Railex 2015

Fareham Model Railway Club’s Railex 2015 was held on October 3rd and 4th, 2015

At a new, larger Venue –

Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Fareham PO16 7JU

We showed our layout “Forleigh” as seen in the Oct 2015 issue of Railway Modeller

Opening times: Sat 10.00 – 17.30 & Sun 10.00 – 16.30

Admission £6.00 ~ Accompanied Children Under 16 Free (One child per adult)

The winner of the Lord & Butler vouchers was Mr. F. Mcleod from Slough.

Here are some photos from the show

Click on a picture for a larger copy.

Chairman’s Welcome
On behalf of the Fareham and District MRC, I wish a warm welcome to you all and hope you enjoy our third Railex show at our new venue of Fareham Leisure Centre. Following our first two years at Lakeside, the show had outgrown the venue and so we have moved back into Fareham itself and the larger space the Leisure Centre provides to us.

There are at least 24 layouts for you to enjoy from all scales between N and O. We have an increased, but still balanced selection of traders able to offer you a wide range of goods and services. I am also pleased to announce that our show this year has been supported by Squires, who also have a trade stand at the show. Please do support all of our traders, including the many new traders who are joining us this year as well as those who have supported us for many years.

Once again we are pleased to give you the Show guide free on entry to the show and have worked hard to improve the content and the quality of the guide. I thank all those companies (including those who are not participating in the show) who have advertised in the guide. Their continuing support allows us to give you this guide. The photograph on the front cover this year was taken by Trevor Maxted, a local railway photographer, whose photograph features a Class 66 passing through Marchwood with an oil train on the Fawley branch. This is the last location on Network Rail in our area to feature semaphore signalling.

The venue is split into 2 areas, East and West Wings. You will arrive in the East Wing and the West Wing is the other half of the hall beyond the curtain. Seating is provided in the café area upstairs for you to rest awhile before moving on.

The use of the Leisure Centre allows the provision of refreshments within the venue; these will be found on the higher level overlooking the hall. For those wishing to visit the town centre, West Street is less than 10 minutes down the hill from the venue.

Please note that if you do need to leave the venue for any reason and wish to return, please obtain a pass out stamp from the steward on the exit door.

We invite you to make comments about the exhibition when you leave. Your feedback enables us to address issues and understand any areas of our show which need improvement. Part of the form also allows you to vote for your favourite layout in the show. If you include your contact details on the form, then your feedback form will also be entered into our prize draw.

Finally it remains for me to wish you a pleasant visit and remind you to put a note in your diary to come again next year. (1st/2nd October 2016)

Mark Grady
Fareham and District MRC Chairman
Layout and trader details are correct at the time of going to press

Layouts Attending
Camlas – OO
We welcome Chris and his small GWR terminus based on the long closed station at Newcastle Emlyn in West Wales
Children’s Corner – OO
The Fareham club, drive your own train featuring Thomas and his friends will be located on the café level of the venue alongside the club information stand.
Cornwallis Yard – EM
The GWR in the Plymouth area in the 1930s in EM gauge from David Barker, features trains on 2 levels.
Forleigh – OO
From our own club, Forleigh offers modern image trains on the main circuits and a preserved branch line. As featured in the October 2015 Railway Modeller.
Fulton Terminal – HO
An HO gauge American switching yard on the Hudson River featuring rail barges and a wide selection of freight traffic presented by Andrew Browne
Gravel Bottom – O9
Brian Smith presents this small mineral interchange layout with the main operational element of the layout in O9 scale. Brian is also bringing his Unique Baseboard Connector products.
Greenfield Valley – On30
This is an American On30 narrow gauge layout from Richard Pretious. This is a freelance layout featuring stock from several narrow gauge US railroads. Richard is also bringing his Iron Horse Video trade stand featuring his range of DVDs
Kingsbury – O
This is a new layout from the Barnhill Model Railway Club who were at our show last year and won the best layout award with their Kingsfield OO layout. Kingsbury is a GWR station on a through line featuring yard, loco facilities and canal transshipment wharf.
Livesey Lane – OO
Hailing from Heywood in Lancashire, Mark and John present their LMS terminus station in BR days in the rugged Lancashire countryside, featuring DCC operation.
Melcombe Abbas – OO
Our friends at the Romsey and District Model Railway club are joining us this year with their West Dorset SR based terminus
Morella – OO9
Heather brings this OO9 continuous circuit layout to our show from Bristol
N Gauge Group Modular
Nette Brucke – N
Chris presents German modern image in the countryside featuring an impressive bridge across the Rhine
Ogden Fold – P4
From our neighbouring club, the South Hants Railway Modellers, we are able to present Ogden Fold, a P4 gauge layout of the Lancashire and Yorkshire pre-grouping era company
Pilsworth – OO
From Leeds, Laura comes to us with her West Midlands based GWR era terminus featuring operation using Kadee couplings
Portsea – TT
Our second 3rd rail electrics model railway features Paul Hopkins interpretation of the railways in the Portsmouth Harbour and Southsea area.
Priors End – OO
No exhibition in our part of the world is complete without a Southern 3rd rail layout and in OO gauge we have an interesting terminus and associated goods yard from the BR Blue era
Sea Wall – N
Devon sea wall near Dawlish
Selsey Town – O
A model of the light railway terminus at Selsey comes courtesy of Keith Smith. It brings out the run down atmosphere which was a feature of many light railways.
Solent Summit – N
From the Gosport American Modellers we have an impressive display of their modular boards combined to give a modern American layout featuring long freight trains and switching yards
Summer Springs – OO
The Wealdon Model Railway Club present their slice of Norfolk in the early days of rail privatisation in OO gauge
Thealby – TT
As part of the 3mm 50th anniversary display this small free-lance layout will be shown by the 3mm Association.
West Tilgate – N
SR through station with branch
Westford – OO f/s
This large (60ft) OO finescale West Country 7 platform terminus station features Western Region operations from the steam and early diesel era of BR. The layout is brought by the Westford Modellers.

I must apologise that although we had invited Rhydwyn Fawr Steel, this layout is unable to attend due to illness and we wish a speedy recovery to those involved and hope to see the layout at Fareham in a future exhibition.

3mm Society TT
Lynton & Barnstaple Society
N Gauge Society – are joining us with a selection of the modular boards the local group is currently constructing and will be on hand to give information and advice about their methods. They will also bring the society mini-stand with details about the society.

Traders Attending
We have an increased, but still balanced selection of traders able to offer you a wide range of goods and services.
AAR Models
Book Law Publications
Ceynix Trees
C+L Finescale
Dave Jones Models (DJM)
Daves Railway Films
Freestone Models
Harrison Brown Models
Iron Horse Videos
Kernow Models
Kytes Lights
Lord and Butler
Lynton and Barnstable Railway Trust
Masterpiece Figures
Ron Lines
Taunton Controls Ltd (ZTC)
Unique Baseboard Joiners
Wessex Wagons
Weston Models
Wheels of Southsea

Free Heritage Bus Service From Fareham Rail Station on both days at half hourly intervals.
(By Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust)
Click here for a timetable
Click here for their website

Fareham Leisure Centre website

Click here for a location map

More info later …