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Author Topic: 23 & 24 November 2019 - Warley Model Railway show at the NEC  (Read 972 times)
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« on: November 16, 2019, 07:40:20 am »

Not usually my thing these days, but as I have a RailFuture board meeting in Birmingham next Saturday, I'm tempted to stop overnight and go along and see what I suspect is the biggest show around.

https://www.thewarleyshow.co.uk

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WARLEY NATIONAL 2019
Hall 5 NEC Birmingham
Saturday 23rd November 2019 (9.45am* - 6pm)

Sunday 24th November 2019 (9.45am* - 5pm)

*Advance ticket holders 9.15am - Saturday and Sunday

Noting that the local RailFuture branch has a stand ...

Anyone else going or tempted?
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2019, 12:01:44 pm »

Is this the annual event that featured in James May's "Big Trouble in Model Britain" two part series from about a year ago? I think that was billed as the biggest of it's sort in the UK. 
I'll have wait for next year though, already been booked in for London that weekend for the Hogarth Exhibition and the V&A.


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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2019, 12:22:00 pm »

I wouldn't advise going on the Saturday (far too crowded and noisey).  Much more relaxed and more aisle space on Sunday.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 12:33:41 pm »

I wouldn't advise going on the Saturday (far too crowded and noisey).  Much more relaxed and more aisle space on Sunday.

Phew!    That's my plan.  Thank you.   Will you be there?
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 12:36:00 pm »

I wouldn't advise going on the Saturday (far too crowded and noisey).  Much more relaxed and more aisle space on Sunday.

Phew!    That's my plan.  Thank you.   Will you be there?

I'm planning to at the moment.  Just to give you a feel for the scale of it all, they generally have about 15,000 visitors over the two days (i.e. its a big exhibition!).
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 12:09:16 pm »

The Hall Plan and list of exhibitors can be found here: http://thewarleyshow.co.uk/pdf/2019%20Hall%20Plan.pdf
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 01:25:41 pm »

Ill be around on the Sunday volunteering on the Swindon Panel Society stand(s).

Well be taking a mini/portable version of a panel with us to the show. Running the same tech scaled down to what we use on the Swindon Panel at Didcot Railway Centre.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2019, 08:08:14 pm »

That will be Newbury, but not quite, so Notbury, and will there be some knobs to turn and buttons to press?
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2019, 09:58:52 pm »

That will be Newbury, but not quite, so Notbury, and will there be some knobs to turn and buttons to press?

absolutely...if all goes to plan.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2019, 09:45:37 pm »

Main pictures in the "Lighter Side".  Here is the more serious stuff of a better railway for the future.



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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2019, 01:55:15 am »

I have started my N Scale/Gauge journey with the beginnings of a layout that I've taken ownership of from a family member.

I'm thinking of modelling a late 1950s era fictional country scene with a small town and some industry, perhaps a hillside colliery on its last legs. Inspiration will likely be Somerset with its coalfield, and the S&DJR.

A rough and ready test of the track and my first loco.


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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2019, 06:10:50 am »

I'm thinking of modelling a late 1950s era fictional country scene with a small town and some industry, perhaps a hillside colliery on its last legs. Inspiration will likely be Somerset with its coalfield, and the S&DJR.

I note you have a footbridge but not passing over any tracks.  If not required, could it be moved to Pilning?
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2019, 11:06:46 am »

Sadly that footbridge is in a poor state of repair. It'll need replacing with Equality Act compliant lifts and overbridge.
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2019, 07:19:17 am »

Very smooth control(ler), impressed. Smooth trackwork as well.
2020 Model Railway Challenge entrant next year?
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2019, 06:28:49 pm »

Very smooth control(ler), impressed. Smooth trackwork as well.
2020 Model Railway Challenge entrant next year?

I'll be looking to get a better DCC controller in the near(ish) future. The one I have currently is what Graham Farish supply with their DCC train sets. It can control many trains but doesn't have the ability to control points, signals, lights etc. It also doesn't allow for programming of Configuration Variables (CVs) that can adjust such things as the acceleration curve and momentum.

But I have to save my pennies first/write to Santa. In the meantime it's sketching out the plans and starting to model the landscape. Using cardboard, newspaper and PVA for that.
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