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The 2009
Uckfield Model
Railway Exhibition
Retrospective

Expo 2009 Best in Show - Purbeck 00-9
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Our 2009 Exhibition

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Our 25th Exhibition

was held on
Saturday & Sunday
17th/18th October 2009


at the
Uckfield Civic Centre
Civic Approach, Uckfield
East Sussex



The 2009 exhibition was another great success with fourteen layouts attending. There were ten different scale/gauge combinations on show including those in 0, 0-16.5, P4, EM, 00, 00-9, H0, 3mm/ft finescale, British N and 2mm/ft finescale. Again something for everyone! Layouts traveled from as far away as County Durham, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Warwickshire and West Sussex, portraying British, American and European standard and narrow gauge prototypes.


The Weald Hall on the Saturday morning


Twelve members of the trade, including specialist manufacturers, had a presence at the show. There was a display by the model engineers from the Bentley Miniature Railway as well as the popular demonstration stand, this year with guest demonstrator David Russell who brought along part of his H0 American layout which he is constructing.


The show was very successful, with many comments being received as to the high quality of the exhibits, the variety of trade goods on offer and the general friendliness of those taking part.



Netherhall & Fletching

Netherhall & Fletching
"00"

(click for 6 pictures)

Cornwallis Yard

Cornwallis Yard
"EM"

(click for 8 pictures)

Trerice

Trerice
"P4"

(click for 6 pictures)

The Hellingly Hospital Railway

The Hellingly Hospital Railway
"00"

(click for 8 pictures)

Grafenwalde

Grafenwalde
"H0"

(click for 11 pictures)

Stourcombe

Stourcombe
"00"

(click for 3 pictures)

Rivendell

Rivendell
"0-16.5"

(click for 8 pictures)

West Tilgate

West Tilgate
"British N"

(click for 8 pictures)

Portchullin

Portchullin
"P4"

(click for 12 pictures)

West Street Yard

West Street Yard
"H0"

(click for 6 pictures)

Wansbeck Road

Wansbeck Road
"2mm/ft finescale"

(click for 11 pictures)

Eatanswill

Eatanswill
"0"

(click for 9 pictures)

Whatlington

Whatlington
"3mm/ft finescale"

(click for 8 pictures)

Purbeck

Purbeck
"00-9"

(click for 8 pictures)


Throughout the weekend the visiting public was asked what layout they thought was the "Best in Show". The 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9) layout "Purbeck" constructed by John Thorne picked up the most votes and he was presented with a special plaque for mounting on the layout.



Demonstration Stand: David Russell & Jeff Day

Demonstration Stand: David Russell & Jeff Day

Demonstration Stand: John Quick

Demonstration Stand: John Quick

Demonstration Stand: Brian Wilson

Demonstration Stand: Brian Wilson

Club Information in Civic Centre Foyer

Club Information in Civic Centre Foyer

The Model Engineering Display

The Model Engineering Display

The Model Engineering Display

The Model Engineering Display

Plus Daughters

Plus Daughters

Realistic Modelling Services

Realistic Modelling Services

South Eastern Finecast

South Eastern Finecast

Dart Castings

Dart Castings

The Hobby Box

The Hobby Box

Kevin Robertson Books

Kevin Robertson Books

Roxey Mouldings

Roxey Mouldings

Eileen's Emporium

Eileen's Emporium

Eric Bobby

Eric Bobby

Albert Goodall

Albert Goodall

Barry Jones

Barry Jones

No Nonsense Kits

No Nonsense Kits

The Raffle Stand

The Raffle Stand

The Admissions Desk

The Admissions Desk



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