2019 Annual Exhibition Report

Saturday 27th April 2019

 

A little later than intended, but on a par with last year, a brief report and some photos of this year’s Annual Exhibition has been added to the website. The usual thanks go to all those who’ve supported the event especially:

 

  • The Exhibition organisers for all their hard work in making the show run smoothly
  • The Nailsea School Team for their helpfulness and support
  • The Catering team
  • All our Exhibitors and Traders for helping to make a great show
  • All the Club members who turned out to man the doors, shift tables & chairs and help out where needed
  • All you members of the public who paid to come to the show – our very special thanks to you!

 

A selection of photos taken by Victoria Jane over the weekend during the show can be seen below, with more photos from Adrian on the event report page. Click here to read the report and view photos of the event.

 

The date for next year’s show has also been set and planning is already underway. The 2020 Nailsea Model Railway Show is planned for Saturday and Sunday the 28th and 29th of March next year.

2019 Annual Exhibition Over

Monday 8th April 2019

 

The 2019 Annual Exhibition is now over and once again, planning will begin for the next show. A report and some photos of this year’s Annual Exhibition held at Nailsea School will be posted soon, but for now here is a video filmed during the Sunday of the show.
 
Featured in the video in order of appearance are:
 
Bristol (St Philips) – OO gauge
Calstock’s Halton Quay – O gauge
Cedar Canyon Junction – N gauge
Longmoor – N gauge
Port Washington Terminal – HO scale
Roundy Layout – OO-9 gauge
Amiens 1918 – Tracks & Trenches – OO-9 gauge
Sans Souci – N gauge
Sudrian Histories – The Railway Series Rebooted by Corwin Bainbridge – OO gauge
Vintner’s Yard – EM gauge
Studland – “A Brick Brothers Project” – Lego Layout
Nailsea & District MRC Test Track
Scharps Park & Kingswell Fairground – OO gauge
G gauge Trains
Smallcombe – OO gauge
Redford Junction – TT / 3mm scale
Cheddar S&DJR – P4 scale
Swanford – Gauge 1
Bristol Goods Shed – 7mm scale
Mutton – OO gauge
Beckenvick – HO scale
Weston-super-Mare N-gauge group modular layouts; Clifford Chambers, Otterhampton, and Harry’s Rail Tours – N gauge

 

 

Thanks to Callum for sharing this video he recorded during the Sunday of the Nailsea Model Railway Show 2019 and giving permission for us to feature it here. We hope everyone enjoyed the show and that we will see you all again next time.

Two Weeks Until Upcoming Annual Exhibition 2019

Thursday 21st March 2019

 

There’s now just over two weeks to go until the 2019 Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s Annual Exhibition. Final preparations are being worked on and this update brings a quick run down of the details for the show. The total number of layouts being exhibited this year has risen to twenty, so there should be something for everyone to enjoy. The eight traders at the show will have a variety of model supplies available for purchase including rolling stock and accessories, tools and books, display cases and more. Inspiration can also be found from the twelve demonstrators and society stands that will be attending the show.

 

Nailsea and District Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition 2019 - Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2019 at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2HJ

Download poster as pdf

 

When – Saturday 6th April 2019, 10:30am to 5pm
– Sunday 7th April 2019, 10am to 4pm
Where – Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2HJ
[Click here to view the location on Google Maps]
 

Ground floor with no known issues with disabled access
Free parking immediately outside the venue
Refreshments Available (Additional Charges Apply)
 

Admission Charges:
Adult – £6.00
Child – £2.00
Family – £14.00
 

List of Layouts:
Amiens 1918 – Tracks & Trenches – OO-9 gauge
Beckenvick – HO scale
Bristol Goods Shed – 7mm scale
Bristol St Philips – OO gauge
Calstock’s Halton Quay – O gauge
Cedar Canyon Junction – N gauge
Cheddar S&DJR – P4 scale
Children’s Corner – OO gauge
Longmoor – N gauge
Mutton – OO gauge
Port Washington Terminal – HO scale
Redford Junction – TT / 3mm scale
Roundy Layout – OO-9 gauge
Sans Souci – N gauge
Scharps Park & Kingswell Fairground – OO gauge
Smallcombe – OO gauge
Studland – “A Brick Brothers Project” – Lego Layout
Swanford – Gauge 1
Vinters Yard – EM gauge
Weston-super-Mare N-gauge group modular layouts; Clifford Chambers, Otterhampton, and Harry’s Rail Tours – N gauge
 

List of Traders:
David Smith Books
Freestone Model Accessories
Just in Case
Keith’s Bits & Pieces
Lord & Butler
Modelmania
Railroom Electronics
Ray Heard Model Railways
 

List of Other Demonstrators and Stands:
Nailsea Model Railway Club Information Stand and Test Track
3mm scale modelling with Mike Corp
4mm scale model buildings by Dave Barrett
4mm scale, 18.2 gauge. Achievable excellence by the EM gauge society
Building 7mm models by Ian Roll
Static Grass with Gordon Gravett
The Railway Series, Rebooted by Corwin Bainbridge
Childrens Hospice South-West
Dean Forest Railway Society
Ffestiniog Railway Society
WC&P Railway Group
West Somerset Railway

 

We hope to see you there and that you enjoy your visit. Be sure to Like and Share the Facebook Event listing which can be found by clicking here to help let everyone know about the show.

March 2019 Update

Sunday 3rd March 2019

 

There’s now only five weeks left until the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s annual model railway exhibition for 2019. There’s been a couple of updates to the list of layouts, traders, demonstrators and stands that will be attending. To view the latest list and other details about the show, visit the events page by clicking here. Other preparations are also underway and some posters have started to be distributed around the local area earlier this week to help advertise the show. There is also an event listing on Facebook which can be found by clicking here.

 

 

It’s also been a while since we shared some photos of the general goings on during Club meetings, so below are a couple of shots of a recent running evening. First, demonstrating the range of interests our Club members have, is an overall shot of the Roundy Round test track featuring a mixture of N gauge, OO gauge and HO scale trains. Amongst those are a British diesel hauled train of bogie fuel tankers on the outer most loop of track, an American train of stone hoppers that almost entirely fills the loop of track, an Australian Intercity XPT and a couple of steam hauled passenger trains.

 

 

Moving over to the O gauge test track, pictured below is a work in progress pannier tank kit being given a run to check the assembly still allows smooth running before work on it continues.

 

Nailsea Community Market

Sunday 17th February 2019

 

With just seven weeks left until the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s annual model railway exhibition for 2019, some of our Club members spent the day at the Nailsea Community Market yesterday with a stand promoting the Club and Model Railway Show. Thanks go to those members that gave up their time to attend, along with the models that they took along to display.

 

 

 

Details about the 2019 Nailsea Model Railway Exhibition can be found on the events page by clicking here. There is also an event listing on Facebook which can be found by clicking here.

Annual Model Making Competition 2018

Sunday 3rd February 2019

 

This update has come a little later than originally intended, but we can now share with everyone photos from our 2018 model making competition. The last Nailsea and District Model Railway Club meeting of 2018 was our annual model making competition and quiz evening, which began in the usual manner with all the competition entries placed on the table as club members arrived. Once everyone had arrived, the quiz began, consisting of twenty four railway related questions.

 

This was followed by the judging of the modelling competition, with Brian Tozer from Modelmania returning as guest judge. The format of the modelling competition for 2018 changed from previous years. Instead of having multiple categories for best item of rolling stock, best scenic item, etc. there was just the one category this year. This being a diorama no bigger than forty square inches with the theme of hoardings. The choice of maximum size for the dioramas was due to 2018 being the Club’s 40th year. The entries ranged in scale and size (within the forty square inch size limit) as well as interpretation of the theme.

 

The photos of the entries below are grouped in order of scale size from smallest to largest beginning with N gauge at 1:148 scale.

 

Burrows’ Yard, N, 1:148 scale

 

Impatience, HO, 1:87 scale

 

Ascot Terminus, HO, 1:87 scale

 

‘Aving a Go, OO, 1:76 scale

 

Floaty Woaty Advertising Ltd, 4mm:1ft, 1:76 scale

 

Amputation Station, OO, 1:76 scale

 

Miscommunication, 4mm:1ft, 1:76 scale

 

Shepherd Neame ‘Spitfire’ Ale, 7mm:1ft, 1:45 scale
Brylcream and OMO, 4mm:1ft, 1:76 scale
Wales (Travel by Train), 4mm:1ft, 1:76 scale
Birds Custard, 7mm:1ft, 1:45 scale
South Wales Docks – British Railways, 4mm:1ft, 1:76 scale

 

Peterswood, 7mm:1ft, 1:45 scale – front

 

Peterswood, 7mm:1ft, 1:45 scale – back

 

The Last Hurrah of the Golden Hoard(-ings), 7mm:1ft, 1:45 scale

 

Village Workshop, 1:35 scale – Front

 

Village Workshop, 1:35 scale – Back

 

Berlin 1945, 1:35 scale

 

Strong’s Brewery Hording, 1:32 scale

 

We’ll Meet Again, 1:32 scale – Front

 

We’ll Meet Again, 1:32 scale – Back

 

Christmas in the Park, 1:22.5 scale

 

Hoardingsfoot, 4in:1ft, 1:3 scale

 

The competition is all done for fun as can be seen by some of the less serious entries, such as Hoardings foot; featuring part of a hoarding at a scale of one third full size, and Miscommunication; built in a space of 400 square millimeters instead of 40 square inches and featuring a miniature copy of the Club’s 2018 Open Day flyer.

 

Congratulations go to the winners of this year’s competition and if you’re interested in building models like the ones shown in the pictures above and live in the area, why not come along and join the club, where our members will be more than happy to discuss how they’ve created their models and share their knowledge.

2018 Open Day Show Report

Sunday 23rd December 2018

 

Following on from last weeks Open Day Show, a report has now been added to the website complete with a few photos. Thanks go to all those who’ve supported the event especially:

 

  • The Open Day Show team for all their hard work in making the show a success
  • The Barn, Clevedon for the venue
  • The Catering team
  • All our club members who brought their layouts and rolling stock to display
  • All the club members, family members and friends who turned out to man the doors, shift tables & chairs and help out where needed
  • All you members of the public who paid to come to the show – our very special thanks to you!

Click here to read the full report and view the photos of the event.

 

One Week Until Upcoming Open Day 2018

Friday 7th December 2016

 

There’s now just one week to go until the 2018 Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s Biennial Open Day. With this in mind, below is a quick run down of details for the show. There is also an event listing on Facebook which can be found by clicking here. Please share the Facebook event listing with anyone you think may be interested and don’t forget to tick the relevant box to show you’ll be attending.

 

Nailsea and District Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition 2018 - Saturday 15th December 2018 at The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 6HB

Download flyer as pdf

 

When – Saturday 15th December 2018, 10am to 4pm
Where – The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 6HB
[Click here to view the location on Google Maps]

 

Ground floor with no known issues with disabled access
Free parking immediately outside the venue
Refreshments Available (Additional Charges Apply)

 

Admission Charges:
Adult – £3.00
Child (5 to 16) – £1.00

 

List of Layouts:
Cedar Gap – N scale – Doug Richards
GLB Bitterfeld – HO scale – Eric Bird
Morella Light Railway – OO-9 scale – Heather Hatch
New Mexico Railroad Museum – HO scale – Club layout
Paley Green – G Scale – Mike Brown
Pol Sands – 7mm scale – Ian Roll
Rowthorne – OO gauge – David Batstone
Shed 101 – OO gauge – Barry Larkin & Paul Lewis
Stanley Yard – N gauge – Adrian Croshaw
Wheal Nook – OO gauge – John Bristow

 

List of Traders:
Brian Tozer (formerly Modelmania)
Keith’s Bits & Pieces

 

List of Other Demonstrators and Stands:
Modelling Demonstration – David Burnett
Club Information Stand

 

All the layouts and displays that appear at our biennial Open Day are owned and operated by club members. Some of these displays don’t usually leave home and while some are still under construction, the purpose of displaying them is to demonstrate the large range of interests that our members have.

 

It’s also a good opportunity to talk to some of our members and maybe consider joining the club yourself. We hope to see you there and that you enjoy your visit.

November 2018 Update

Friday 9th November 2018

 

There’s now five weeks remaining before the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s biennial Open Day. All the layouts at the show are owned and operated by club members and while some are still under construction, the purpose of displaying them is to demonstrate the large range of interests that our members have. There will also be a couple of sales stands at the Open Day, and with Christmas just over a week later, maybe there will be something for sale that could make the perfect last minute Christmas present for someone who has a model railway.

 

Details of the 2018 Open Day show can be found on the Events page by clicking here. There is also an event listing on Facebook which can be found by clicking here. Please share the Facebook event listing with anyone you think may be interested and don’t forget to ‘join’ the event and tick the relevant box to show you’ll be attending.

 

During the past month, there has been the usual mixture of modelling evenings, which continue to see a range of projects being worked on, and test track evenings with a range of models being tested from across scales and eras. The most recent talk evening didn’t feature a talk at all and was actually our now annual skittles evening, where club members and their partners who wished to attend all met at the Market Inn in Yatton for a social evening playing a game of skittles. Thanks go to the Market Inn at Yatton for hosting us and providing food and drink.

 

October 2018 Update

Monday 8th October 2018

 

The previous two talk evenings since the last update consisted of a slideshow evening at the start of September, showing a number of old railway photos from across the country, and a talk about scratch building simple model buildings.

 

The Roundy Round test track has continued to be popular on running evenings, with a large range of models being tested including Australian HO scale trains, N gauge Southern Region steam engines and present day Class 66s in OO gauge. The larger scale test track has also seen use on a couple of evenings with the testing of Gauge 1 scale locomotives.

 

Modelling evenings continue to see a range of projects being worked on. Included amongst those have been the construction of model building kits in various scales, using both plastic and card components. Pictured below are shots of two of our members working on an N gauge card kit produced by Metcalfe Models and a 1:35 scale plastic building kit produced by MiniArt Models.

 

Card Kit Assembly

 

Plastic Kit Assembly

 

As well as buildings, rolling stock has been worked on, with photos below showing a work in progress 7mm scale wagon built from a kit that utilises plastic and metal components, and some maintenance work being done to an old OO gauge Warship class diesel-hydraulic locomotive produced by Mainline Railways.

 

Scale 7 Wagon Work In Progress

 

Warship Maintenance

 

The final photo for this update shows another work in progress from one of our Club members. Every year, we hold a modelling competition for our members to show some of the models that have been completed during the year. This year we have a new format to the competition with the challenge of building a diorama no larger than 40 square inches. Below is the progress so far of one of these entries from a member who had never built a card kit before. We’re all looking forward to seeing all of the completed entries.

 

Diorama Work In Progress

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What’s On?

Nailsea and District MRC Events:

 

NDMRC Annual Exhibition 2020

March 28th and 29th at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HJ

 

For more information on the events listed above, click here