THE Christmas show - Manchester 2019!

Allegheny1600

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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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Allegheny1600

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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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Allegheny1600

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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
 

Allegheny1600

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MMRS Exhibition 2019

Here is a selection of pictures of the layouts booked to appear at our forthcoming show;

Cheadle Ridge Lane TMD (c) S. Lindley


Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane (c) Chris Mitchell


Upwell Drove (c) A. Warren


TGB Metal Recyclers (c) P. Rolley


Netherrwood Sidings (c) G. Clark


Hazelwood Junction (c) W. Pugh


Kozel Cement (c) D. Paylor


Maristow (c) Tony Wright, BRM




Moormead Sidings (c) P. Dibben


Moorton Bottom Yard (c) S. Flint
 
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Allegheny1600

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


Netherwood Sidings (c) G. Clark


Clarendon &a Scrubs Lane (c) David Brandreth


Axmouth (c) S. Saxby


West Hill Wagon Works (c) Chris Bower


Maristow (c) Tony Wright, BRM


Kings Park (c) Model Rail


Chelfham (c) B. Barnard


Hartley Poole (c) A. York, BRM


Ulvaryd (c) A. Burnham


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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
"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.
 

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.








Netherwood Sidings in 0 scale.














Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane














Marx Engels Platz


Cheadle Ridge Lane TMD








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




Moorton Bottom Yard




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




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




This little Brawa lok ran beautifully!




Kozel Cement.




The MMRS own Hazelwood Junction

That’s all, folks!
 

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