Following on from the success and great comments we received after last years event, we have decided to do it all again in 2018. The date for the event is the 20th January and will once again be held in Risley Village Hall. The event will run from 10am until 4pm. The venue is easy to find, its just off J25 of the M1 (DE72 3SY).
So what have we in store for next January’s event? Those who attended last year will know that this is not sold as a typical Model Railway Show, we call it a Modellers Day. The intention is to bring together railway modellers of all competencies to talk, learn and share experiences with others. There will still be a few layouts to look at though but we wont have any trader stands. There will be some small traders there doing demos and they may bring along some of the products they are demonstrating for sale. It is also a good opportunity to pick up any orders you have placed with them.
Layouts so far:
“Enigma Engineering” by Paul Gittins. Paul is keen to have people engage with his layout and have a go at shunting if they wish.
“Daves Layout”. As you can guess Dave hasn’t given it a name yet but from what we have seen of it being built it is well up to Dave’s usual standard
“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.
Other layouts TBA, including possibly some more of DEFine WIP status layouts
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.
This is what we have so far, it may be changed slightly if problems arise etc, but we will endeavour to keep people updated via our blog. Entry fee is being held at a modest £3 per person and refreshments will be available all day. The hall has its own parking but on-street parking is no problem if it overflows. If you want to see how last years event went look for it further down the blog. We hope you can join us.