With just three days to go, and with a number of last minute changes to the line-up, here’s what there is to see on Saturday. Despite the changes, I think it will be a good show!
From its inception in 1997, ESNG has adopted the N-Mod system whereby individual members are given freedom to design their own modules, generally 4ft by 2ft to their personal liking, subject to an agreed specification for the interconnections to the four track
We have three N-Mod layouts on display today. These are our own modules, and layouts from the West Sussex and from the Berkshire groups of the N Gauge Society. These three layouts show a wide variety of modules, showing just what can be done in this format.
Bleak Moor – Neil Cocksedge (ESNG member)
Based on the Settle to Carlisle route, the layout shows the railway in the wild and bleak Pennine landscape. A wide variety of trains will pass by, so settle down for a bit of train spotting or just watch the trains go by.
Oakhurst – Ian Sparshott (ESNG Member)
Oakhurst is a terminus station on an a ficticious preserved line. The line is home to a fleet of both steam and heritage diesels, with the mainline connection at Newbridge adding further traffic from incoming railtours.
Earl’s Wood – Jon Bartlett (ESNG Member)
Earl’s Wood is a Lehigh Valley branch in the NE USA. It has a new fiddle yard since it’s last visit to the show. Operation may be sporadic, as Jon will also be doing the Exhibition manager’s job!
Dawes Creek – Dave Dawes
We’re pleased to catch Dawes Creek before retirement. Based on Victoria State Railways, ‘down-under’, the layout catches the undoubted character of Australian railways and scenery.
Kuritu – Ian Milroy
Kuritu is unusual in three ways. It’s Japanese, it’s an inter-urban railway, and it has been designed to be viewed from both sides. A simple design, but it just ‘oozes’ Japan.
Kato Racetrack – Paul Rowlett (ESNG Member)
Paul is an avid collector of high-speed and bullet trains. So we’ve given him some space to show them off! Paul is also populating ‘Eric the Roundhouse’ on our N-mod layout this year, with Japanese locomotives.
BH Enterprises are a manufacturer and supplier of an extensive range of quality brass, whitemetal and plastic N Gauge model railway kits, scenic items and accessories suitable for modern image and steam era layouts.
Tel: 01923 672809 (calls after 7.00pm only please)
Invicta Model Rail
We are pleased to welcome Invicta Model Rail, Kent’s newest model railway specialist. Visit their shop beside Sidcup Station, for a personal in-store service. They also offer a world wide mail order service.
Tel: 0208 302 7774
NscaleCH – John Brightwell
NscaleCH offers a range of new and previously-owned items of Continental outline, especially for the Swiss enthusiast.
Telephone: 01732 460387
And a welcome too, for WINCO, well known on the exhibition circuit, and who have imported and retailed European model railways since 1988.
Tel: 0196 286 9301
JB’s Model World
JB’s Model World specialise in storage boxes for model railway stock. I’m told that you will get their products cheaper than from Ebay!
Neil is established on Ebay, and is trying his hand at a ‘live’ show, offering a mixture of military and railway models.
Second hand sales
For a pre-loved bargain we have two second hand sales stands – our own club shop, and Ray Hansen’s stand, with all sorts of items for sale.