End2end wrote:FairwayJunction wrote:Thanks, this is very helpful. I might go along to some of these shows however they are branded "toy shows"
AH! well spotted!. Funny enough I have just gone to get thier timetable flyer off the fridge ( I usually pick one up at most shows) and the title has indeed changed from Toy/Train to just Toy Shows. It may be because they felt too restricted with the stated "TRAIN" on the flyer whereas with "toy" it covers more?
Or perhaps the evening fairs are more toys than railways. I honestly don't know as I don't go to the evening fairs only the Saturday / Sunday daytime ones.
I don't know the reason for the change of name and although there are other stalls selling toys (some vintage collectable stuff too) a good majority of the stalls are railway modelling paraphenalia. I've bought stuff from rolling stock to buildings there AND YOU CAN HAGGLE!.
No haggling in Gaugemaster!!
I've also seen a couple of "O" gauge layouts running at some of the shows.
Funny enough they hold one of thier fairs in Midhurst which I visited on the 8th of January.
The Grange, Midhurst, West Susseex, GU29 9HG and the 2017 dates for those fairs are...
Hope it helps.
Indeed no haggling at Gaugemaster however when I buy the class E4 from then next month, perhaps I might ask if they will price match Hattons! Worth a try and i have been going there for about 8 years so they might say yes. That's good that the Gramge are hosting shows throughout the year, I will definitely have to go to at least one of them. Thanks