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This years exhibition is proudly supported by Avocet Travel Management T: 01737 763421 E: email@example.com W:avocettm.co.uk
Given the world crisis with Coronavirus we have had numerous discussions amongst the MIOG team and from theses discussions we feel that we now have no alternative but to cancel the show for the;
24th/25th of October 2020.
We feel that we will not be able to offer an exhibition that would be not only safe, for exhibitors & traders, but also safe for visitors to the exhibition. We don’t have the space to allow us to comply with social distancing regulations that are currently being enforced by the government. We’ve been exploring various options regarding this, and unfortunately we feel that it would not be safe to hold the exhibition at the end of the year. Combined with the none guarantee that the tourism trade will be back open. Which could make booking exhibitors and traders into nearby hotels difficult. It could also affect visitor numbers to the exhibition, and would mean the show could potentially run at a loss, and traders would be out of pocket.
We hope that everyone who was signed up and planned to attend the show in 2020 will understand the difficult decision that we’ve had to make. It’s certainly not one that we’ve taken lightly.
We endeavour to work with our sponsors, traders & exhibitors to confirm a new date for 2021 at the new venue of Crewe Heritage Centre, once we deem it safe to restart and run the exhibition in a safe manner. We will be contacting Traders & Exhibitors later in the year to book for our new 2021 exhibition once we have confirmed these details with the venue.
We hope that you’ll understand our decision and continue to support the Modern Image O Gauge show & venture. If you have any further questions regarding this year's show, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Dave Lowery - Expert ModellerOur finalised list of societies to be attending the exhibition;
- DEMU - Deltic Preservation Society - Telford Steam Railway - Stafford Railway Circle - Dave Lowrey
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!
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