Once again, we would like to thank everyone for their support over the years our last exhibition was in 2019 and we look forward to welcoming you to our next show in 2022. As exhibitors and traders make their availability known to us, we will update this page to whet your appetite and encourage you to attend.
The venue for 2022 will be Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1LA. The dates are Saturday 1st October and Sunday 2nd October.
The 2022 exhibition programme will be available closer to the date.
Adults: £5.00, accompanied children enter for free
This year’s show will include a number of our own club layouts which are listed below:
Loftus Road is based on suburban West London, inspired by Kensington Olympia, set in the time period 1995-present. Being on the West London Line, the layout sees a wide range of passing trains, from local & Cross-Country passenger traffic through to London Underground District Line services and Channel Tunnel freight.
The layout is DCC controlled and features scratchbuilt automated signalling. Several rolling stock features are also scratchbuilt including the Class 377 ‘Electrostar’ EMUs. Loftus Road was recently extended, with new scenic areas including a busy London High Street, a scratchbuilt petrol station, a model of ‘Earls Court’ and a depiction of a London Crossrail excavation.
Luttrell is loosely based on the West Somerset Heritage Railway terminus at Minehead and is so-called because Colonel Luttrell was the landowner who provided the land for what was planned to be a major extension of the terminus by GWR which they eventually had second thoughts on and scaled the plans back to what is in place today. Whilst the layout maintains the key elements of Minehead Station such as the turntable, wide platform and associated buildings, some changes have been made due to layout size restrictions and a wish to provide more interest in the layout as a whole. Being a heritage railway it allows for numerous visits from engines and rolling stock from other areas of the country.
It is also the club’s first layout which uses the MERG (Model Electronic Railway Group) system for layout control. The Group's aim is to actively promote and advance the use of electronic and computer technology for model railway operation, which is ideally suited to take advantage of these technologies, and the application of electronics and computers can be used to good effect to add enhanced features and realism to a model railway operation.
Kenham is an exercise is what can be achieved in a small space.It represents nowhere in particular but perhaps leans towards the Southern Region of British Railways.
Built in 00 Gauge, Kenham proves that you do not need lots of room to produce an enjoyable model railway. It encompasses a station, goods facilities and an engine shed, with plenty of storage for trains.
Having been built and used for many years, it has been extensively overhauled during the last couple of years and is regularly used in our club room.
Something for the younger visitors. Beckett is our layout that we hope will spark an interest in model railways for the next generation of modellers and club members.
Featuring well know caricatures from Sodor and other locomotives, our younger visitors can learn to operate a layout and be the Flat controller for a while.
We will also be welcoming lots of visiting layouts which will be listed below in due time.
Below are some of the traders attending this year’s show.
The South Hants area group from Model Electronic Railway Group will be attending this years show with more demonstration layouts and will also be running some soldering lessons.
Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the show. We look forward to seeing you in October!
Halden lane has had a few little touch ups and a little running session with a parcels train rolling into the station.
Luttrell made an appearance at the SRP Toy & Train Fair at The Charmandean Centre in Worthing this weekend.
Arunvale made an appearance at the SRP Toy & Train Fair at The Charmandean Centre in Worthing.
A bare piece of grass! Watch for future developments.
The Southdown Cavalier coach has been modified with working lights. On route to John O' Groats, it has a long way to go...