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Thankyou to everyone who attended the MIOG 2022 exhibition and made it a great success. Please check back for more details soon.
We're Back! Modern Image O gauge Exhibition 2022
After a year of uncertainty we are now back with our popular exhibition which will be held at the Crewe Heritage Centre. Featuring two days of all things Modern Image we hope to be back with a bang! Featuring a whole host of traders, manufactures and Layouts and a wealth of knowledge all in one place. So why not come along and join us for the weekend. Your ticket will feature exclusive entry into the entire Heritage Centre and all there exhibits on display. A great mix of models versus the real thing. With an extensive display of rolling stock & railway memorabilia.
Where is the exhibition?
Our exhibition is located at the Crewe Heritage Centre, in Crewe. With direct links by Rail & Road. To facilitate people arriving by Rail we will be running a free shuttle bus from the Railway Station. (Please note we will post more details of this in due course)
The address is;
Crewe Heritage Centre Vernon Way Cheshire CW12DB
Postcode for Sat-navs is CW1 2DB
Please note that there will be no parking on-site.
We offer a number of spaces on a first come, first served basis for those who have a Blue Badge identifying a mobility issue. Our disabled parking is located at the main entrance to the museum next to our Booking Office, spaces can fill up fast so we recommend getting to the Heritage Centre early.
For normal parking Pay & Display parking is available less than 100 metres away on Oak Street. Alternatively their is free parking on Tesco's carpark for 3 hours. How-ever we recommend if possible for people to use our free Shuttle Bus from the Railway station.
This map shows the exact location of the show;
Saturday 26th March 2022 10:00 ti 17:00 Sunday 27th March 2022 10:00 til 16:00
Adults - £8 Children under the age of 14 - £3 Children under the age of 5 - Free
Heritage Centre Attractions
As part of your ticket price you will gain entry into the Crewe Heritage Centre site and all of its attractions. For more information on the Heritage Centre please click the totem below;
Pictured below is the bus we are intending to use for our shuttle bus operations to and from the station.
Please check back soon for more details
-Buzz Models -Coastal DCC -PRMRP -Northumbrian Painting Services -Made in Manchester -Greenwood Model Railway -Skytrex -Easybuild -Rail Image Collection -Treemendus -SBT Developments -Intentio -TTC Diecast -GM Transport -Connoisseur Models -KMS Railtech -Peter Clark Kits -Tower Collection
Please note that all traders are subject to availability & change.
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.
Arcadia Pennsylvania - American Freight Yard
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!
The layout is loosely based on the Tallington concrete works that is alongside the ECML near Stamford. The works has been operated by Dowmac and Tarmac in the past, making concrete sleepers along with other concrete structures. It is now scheduled to make the track panels for the HS2 project.
The Tallington works did not have a narrow-gauge railway but does have sidings within the complex that are connected to the main line. The layout is a shunting operation, with a narrow gauge system moving materials within the works, and finished products to a standard gauge siding.
A layout designed and built by Paul Rolley the next chapter moving on from TGB Metals which featured at our previous exhibition this is a bigger adaptation of Scrap Yard. Filled with loads of Custom wagons and buildings. Set in the early 90's this colorful layout looks to be a cracker!
Alexandra Sidings is a 7mm scale layout which represents a small fictional station and parcels depot in North West England. The layout is ‘split level’, with the lower level comprising a station and a separate upper level with an urban parcels concentration depot. The layout depicts a representation of a small urban station, Oldham King Street. This takes its inspiration from locations such as Clegg Street, Oldham Central and Guide Bridge. Access to the platform is from a passenger walkway and staircase via the station entrance located on the upper level. The station building is modelled on Guide Bridge station. The station has been poorly maintained under BR operation, and is under threat of closure.
Bury Thorns & 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.
Dovedale is loosely based on the Peak Forest in the early 2000's when EWS was all the rage and the end of the Colourful Trainload liveries were beginning to be phased out, it made for a colourful railfreight scene. The Stabling sidings and Loco servicing/fuelling point provide a hive of activity along with a quarry loading road allowing the active loading siding, still well under the reign of semaphore signalling, giving that authentic Peak Forest feel. This will be the layouts debut.
Exeter St George
A layout set in the west country at the height of all things Class 50! When The Class 50's were still deeply involved in the Network South East Operations to Exeter and further south, these locos could often be seen at Exeter for Routine Maintenance or Fuel! This layout is a fictional adaptation of this. Set in the early 90's when the Class 50's were starting to show their age a little