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The 2016
Uckfield Model
Railway Exhibition
Retrospective

Expo 2016 Best in Show - Wadebridge
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Our 2016 Exhibition

Expo 2016 Logo

Our 32nd Exhibition

was held on
Saturday & Sunday
15th/16th October 2016


at the
Uckfield Civic Centre
Civic Approach, Uckfield
East Sussex



The 2016 exhibition was another great success with fourteen layouts attending. There were eleven diverse scale/gauge combinations on show including those in 0, 0-16.5, S, P4, 00, 00-12, 00-9, H0, 3mm/ft finescale, British N and 2mm/ft finescale. Once again something for everyone! Layouts traveled from as far away as Cornwall, Devon, Hampshire, East and West Sussex, Wiltshire and Yorkshire portraying British, American and German standard and narrow gauge prototypes.


The Weald Hall on the Saturday morning


Fifteen members of the trade, including specialist manufacturers, had a presence at the show. This year we welcomed for the first time Chris Ford with Scale Rail International, his bi-monthly magazine for those railway modellers interested in building small operative layouts, balancing prototype fidelity with charm and soul. There was a display by the model engineers from the Bentley Miniature Railway as well as popular demonstration stands manned by guests Roger Sawyer (soldering), Cat Gibbs (figure painting) and Andy Jones (layout contruction).


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.



Pwllheli

Pwllheli
"P4"

(click for 11 pictures)

Portwenn

Portwenn
"0-16.5"

(click for 11 pictures)

High Stamley

High Stamley
"00-9"

(click for 8 pictures)

Tidworth

Tidworth
"00"

(click for 11 pictures)

Sub Wealden Gypsum Co.

Sub Wealden Gypsum Co.
"3mm/ft finescale"

(click for 11 pictures)

Harlyn Pier

Harlyn Pier
"0"

(click for 10 pictures)

Brixham Bay

Brixham Bay
"British N"

(click for 15 pictures)

Lower Shalford

Lower Shalford
"0"

(click for 14 pictures)

Brankstone

Brankstone
"00"

(click for 7 pictures)

Tresparrett Wharf

Tresparrett Wharf
"S"

(click for 7 pictures)

Wadebridge

Wadebridge
"2mm/ft finescale"

(click for 23 pictures)

Castlederg

Castlederg
"00-12 or 00n3"

(click for 10 pictures)

Ermengerst

Ermengerst
"H0"

(click for 9 pictures)

Broken Creek

Broken Creek
"H0"

(click for 8 pictures)


Throughout the weekend the visiting public was asked what layout they thought was the "Best in Show". The 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge (2mm/ft finescale) layout "Wadebridge" constructed by John Greenwood picked up the most votes and he was presented with a special plaque for mounting on the layout.



Demonstration Stand

Roger Sawyer - Demonstration Stand

Demonstration Stand

Cat Gibbs -Demonstration Stand

Demonstration Stand

Andy Jones -Demonstration Stand

Bentley Miniature Railway

Bentley Miniature Railway

Roger Jones

Roger Jones

DOW Scenics

DOW Scenics

South Eastern Finecast

South Eastern Finecast

The Hobby Box

The Hobby Box

Rail-Books

Rail-Books

C & L Finescale

C & L Finescale

Roxey Mouldings

Roxey Mouldings

Squires Model & Craft Tools

Squires Model & Craft Tools

Plus Daughters

Plus Daughters

Dart Castings

Dart Castings

Wessex Wagons

Wessex Wagons

Coastal DCC

Coastal DCC

Scale Rail International

Scale Rail International

Matthew Cousins GRA

Matthew Cousins GRA

Simply Southern

Simply Southern

Barry Jones

Barry Jones

Admissions Desk

Admissions Desk

Luxfords Restaurant

Luxfords Restaurant

Club Information

Club Information

Mayorial Visit

Mayorial Visit



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