We’ll try and keep the ESNG exhibition invites up-to-date on this page, plus a few other key events. It’s easier than editing the web-site!
N Gauge SouthEast – 2021
I’m sorry to have to announce that we have decided to abandon the 2021 NGSE show, originally planned for April 2021.
This is a long way ahead, and it was not a happy decision, but it actually turned out to be quite an easy one to make. Our new venue of Reigate College were still unsure whether they could host us in April 2021. They will not be renting the college out this autumn, as it will be forming its own ‘bubble’. It is possible that this will extend into 2021. They were also planning building works next spring.
And of course we have no idea what Covid will be doing by then. The last couple of weeks seems to indicate that ‘normal by Christmas’ is a little optimistic. It still seems unlikely that all of the UK will have received a vaccination by April, and from the discussions on various forums including this one, running a show with distancing, masks and the like will be difficult – and of course expensive. It is also debatable whether enough people will turn up to break even.
Finally, having cancelled this years’ show at very short notice, I, for one, couldn’t face the possibility of having to do it again next April.
So, we look to 2022 – Reigate College have been very helpful and they said they hope to see us then!
What we will do next year is to hold one or two open days / mini-exhibitions at our usual meeting place in Redhill. Perhaps one in May, a little later than normal, and one in October. We hope that these will work as a day to play trains, and a social opportunity for ESNG members and local enthusiasts. These will be easy to set up – we hope to send out a few invites to exhibit – and cancel if things get bad again.
ESNG SHOW 2020 CANCELLED Following the success of this year’s show, East Surrey N Gauge are again linking up with the N Gauge Forum to present an N gauge show for the southeast. The show will be on 4 April 2020, and it will be at a new site, Reigate College, RH2 0SD. This is just behind Reigate station, giving good bus and train transport links. The show will be a little smaller than Riddlesdown, with 16 layouts and a good cross-section of traders, but this facility looks as if it could be a regular home for us, access is a lot easier, and a slightly smaller show will be more sustainable as an annual event.
We trust it will be as friendly as ever, and apart from a selection of quality layouts and traders, the famed cake and real coffee will no doubt be on offer. LAYOUTS The Bridge at Remagen (Ww2 Germany) Ainsley CMD (UK Materials Depot in the 1990’S) Horseblock Lane (Post-Privatisation Shunting Layout) Titling (Germany) Beckton (Northern Part of the WCML in the Early 1990s) Santa Barbara (Modern West Coast USA) Bahnbetriebswerk Königshafen (A Small German Locomotive Service Depot) Oakhurst (UK Preservation Line) Mindelheim Junction Ashenden Junction (A Small SR Branch Line Station) Southbridge (GWR 1934 -1948) Trinity Road (South Manchester in the 1960’s.) Burngullow Junction (WR Hydraulics and China Clay Dries) Choates Lane (East London With Hs1) Fanniston Calne (UK) Esng N-Club Modules Pedanticmongrel’s N Gauge Modelling Projects TRADERS BH Enterprises Plus Daughters N-Brass Locos JB Modelworld Coastal DCC The Wagon Yard =CRail= Dingo Servos Tiny Underground Models Showcase Esng Club Shop (Second-Hand Sales) Neil’s Emporium (Second-Hand Sales) SOCIETIES N Gauge Society Network Southeast Railway Society N Gauge FZorum
We’re exhibiting at the shows shown below….
3 May 2020 (Sunday) – Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway showCANCELLED 4-5 September 2018 – Gaugemaster Model Railway show, Ford.CANCELLED 19-22 November 2020 – European N-Scale-Convention, Stuttgart.NOT ATTENDING