Jump to content
*IMPORTANT* - Please check with any organisers website to see if an event is still proceeding before making a journey.
Image restoration from pre-May 2021 continues and may take an indefinite period of time.

East London Finescale exhibition 5th/6th November 2011


Recommended Posts

I am hoping to attend but would have found the original venue of East Ham Town Hall much easier to reach by public transport! If I have read the TfL website correctly there is no convenient bus or even an inconvenient one so it looks like C2C to Dagenham Dock and then hike.




EDIT - having now read the external link it seems that I can't read a map and was therefore mistaken about the lackage of buses. One less battle with the M25!

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Below are the directions for getting to the show by car and public transport:-

Getting there by Public Transport

Public transport direct to the venue is only available on the Saturday, the 174 Bus which passes Romford and Dagenham Heathway stations, terminates at CEME.

On Sunday there are no direct public transport links to the venue, however buses do pass within ½ mile of the venue on the A1306, New Road at Marsh Way. (10-15 minute walk).

On Sunday these buses stop in New Road, at Marsh Way:- The 174 Bus which passes Romford and Dagenham Heathway stations, the 365 from Romford and Elm Park stations and the 287 from Barking station.

Getting there by car, (Parking is free).


A13 from London (A406)

Leave the A13 at the second Dagenham East/Hornchurch exit. Turn right at the first roundabout and proceed to the second roundabout. At the second roundabout take the road marked ‘Marsh Way’.

A13 from the East (M25)


Leave the A13 at the first Dagenham East/Hornchurch exit. Take the first exit marked ‘Marsh Way’.

Once in Marsh Way

CEME is the first turning on the left.

Drive up to the barrier which will automatically lift,

follow the signs to East Car Park.


Layouts Attending

Copenhagen Fields 2mm

Dartley P4

East Lynn and Nunstanton S

Fursenhall EM

Framsden 2mm

Goldhanger 7mm

Hadley Green OO

Harlyn Road 7mm

Hoath Hill Halt 3mm

Larkford O-16.5

Northwick OO

Tytenhanger Lane 3mm

Wickham Bishops EM

Traders Attending


Ambis Engineering

Bill Bedford

Bob Pearman Books

Dart Castings

Eileen's Emporium

Electrifying Trains


Impossible Creations

John Dutfield

Marc Models

Realistic Modelling Services

Roxey Mouldings


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is shaping up to be an excellent exhibition and it's only the third year that it's been run, on both the previous occasions there were some great layouts a good selection of specialist traders. This year there seems to be some extra traders and some brilliant layouts East Lynn being a real personal favourite, if you've only seen it in the articles in MRJ then you must get along to see it in the flesh as it is truly exceptional, the other layouts that I've seen are also of a very high standard so I'll definitely be there!



Link to post
Share on other sites

The Scalefour Society stand will be at the show this weekend, manned by Mike Ainsworth and Bob Bourne. If you're visiting the East London Finescale Exhibition, whether you're a Scalefour Society member or not, please do stop at the stand have a look and say hello.


If you're not a member and you'd like to join us, you can do so at the show, where Mike and Bob will be happy to enroll you. It's especially good value to join us at an exhibition where, as we save on the postage, you'll get an extra pack of backnumbers of our excellent journal 'Scalefour News'.


All the Best





And now you can also follow us on Facebook

Link to post
Share on other sites

An excellent show with lots of top quality layouts and some interesting trade,particularly the 3d printing company that brought its printer along.

It seemed busier than last year,which is a good sign.I can recommend this to anyone considering a visit tomorrow.

Link to post
Share on other sites

A very good show, not a huge number of layouts but each of them well chosen. Here are a few photos, video will follow later.


East Lynn


















Hoath Hill Halt





Hadley Green












Wickham Bishops







Copenhagen Fields - ELF was an excellent opportunity to have a good long close look at The Model Railway Club's masterpiece without the five deep crowds which are usually to be found in front of it.
























Link to post
Share on other sites

What a brilliant exhibition. My first visit, and i'd like to thank the organisers. A range of scales on show, all with outstanding layouts. I shall definitely look out for next year's show. The Nunstanton layout was sublime, such a great collection of GER locomotives, i didn't want to leave.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I felt that my visit was worthwhile. The new venue [also used last year, I believe, but I was unable to attend] is an improvement on East Ham Town Hall in terms of space and amenities but not in terms of location. Public transport worked for me yesterday despite the District Line being in bits again but if you know you are going to buy loads of stuff it is a good idea to take the car.


A carefully chosen set of traders was complemented by a catholic choice of layouts. It was good to see Hadley Green again after, I understand, three years off the circuit and the latest bit of Copenhagen Fields was new to me. Burkitt has done an excellent job in capturing the essence of the layouts with his camera.


Above all it was good to see the venue well filled for most of the day. Attendance two years ago was sparse to say the least but the organisers have persisted and I'm glad they did.



Link to post
Share on other sites

Really glad I paid a visit yesterday. The venue is rather good and it was a pleasure to be able to walk/stand on a carpeted floor for a change at a show. As an exhibitor, I can tell you that one's feet usually end up wanting to give up the ghost after a few hours!


No real favourites at the show as they were all good in their own little ways :). I'd not seen East Lynn before, so it was a pleasure to view it at last.



Link to post
Share on other sites

I went today and had a really good time, an excellent exhibition. I went last year as well and think that the new venue is a vast improvement over the East Ham Townhall. I can't comment much on the transport arrangements for the CEME because I went by car, but I have to say that the public transport to East Ham was awful, the bus station at Stratford being a right Fred Carno's.


My thanks to everybody who worked so hard at putting this exhibition on.



Link to post
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Create New...