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Modern Image O Gauge Exhibition
Saturday 24th October 2020 10:00 til 17:00 Sunday 25th October 2020 10:00 til 16:00
The exhibition will take place at ;-
Crewe Heritage Centre Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DB
We will be putting together a comprehensive guide of ways to get to our exhibition, this will be available in the coming months.
The Postcode for sat-navs is - CW1 2DB
Parking is available free of charge at the venue, but is limited.
The map below shows the exact location of the show;
Adults - £7.50 2 Day Adult Ticket - £12.00 (Available Saturday Only) Rail-riders Members Discounted Ticket - £6 (Valid Membership card will be required at entrance) Children under the age of 14 - £2.50 Children under the age of 5 - Free Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) - £15.00
Please Note all Admission tickets also grant access to the entire Heritage Centre Site
Eating with us?
Catering will be provided by the Heritage Centre which will be available from their Cafe located on the site.
Free Shuttle Bus
Due to the success of last years Shuttle bus we're delighted to announce that we will be operating one again for this years exhibition. This will be operating from Crewe Railway Station to the Heritage Centre, via various carparks en-route to help recude the issue of Parking at the Heritage Centre (More details to follow). A timetable will be issued in due course, please keep an eye out for our route and recommended car parking options.
More Traders & Societies to be added soon. Please check back for details
Please note that all traders are subject to availability & change.
Our finalised list of manufactures to be attending the exhibition;
- Dapol - Heljan
Our finalised list of societies to be attending the exhibition;
- DEMU - Deltic Preservation Society - Telford Steam Railway - Stafford Railway Circle
Severn Mill Depot(1968 Onwards)
Hornby Magazines 'Severn Mill Depot' was a layout produced for Warley 2019, it is designed to show that O Gauge is possible in a small space. We're grateful of Hornby Magazine agreeing to bring the layout to the exhibition to help show new-comers to the scale.
Chelagasa Town (1968 - 1975)
Chelagasa Town was conceived as a result of Heljan introducing a number of RTR diesels in O gauge & the need to have somewhere to run/show them. With a late 60’s Early 70’s setting it is possible to run a mix of BR green/blue/maroon liveries along with pre & post TOPS numbering.0’s setting it is possible to run a mix of BR green/blue/maroon liveries along with pre & post TOPS numbering.
The layout is loosely based around & WR/LMR setting and represents a small urban terminus with parcels siding and fuel point which also serves a nearby freight yard, hence there are quite a number of light engine moves to into & out of the fuelling point. Passenger services are mainly provided by DMU’s although some locomotive hauled trains also feature.
Hapford (Preserved Railway) - Rebooked from 2019 show due to not being ready for 2019
More details to be added soon
More details to be added soon
Arcadia Pennsylvania - American Freight Yard - Revamped layout for 2019
Arcadia Pennsylvania is a front (and rear) operated, freelance, box-theatre style “time-saver” layout depicting a fictitious, small industrial railroad freight terminal set in Arcadia, Pennsylvania, Eastern USA; the freight terminal has, as part of its backcloth, the declining “Arcadia Steelworks” Blast Furnace, although they are not operationally related.
Rolling stock and architecture represents the period 1960’s to 1970’s and a short line (APT) serves the location – to handle box cars, flat wagons, gondolas, and tank cars for several local operations. Sometimes, the route is worked by other motive power and, as a result, stock can be seen to be worked by a Pennsylvania RR Alco RS-1, a Louisville & Nashville EMD SDP35. The freight yard’s resident locomotive is a leased Central Railroad of New Jersey EMD SW9 (to be branded APT). Freight traffic is generated using a 4-track traverser that is linked via a short tunnel into the freight servicing area. Points are controlled remotely, using Tortoise slow- action motors.
Catch a Sheringham-bound train at Norwich and you will be treated to a delightful ramble across the Norfolk countryside. Whilst much has changed over the years what has not is the picturesque nature of the line as it winds its way down into Cromer through wooded cuttings, turning eastwards to run the last mile or so into the station. As it does so it passes under Gas Works Bridge and cuts through an outlier of high land to terminate in the truncated station platform. And it is this final, sinuous and somewhat foreshortened mile from the bridge to the platform that forms the subject of the model. Following rationalisation in the mid-1990s the two lines from Norwich and Sheringham are signalled and worked as two single line sections, all the former junctions having been removed. DMUs from Norwich arrive in platform 1 and are given the right of way to Sheringham by the theatre next to the green light displaying an "S", negotiating a crossover to reach the Sheringham line. Similarly, trains from Sheringham arrive in platform 2 and are signalled out by an "N", reaching the Norwich line via a second crossover. Interlocked, fully operational SPAD indicators prevent departures against a red aspect - let’s hope we don’t see any operating today!
More Layouts to be added soon. Please check back for details