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THE Christmas Model Railway Show, Manchester 3&4 December 2016!

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    It’s back, it’s bigger, it’s better!
    More space! More layouts!

    Following the success of Manchester Model Railway Society’s relaunched city centre exhibition in 2015, the Society has today released details of the attractions at this year’s show. The exhibition will be on

    Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2016,

    and will again be held in the Barnes Wallis building of the
    University of Manchester’s northern campus, a mere 250m from Piccadilly Station.
    More exhibition space has been hired this year and, in addition, the catering area has been almost doubled in size and will open for longer, serving a much wider variety of food throughout the day. Exhibition coordinator, Philip Sweet, said:
    “We have listened carefully to the feedback from last year’s visitors
    and are acting on it to make the exhibition bigger and better than
    ever. In line with their wishes we have increased the exhibition
    space, improved the catering and have invited more layouts – there
    should be twenty this year, two more than in 2015. One thing which
    has not changed is the quality of the layouts; most of them have
    been featured in one or more of the national railway modelling
    magazines in the last 18 months. The variety of traders this year will
    be even greater and we are arranging a number of activities designed
    for families and children.
    With Manchester’s acclaimed Christmas street markets nearby, our
    show is the perfect destination for your Christmas shopping”
    The Society website contains details and pictures of all the layouts, and much
    more information about the exhibition. Exhibition -
    To be kept informed of developments as the Exhibition takes shape, join
    our mailing list by emailing: exhibition@mmrs.co.uk


    Layouts are as follows;

    Layout Name Scale/ Gauge Location Era Format

    Arigna Town Ob36.75 Ireland 1950s Fiddle-terminus
    Crimson Road OO Midlands 21st cent
    Dewsbury Midland OO Yorkshire continuous run
    Elcot Road P4 Croydon area 1988 fiddle-terminus
    Forthtal 3.5mm Hoe (9mm) Germany/Austria Modern Fiddle to terminus
    Grime Street 4mm tram Leeds 1948-54
    Heatherly N England 2000-2016 Continuous run.
    Kepier Colliery OO Durham 1960S Fiddle-works
    Llantwyn OO9 Wales 1930s Continuos
    Melton Mowbray (North) N Midlands 48-53 & 57-62 continuous run
    Murfitt TT East Scotland
    Museum of Transport OO/others England Present continuous
    Northern Vale OO England 2015 Fiddle terminus
    Portchllin P4 West Scotland 1974 fiddle-throughfiddle
    Salmon Pastures OO Sheffield 1930s Fiddle to MPD
    Seabury Town O (FS) England 1960s Fiddle -terminus
    Shasta Z USA 1990s continuous
    Sodor North Western OO Sodorish Continuous
    The End of the Line O/On14 Forest of Dean 1960s Fiddle-terminus
    The World's End OO Yorkshire Present day continuous run
    Water Street Sidings O NE England 1910 Fiddle -terminus


    Trade, Societies and more details to follow.
     
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    Countdown to Manchester
    Exhibition

    With just 60 days left before the start of the Manchester Model
    Railway Society’s exhibition, preparations are well in hand and
    advance tickets have now gone on sale. The event, which is the
    only model railway exhibition to be staged in the centre of a
    major UK city, is expected to attract large visitor numbers.

    The organisers have listened carefully to the feedback from visitors at last
    year’s exhibition, which attracted record-breaking crowds. As well as extra
    exhibition space and improved catering, there will be more layouts, a film
    theatre, and a special competition for children - with a very special prize.
    The Society has a long tradition of high quality modelling and technical
    innovation and this is reflected in the content of the exhibition. Most of the
    layouts which will be present have been featured in the railway modelling press
    and demonstrate a very high level of craftsmanship. There will also be a wide
    range of demonstrations, including radio controlled trains, 3-D printing and
    advanced electronic control, as well as the more traditional craft skills.
    Located just 3 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly station, with a
    wide variety of trade stands and with Manchester’s acclaimed Christmas
    street markets nearby, THE Christmas Model Railway Show is the
    perfect destination for your Christmas shopping.
    The Society website contains details and pictures of all the layouts, and much
    more information about the exhibition. www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
    To be kept informed of developments as the Exhibition takes shape, join
    our mailing list by emailing: exhibition@mmrs.co.uk
     
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    Poignant Tribute at Manchester Exhibition

    Among the many attractions at Manchester Model Railway
    Society’s exhibition in December will be a poignant tribute to a
    member who died in tragic circumstances last year.

    Colin Robinson was a well respected member of the MMRS and also an awardwinning
    amateur film maker. At the time of his death he was finishing a
    biographical film on the life of Richard Trevithick entitled “A Cornish Giant”.
    The film has now been completed and will receive its première on Saturday 3rd
    December at the Society’s annual exhibition in central Manchester.
    The Society have arranged extra exhibition space in 2016, part of which has
    been allocated to a film theatre which will screen a selection of Colin’s films,
    including his documentary on the Beyer-Peacock locomotive works and his
    affectionate look at Chee Tor, one of the Society’s former layouts.
    Exhibition coordinator, Philip Sweet, said:
    “It is entirely appropriate that we honour Colin’s memory in this way.
    The innovative and informative videos that he filmed and edited last
    year, which explained to visitors the routes to our exhibition venue,
    played a significant part in the success of last year’s show. He was a
    keen member of the Society, a fine model engineer and a talented
    film-maker.”
    As well as the film screenings and a selection of 20 high class layouts,
    the Society has also organised a number of hands-on activities for both
    children and adults. Located just 3 minutes walk from Manchester
    Piccadilly station, with a wide variety of trade stands and with
    Manchester’s acclaimed Christmas street markets nearby, THE Christmas
    Model Railway Show is the perfect destination for a Christmas shopping
    trip.
    The Society website contains details and pictures of all the layouts, and much
    more information about the exhibition. www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
    To be kept informed of developments as the Exhibition takes shape, join
    our mailing list by emailing: exhibition@mmrs.co.uk
     
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    STOP PRESS!


    Dewsbury Midland* will be featured on ITV on Thursday evening (10th November) at 7:30 - The Tonight programme and it's nationwide! It was filmed to provide background for a programme about HS2. There will be a credit at the end of the programme and hopefully a link to the website through the ITV social media. Obviously we don't know how many seconds of actual exposure we'll get, but this has to be of interest to all.

    *As featured at the Manchester show!
     
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    Tickets bought and train booked, yes I know I'm risking it straying over the Pennines but I hope it's worth it.
     
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    Excellent stuff!
    I am quite sure you'll like it, we have something for everyone.
    Cheers,
    John.
     
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    Finally, I have got my scanner working so can now upload the floor-plan for your information.

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    The main hall (Room 2) and associated adjacent rooms.

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    Room 5.

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    Room 7.

    Hope it's useful to any and all potential visitors, you can now plan your route to your favourite layout or trader, etc!
    Cheers,
    John.
     
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    Looks well worth a train ride from Blackpool :)
     
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    Thanks John!
    Hope to see you there.

    Countdown to Exhibition
    With less than a fortnight to go, the organising team at
    Manchester’s ground breaking Model Railway Society, the third
    oldest in the world, are completing their final preparations for
    “THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2016!”

    The event, staged over the weekend of December 3rd & 4th at the Barnes Wallis
    building in Altrincham Street, promises to be very popular, with model railway
    layouts on display from as far away as Kent, Sussex, Norfolk and Edinburgh.
    But in addition to 20 visiting model railway layouts, there are also attractions
    aimed at children, a wide range of trade stands and the film première of “A
    Cornish Giant”, a documentary on the life of Richard Trevithick.
    Exhibition coordinator, Philip Sweet said:
    “We have listened carefully to the comments made by visitors to last
    year’s show, and have acted on them to put together a really high class
    exhibition with some of the best model railway layouts in the UK. We
    intend not only to please the serious modeller, but also to provide a
    great day out for the whole family. One lucky child will go home with an
    early Christmas present – the complete model railway set which is the
    prize in our free to enter competition.”
    Advance tickets for the exhibition (at a reduced price) are on sale through the
    Society’s website until the end of November. The exhibition is being staged in
    the Barnes Wallis Building in Altrincham Street, just 3 minutes walk from
    Manchester Piccadilly station, and has its own multi-storey car park. It is
    ideally located to combine a visit to the exhibition with a trip to Manchester’s
    acclaimed Christmas Street Markets.
    The organisers warn that the exhibition is likely to be crowded on Saturday
    morning and advise families with small children to come on Saturday afternoon
    or Sunday.
    Further details, with pictures of all the layouts appearing at THE Christmas
    Model Railway Show, are on the Society’s website www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
    Or, for other enquiries, by emailing: exhibition@mmrs.co.uk
     
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    Traders Present will be;

    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    Brass Masters
    C&L Finescale
    Cheltenham Model Centre
    DC Kits
    Direct Train Spares
    Eileen’s Emporium
    Going Loco
    Gordon Coltas Trust
    Greenscene
    H&A Models
    Judith Edge Kits
    Layouts 4U
    Locoshed
    Manchester Locomotive Society
    Megapoints
    Model Railway Developments
    Pennine Models
    Shawplan
    Ten Commandments
    TMS Models
    Trains & Diecast

    And if that wasn’t enough, after we’ve closed you can still visit the acclaimed Manchester Christmas Street Markets! http://www.mancheste...on_and_travel/2
     
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    Hi All,

    Just a brief note that today is the last day for advance ticket sales.

    Just three more days and we're on!

    Cheers,

    John.
     
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    It's Today!

    I hope anyone who can make it, will enjoy themselves.
    Cheers,
    John.
     
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    A wonderful show, many thanks to all the exhibitors and members of the MMRS. Here is a short video of most of the exhibits filmed on Sunday 4th. December.

     
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    Austin, what a cracking show and video, loved the guy on the bike, things on show there I haven't seen anywhere else.
     
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    Thanks Stewart, it was an excellent exhibition, even made the journey there and back by Pacer bearable!
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing your excellent video, Austin!
    It really does make the show look wonderful.
    As I didn't get to take any photos or even, film, would you mind awfully if I share this on other forums, please?
    Thanks again,
    John.
     
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    Thanks very much John, no problem with sharing the video. I've sent you a PM to confirm
     
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