Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

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Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:55 am

Leigh Model Railway Exhibition 2017

Sat 2nd September 2017 - Sun 3rd September 2017

St Joseph's Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh, Greater Manchester WN7 2DA

Opening times: SAT 10.am-5pm, SUN 10am-5pm
Admission: Adults £5.00 Concessions £5.00
Website: https://leighmodelrailwaysociety.wordpr ... tion-2016/

Various layouts in 0, 00 & N will be attending covering both British and continental. We also have an Australian layout attending in HO scale. Supporting trade stands and refreshments are available. Please note under 15's free when accompanied by an adult.
More details to follow presently.
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:26 am

Layouts

Arcadia Pennsylvania Terminal by David George. US 0 scale.
Bickersleigh Colliery by Leigh MRS. 00 scale.
Children’s Layout by Leigh MRS. 00 scale.
Daleside TMD by Fred Holt. 2mm N scale.
Grove Street Yard by Jennifer Kirk. 00 scale.
Leigh Bridge SP by Craig Holt & Phil Gower 00 scale.
Leighmoor Bois by Phil Delnon. Hornby Dublo 00 scale.
Much Snoring by Edward Farms. 2mm N scale.
New Ulm, Minnesota (USA) by John Edge. H0 scale.
Ross Creek by Ian Clarke. Australian H0 scale.
Weir by Leigh MRS. N scale.

Traders

To follow.
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:55 pm

Traders

Astley Green Mining Museum.
Book Law Publications*
Club sales stand.
Culcheth Models.
Leigh Models & Hobbies.
Made in Manchester Models.
Peter Metcalfe.
Ron Burgess.
Robin Gibson.

*Not yet confirmed.

Show you how.

Sherringtons refreshments.
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:39 pm

I'm sad to report that Book Law Publications have confirmed they are NOT coming to our show and Robin Gibson has also had to cancel.
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:28 pm

I am happy to announce that our 'show you how' will be manned by Dave Edwards who will be demonstrating how he [s]models in 009 scale[/s].
My mistake!
Dave will be showing how he builds 4mm coal wagons from scratch.
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:02 am

I can now announce that we have managed at short notice, to get two layouts to take the place of the missing traders. I will let you know the details as soon as I have them.
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:19 am

The two 'new' layouts are;
St. Miran Junction by Kevan Jones. 00 scale set west of Glasgow in the diesel era. 12' x 8'.

St. Michael's Road by Romily Methodist Railway Modellers. 12' x 6' 00 gauge representing a small steam shed on outskirts of a popular town. It has its own small allocation but other engines arrive after working excursion trains into the town. There are also occasional diesels on test.

That makes 13 layouts plus a small demonstration layout from Astley Green Mining Museum.
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:44 am

It seemed like a good day yesterday, not packed out but a steady stream of visitors all day. I was rather busy with my layout but that’s what I thought.
Let’s hope for another decent day today.
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:59 pm

Well, that was that! All the planning and preparations not to mention, hard work is all over now. I enjoyed it and I think most of the others did too. It’s too early to say how well we did but at times it was rather quieter than we would have preferred. At other times there certainly was a good “hubbub” going on. A friend of mine who is a trader, professed to have done “okay” so hopefully, we have made enough to carry on for a while yet. By all accounts though, when even large venues like Warley are relatively quiet, it does make one wonder how long shows will be able to continue in their current form.
Some ‘snaps’ I managed to take on Sunday morning;
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A lovely ‘industrial’ scene on Jenny Kirk’s “Grove Street Yard”.

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Fred Holt & Brian Chawners lovely little TMD.

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Edward Farms charming “Much Snoring”

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Leigh MRS own N gauge “Weir”.

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St. Miran Junction by Kevan Jones

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David & Sue George’s “Arcadia, Pennsylvania” - lovely American 0 scale.

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St. Michael's Road by Romily Methodist Railway Modellers.

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The very impressive “Ross Creek” by Ian Clarke in Australian H0 scale. I really hope to see this again.

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“Leighmoor Bois” by Phil Delnon. 50 or 60 year old Hornby Dublo that still works very well.

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Leigh MRS own “Bickersleigh Colliery” looking atmospheric and showing that ‘Sentinel’s are rather popular!

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Finally your’s truly own “New Ulm”, American H0 in the prairies.

Cheers,
John.
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:49 pm

John
Nice set of pics, thanks for sharing (saved me a long trip lol).
I know it was an exhibition, but just seems odd to have signs saying "Exhibit", makes me wonder who won the "Rosette". lol.
Who won the largest vegetable? :D
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Re: Leigh MRS Exhibition 2 & 3 September 2017

Postby Allegheny1600 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:31 pm

Hi Mate,
Sometimes, I feel that I did (win the vegetable), ha, ha, ha! I will post later who won 'best in show' but it certainly wasn't me!
Cheers,
John.
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