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THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« on: November 10, 2018, 01:41:57 PM »
THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
 
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30
Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
 
Doors open for advance ticket holders at 09:45 (or a bit earlier if it’s safe!)
Advance tickets: £8.  Tickets on the door: £9
Accompanied children under 16 free. (max 3 with each adult)
 
On line ticket sales through our website, together with full details:
http://www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition/
 
Variety: Nineteen layouts, thirteen different gauge/scale combinations, prototypes from seven countries in eras ranging from 1880 to 2018.
 
Convenience: Three minutes walk from Piccadilly mainline station, Piccadilly Metrolink tram stop and Chorlton Street Coach station.  Bus stops for 35 routes all within six minutes walk, plus Piccadilly Gardens bus hub les than ten minutes away. Cheap parking in a multi-storey car park 150m from venue (£2 all day)
 
Entertainment: Demonstrations, trade stands, historical re-enactors, Armistice display, children’s layouts, competitions, festive catering.
 
 
Layout Name                  Scale/ Gauge     Location                           Era
Addison Park                            3mm/14.2              London Transport                           1950s
Ambleton Vale                          N                            Western region, Southern England   1965
Arcadia Pennsylvania terminal   O (1/48)                 US                                                   1960s/70s
Arun Quay                                O (7mm)                 Sussex                                            1950s
Barton Road (MMRS)                  OO                         Manchester                                     2000
Behind the Lines                       OOn9                      France: The Somme                        1918
Black Lion Crossing                  EM                          Welsh borders                                 1950s
Danny at the Zoo                     10mm/OO               Fantasy                                         
Deansmoor                              N                             Stockport area                                2000 -15
Dufton Road                               OO                            UK                                                  1980/90s
Fort Whiting                             OOn9                      South Africa                                    1930s
Hallam town                            2FS                          Sheffield                                         1970s
Hounslow Sidings                    OO                          West London                                   50s-60s
North Ballachulish                  EM                           Scotland                                         1970s
Oakhurst Town                        S7                            Kent                                               1880s
Pwllheli                                    P4                           North Wales                                    2000 - 12
Readham                                 OO                          Cotswolds                                       2018
Tarring Neville                         OO                          BR(S)                                               1960s
Zauberwald                              Oe                          E Germany                                       1960s

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 03:01:07 PM »
Not much N it seems - Deansmoor is half of it; or a third if you count 2mmFS.

The good news is that we're well through the job list post-Wigan; just some buffer beam detailing needed on the class 90s @Cooper  (?!) fit my new etched pans on all the electric stock and a dash of dirt over the roof of the 323 then we're ready for action!

If you come to the show be sure to say hello!

Cheers Jon  :)

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 04:04:40 PM »
The only 'Barton Road' layout I'm aware of is the excellent N gauge one featuring lots of diesel hydraulics. Is there another one?

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 04:09:46 PM »
Thanks, Jon and Newport Nobby,
This particular Barton Road is the MMRS new diesel outline layout: http://www.mmrs.co.uk/barton-road/
I hope that satisfies your curiosity?
Bye,
Harold.

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 04:11:44 PM »
Thanks for clarifying that, Harold.

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 04:15:24 PM »
Does anyone know if Northern train staff will be striking again on the Saturday?

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 01:19:31 AM »
Unless things change, they are on strike every Saturday until the New year :( It looks like I'll have to drive in and find somewhere to park this year.

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2018, 01:06:24 PM »
Bus stops for 35 routes all within six minutes walk, plus Piccadilly Gardens bus hub les than ten minutes away. Cheap parking in a multi-storey car park 150m from venue (£2 all day)

Does this help?
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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2018, 05:54:58 PM »
Oh I know where there is parking. It's just that the last time I drove in they'd closed off half the streets and put no-entries everywhere, so all the routes I know no longer work! Last time I even found that one street tee'd into another and I ended up going the wrong way up a one-way street - I managed to get back and check that I hadn't missed a sign and no, there was no sign or road marking to stop me turning the wrong way!

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2018, 12:38:24 PM »
I've found that by far the easiest way to anywhere in central Manchester is to park up at a tram stop just off the M60 (specific stop dependent on which direction you are coming from) and get the tram, in this case to Piccadilly...

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 09:27:04 PM »
I am not trying to boo hoo  the show just some advice for those travelling to the show.

As is advertised Northern will most likely be on strike, but if you are coming from the Western side of Manchester I wouldn't advise driving in as Regents road is down to One lane and Chaos if you are using the M602 or I would say use the tram from somewhere like Eccles or Media City to get into Manchester.

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2018, 12:21:56 PM »
THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
(Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance.  Accompanied children under 16 FREE
(max three children with each adult.)

We pride ourselves on offering  Entertainment, Convenience and Variety.



This year we can show you layouts covering 135 years of railway history.  From Kent in the 1880s, modelled at 7mm/ft, -

to Stockport in 2015 modelled at 2mm/ft,

and a whole host of other layouts in between.  Add to that our children’s activities, our traders and our other attractions and you have the recipe for a perfect pre-Christmas treat.
Full details and on-line advance booking (no fees) available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
Oh, and by the way, we NEVER pass your details on to anyone else.
Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society

Location of the Barnes Wallis building: M1 7JA.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Barnes+Wallis+Building/@53.4754202,-2.2342917,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x487bb195cda10437:0x4db609f9ee957f8a!8m2!3d53.475417!4d-2.232103?hl=en-US

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2018, 11:24:01 AM »
The Manchester Model Railway Society tries to be a bit different when it stages its annual exhibition.  Of course you can expect to see some of the best model railway layouts in the country; of course there will be a wide range of traders and demonstrations of modelling techniques, - but we try to add something that you won’t find at other exhibitions. 
In the past we have staged a film premiere and held an art exhibition; this year our Armistice Display honours the memory of two Manchester men.  Both were employees of the London & North Western Railway, both volunteered to join the army, both served with distinction and, at the end of World War 1, returned to their jobs on the railway.  Both had locomotives named in their honour.   

Find out more at
THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
(Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance.  Accompanied children under 16 FREE
(max three children with each adult.)

Full details and on-line advance booking (no fees) available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2018, 01:41:17 PM »
What do you think – is it real or is it a model?

Find out at
THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
(Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance.  Accompanied children under 16 FREE
(max three children with each adult.)

You’ll be able to wander among a wide variety of top class model railway layouts, traders selling the perfect Christmas gifts, interesting demonstrations of modelling techniques, historical re-enactors, and have the chance to win valuable prizes.  It’s the perfect recipe for a pre-Christmas treat, and it’s only 3 minutes walk from Piccadilly station.
Also, making a return visit from Turin, Italy is Jelly Models, who were involved with Channel Four’s Great Model Railway Challenge as well as at least one of the contestants from the show.

Full details and on-line advance booking (no fees) available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society

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Re: THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2018, 12:49:16 PM »
Come and see Andy Cooper’s superb “North Ballachulish”

© Chris Nevard / Model Rail
Gordon Gravett’s Sublime “Arun Quay”

© Gordon Gravett.
Geoff Kent’s fantastic “Black Lion Crossing”

© Geoff Kent.
and many more TOMORROW at

THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
(Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance.  Accompanied children under 16 FREE
(max three children with each adult.)

You’ll be able to wander among a wide variety of top class model railway layouts, traders selling the perfect Christmas gifts, interesting demonstrations of modelling techniques, historical re-enactors, and have the chance to win valuable prizes.  It’s the perfect recipe for a pre-Christmas treat, and it’s only 3 minutes walk from Piccadilly station.
Also, making a return visit from Turin, Italy is Jelly Models, who were involved with Channel Four’s Great Model Railway Challenge as well as at least one of the contestants from the show.

Full details available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
Please note: on-line advance booking is now closed but tickets are still available at the door, of course.
Best wishes

Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society


PS We do have N and 2mm layouts, it's just this 'mailshot' didn't include them, sorry (H).

 

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