DEFine Modellers Day 20th Jan 2018 – Final Line up

With less than two weeks to go now its time to let everyone know the final line up for our DEFine Modellers Day on 20th January. As before, this is not intended to be a traditional exhibition, more of a forum for modellers of all capabilities to meet and discuss projects and maybe pick up or share a tip or two, whilst at the same time see some excellent layouts and examples of modelling. We are indebted to the layout owners and demonstrators who have volunteered to come along to make our day a success. There will be no traders present other than a few small traders who are providing demonstrations of their products.

The event opens to the public at 10 am and entry is a flat rate of £3. There is parking available on-site or on the main road and refreshments will be available. The venue is as per directions attached in this link;

Risley Village hall directions 2

The confirmed line up is as follows:

“Down Sidings” – Richard Coleman. This excellent OO layout depicts an engineers yard, circa 1990, taken over by Signal Engineers.

“Enigma Engineering” by Paul Gittins. Paul is keen to have people engage with his layout and have a go at shunting if they wish.

“Underhill Road”. Dave Roome will be debuting his almost finished latest layout and rolling stock he has been working on.

“Field Lane” by Ashley Toone. Ashley attended last years event as a visitor and is happy to return this year with his layout.

NAG Test Track. The Nottinghamshire Area Group of the Scalefour Society will be in attendance with their test track. The track work incorporates the major 4mm gauges of OO, EM and P4. The NAG group will also be happy to discuss S4 Society membership and what NAG get up to.

“Splot” by Paul Spencer. Last year Paul brought along one of the boards from this WIP layout and this year he will be bringing the other board to tempt us as to what it will finally look like.


Track Building – Howard Bolton. One of the best track builders in the hobby, Howard will be available to discuss and instruct you on building track.

Wagons in P4 – Tom Silsbury. Tom will have a selection of wagons to display and explain his conversion to P4 methods.

Penbits Bogie Assembly – Ian Penberth. Ian will be demonstrating the construction of the sprung bogies he has designed for many D&E locos, and will have a selection available for sale.

Buildings and Landscapes – David Wright. A well known and acclaimed modeller of buildings and landscape work, David will be available to demonstrate his techniques and help with any questions you have to help your projects get moving.

Wagon Kit Building – Robert “Bertie” Austin. Robert has built up a lot of experience in building Rumney Models chassis kits and will be sharing his work and methods on the day.

Extreme Etchings Clinic – Brian Hanson. Anyone with any questions on putting together Shawplan/EE etchings, glazing etc have the opportunity to have a chat with Brian and get some pointers on etching construction

“DCC Wiring” – Phil Eames will be bringing along one of the boards from his excellent “Calcutta Sidings 2” but will be showing off the underside and available to discuss how he wired it all up for DCC.

Thats it, small but perfectly formed. We hope you can join us on the day for a cuppa and a chat with like minded friends on our great hobby.

Some images from last years event.

Colin leads the discussion at Alex’s OMWB demo with “Farkham” stock on show.

Chris and David look interested in the “library” are we provided with a selection of old magazines

Bertie deep in discussion with Tom on the “Shirebrook” progress so far

Dave and Alex Photobomb my pic of Alex’s demo by trying to advertise some event in May

The hall gets busy whilst Howard chats with another visitor to his re-wheeling demo

The DEFine Team

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1 Response to DEFine Modellers Day 20th Jan 2018 – Final Line up

  1. James Wells says:

    Reblogged this on West Halton Sidings and commented:
    An event worth considering if you’re free – all being well we shall be visiting!

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