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  • Add to Calendar 2019-11-09 10:00:00 2019-11-09 17:00:00 Europe/London Solihull Model Railway Circle - Annual Model Railway Exhibition Annual model railway exhibition presented by the Solihull Model Railway Circle St Marys Church Hall and 3rd Solihull St Mary Scout Hall (B92 8PN) - 15 minutes from J6, M42. Working layouts are invited plus trade and society support. Light refreshments and free parking available. St Marys Church Hall, Hobs Meadow, Solihull, West Midlands B92 8PN Solihull Model Railway Circle FaceBook link Solihull Model Railway Circle
      - Annual Model Railway Exhibition

  • Sat 9th November 2019

  • St Marys Church Hall, Hobs Meadow, Solihull, West Midlands B92 8PN

    OPENING TIMES:  10:00am-16:30pm
    ADMISSION:  Adults £3.00  Concessions £2.50  Children £2.00  Family £8.00 
    Annual model railway exhibition presented by the Solihull Model Railway Circle St Marys Church Hall and 3rd Solihull St Mary Scout Hall (B92 8PN) - 15 minutes from J6, M42. Working layouts are invited plus trade and society support. Light refreshments and free parking available.

    CONTACT:  Contact Exhibition Manager by mail  
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

    List of Traders Attending :   List of Layouts Attending :
    Keiths Model Railways
    Elaine's Trains
    Baz's Model Rail - 12 Volt DC
    John Ross's Model Railways
    Club Sales Stands
      1. Avonbridge
    7mm Scale, O Gauge
    Solihull Model Railway Circle
    This Layout is A 30 Feet by 13 Feet, Three-Track, Continuous Run With Station and Storage Loops. Early in 2013, We Widened Two of the Front Boards to Provide Some Space to Allow For Shunting.
    The Boards Are Made from 9mm Exterior Plywood With Some Aluminium Box-Section Bracing and Steel Box-Section Legs With Rubber Door-Stops As Feet. Peco Code 124 Bullhead Track is Laid to A Minimum Radius of 6 Feet. Points Are Operated from the Main Panel Using Hammant and Morgan Motors.
    The Buildings Are based on Local Midland Railway Prototypes and Therefore the Layout Represents A Busy Mr Branch Line Somewhere in the Midlands, Although the Stock Run is from A Variety of Companies and Eras to Suit Our Varying Interests. Most Buildings Are Scratch-Built from A Combination of Plastikard and Wood. The Main Station Building is A Model of Northfield and the Small Shelter on the Opposite Platform is from Moseley. The Signal Box is Modelled on Luffenham, With Marton Junction's Coal Bunker. A Scratch-Built Scale Model of the Goods Shed at Eckington on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway is at One End of the Station and Future Developments Will Probably Include A Footbridge Between the Platforms, Back Scenes and Possibly A Small Engine Shed.
    At One End is the Road-Over-Rail Bridge at Ripple, Near Tewkesbury and at the Other End A Section of the 1816 Edstone Canal Viaduct from Bearley, Near Stratford Upon Avon.
    People and Accessories Are from Various Manufacturers, Including Peco and Preiser.
    2. Cherwell
    4mm Scale, OO Gauge
    Solihull Model Railway Circle
    A Scenic OO Gauge, 26 Feet 6 Inches by 10 Feet 6 Inches, Four-Track Mainline With an Integral Branch Line. It Features Working Automatic Signals and Has Largely Scratch Built Buildings With A Local Theme, E.g.: The Manor House, the Mason's Arms, the George Hotel and the Fat Cat Café from Solihull; King's Heath Library; Tyseley Station; and Water Orton Station. The Layout Was Built Mainly to Display Scale Length Mainline Trains, Those Being Run Reflecting the Varying Interests of the Membership. Trains Run Are Usually British Outline, But Can Come from Any Part of the UK Mainland and from Any Date Between About 1900 and the Present Day. If You Look Carefully You Can See Pigeons Roosting Under the Station Bridge, Foxes Using the Track Bed As A Shortcut and One Fox Eyeing Lambs, Gulls Eggs and the Shepherd on the Upper Pasture, Cats Watching Building Work in the Arch from the Platform and Gulls Above the Sea and on the Cliffs With A Lonely Cormorant.
    3. A Scottish Branch
    4mm Scale, OO Gauge
    Solihull Model Railway Circle
    A New End-To-End Branch Line Club Layout based on Scottish Practice, Displayed Here Partly Built to Give an Insight Into Layout Construction. It is 16 Feet Long and Just Over 2 Feet Wide and We Are Using SMP Code 75 Bullhead Plain Track and Handmade Marcway Points. It Has Been Constructed to Run With Either DCC Or Traditional Control. There is A Terminus Station at One End and A Hidden 'Fiddle' Yard With A Traverser at the Other, With A Scenic Section in Between. A Major Part of the Concept is the Use of Very Deep Baseboards, With the Railway Running Through the Middle, Allowing Greater Depths and Heights of Scenery For A More Interesting Appearance. The Major Architectural Feature is the Curved Viaduct based on Killiecrankie.
    4. Grange Aggregates
    2mm Scale, N Gauge
    Solihull N Gauge MRG
    Grange Aggregates Started Up Many Years Ago. The Canal Was Cut in Order to Transport the Stone Out Instead of Using Horses and Wagons. The Narrow Gauge Railway Was Then Laid to Take Stone to the Crushing Plant. Steam Engines Were Introduced on the Narrow Gauge in the 1800s. When the Main Line Railway Was Built, the Loops and Sidings to the Quarry Were Also Put In. All These Forms of Taking the Stone Out Are Still Very Much in Evidence, With Stone Going Out by Canal, Road Or Main Line Railway. If You Have Any Questions Please Ask the Operators.
    5. Ashbridge
    4mm Scale, OO Gauge
    Mark Miller
    Ashbridge is A Small Branch Line Terminus Station Somewhere in the South West of London.
    Services Comprise of an Emu Service from London Termini on the Southern Region and A Dmu Service from Reading and Paddington on the Western Region
    Various Freights Can be Seen Running Around at Ashbridge Due to the Terminus Being the Only Place on the Single Line Where They Can Do so to Return Back North, Along With Mod Traffic to the Loading Bay at Ashbridge Station.
    6. Werrington Road
    4mm Scale, OO Gauge
    Steve Kibble
    Werrington Road I A Compact Steel Works Layout based in the West Midlands. Steel Trains Can be Seen on Different Levels. Also Small Freights, Ballast and Test Trains Can Appear. Locos and Stock Are from the Early 1990's to the Present Day, With Some Locos Fitted With DCC Sound. Look Out For the Hidden Detail Around the Layout!
    7. Pig Lane (Western Region)
    4mm Scale, OO Gauge
    Clive Mortimore
    Pig Lane is A Small Diesel Stabling Point on the Berkshire and Oxfordshire Boarder. It is Modelled in the Period After Steam But Before the Locomotive Fleet Was Renumbered With the Then New Tops Numbers. All Buildings Are Scratch Or Kit Built, and All Figures Are Scratchbuilt from Milliput. Locos and Stock Are Ready to Run. I Hope the Layout Show What Can be Done With RTR Models.
    It Was Built For A Competition Where the Rules Stated the Scenic Side Should be 4 FT 8 1/2 Ins and 1 FT Wide With Up to Two Square Feet For the Fiddle Yard.
    8. New Level Mill
    7mm Scale, O Gauge
    Mike Bragg
    New Level, Now There's A Name to Conjure With. Well No, Abracadabra is A Name to Conjure With, But at Least As A Name New Level Has A Certain Ring to It. So, Questions, What's It All About, Why Such A Name, What and Where is It?
    I Like Building Layouts Simply Because My Enjoyment Comes from the Journey, Rather Than the Finished Article. Well I Always Start at the Beginning and Finish at the End. Otherwise the Middle Becomes the Beginning and the End May Not End There. Or Something Like That. New Level is Yet Another Earl of Dudley based Layout and Yes, Another Piece of Bunkum. As This Will be the 12th Layout in A Series of Black Country Themed Layouts, It Has As Usual My Trademark Massaged History and Geographical Manipulation. The Layout is A Snapshot of Part of Round Oak Steel Works Brierley Hill
    9. Rumbow Edge
    7mm Scale, on 16.5 Narrow Gauge
    Warley Model Railway Club
    A Narrow Gauge Preserved Line in A Large Abandoned Quarry. The Line Runs Through Different Areas of the Quarry Including Some of the Underground Workings. The Part Shown is the Least Accessible Area and Was Used Between 1939 and 1942 For the Storage of Museum Valuables, at Which Time Track Was Laid Into the Underground Galleries. The Quarry Never Returned to Full Production and Was Abandoned. Later It Was Taken Over by A Mining and Quarrying Heritage Society That Has Re-Laid Track and Opened Parts of the Quarry As A Museum.
    The Society Also Owns an Eclectic Collection of Machinery, Locomotives and Stock That Requires Varied Degrees of Attention from Time to Time. The Hidden Nature of the Area Shown Was Found to be the Ideal Secure Area For Their Service and Repair, Whilst the Line Passing This Area Gives Access to Some of the Galleries Open to Public View. The Society Has Laid A Passing Loop Giving A Convenient Place For Trains to Pass Or Await Access to the Galleries.
    It is Gala Day so You May See Passenger Trains For Visitors, Demonstration Goods and Work Trains As Well As Movement in the Service Area.
    Control is DCC Using the NCE System. The Circular Design Allows Something to Run Whilst We Chat to Visitors, Or so We Can Just Relax and Watch the Trains Go By. Two Dead End Lines Leave Near the Centre of the Back Scene to Provide Short Sidings That, With the Out of View Mainline, Form the Fiddle Yard.
    10. Arley
    4mm Scale, OO Gauge
    Birmingham MRC
    The Layout Was Originally Constructed by West Bromwich Model Railway Club, from Whom We Acquired the Layout A Few Years Ago.
    It Can be Operated As A Separate Stand-Alone Layout Or Joined to the Club's Other Severn Valley Railway based OO Gauge Layout - Highley. This Enables A Variety of Options, in Either an L-Shape Configuration Or One Very Long Straight.
    Operation Using Club Members Own Stock, Following Severn Valley's Own Standard Practice. Mainly Steam With Some Diesel, in Other Words " Just Like the Real Thing!"
    11. Logging Camp Mountain Railway
    2mm Scale, N Gauge
    Mick and Colin Pointon
    A Mounting Scene With Tunnels, Two Waterfalls and A Logging Camp.

    Buses to Hobs Moat road 71E, 72, 72A. Buses that stop at Wheatsheaf, A45, Coventry Road: 60, X1, X2. Bus Information: Available from Network West Midlands: 0871 200 22 33.
    If you are Travelling by Car :   Nearest Railway Stations :
    Check here for Parking Options.   Olton [0.8 miles]
    Acocks Green [1.52 miles]
    Solihull [1.91 miles]
    Spring Road [2.1 miles]

Info Last Updated : 7th November 2019
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