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  • Chiltern Show at Stevenage : January 13, 2018 - January 14, 2018

Author Topic: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition  (Read 665 times)

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Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
« on: January 06, 2018, 04:41:59 pm »
B H Enterprises will be attending this show next weekend 13th and 14th January
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Re: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 05:16:14 pm »
I'm not exhibiting but I hope to see you there on the Saturday.

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Re: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 07:28:10 am »
Went to the show on the Saturday (primarily to see the Remagen layout...) and was impressed with the high standard of layouts attending. Based on that showing, it will be an event that I attend on a regular basis in future.

Did anyone else discover the free bus service using a preserved Green Line RT double decker that was operating a route from Stevenage bus station to the local farmers market?  Apparently it runs on the second Saturday of each month, so should be running on the first day of the 2019 show as well!!

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Re: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 08:57:32 am »
I attended yesterday - my first time at this show.

There was a good selection of layouts and traders there. It will certainly be on my list of exhibitions to visit next year.

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Re: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 03:25:12 pm »
A few snaps from the show.  I've got more but I lost the will to live going through the multiple steps to load photos to the forum!

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Law Junction


The Bridge at Remagen


Llangerisech


Midsummer End


Rannoch Moor


Sandmarch


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Re: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 04:14:36 pm »
Yes, I know it's an HO layout, but the Mauch Chunk layout was the only US standard gauge layout there, and the quality of the modelling transcends the scale barriers.....



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Re: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2018, 04:59:10 pm »
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Re: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2018, 08:44:30 am »
This show was of a really good standard both layouts and traders there was a good mixture of gauges and for me the four most outstanding layouts were in no order of preference
 Law Junction
The Bridge at Remegan
Midsummer End
Rannoch Moor
Law junction had a Pendolino running both  days and Arun wound it up to top speed which we estimated at 140 MPH he was a bit sceptical of it going round the curves at each end but it handled them with no trouble at all.
All four showed what can be achieved in N gauge and had a large crowd round them both days all four champions for N gauge.
I.recruited   at least one new member but he hasnt posted anything yet he said his name on here will be Frostie.we spoke for a while while at lunch but I dont remember what era or region he was going to model ,but he did say he was a Rule one man .
I met quite a few members including Hailstone ,Railway gun and Only Me and of course Arun Aird  and Al Turner not to forget Steve Spotter the owners of the above layouts , I picked up a bargain Lyddle End building on the club stand for only a fiver so all in all a really good weekend .
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Re: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2018, 10:04:43 am »
Hello all,

Really enjoyed my visit to the show on Saturday. 

I think the new venue at Stevenage is a major improvement on the Arena in St Albans, though the signage could be a little better, and having the whole show on one level is better.

Standout N/2mm layouts for me were Law Junction, the Bridge at Remargen and Llangerisech (sp?) seen here:



I also thought the scenic work on Rannoch was very effective at representing  desolate Scottish uplands.

There was also a rather nice 4mm scale Welsh layout that was a complete oval, with no fiddle yard, and a rather nicely done quarry in the corner:



I found Mauch Chauk a little disappointing TBH - the trains, buildings and foreground scenic were very good, but let down IMO by the trees on the hillside and the back scene.  Maybe the new operators are getting around to improving these areas?

Thinking about it, backscenes seem to me the Achilles heel for a number of layouts.  Maybe it's an area where collectively we are not confident?  IMO the best are those produced photographically, or just left in plain pale grey or blue.

Thanks again to Arran and the team on Law Junction for operating one of our three production Pendolinos all weekend.  I am told it operated flawlessly all weekend - though it did suffer a major derailment while I was watching due to the points being set against it!  Luckily all cars remained coupled and upright!



I also thought the selection of traders offered an decent mix too, and I was able to pick up a couple of Oxford HGVs and a book I was after (First Generation Scottish Diesels) too.

Cheers

Ben A.


 
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 10:09:48 am by Ben A »



 

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