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Scalefour Society – Scaleforum
September 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - September 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Scaleforum provides an opportunity to see some of the best layouts built to a scale of 4mm to one foot. We will have a wide range of specialist traders selling the hard to get bits for kit and scratch builders. No charge for partners or accompanied children up to age 16. Entry charge is for a two day ticket Further details on our website as available
A bus service from Aylesbury Railway station to the venue will be provided. The cost is £3.00 for the return journey. Time will be posted on our web site
OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30 – 17.30, SUN 10.00 – 16.30
ADMISSION: Adults £9.00
Layouts booked to attend:
A feature of several of the layouts on display this year is that the progress of their construction has been described on the Society’s web forum so Scaleforum will give an opportunity to see in the flesh what so far has only been seen on a computer screen. Some layouts will be substantially complete – finished even, whist others are at various stages of construction and allow the visitor to see the techniques used.
- Brettell Road
- by Jim Smith-Wright
- Industrial byway in the West Midlands (Forum thread).
- by Tim Venton
- Model of the station of that name station on the Great Western branch between Bristol and Frome.
- by Rob Ward
- The model represents Danby station on the North Eastern Railway single track Esk Valley branch line in North Yorkshire.
- Dewsbury Great Northern
- by Geoff Tiffany, Brian Eves and Dave Carter
- Dewsbury Great Northern is based on a real location in the Yorkshire town of that name which in pre Grouping days boasted no less than four stations.
- by Martin Nield
- Eccleston is a work of fiction even though it is a real place and features the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in all its glory.
- Enigma Engineering
- by Paul Gittins
- A small shunting puzzle layout where visitors can try their hand at solving the problems.
- Great Barfield
- by David Hawkins
- Great Eastern byway located on a fictitious extension to the Colne Valley and Halstead Railway in Essex.
- by John Stocks
- A ‘what might have been’ had the 1880 Skipton and Kettlewell Railway Act been implemented and a first attempt at working to P4 standards.
- Mount Woodville Works
- by Rob Milliken
- Mount Woodville Works is set in the mid 1960’s and represents a works producing salt glazed goods and fire bricks .
- by Howard Bolton
- Minories is the terminus of a short branch off the East London Railway, one of a number of interesting but not well known railway byways in the city. One of the most interesting features of the layout is the fully interlocked lever frame situated at the front of the layout where its operation can be seen by the visitor.
- by Richard Lake
- In the early stages of construction, Neversay is the seaside terminus of an imaginary and very eccentric coastal tramway; set somewhere in the Colonies in the mid-1950s.
Also on available will be the DRAG test track.
Traders attending the show:
Acc+Ess Protocab Limited
Alan Gibson (Workshop)
Bill Hudson Transport Books
Brassmasters Scale Models
C&L Finescale Track Building Systems
David Geen Model Railway Kits
G W Models
High Level Kits
Judith Edge Kits
London Road Models
Mega Points Controllers
Model Railway Developments
Modelu – design, scan, print
Neil Kinison Models
Penbits Model Railways
Phoenix Precision Paints
Prickley Pear Products
South Eastern Finecast
Tim Horn Baseboards
Wild Swan Books
There will be demonstrations by:
The demonstrations and help desks at Scaleforum are an essential part of what the exhibition is all about and this year we have will have a special focus on the finishing touches. Finishing off a model or a layout requires a range of different skills to those needed for building and we are delighted to welcome to Scaleforum three expert practioners of aspects of finishing.
- Painting and lining
- Ian Rathbone
- Backscenes and dioramas
- Paul Bambrick
- The Weathering Service
- Jack Chalkley
- Getting started in P4
- Mike Ainsworth
- Loco construction
- Steve Duckworth
- Modelling the Diesel and Electric era
- Tom Silsbury and Jonathan Buckie
- Scratch building the APT and HST
- Shane Wilton
- Scratchbuilding aided by using a CNC plotter/cutter
- Jonathan Hall
- The Area Group Demonstration
- Presented by the Wealden Area Group
- The Wealden Area Group will be demonstrating various aspects of scenic modelling on the group’s new layout, Chart Sutton which features the South Eastern and Chatham Railway.
- Missenden Abbey
- As a change from the usual publicity stand, this year we welcome Missenden stalwarts David Brandreth and Andrew Eaton who will be demonstrating some of the techniques that are included in the courses and showing some of their personal model making.