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Wealden Rly Group's Small Layout Show 2017

 
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Dudley



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:34 am    Post subject: Wealden Rly Group's Small Layout Show 2017 Reply with quote

Hello folks,

Will this show be happening in 2017?

Dudley
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giles b



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's this Saturday from 1030 - 16.30.
Venue: The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Steyning, BN44 3XZ
Admission 3.50

Please be aware that the adjacent car park is now Pay & Display (payment by card only), with a 3 hours max time limit. Ask at the show pay-desk to be directed to a nearby road with no parking restrictions - a 4 minute walk from the show.

See you there.
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Dudley



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Giles. This is the first I've heard of the show this year - has it been advertised anywhere else? Is there any chance that the roads without parking restrictions could be named on here? That would be so much more convenient.
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Dudley
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giles b



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dudley,

The info I posted I'd gained as an exhibitor at the show. As I'm not an organiser I can't give you chapter and verse on parking, but have a look on Google Earth to find Fletchers Croft and you'll see there's a dead end road leading up to the church on the other side of the road that passes the Centre. I think that's it. Edit: THIS IS WRONG - see posting below.

Don't know about advertising. I think it's probably been on the CMRA's online Exhibition Diary.


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giles b



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New information from the show's organiser. Recommended parking road is Goring Road, which is unrestricted - but beware of obstructing driveway entrances, please. It is about a 5 mins walk back to the venue, along a footpath.
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Simon Hargraves



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame I won't be able to make it....not feeling up to riding the bike today due to a bug of some sort, so have gone to the Surrey 7mmNGA open day at Merstham by train instead...
Hope all goes well and that I can make it next year!
Regards,
Simon.
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giles b



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was on my own, operating Great Sutton, so did not have much time to see the show, and indeed missed two or three layouts altogether. I did like these two exhibits, starting with some Belgian Vicinal rolling stock in 1:32 scale on 32mm track (O gauge)




No room for O gauge? Think again, and look at what Les Colman brought along; a 7mm scale layout with a main baseboard measuring 4ft 6ins by 1ft 3ins. The end of the run-round loop was a sector plate disguised by a corrugated iron loco shed. The sector plate was 18 inches long and was cantilevered out from the end of the board by about 9 inches, making the overall length 5ft 3inches. The flavour was a mixture of Wantage, Laxfield and the Wisbech & Upwell. The points are three foot radius, hand-built.







As usual with Les, the main modelling material was cardboard (including the diesel's body). The locomotive's mechanism was an old Atlas six-wheeled Plymouth chassis.

Some new pictures of Great Sutton will be found in its own thread, tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The show organiser has now posted his pictures; they are available at http://wealden.weebly.com/2017-show-pics.html
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