Model Railway Exhibition & Open Day September 2017

At Barsham Village Hall on 9th September we held our 2nd Model Railway Exhibition to raise funds for facilities at the hall.  

Seven layouts, plus displays and a demonstration were on show.  We had fractionally more visitors than last year, and it was a nice relaxed show complemented by Sarah's and Ann's refreshments and cakes.

Here are details and images from the day:-



Upper photo: "Alde" and "Glem" are preparing fresh sand for the filter beds after delivering coal for the boiler house.

Lower: "Alde" is seen near the water company's offices while shunting.







Upper: John displayed a collection of Lynton & Barnstaple G scale stock including Baldwin 2-4-2T "Lyn" and  Manning Wardle 2-6-2T  "Lew".

Lower:  A lovely interrpretation of Woody Bay lever frame cabin. Behind are bogies 2468: Open Centre Observation 3rd and 6365: 1st/3rd Compostie.

LESTER TIN MINE - 009 scale

Built for the Expo Narrow Gauge 2016 "Fork" Challenge by Richard, this Cornish tin Mine scene is based on East Pool Whim.  The layout is an experiment in ideas and techniques.   The scenic area is just 50cm x 25cm with just one turnout as per the challenge rules.

A Minitrains Bohler with Narrow Planet Barclay modification and a Chris Ward 3d printed Fletcher Jennings loco (running on a Minitrains Krauss chassis) are on duty bringing in supplies for the mine.

Upper: Stuart was displaying a 3.5" gauge WD Baldwin 4-6-0 built by Brian Hughes in 1960, and his range of new products and models marketed as Norfolk Heath Works..

Lower: James had many 7mm scale items for sale.

NIBLEY KNOLL - 009 scale

This layout was built to show what can be built in the space of a table-top in 009 scale, and features hill scenery, a hamlet, stream and "upper" and "lower" stations.

Caroline is pointing out several layout details to an interested 7 year old, while in the lower photograph a Paul Windle Sharp Stewart tram loco runs over the bridge with a passenger train.

In a Modelling Demonstration by Stewart, he worked on two Southwold Railway coach bodies in 7mm and 2mm scale, demonstrating how he cleaned up the brass frets, folded and soldered them.

KATHAM HOUSE - Gn15 scale

Based on Sir Arthur Heywood 15" gauge principles for a "minimum gauge", Barry was showing his 1:24 layout "Katham House",  a model of some works being carried out in the "estate" grounds.

LLANFAIR - 009 scale

Graham and Jamie Doe brought their 009 scale layout, at present still to have finishing touches.  It was inspired by a visit to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway and built to get a small layout running in Jamie's bedroom.

HUBBARDS HALT - 009 scale

Jim brought his table-top layout "Hubbards Halt".  The upper photograph shows a modified Egger Decauville loco now with canvas sheets protecting the driver, and lower: a 3d printed railcar running through the rock cutting.

KNIGHTS YARD - 1:16 scale

Bill is showing visitors some of the many details on his nursery yard layout in 1:16th scale, all made from card and scrap wood.

The lower photo shows a short train being shunted in the packing shed siding.  All the locos, as this one, are battery operated.