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Crewe Heritage Centre - 4 & 5 Oct 2014


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Calder Northern Group - NMRA (British Region)


present a


Model Train Show




Crewe Heritage Centre


off Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DB.   (Behind Tesco store.)


Sat 4th & Sunday 5th October 2014.


10am - 4 pm both days.


At least 12 North American layouts;  Traders (second hand models and books.)


Plus all the usual Heritage Centre attractions:

Miniature railway rides; 3 signal boxes open;  see steam and diesel locomotives on view or watch trains go by from the viewing deck.

You can even be a driver for a fiver on the class 03 diesel shunter.


Entrance fee - Adults £5, Children £2.


Tea/coffee available plus food concession.


Come along for a great family day out!


Car Parking:


Please note that the Centre has limited on-site parking and that the Tesco and Dunelm car parks are short stay with CCTV monitoring.

Suggest you use the council car parks such as Oak Street, CW2 7BX.   Pay and display - top band here is £2.90 for 4-10 hours according to the council website.


Google maps quotes distance to the Centre as 0.3 miles on foot.   From this car park, cross the one-way High Street near the roundabout and carry straight on along Vernon Way.   (If you go under a railway bridge you're going in the wrong direction!)   After a short distance use the Pelican crossing to enter the Tesco site, then use the next crossing over the service road.   Turn left along the front of the store and then right into the driveway which leads to the Centre - you will see the front of the APT.


An alternative car park is Crewe Civic Centre, beneath the library (CW1 2DQ).   The same council web site lists this as £2.90 for the day.   You'll have to walk around the law courts or use Prince Albert St and then walk along the rear fenced off Christ Church car park, alongside Home & Bargain and then cross Vernon Way using the pelican crossing as above etc.   Ask a local to direct you towards Tesco if unsure.


If you have been to Crewe before, please note that the Christ Church  and Police Station car parks are now closed for building a new well-being centre.   You will see several yellow signs directing you to the alternatives above.


Train Travel:


Leave station by the old exit and turn left onto Nantwich Road.   (There are now two entrances, so check you're in the right place.)   Cross by the pelican crossing but continue until you reach a busy cross roads with traffic lights.   Turn right into Mill St.   Continue past Wickes and pass under the railway bridge.   Turn right at the roundabout and you will see Tesco to your right.   Proceed as per instructions for walking from car park.   This should take 25-30 mins.   As an aside be careful asking for this route on Google Maps - it gave me a route down Lockitt Street, crossing the electrified main line to Chester via two security fences  :nono: 


We look forward to seeing you.

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From another thread, am I correct in assuming this is the current list of layouts & traders:


Easter Park HO Los Angeles Junction Railway Colin Woolley

Wiley City HO Yakima Valley Andy Gautrey (Sat only)

Cane River N DanielB (Sun only)

Haysi #2 Tipple HO Clinchfield Jim Barry

Delpherton HO B.C. Rail Les Herriot

Purgatory Peak On30 Logging Shaun Horrocks

Warsaw, Ind. HO Conrail Nick Pallette

Stout Oak, Iowa On30 South-Shore Group

Broken Creek HO South-Shore Group

Landore Street HO Industrial Shortline switching Richard New

G Scale layout Len & David Ford

Bodmin (GWR) N scale Ray Slack




Anoraks Anonymous - Second-hand sales

Bill Hudson Books


Bring & Buy tables - Tables available in the APT or Exhibition Hall (space permitting) @ £5 per table.


Displays by members of ‘Fallen Flag’ Railroads:

Dave Theobold/Tony Hayselden NYC

Paul Doggett Southern Pacific (steam)

Bill Jackson N&W

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I've just had word from the organiser and he notes some changes to the above:


Wisconsin Rapids is an addition (should have known this - it's my own layout!!)

Landore Street is also supplemented by an extra section titled Lawley Street.

The Display table (N&W) by Bill Jackson is now cancelled and the Paul Doggett SP steam display is Sunday only.


In addition there will be at least 3 bring & buy tables and possibly another one.


There will also be NMRA display stand.

Plus there will be the Tombola with many good prizes.

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