Our next exhibition is on Saturday 30th September 2017
at St. Peter’s Church Hall,
We open at 10:00 and close at 16:30
Admission: £4.00 adults, £2.00 children and £9.00 for a family (2 adults + 2 children)
Light refreshments available and a children’s layout for them to drive the trains
Here are the layouts that are confirmed
Our HO layout based on Austrian railways.
This layout was the idea of Brian Wilson, who had expert knowledge of Austrian Railways, and lead the construction of it. Sadly Brian passed away early this year, the layout is being displayed as a tribute to Brian.
Kydmore Light Railway:
Built by David Mitchell and is 009.
The Kydmoor Light Railway measures 36” x 24” (90x60cm) & represents that famous model railway location of “nowhere in particular”. Being double sided, when used at home an alternative side may be used to alleviate optical boredom! One side features a small station with a run round loop & lead off to a low relief engine shed. Provision has been made to allow a through route via this shed onto a secondary board. The opposite side contains a small warehouse & saw mill accessed by a private siding. A derelict siding can also be seen.
Virtually all locomotives have been hand built using 3D printing on Kato train chassis. Additional detailing to locos is ongoing. Other stock is predominantly RTR, modified as appropriate.
Construction images of the layout, & others in the “Kidmore” series, may be found at www.kidmorengauge.weebly.com
Z Gauge layout:
A busy Japanese station. With a very frequent train service passing through the station.
Tri-ang TT layout:
Built by David Lyon.
Tri-ang TT was introduced in February 1957, and was the UK’s only 3mm off-the-shelf model railway. The system quickly established an impetus which led to the range expanding, and by 1960 Tri-ang TT boasted more classes of express passenger locomotive than the OO range.
However, 1960 saw the high point of Tri-ang TT sales, and by 1962 they had fallen by half, and by 1964 had dropped to less than one sixth of their 1960 level, and the decision was made not to extend the range further. The 1964 (8th Edition) catalogue was the last to be printed by Rovex, and in 1968 the remaining stock of Tri-ang’s TT was bought by G & R Wrenn, and sold as Wren Table Top Railways.
Hump Shunt Yard:
Built by the Berkshire Area N Gauge Group.
This large layout is digitally controlled and features actual hump shunting.
G Scale layout
This large layout has plenty of interest to keep both the young and old entertained
This layout lets the young and not so young to drive trains around the track.
More layouts will be listed as they are confirmed
Twyford Model Shop: Our local model and doll’s house shop bringing a good selection of stock in various gauges to help with your modelling projects.
Neil Cresswell: New and second hand locomotives, carriages and wagons in OO and N with a selection of British, European and American outline.
Brunswick Paints: Not only paints and brushes but also model locomotives, rolling stock and accessories.
Medway Queen Preservation Society: Here you will find books on all forms of transport, maritime models in variety of scales also Oxford Models vehicles in OO and N.
Please note JB Models are unable to attend this exhibition due to a prior commitment.
Reading Transport Group: If you have an interest in Transport in and around Reading then this is the stall for you, also a good stock of books and magazines.
Berkshire Area N Gauge Group: Not only are they bringing a layout to the show but they displaying examples of models built from kits exclusive to the N Gauge Society. If are modelling N gauge talk to this group either about coming to their meetings or joining the Society.