conditions at the time. It may therefore prove necessary to double check before travelling from a distance. 

Best wishes to all

 

exmoordave

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Hi everyone

 

Here are a couple of pics of our club's layout project - Bigbury Bay - that will be appearing at our forthcoming mini-exhibition/open day on Saturday 30th October. As will be seen this is an unfinished layout, but hope that you will see the potential when it's finished.

Best to all,

exmoordave

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Our esteemed Treasurer will be offering a display on different pieces of track to show scale relationship. Also, a selection of rolling stock of similar prototypes in different scales. 

He will also be doing some detailing of of G scale stock, i.e. fitting passengers etc, plus construction of kit bashed coaches. And there may be some Metcalfe kits under construction as well.

It shows he's not always counting the money.........

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Hi everyone,

 

Here are the details of another demonstration we will have at our show on Saturday 30th October:

 

Modern modelling: figure painting - getting the most from 3D printed figures, animals and other scenic items. 

 

Best to all,

 

exmoordave

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Now just 1 week to go! So far, so good - fingers crossed.......

 

We will have a Club sales stand overflowing with goodies.... DCC chipped locos, coaches, wagons, buildings, Dinky items, and a host of Hornby Dublo sets, locos, wagons, buildings, track etc. The problem rises, will our sales tables be large enough??? A good problem to have....

 

Best to all,

 

exmoordave

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Here is a list of the layouts who have agreed to attend our show next Saturday - 30th October.

 

CHEFFLEY - 4MM F/S - S.R. set in 1939. featured in Model Rail and has won awards in previous shows. First time shown in the West Country.

ASHTON MEADOWS - 4 MM modern image, based on a small engineers depot in Bristol.

CODY STREET - HO9 - HO9 A new tram layout and it is the first time exhibited.

DUNBALL - 4MM - Another first time showing for this S&D based layout.

HOUNSLOW SIDINGS - 4MM This is modelled by a former fireman who worked at Feltham MPD, and is unusually depicted after a recent snowfall. 

ORCHARD ROAD - This is a DCC operated BR depot layout based in the BR Southern region between between 1975 and 1983, featuring locos seen in Devon during these years. 

BIGBURY BAY - 4MM F/S - Our group's layout which is an ongoing project and based in South Devon. Limited running will take place however.

 

in addition Mudmagnet Models will be attending alongside our own (overflowing!) club sales stand, and displays/demos listed previously. We are open from 10.30 to 3.00pm.IMG_1028.JPG.415aba5ffe74f52860b0f47917c8dd05.JPG

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Looking forward to the day out - boy hasn't it been a long time!

 

Just need to get Orchard Road packed up and charging the phones to operate the layout.

 

Also have a box full of 3D printed goodies - bring your cash, but will also have a card reader.

 

 

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It certainly has been a long time since we were able to attend shows in some capacity. We're all systems go, so fingers crossed for a good day! There will be lots of cakes so it just HAS to go ahead!!!!! It's called natural justice I believe.... See you there Richard.

Dave

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17 minutes ago, exmoordave said:

It certainly has been a long time since we were able to attend shows in some capacity. We're all systems go, so fingers crossed for a good day! There will be lots of cakes so it just HAS to go ahead!!!!! It's called natural justice I believe.... See you there Richard.

Dave

I won't make it down Dave but best wishes for a great day.

Chris Hopper

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I'm off to an 80th birthday party thing in Gosport (no, really...) and so won't be able to come down, but I hope you all get lots of visitors and have a really good time, I'm sure you will!

 

Great to see things starting up again, let's hope this is the beginning of the end, or something like that....:o

 

Simon

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Many thanks once again Richard for your support, and it was really good to see you and the 'lads' again after all this time. Let's hope it's not too long before we see each other again.

 

Also, it was good to meet George (Gedward of this parish) at last and have a good chinwag, sharing thoughts and information. We look forward to seeing you again soon. 

 

In addition we thank all of the people who came through the door and provided a really successful and friendly day. It was an excellent atmosphere and went better than we hoped.

Best to all

 

exmoordave

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1 hour ago, mudmagnet said:

Had a great day with Orchard Road. Quite a few visitors and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. Great to get back to an exhibition!

 

Many thanks to David and team!

 

 

Totally agree, great to go to an exhibition again. Lovely hosts and great cakes! 

 

Regards, 

James 

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