Show update: Overflow parking is in the Doynings sports centre overflow car park ( RH1 1DP), just 5 minutes walk from the school. Take the entrance and bear right to the upper car park. There’s 4 free hours parking there.
With just five days to go, here’s what there is to see on Saturday, 9th April. As ever, I think it will be a good show!
One request for visitors. The school is in the process of extending, and has taken more of the car park than we hoped and expected. Please do come, as there is free public car parking just five minutes away. We’ll have someone at the gate to allocate parking for the less mobile (and the exhibitors) and direct you to the car park.
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.
Leonards – Sean Healy (ESNG Member)
Leonards is an n-gauge layout of a fictional location in the south of England at the end of a busy branch line. Based on network southeast to present time on the 3rd rail network using ready to run and modified stock. As well as EMU’s and loco hauled passenger trains Freight also runs into the terminus for the royal mail and engineering department.
St Elizabeth Street – Martin Gray (ESNG Member)
St. Elizabeth Street is a 16ft by 2ft layout. It has a main line station with a working fairground at one end of the layout and has an engine shed and goods yard at the other end. The layout is fully dcc controlled via an iPad and all the points on the layout are motorised. A feature of the layout is the working lighting.
Kato Racetrack – Paul Rowlett (ESNG Member)
Paul is an avid collector of high-speed and bullet trains. Last year we gave him some space to show them off! This was so popular (children seemed especially fascinated by the impromtu wiring going on), so we’ve given him an even larger area this year. Most of the trackwork will be Kato Unitrack, showing the flexibility of this sectional track system.
Azusa Mills – Steve Stripp
Azusa Mills is a USA switching (shunting to us Brits) layout, that can appear in three different formats and sizes. We’ve got the largest set-up here today. Industrial switching, with slow, complex and precise placing of wagons for unloading and loading is a feature of American model railroading not seen so much in UK models.
Littlehampstead – Oliver Abbott
My new layout Littlehampstead is a fictional southern region terminus located somewhere near Surrey, East Sussex, Kent way. It is set somewhen between 1960 and 2003 to show a selection of 3rd rail EMUs
Southbridge – Graham Bridge
Southbridge has been constructed with the objective of providing a model railway through which trains can be viewed as if standing by the real thing. Measuring nine feet by two feet, the end result is a fictitious GWR double track country station with a single track branch line set between 1934 -1948. The line sees a variety of traffic – some of it due to weekend diversions.
The N-Gauge Society exists to promote the interests of modellers in N-gauge throughout the world. The Society supports local groups and also countrywide groups, such as the WorldWide Area Group which caters for the interests of non-British modellers. The society has a thriving shop, where special edition wagons, kits, building and scenic materials may be obtained. Enquiries may be made as follows:
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.