MIOG Live is a new concept for us, As you will be aware we recently cancelled our exhibition for 2020. As most clubs around the country are finding you cannot put on an exhibition and comply with the social distancing that is currently required by the government,
Please note that this is an online platform and will be streamed to our Facebook Page or our Youtube Channel.
MIOG Live will be a 2 day live stream from Simon Georges wonderful Heaton Lodge Junction which will take place on the 24th/25th of October 2020. This is the original date for our exhibition so be sure to keep it in your diary if you want to be a part of it!
Along side Heaton Lodge Junction we'll have a Question and Answer session with Ben Jones from Heljan. Showing off the latest samples of Heljans 7mm projects, and answering all the questions that this year you've not yet had the chance to ask him!
We'll also have various other layouts set up at the venue with footage and interviews with the operators!
Heaton Lodge Junction
Images are Mike Wilde from Hornby Magazine
Heaton Lodge Junction is lovingly recreated at a whopping 200ft long this layout is set to be one of the biggest in the country. Its a scale 1.3 Miles long in 7mm. It has a wide selection of Hand-built Crossings and points that required frogs so shallow an angle that they had to be specially made for the layout.
Dummy Point motors which have been painstakingly copied from Westinghouse blueprints. Complete with scratch built signal gantries which have been re-created perfectly. Along side this 4 Bin liners worth of mini Natur & Noch Static grass has been used. 10,000 individually laid sections of concrete line-side trucking across the entire length of the scenic section of the layout.
A whopping 4 Kilometres of Peco track has been used to create the fiddle-yards and hidden sections of track. 100 meters of Cast Stone walls are used combined with 15 litres of cast resin used to lovingly create the river scene on the layout.
The layout features a massive 150ft Fiddle yard with the idea of storing 28 full length trains. On top of this it takes a whopping 7 minutes for a train to complete the circuit running at a scale speed of 50mph.
We hope your as excited as we are about showing this layout off in its full glory! This will be the first time anyone has had access to the fully completed layout.
Q&A With Ben Jones from Heljan
Ben Jones form Heljan has kindly agree'd that he will be attending the MIOG Live, he'll be doing a Q&A with Chris & Cameron, getting into all details of Heljans latest releases and showing off samples of current and upcoming projects.
You'll have the chance to post all of your questions to Ben that you've been waiting to find the answers to. So This will be a not to miss section of the weekend. You'll need to be a registered Member of Facebook or Youtube to enable you to post your questions to us.
Wick End is based on a fictitious branch of the Highland Railway from Wick via Nybster to John o’Groats. The truth has been bent slightly and the main ferry service for the Orkney Isles operates from here allowing for a steady stream of subsidised rail services and freight traffic, although we portray this as ‘being on its last legs’ in the era we model. Set in the late 1980s we use mainly ready to run stock that has been altered, repainted and sound chipped. This layout has featured in the 'Hornby Magazine'
All images courtesy of HM
Bury, Thorn & Sons
Bury Thorn & Sons is an 0 gauge DCC Industrial shunting layout. Representing a tar distillers set in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the early 1960s, the layout is complete with all locos and rolling stock complete with the branding of the Distillers that would've been prototypical for the era of this layout. A custom livery has been applied to some of the locos and rolling stock to make it an all round immersive setting.
The layout is approx. 12' 6" long and 19" wide, made up of 3 boards of differing lengths. Track is all Peco, the layout was built before the 0 gauge "set track" became available so is the larger radius points. Some clearances are very tight as are some of the curves however so the layout is restricted to small locos and shorter wheelbases.
This will be the layouts debut with a MIOG Ownership and we're very much looking forward to showing this off at MIOG Live for all you guys to show whats possible with small locos and a small space!
More information will be added soon. Please check our Facebook page for the most up to date information.
How to watch?
So we'll be going live on the 24/25th of October 2020 from 10:00 both days.
To watch us you'll either need a Facebook or YouTube account (not compulsory) you'll only need an account if you wish to partake in the Q&A's
A full schedule for the event will be posted closer to the event but please check back for more details as we add more.
To be taken to the platforms to watch them please click the buttons below.
Q: How do I join? A: You'll be able to join live on the day through our Facebook Page, Youtube Channel & Our Website.