The show took place on October 2nd and 3rd, 2010


The Following Layouts attended:

Bodmore Vale ~ Dave Lear and Crockerton MRC.
Bodmore Vale has two mainlines on two levels, the lower level has a country feel with a canal and farm buildings while the upper level is a busy town setting and industrial area.

Club Demonstrations
Elliott was doing some preparatory work on more than one MR.TV programme as well as experimenting with a new way of uncoupling Kadee couplers using rare-earth magnets and with several American outline layouts here this was an excellent time to try this. There were also demonstrations given by other club members over the weekend.

Corhampton ~ Club Layout
The Meon Valley has survived as a busy secondary main line carrying both passenger traffic and freight to the supposed docks at Lee on the Solent. The Botley line closed but has had new life breathed into it as a preserved railway. You don’t very often see a N Gauge layouts measuring 18′ by 10′; and this was well worth a look. For more information see the F&DMRC Layout section of this web site.

Lee on the Solent ~ SHMRC
The layout was presented around the time of grouping (1923) allowing both LSWR and SR stock to be run. Motive power included an ex-LBSCR D1 class tank and Terriers. All are fully compensated. Rolling stock includes Gate stock sets and various coal wagons from local merchants. In the near future, they are hoping to model the original two composite coaches to allow representation of trains as used from opening through to 1909.

Penhallick is a 4mm model of a line that never was! The North Cornwall Line ran from Halwill to Padstow, calling along the way at places such as Launceston, Camelford, Delabole and Wadebridge. The line modelled is an imaginary branch that led from a triangular junction at Delabole to the fictitious fishing village of Penhallick, on the north Cornwall coast.

Reighton is an EM scale layout set in the early 1980s which featured a small double track station with sidings serving a Maltings complex where grain is loaded and dispatched to the Scottish distilleries.

Sandy Lane 2000 ~ Alton MRC
The layout although fictitious is loosely based on the Old Oak Common diesel depot on the Western Region of British Railways. The layout was built in the 90s and now has been brought up to date and converted to DCC Control. This layout was not operated to any set sequence but ran to show the variety of rolling stock which has been around since 2000 to the present day.

Sankley~ Woking Miniature Railway Society Modellers
SANKLEY is a fictitious place a few miles to the north of Gillingham and east of Wincanton. It is a Southern station with connections to the Somerset & Dorset and the Great Western. The period is 1948-50 which allowed the running of locomotives and carriages in four liveries: late Southern, the Somerset & Dorset had become London Midland & Scottish by that time and Great Western, all waiting to be repainted, and stock already in the new British Railways colours. Goods stock could have come from anywhere.

Soberton ~ Club Layout

We welcomed back our flagship layout. For this show, Soberton was being run with modern image stock and not operated to a set sequence but showed a variety of rolling stock which has been around since 2000 to the present day. For more information see the F&DMRC Layout section of this web site. For more photos see the Soberton page on this website.

Surprise County/Blueberry Harbour ~ HO ~ Gosport American Model Railway Group.
This group are based in Gosport and hold regular open days at the village hall in Alverstoke. They specialise in reproducing the American scene and their open days are always well attended with numerous layouts and demonstrations taking place. This layout was built using the lightweight modules designed by Allan Dobson which their club uses, in its bare state; they weigh in at only sixteen pounds each when incorporating four legs and a sky board, making them easy to assemble.

The South Downs and Solent Group ~ 3mm Society Modules
This layout is constructed to the scale/gauge combination accepted as TT3 – 12mm gauge supporting 3mm/foot scale models. Over the last year the group have done much work on this project. The standard modules are 25” wide and 5’ long. Within these constraints the individual modeller is free to create whatever railway scene is fancied. This group are associate members of our Club and meet in our clubroom on average once a month. If you are interested in joining them or finding out more about 3mm modelling please see the 3mm Society Section of this web site.

The Weatherman ~ Demonstration
Tom demonstrated subtle weathering techniques that have all been achieved without the use of an airbrush. All of the techniques can be used for all scales from Z to 0 Gauge. Tom is also a war gaming military modeller, therefore the methods are used on vehicles and people alike

Trenance is a model of an imaginary joint GWR/SR terminus, which could have been built at this small North Cornwall town. The town is located on the coast north of Newquay and it is assumed that it gained an importance similar to Newquay and hence gained a GWR branch from the Par to Newquay line at St Denis Junction, past the airport at Newquay, together a route from Wadebridge on the Southern Railway, North Cornwall route from Okehampton to Padstow. The station is a 3 platform terminus and features a canopy over most of the platform lengths. Although based on the Will canopy kits, it has been substantially modified with brass supports and included full lighting.

ZWIESBODEN ~ Derek Gillkerson
“ZWIESBODEN” is from the two towns, namely: ZWIESel and BODENmais, both towns are in Eastern Bavaria. ZWIESEL is the Junction Station for the lines from Grafenau, Bodenmais, and Plattling, through Zwiesel to Bayerisch Eisenstein which in turn is the junction Station for onward travel into the Czech Republic, in 2006 the Czech Republic became a member of the “EU”, so some DMU’s now travel from Plattling through Zwiesel into the Czech Republic as far as SPICAK.


There was Trade Support from the following:

AAR Models ~ Trade
AAR specialise in model cars, lorry’s coaches and buses suitable for use with 00 gauge from Cararama, Corgi and EFE as well as Hadfield tram kits, die cut card building kits and accessories. They also stock Jarvis Scenics, Dapol and Kestrel building kits and Cooper Craft model lorry kits and accessories.

Andy Lynch Models
Another new trader to our show, Andy had a good range of pre-owned trains in various makes and gauges.

Falcon Figures ~ Martin Hill
Masterpiece by Falcon Figures has been producing quality figures for both 4 and 7mm scales with an emphasis on cab crews for over 15 years. With the availability of super detailed locomotives Masterpiece now offers cab crews that are specifically designed to fit each of these products were on Sale.

Iron Horse Video ~ Trade
As well as operating Sandy Lane, Denis was looking after Richard Prectious video sale stand. Richard has another life where he organises and records videos which he sells under the trade name of Iron Horse Videos.

Kevin Robertson Books ~ Trade
Kevin Robertson, Railway Author and Bookseller, is pleased to offer for sale a wide range of books and videos from all major suppliers. A selection of local interest and bargain books were on offer and he advised on out of print titles without obligation.

KytesLights ~ Trade
We are pleased to welcome Joe and Kytes Lights to our show this year. If you needed anything ‘lighting up’ then here was the stand to answer your questions.

Ronlines ~ Trade
Ronlines had on display a selection of quality used model railways and accessories. He also purchased any unwanted model railways items for cash.

Squires Tools ~ Trade
We are very pleased to welcome Squires Tools to the show this year. We were more than delighted when they requested to attend. This stand provided all your tooling needs.

Talylynn Railway Preservation Society ~ Wessex Area Group
The sales table supports the running of the Worlds 1st preserved railway. Details of running times and other information about the railway were available here.

Wicor Models ~ Trade

Local model shops are becoming something of a rarity, but Wicor Models goes from strength to strength. Proprietor Dave Mockford is always happy to help. Most recently when Thomas stripped a gear wheel during one of our Parish Hall Open Days a replacement loco was provided to us – to keep the children happy. Thanks Dave!

Here are some photos from the show

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