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The 2017
Uckfield Model
Railway Exhibition
Retrospective

Expo 2017 Best in Show - Denton Brook
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Our 2017 Exhibition

Expo 2017 Logo

Our 33rd Exhibition

was held on
Saturday & Sunday
21st/22nd October 2017


at the
Uckfield Civic Centre
Civic Approach, Uckfield
East Sussex



The 2017 exhibition was another great success with sixteen layouts attending. There were twelve diverse scale/gauge combinations on show including those in 0, 0-16.5, 0-14, S, P4, EM, 00-21, 00-9, H0, 3mm/ft finescale, British N and 2mm/ft finescale. Once again something for everyone!


Layouts traveled from as far away as Bedfordshire, Devon, East Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Yorkshire portraying British, American, French and Irish broad, standard and narrow gauge prototypes.


The Weald Hall on the Saturday morning


Fourteen members of the trade, including specialist manufacturers, had a presence at the show. This year we welcomed Morris Models of Lancing who ably filled the stand vacated by The Hobby Box following the latter's closure earlier in the year. 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 Phil Copleston (baseboards and 2mm/ft buildings).


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.



Sidmouth

Sidmouth
"P4"

(click for 20 pictures)

Trowland

Trowland
"S"

(click for 15 pictures)

Moorton Bottom Yard

Moorton Bottom Yard
"00-9"

(click for 9 pictures)

Valencia Harbour

Valencia Harbour
"00-21"

(click for 7 pictures)

Wiley City

Wiley City
"H0"

(click for 10 pictures)

Arun Quay

Arun Quay
"Finescale 0"

(click for 13 pictures)

Stapleforth St. Stephen's

Stapleforth St. Stephen's
"British N"

(click for 8 pictures)

Lightermans Yard

Lightermans Yard
"2mm/ft finescale"

(click for 21 pictures)

Bridport Town

Bridport Town
"0-16.5"

(click for 14 pictures)

Surrey Arms

Surrey Arms
"EM"

(click for 13 pictures)

Tarring Neville

Tarring Neville
"00"

(click for 19 pictures)

Ropley

Ropley
"British N"

(click for 5 pictures)

Denton Brook

Denton Brook
"0 & 0-14"

(click for 12 pictures)

Six Quarters

Six Quarters
"00"

(click for 13 pictures)

Wimblehurst Road

Wimblehurst Road
"3mm/ft finescale"

(click for 9 pictures)

Villefranche-la-Chapelle

Villefranche-la-Chapelle
"H0"

(click for 20 pictures)


Throughout the weekend the visiting public was asked what layout they thought was the "Best in Show". The 7mm/ft scale 32mm & 14mm gauge (0 & 0-14) layout Denton Brook constructed by Giles Favell picked up the most votes and he was presented with a special plaque for mounting on the layout. Arun Quay by Gordon & Maggie Gravett was the runner up.



Demonstration Stand

Roger Sawyer - Demonstration Stand

Demonstration Stand

Cat Gibbs -Demonstration Stand

Demonstration Stand

Phil Copleston -Demonstration Stand

Bentley Miniature Railway

Bentley Miniature Railway

Roger Jones

Roger Jones

DOW Scenics

DOW Scenics

South Eastern Finecast

South Eastern Finecast

Morris Models

Morris Models

Rail-Books

Rail-Books

C & L Finescale Track Building Systems

C & L Finescale Track Building Systems

Roxey Mouldings

Roxey Mouldings

Squires Model & Craft Tools

Squires Model & Craft Tools

Plus Daughters

Plus Daughters

Dart Castings

Dart Castings

Coastal DCC

Coastal DCC

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

Saturday Exhibition Social

Saturday Exhibition Social

Keith Nock Memorial Trophy

Keith Nock Memorial Trophy



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