THE Christmas show - Manchester 2019!

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  1. Allegheny1600

    Allegheny1600 Member

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    THE Christmas Model Railway Show Manchester 7th & 8th December 2019!

    Is by no means the biggest in the exhibition calendar, but we believe it is one of the best. Its unique city centre location means that access from all over the country is easy and also makes us environmentally friendly, since about 75% of our visitors use public transport. This quality and ease of access has been recognised by UKRailtours Ltd who this year are running a special charter train from London Kings Cross which features us as one of the must-see attractions that Manchester has to offer. So, if you live in London, Potters Bar, Stevenage or Peterborough and fancy a very special day out, go to https://www.ukrailtours.com/product/over-the-pennines-to-manchester/

    But whether you are travelling a long distance or are more local, you can be sure of an exhibition which showcases a wide selection of top quality model railways, together with traders and other activities for all the family. As always, the children will have the chance to enter our Free Treasure Hunt Quiz with a chance to win a complete train set to take away with them. In response to feedback from our visitors, the traders will be offering a range of transport themed Christmas gifts as well as railway items and modelling supplies.
    You don’t have to take my word for it. Have a look at the article recently published on the Manchester Evening News website, which includes video footage of some of the layouts attending this year: https://www.manchestereveningnews.c...istmas-model-railway-show-manchester-17122763

    Full details about all aspects of the exhibition are on our website where you can buy advance tickets. It’s worth buying in advance, since not only are they a bit cheaper, but the doors open earlier and there’s a dedicated entrance point which means the queueing to get in is very much reduced.
    www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition

    Adult admission is £10 on the door or £8.50 in advance (no booking fee) and all children are FREE. A complimentary exhibition guide is included in the price.


    Philip Sweet
    Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society
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  3. Allegheny1600

    Allegheny1600 Member

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    Layouts

    Axmouth 00 Devon, 1930s
    Cheadle Ridge Lane MPD 00 Stockport, 2019
    Chelfham 00n9 L&BR Devon, 1930s
    Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane P4 London, 1908

    Hartley Poole N Somerset, 1945-48
    Hazelwood Jct. N Derbyshire, 1960s
    Kings Park N London WCML, 1980
    Kozel Cement H0 Czechoslovakia, 2000s
    Maristow 0 Devon, 1900
    Marx Engels Platz N East Germany, 1990
    Moormead Sidings G Isle of Sodor, always
    Moorton Bottom Yard 00n9 Yorkshire, 1930s
    Netherwood Sidings 0 S. Yorkshire, 1970s
    Bricksville L (Lego) Legoland, always
    TGB Metal Recyclers 0 South Wales, 1990s
    Thomas Christmas Surprise 00 Isle of Sodor, always
    Ulvaryd H0e Sweden, 1950s
    Upwell Drove 00 East Anglia, 1950s
    West Hill Wagon Works 00 Derbyshire, 1960-2000

    19 layouts in total!
     
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  4. Allegheny1600

    Allegheny1600 Member

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    Traders

    Bespoke Signs & Prints
    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    Bower Books
    Cheltenham Model Centre
    DCKits - Legomanbiffo Digital Sounds
    EBMA Hobby & Craft
    Eileen’s Emporium
    Going Loco
    Gordon Coltas Trust
    Judith Edge Kits
    Made in Manchester Models
    Manchester Locomotive Society
    Model Railway Developments
    Powerbond 806 Glue
    The Loco Fleet Shop
    The Locoshed Manchester
    TMS Models
     
  5. Allegheny1600

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    MMRS Exhibition 2019

    Here is a selection of pictures of the layouts booked to appear at our forthcoming show;
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    Cheadle Ridge Lane TMD (c) S. Lindley

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    Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane (c) Chris Mitchell

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    Upwell Drove (c) A. Warren

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    TGB Metal Recyclers (c) P. Rolley

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    Netherrwood Sidings (c) G. Clark

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    Hazelwood Junction (c) W. Pugh

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    Kozel Cement (c) D. Paylor

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    Maristow (c) Tony Wright, BRM



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    Moormead Sidings (c) P. Dibben

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    Moorton Bottom Yard (c) S. Flint
     
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  6. Allegheny1600

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    Here is the second part looking at various layouts that have been invited to our show;

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    Netherwood Sidings (c) G. Clark

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    Clarendon &a Scrubs Lane (c) David Brandreth

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    Axmouth (c) S. Saxby

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    West Hill Wagon Works (c) Chris Bower

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    Maristow (c) Tony Wright, BRM

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    Kings Park (c) Model Rail

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    Chelfham (c) B. Barnard

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    Hartley Poole (c) A. York, BRM

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    Ulvaryd (c) A. Burnham

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    Marx Engels Platz (c) Derek Shore

    Again, please ignore anything not appropriate to this forum with the reminder that good modelling is good modelling whatever the scale.
     
  7. Cowley

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    Nothing inappropriate there.
    Wonderful stuff.
     
  8. Bevan Price

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    Went to show last Saturday. Some good models, but personally I would have liked to have seen another 2 or 3 larger layouts with plenty of action happening - and maybe fewer trade stands. "Kings Park" was easily the best for "continuous happenings". It may just have been my bad luck in timing, but on some layouts (I won't name them), there seemed to be very little movement, even where there was enough track to have 2 or 3 trains moving simultaneously. If they were trying to simulate typical timetables for the era they were modelling - well that might be historically correct - but it can get a bit boring for people watching.
     
  9. sprinterguy

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    "Kings Park" was indeed very entertaining to watch and held my interest for at least half an hour when I visited on Sunday afternoon: Even witnessed a somewhat spectacular (but unfortunate) division and derailment of a southbound parcels train! "West Hill Wagon Works" also did very well I thought at maintaining constant activity within a relatively constrained track plan, and their strategy of moving progressively from the BR green era to late-sectorisation as the day progressed was a good one.
     
  10. Allegheny1600

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    Manchester Exhibition 2019

    Here is a selection of my photos taken on the Saturday, not the best, I’m afraid as a lot of the layouts were very busy and hard to get close to. It seems the GMRC has had quite an effect as there certainly were lots of families in attendance.

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    Netherwood Sidings in 0 scale.

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    Cheadle Ridge Lane TMD

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    Upwell Drove and Elm Lane was a really pretty and very well presented dual layout (in two parts!), wonderful!

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    Moorton Bottom Yard

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    Maristow.
    Having been corralled into operating on this layout (Great fun, thanks, Bob!), I am embarrassed that I only snapped these shots, D’oh!

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    The sole “American” representative as part of the MERG stand, demonstrating their own electronics and ‘application’ based control gear with a hands on demo.

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    This little Brawa lok ran beautifully!

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    Kozel Cement.

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    The MMRS own Hazelwood Junction

    That’s all, folks!
     
  11. STEVIEBOY1

    STEVIEBOY1 Established Member

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    Great pictures.
     

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