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Cardiff Model Railway Exhibition 18th & 19th. October 2014


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29th CARDIFF MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION -   Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th OCTOBER 2014
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf (formerly Glantaff High School)
Bridge Road, Llandaf North, Cardiff CF14 2JL

10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun

Free vintage bus to and from Cardiff Central Station (Sat. only)

Layouts in all major scales, Demonstrations, Traders and Preservation Societies

Hot and cold refreshments



LAYOUTS: include:-
St Merryn: By the South London Scalefour Area Group

some photos can be found at:-


Moose Creek: Canadian HO DCC with sound


Dunvant: EM
Maidwell: OO
Rosamund Street: OO


Penlan: The final outing of this LNWR EM gauge layout


Tennessee Extraction Co: 0n30/16.5
South Wales Colliery: 7mm
Ashwood Basin: 7mm
BSC Shepcote Lane: 00
Freecclesham: 7mm
Bishop's Way: 4mm
Fryupdale: EM

Geoff Kent
: Rolling stock, vehicles and buildings
Geoff Taylor: Professional model buildings
Derek Mundy: Signal construction
Paul Gandy: Military modelling

TRADERS: including
Squires: Wide range of tools and bits and pieces
South Glos. Models: Scenics, modelling materials and more
Lendons: Hornby, Bachmann, modelling materials and more
Lord and Butler: Hornby, Bachmann and more
813 Fund: Secondhand books and magazines plus DVD’s
Finishing Touches: All things scenic
Martyn Parry: Quality Second Hand Models
Rural Railways: Locomotive and rolling stock kits and much more
Country Park Model: Hornby, Bachman spares
British Railway Photographs.com
CardiffTrolleybus Group

Also a number of national and local societies






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The above picture brought a smile to my face - we built the same basic low relief structure but in 7mm for our old Hazelhurst layout! I don't recall the magazine that it came from (MRC?) - must have been some time ago! Ours was the home of "Spong's Leather Works", famous for the "Grip Tight Saddle", hence the smile!!!  Frecclesham's history follows a similar theme ....http://www.newportmrs.co.uk/frecclesham.htm which also has some older photos which need updating.


We will be there with the latest O gauge layout - Frecclesham. I hesitate to say new as this will be the 8th outing since it started on the circuit in February last year.






Above Picture courtesy of Craig Tyler, railway Modeller


Earlier picture of goods shed/station - no roof on Goods shed yet!!! Forget who took the picture.

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The design for the factory premises came from an old (mid-60s) RM.


The drawing was by Don Townsley of the Leeds MRC.


The jumble of angles and roof lines makes it more attractive than more modern industrial structures.


I knocked it up out of surplus Letraset mount board, various Slaters embossed sheets and some surplus windows from several sources that will be familiar to many modellers, before finally raising it on Wills brick arches.


Brian R

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I visited the exhibition today with a few friends from my local model club.  What a great show, some excellent layouts - St Merryn, Fryupdale, South Wales Colliery and Frecclesham in particular caught my eye.


The free bus made getting there by train very easy and catering was also very good - bacon rolls for £1.44 :O 


Popped into the Ian Allan bookshop in the centre of Cardiff on our way home too - a very good day out all round. 

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