ESNG will be exhibiting at the Gaugemaster Open Weekend, 3-4 September. The show is at their shop behind Ford station, near Arundel (and Ford prison). It’s a free show, and looks pretty good. ESNG members, if you come you’d be very welcome and come and run a few trains to relieve us operators. I should be there all the time except Sunday morning, so any non-ESNG blog readers please do make yourself known.
We currently have confirmed model railway layouts covering a range of scales and representing railways from around the world, from Britain to the USA, Japan to Germany and beyond. We will also have a range of suppliers and societies here to offer expert advice.
There will also be very special offers and show-only discounts in our shop over the weekend.
Free parking will also be provided, and if you don’t want to drive we are right next to Ford railway station, with regular trains from London Victoria, Brighton and Portsmouth.
Refreshments will be available as well as live steam rides provided by Chichester Model Engineers.
We’ve only got a small N-mod loop to show – there was a little confusion on my part as to whether the quoted size include public viewing. However, this will be easy to transport and set up….
We’re also well into planning for the Stuttgart N-Club meet in November. The van’s hired, and things are gently coming together. We will be exhibiting a ‘stand-alone’ N-mod / N-club layout, and sharing the space with the Konigshafen layout. Konigshafen did the same thing 10 years ago, so Nick Falconer was keen for an anniversary visit. The layout as below looks as if it will be a good show – and it doesn’t have any nasty duck-under!
Finally, if you thought your train shed was spectacular (the shed not the trains), have a look at these examples from the shed of the year competition. If I had one of these, I’d certainly live in it!!!