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)



Show Diary


The members layouts listed under each year, are scheduled to be at the stated exhibitions. We hope you will be able to attend any in your area. We will soon have a Photo Gallery showcasing examples of the standard reached by many of our members. Would members let us know where and when your layout is being exhibited by email to the Chairman, the Narrow News editor and the Webmaster. (click here to open a new email in your email client) We also welcome details of exhibitions your group is running. Full details of exhibition times and venue would be appreciated. Please quote your membership number in all correspondence. Whilst endeavouring to ensure details above are correct, the Association, its officers or members, cannot be held responsible for changes or cancellations to any of the events, or for errors that may occur in publishing these details.
 

Show Diary

Date:

Name, Venue etc.:

Layouts etc.:

19/5/2018

SWING

Event address: The Littlehampton Academy Fitzalan Road LITTLEHAMPTON BN17 6FE
Opening Times: 10:00 - 16:30
Parking: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Refreshments: Yes
Website: http://swing.model-railway.org.uk
Email: group.downs@7mmnga.org.uk



Layouts/Traders:
Layouts:

Bridge over the Blythe - Nn3 - Narrow Gauge

Awngate - OO9

Gelillydan and Ishtar - OO9

Greendale - OO9

Lidihoe - OO9

Red Hook Bay - HO Std Gauge

Alford Brewery - OO Std gauge

Blue Circle Cement - OO Std gauge

The Dockyard - OO Std gauge

Quinton - OO Std gauge

Valencia Harbour - 4mm Irish Broad Gauge

Calstock Halton Quay - O-16.5 Narrow Gauge

Cottinglye Wharf - O-16.5 Narrow Gauge

Mulldale - O-16.5 Narrow Gauge

South Downs Tar Company - O-16.5 Narrow Gauge

Totherend - O-16.5 Narrow Gauge

Watchet Quay - O-16.5 Narrow Gauge

Itchen End Goods Depot - O Std gauge

Wood Street - O Std gauge

Scratchy Bottom Halt - GN15 Narrow Gauge

Hambleden Valley Railway - GN45 Narrow Gauge



Traders:

7mm Narrow Gauge Association Sales and Publicity stands

Eric Bobby railway paintngs

Andy Lynch

Anything Narrow Gauge

Dakota Dibben

EDM Models

Harrison Brown

Locomotech

Masterpiece miniatures

Narrow Planet

Peco Pubs

Port wynnstay

Railroad Trading

Smoth & Sons books

Squires

Wheels of Southsea



Other stands:

OO9 Sales and info

Lynton & Barnstaple Trust



Demonstrations:

Mike Tucker buildings

Solent Model Construction

Roy Hickman Scenery







Charity Supported: CHESTNUT TREE HOUSE {Children's Hospice Care}
Click here for poster/leaflet

19/5/2018

Lancashire Area Group meeting

Event address: Eccleston School Hall , PR26 8LT
Opening Times: 11am to 4pm
Parking: Yes
Email: geraldblaikie@yahoo.co.uk



Layouts/Traders:
Routes best approached from M6



From the South – leave the M6 at jct 27 and turn left, keep in outside lane, after 50 yds turn right, (B.P. Garage) into Mossy Lea road, (note – this may appear as Crow Orchard road on some sat-nav systems) Follow this road for approx. 5 miles through Eccleston village until reaching a hump back bridge with St Mary's church on the right. Immediately over the bridge take the left fork, New Lane. Proceed to the T junction at the Texaco garage, turn left. After approx. 200 yards, after Barlows Trailers on the right, turn right into Ulnes Walton Lane. The school house is on the right after approx: one third of a mile.



From the North – leave the M6 at jct 28 (Leyland) and at the end of the slip road turn right, keep in outside lane up to traffic lights and turn right on to A49. Follow A49 under West Coast main line, (traffic light controlled) through 2 further sets of lights. At the roundabout go straight across and after 250 yds, at the second roundabout turn right on to A581. Follow this road for approx. 4 miles until passing a Texaco garage on the left. Approx 200 yds after the garage, at Barlows Trailers on the right, turn right into Ulnes Walton Lane. School House is approx.: one third of a mile on the right.



From Southport, Formby, Crosby – either pick up M58 and then follow details for approach from south, or use A565 to Tarleton, turn right at lights onto A59 (Liverpool). After approx 2 miles turn right onto A581 to Croston. Drive through Croston Village and after passing the Grapes Hotel on the left, follow the road to the left, after approx. One and a half miles, at the T junction (Highfield pub on right), turn right. Pass Wyvale Garden Centre on the left and then take the next left turn, Ulnes Walton Lane. School House approx. One third of a mile on right.





Please try to attend; bring a layout, some stock or something you are working on. Frank Sharp is coming over to do some demonstrations which knowing Frank should be very interesting.

A topic for discussion. Since the Association is holding the annual exhibition and AGM in June, should we also hold a meeting in June or should we go for the next meeting to be held in July? If you wish to host a meeting and when you would like to do so, please let me know so we can draw up a schedule/programme rather than struggling from month to month.

Following a successful meeting in Morecambe a few months ago the Lancashire Area Group are holding another meeting

26/5/2018 - 28/5/2018

The Great Little Trains of Wales Model Railway Exhibition

Event address: Ysgol y Berwyn Secondary School, on the A4212, Balla Gwynedd LL23 7RU
Opening Times: 10am to 5pm Sat & Sun, 10am to 3:30pm on Mon.
Admission: Adults £5.00, Family ticket £10.00
Parking: Yes
Refreshments: Yes
Website: http://bala-lake-railway.co.uk/events/default.html
Telephone: 07813 031152 or at the Bala Lake Railway 01678 540666



Layouts/Traders:
Many Narrow Gauge Layouts and Traders.

The show is being run in conjunction with the Bala Lake Railway. Free vintage bus to Bala Station for the Bala Lake Railway.

2/6/2018

Narrow Gauge East

Event address: Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens IP22 2AA
Opening Times: 10:30 to 5:00
Admission: £6.50
Parking: Free parking on site
Disabled Access: Yes
Refreshments: The Steam Museum cafe serves teas, coffees, cold drinks, pies, pasties, snacks, salads, baked potato
Website: http://www.bressingham.co.uk/events/narrow-gauge-east.aspx



Layouts/Traders:
Watchet Town - Peter Jackson (O-16.5)

East Dunnet (0-16.5) Chelmsford & District MRC

Wensleydale (0-16.5)

La Garita Hills Railroad On30

Mosquito Falls On30



Association Sales - Modelling Goods, Publications and On30 Depot Sales.

5/8/2018

The Engine Shed Model Railway Show

Event address: Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway, Pages Park Station, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TG
Opening Times: 10:30 to 4:30
Admission: £5 for Adults, £3 for Children
Website: http://www.buzzrail.co.uk/static/modelrailway.html



Layouts/Traders:
The End of the Line (O/O14) by Tim Crockford

6/10/2018 - 7/10/2018

Wigan Model Railway Show

Event address: Robin Park Leisure Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UH
Opening Times: Sat 10 am to 5.30 pm, Sun 10 am to 4.30 pm
Admission: £10
Parking: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Refreshments: Yes



Layouts/Traders:
NOT NARROW GAUGE, Not Even 7mm scale but as part of the Colonel Stephens Society's celebration of 150 years since his birth



4mm/ft scale P4 layout Leysdown – a scale model of the Sheppey Light Railway terminus.



Also in P4. Rolvenden, Kent and East Sussex Railway. This was the repository for all the antique and dropping in bits stock of the K&ESR

10/11/2018 - 11/11/2018

Tolworth Showtrain

Event address: Tolworth Recreation Centre, Fullers Way North, Tolworth, Surrey, KT6 7LQ
Opening Times: 10:00 to 5:30 on Saturday and 5;00 on Sunday
Website: http://www.hamptoncourtmrs.com/showtrain/showtrain%202018.html



Layouts/Traders:
'The End of the Line' (O/O14) by Tim Crockford

17/11/2018

Portsmouth Model Railway Show

Event address: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth PO3 5XT
Opening Times: 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Admission: £5
Refreshments: Yes, open until 1:30.
Website: http://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/



Layouts/Traders:
NOT NARROW GAUGE, Not Even 7mm scale but as part of the Colonel Stephens Society's celebration of 150 years since his birth

'The End of The Line' (O/O14) by Tim Crockford.





4mm/ft scale P4 layout Leysdown – a scale model of the Sheppey Light Railway terminus.