The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association aims to encourage the modelling of
narrow gauge railways at a scale of or around 7mm to 1 foot (1:43)



7mm NGA Exhibition & AGM

 

Our next Exhibition - the 35th Exhibition & AGM will be held on 13th June 2015 - 10.30 am til 4.30 pm. Details will be published here and in the Show Diary in due course.


The 34th Exhibition & AGM of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association was held on 14th June 2014 at Burton Town Hall as usual.

At the exhibition Bob Dawson,  David Wright and Mark Clark gave demonstrations of  Buildings,  Buildings & Scenery,  and Locos & Rolling Stock

The following superb layouts were seen operating:-
  • Boot – Peter Kazer. 1/4” inch scale finescale model of the Ravenglass & Eskdale in 3ft days.
  • Chelfham – David Hughes. O14 model of the Lynton & Barnstaple.
  • Blas O Cymru – Bernard Morgan. O-16.5A slice of Welsh Narrow Gauge.
  • Alstone Quay – Terry Robinson. O-16.5 freelance narrow gauge light railway.
  • Longnor – Hugh Williams. O-16.5 freelance narrow gauge light railway.
  • Blakecaster – Peter Williams. Layout built by the late Howard Clarke and exhibited here with some of Howard’s extensive collection of rolling stock, now owned by the Association.
  • Wheels Mill – Tony Clay. O-16.5 layout built originally by Brian ‘Wheels’ Stubbles.
  • Pagham Harbour – Richard Rundle. O-16.5 Portraying a harbour on the Sussex coast.
  • Plaxtol Road – Tim Tincknell. Colonel Stephens Light Railway, inspired by the Kent & East Sussex Railway. A sneaky standard gauge entry, but the promise of grass strewn track was too much to resist…
  • Zorba’s Mine – Baz Ward. On30 set on the Island of Crete.
  • Gravel Bottom – Brian Wilson. On30 Standard gauge and narrow gauge interchange.

Trade Support was provided by:-

  • Port Wynnstay
  • Andrew Neale Railway Books
  • Avalon
  • Blackdog
  • Mercian Models
  • EDM Models
  • PLM Cast-a-ways
  • Blackham Transfers
  • S&D Models
  • Backwoods Miniatures
  • A1 Models
  • N-Drive Productions
  • Minimum Gauge Models
  • Slimrails
  • Chris Ward Railways
  • Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society

And, of course, the usual bar and catering facilities were provided.

A number of trophies were given, and thoroughly earned, at the AGM. Details of the winners will be published in Narrow Lines. One of these is the Mervyn Axson Trophy for the best article in the preceding year in Narrow News as voted for by the Members. Since this includes online voting, the winning entry, "A Hunslet Mallet" by Andrew Young is available for members to view by following the link from the Members Home Page.

The success of the AGM Exhibition relies on willing volunteers to assist on the day, with setting up the hall and helping our exhibitors to set up in the morning, manning the front door during the day and then helping pack it all up again at the end. Without these people, there would not be an Exhibition. We all owe a debt of thanks to Andrew and his team of volunteers for yet another successful and enjoyable event.

Exhbition and AGM - General Information

Our Annual Exhibition is held in June of each year. The date can be found in the Show Diary. Currently it is held at the Town Hall in Burton-upon-Trent, a suitably central location to allow members from all over the country to attend.

The Exhibition is open to both members and non-members and is notable for displaying both a good number of superb model railway layouts in or about 7mm scale and having excellent trade representation. Refreshments and real ale are available.

The AGM itself commences at 2pm and every effort is made to keep it short and to the point allowing members to return to viewing the layouts.

As part of the Exhibition a number of trophies are awarded for layouts and models at the convention and for these anyone attending the Exhibition can vote. Other trophies are awarded for items such as the best article in Narrow Lines in the previous year. This is the Mervyn Axson Trophy which members can vote for either using the list in Narrow News or online.

Members can access the Annual Exhibition Trophy Rules here. (You will need to log on)