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  • Add to Calendar 2020-11-14 10:00:00 2020-11-14 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 - CANCELLED

  • Sat 14th November 2020

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

    OPENING TIMES:  10:00am-16:30pm
    ADMISSION:  Adults £3.00    Children £2.00  Family £8.00 
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to the current National crisis.

    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.

    Buses to Hobs Moat road that stop in front of the nearby ice rink: 72, 72A. Buses that stop at Wheatsheaf, A45, Coventry Road: 60, X1, X2. Bus Information: Available from Network West Midlands: 0871 200 22 33.

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    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:5
    CS
    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 Caf 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.
     
     

    HOW TO GET THERE:
    Buses 60, 72, 72A, X1, X2.
    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 : 9th August 2020
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