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It’s that time to start to tease you all with some photos of the layouts that will be appearing this year at the UK’s premier show for “ modern image “ modellers.

DEMU Showcase 2024 will be at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall on June 15/16th.  

This year the exhibition will be even bigger with addition of a 3rd hall at the venue bringing you even more layouts and specialist traders for you all to enjoy.

More details to follow soon.

The first layout to be announced is the wonderful replication of the Derby Railway Technical Centre (RTC) Deadmans Lane built by the well known modeller of everything “Yellow” Mick Bryan.

Photos are reproduced by kind permission of Karl Crowther 
(Railway Modeller)

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1 hour ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

 

The Kings birthday and fathers day, you like a battle don't you!!

 

Mike.

 

An ideal way to spend a day to foster Father/offspring bonding.

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Another little teaser for the forthcoming Showcase in June.

Waddon Marsh is a real place on a loop line near Croydon in South London. The line was a freight line serving Croydon Power Station and the passenger service was limited to 2 car EMUs. Some stock passed the site on ECS and reversing moves but essentially Waddon Marsh was a bit of a back water by 3rd rail South London standards.

Regular visitors to Showcsse will know that this layout has attended in the past, however this year you will be able to see it in an extended version.

Owned and operated by SEDG.

Photos courtesy of Chris Nevard-Model Rail Magazine.

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9 minutes ago, Nobby (John) said:

Waddon Marsh is a real place on a loop line near Croydon in South London. The line was a freight line serving Croydon Power Station and the passenger service was limited to 2 car EMUs. Some stock passed the site on ECS and reversing moves but essentially Waddon Marsh was a bit of a back water by 3rd rail South London standards.

To be pedantic, the line serving Waddon Marsh was not really a freight line.  It was a link between West Croydon and Wimbledon, following, for part of its route, the line of the Surrey Iron Railway, one of the earliest public railways in England, in 1855, and would have been primarily passenger orientated. The industry that built up around Waddon Marsh was a turn-of-the-century development, and Waddon Marsh station itself only opened in 1930 following electrification of the line. 

Admittedly, the passenger traffic was fairly minimal, and, until the sixties, there was plenty of freight traffic serving the large gas works and electricity power station as well as the numerous factories and foundries set up either side of the tracks, requiring three running tracks for some distance from north of the station platform.

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Another little teaser for you all, especially those who like “Yellow Machines” and we certainly know a few ……….

Deadmans Lane, by Mick Bryan will certainly entertain those who have an interest in departmental stock as well as the trains both freight and passenger that regularly trundle up and down the main lines.

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Looking forward to the show as always being a modern image modeller, and always great to see Deadmans Lane. Can't wait to see the rest of the line up for this year.

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3 hours ago, Nobby (John) said:

Another little teaser for you all, especially those who like “Yellow Machines” and we certainly know a few ……….

Deadmans Lane, by Mick Bryan will certainly entertain those who have an interest in departmental stock as well as the trains both freight and passenger that regularly trundle up and down the main lines.

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It's so good, it gets featured twice.....

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2 hours ago, woodenhead said:

Do you have a full line up and other details e.g. traders and demos?

 

With the DEMU site down I cannot get any other information on the 2024 show

Final details are currently being put together, we have had to make some changes due to some traders and layouts previously booked not now available.

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As per Micks post I completely forgot I had already posted Deadmans Lane in February………..so now I will give you another teaser.

 

Gordons Lane by Greg Marshall who has produced a great reproduction of a South West trains mainline.

 

 

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A little taster of some more excellent layouts to be seen at this year’s Showcase extravagansa, don’t forget this year there is even more room with the addition of another hall offering even more layouts and traders.

 

Knype Bridge

Ravenscroft

Blueball Summit

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Any further news on this year's Showcase? Having checked the DEMU website, there seems to be nothing there as yet...

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4 hours ago, Harry Lime said:

Any further news on this year's Showcase? Having checked the DEMU website, there seems to be nothing there as yet...

DEMU Showcase 2024 will be at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall on June 15/16th.  

 

Layouts

Alderford......................................WCML 1985-1990, 00 Gauge

Blueball Summit.........................1970s West Country, N Gauge

Deadmans Lane..........................Derby RTC, 00 Gauge

Farbine Road W.R.D.....................Wagon Repair Depot West Midlands, 00 Gauge

Fenwick TMD...............................TMD and Engineers Yard, 00 Gauge

Gordon's Lane...............................Southern Region Main Line, 00 Gauge

Knype Bridge................................Parcels depot. 70's early 80's, 0 Gauge

Oldshaw..........................................WR Branch,EM Gauge

Ravenscroft....................................1988 Steel Distribution Terminal, P4 Gauge

Templegate Wagon Works..........Wagon Works, 0 Gauge

Trodinnick Dries.............................China Clay Dries. 1960-1970, 00 Gauge

Waddon Marsh...........................South London Branch, 00 Gauge

Wormhill.....................................Peak Forest 1997, N Gauge

 

Confirmed trade stands

Accurascale

Bachmann

B&H Enterprises

Booklaw/Santona Publishing

Cambrian

Cavalex

Coastal DCC.

C Rail

DC Kits

Kernow Model Rail Centre

Rainbow Railways

RCTS

Realtrack Models

Replica Railways

Revolution Trains

Road Transport Images

S Kits

Shawplan / Extreme Etchings

Squires Tools

TTC Diecast

West Hill Wagon Works

 

Opening Times

Saturday 15th June 2024 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 16th June 2024 10.00 - 16.00

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton Rd, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6DA

 

Tickets

Adults £12

DEMU members / children (U16) £8

Families (2 adults and unlimited children) £28

 

Transport

The town hall is less than 5 minute walk from Sutton Coldfield Railway Station.

Nearest car park is opposite in Anchorage Road. There are others around the station only a few minutes walk.

 

 

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Thanks hor posting the layout and trader lists.

 

Would like to have seen a couple more O gauge layouts.

Maybe the trader list will win me over, but if my health holds will probably attend on the Sat.

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Details available on DEMU website, which also includes the demos and societies attending:

 

CAD for 3D Printing

Carl White shows you how to use CAD software to design stock for 3D printing.

SR EMU Modelling

Danny Havlik shows how he has constructed some of his fantastic 4mm EMUs.

Modelling Structures in N/2mm Scale

Grahame Hedges shows you how he makes his fantastic 2mm buildings from the London Bridge Area.

 

Societies

EM Gauge Society

N Gauge Society

Scalefour Society

The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

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On 05/05/2024 at 08:15, Awesime said:

Would like to have seen a couple more O gauge layouts.

 

As a former O gauge layout owner (Bakewell Street last year) I know that show organisers do struggle to find suitable O gauge layouts...

Chris H

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On 06/05/2024 at 20:33, Gilbert said:

As a former O gauge layout owner (Bakewell Street last year) I know that show organisers do struggle to find suitable O gauge layouts...

Chris H

That is surprising giving the increase in o gauge over the last 5 or so years with Dapol and Heljan now producing plenty of stock for a non modeller like myself.

 

I suppose by suitable most tend to be too big?

I'm quite happy with my new 12 x 1 ft stabing point layout. Plenty of moving trains and in my opinion a decent level of layout worthy of being shown. 

Hopefully it and more so I ( health) will make it to Porthcawl in August for its maiden outing.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 06/05/2024 at 20:33, Gilbert said:

As a former O gauge layout owner (Bakewell Street last year) I know that show organisers do struggle to find suitable O gauge layouts...

Chris H

 

50 minutes ago, Awesime said:

That is surprising giving the increase in o gauge over the last 5 or so years with Dapol and Heljan now producing plenty of stock for a non modeller like myself.

 

I suppose by suitable most tend to be too big?

I'm quite happy with my new 12 x 1 ft stabing point layout. Plenty of moving trains and in my opinion a decent level of layout worthy of being shown. 

Hopefully it and more so I ( health) will make it to Porthcawl in August for its maiden outing.

 

I imagine size plays a part - don't think DMU have the space for Eastfield or Heaton Lodge, well maybe Eastfield but then they might lose a lot of space for other layouts.  I think there is Allerby which would be suitable for DEMU, perhaps next year if they are available and DEMU ask.

 

There's not much N gauge either which arguably is very suited to the modern scene with long trains and plenty of these about too suitable for a DEMU.

 

But at the end of the day the organisers try hard to find a mix of scales and eras as mid 1960s to present day is quite a window of eras now.  The list for this year looks quite good and it doesn't bother me if it's not full of my scale, good modelling is not specific to any scale.

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