Spalding Model Railway Exhibition


More than 35 layouts are set to attend the Spalding Model Railway Exhibition, sponsored by Hornby Magazine, this weekend on November 12/13 2016.

The event is held at Springfields Event Centre on the outskirts of Spalding – post code PE12 6ET.

Hornby Magazine will be exhibiting West Riding Power – the feature subject of Hornby Magazine Yearbook No. 8 (2016) – which has only previously been seen once in public.

Here’s a short video reminder of the layout and its construction process:

The layout models a West Riding area power station in ‘N’ gauge using Bachmann’s Scenecraft cooling towers and unloading facilities as its centrepiece. It uses Digital Command Control and, as a first for a Hornby Magazine layout, is set in the post steam era between 1980 and 1985 prior to sectorisation.

Joining West Riding Power will be an impressive line up of layouts with highlights including Cliff Parsons’ stunning ‘OO’ gauge LNER layout, Gresley Beat, set on the approaches to London King’s Cross in the 1920s/1930s and Gordon and Maggie Gravett’s impressive 1:50 scale slice of North West France – Pempoul.

Also in the line-up are Ray Slack’s Bodmin GWR, Stuart Conlan’s Choates Lane and Hedges Hill Cutting, Dave Gillard’s Hampton End, Clay Cross Model Railway Society’s Hindlow and David Harrison’s Lagganmoor. European and American outline layouts include Bill Roberts’ Antwerpen Oostkaai, Mike Westerman’s Bayern Neustadt and Adrian Hall’s Bear Creek Junction 2.

The Hornby Magazine stand will also be attending with special show-only offers on subscriptions and our range of exclusive limited edition models, accessories and scenic items. Hornby Magazine contributor Paul Chetter returns with his popular DCC Sound showcase, while Paul Bason, Roy Hickman and Howard Leader will be demonstrating their building and scenery techniques throughout the weekend.

Manufacturer Bachmann Europe will be displaying its latest releases and pre-production models, plus more than 20 traders will be there including show sponsors Cheltenham Model Centre, DC Kits/D&E Videos and Kytes Lights together with ADM Turntables, Digitrains, Green Scene, MegaPoints Controllers, Shawplan, Ten Commandments, Train Tech and more.

Spalding Model Railway Exhibition starts from 10am both days, with doors open from 9.30am for disabled visitors.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £6 for concessions while accompanied children are admitted free of charge.

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