RAILEX 2014

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David Bigcheeseplant
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RAILEX 2014

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:39 am

Railex 2014

Stoke Mandeville Stadium
Stadium Approach
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP21 9PP

24th & 25th May 2014

Free vintage bus from railway station to Railex and return both Saturday and Sunday

Adults £8.00

Child £5.00 (up to to two children free on Sunday only with paying adult)

we have a new look web page for Railex page //www.railex.org.uk/

Layouts confirmed
Alloa
Bath Green Park
Bradfield Gloucester Square
Blackgill
Cliffhanger
Dewsbury Midland
Earl’s Court
Factory Lane Sidings
Gweek North Quay
Ironstone
Prospect Point
The End of The Line
Tower Pier
Vale of Oxbury
Wadebridge
Whiteoak Light Railway
Ynysybwl


Traders Comfirmed
247 Developments
Alan Gibson
All Components
Ambis Enginnering
C&L Finescale Modelling
Ceynix Railway Trees
Cheltenham Model Centre
Comet Models
Cooper Craft
D&E Videos - Realtrack Models
Dart Castings
Dragon Models
EDM Models
Eileens Emporium
Freestone Models
Golden Arrow
Gra Models
Green Scene
High Level
Hobby Holidays
Ian's Trains
Intercity Models
Isinglass Models
Judith Edge
Lionheart Trains
London Road Models
Marc Models / Electrifying Trains
Model Railway Developments
N Brass Locos
Parkside Dundas
Penbits Model RailwaysPlus Daughters
Priory Books
Quainton Road Models
Radley Models
Replica Railways
Road Transport Images
Roger Carpenter
Roxey Mouldings
Rural Railways
Extreme Etchings / Shawplan
South Eastern Finecast
Sunningwell Command Control
Tools 2000
Unit Models
Wizzard Models
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Terry Bendall
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Terry Bendall » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:44 am

Only two P4 layouts this year. :( :(

And two in EM and one in 2mm fine scale :(

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Rod Cameron
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Rod Cameron » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:40 pm

Still a cracking lineup again, looking forward to it.
Rod

David Bigcheeseplant
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:00 pm

We only had one P4 layout last year, I think the most we have had is six, Maybe I should have more than ten then I could have more than Scaleforum!

We hope to demos this year on laser cutting and 3D printing

David

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jim s-w
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby jim s-w » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:10 am

David Bigcheeseplant wrote:We only had one P4 layout last year, I think the most we have had is six, Maybe I should have more than ten then I could have more than Scaleforum!


Sounds like a challenge, go for it! ;)

Jim

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Paul Townsend » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:09 am

David Bigcheeseplant wrote:We only had one P4 layout last year, I think the most we have had is six, Maybe I should have more than ten then I could have more than Scaleforum!

We hope to demos this year on laser cutting and 3D printing

David


Grrr! for SWMBO

I will miss Railex this year as my attendance in Tuscany is required for major wedding anniversary family gathering.

Choices, choices :x

As communicated privately I hope to see your demo in September at Scaleforum.
By going public maybe lots of others will join my plea?

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Terry Bendall » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:43 am

Rod Cameron wrote:Still a cracking lineup again, looking forward to it.


Yes it is :) although looking at the details of the layouts I think that those who are interested in the diesel and electric era will have difficulty in finding a lot that will be of interest. :(

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:02 pm

Terry Bendall wrote:
Rod Cameron wrote:Still a cracking lineup again, looking forward to it.


Yes it is :) although looking at the details of the layouts I think that those who are interested in the diesel and electric era will have difficulty in finding a lot that will be of interest. :(

Terry Bendall


Well Dewsbury will be running in it's blue diesel period, The Great Train Robbery features a class 40 and quite a few other layouts are in the 1960s period and will have a few diesels too

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby jim s-w » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:14 pm

Although my layout is considered 'modern' it's still set over a quarter of a century ago. The '60s layouts David mentions are half a century ago. I'm very much in a minority modelling the 1980s and when I do finally start exhibiting I too will be showing something 50 years ago. There's always been a big gap in Modern layouts and discounting all of the TMD layouts there still is I'm afraid.

Having said that, a good model is a good model regardless of what the prototype is.

Cheers

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Terry Bendall » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:25 pm

jim s-w wrote:Having said that, a good model is a good model regardless of what the prototype is.


Of course.

jim s-w wrote:I'm very much in a minority modelling the 1980s


Although arguably a more interesting period than more recent times.

David Bigcheeseplant wrote:quite a few other layouts are in the 1960s period and will have a few diesels too


Good to hear. It will of course be important that the punters know that. :)

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Tor Giffard
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Tor Giffard » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:30 am

...quite a trek from the Staffs Moorlands but we made it last year and hope to get there again this time.

Always excellent and one of my annual favourites.

Dave

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:06 pm

More or less the final line up I have added a couple more layouts and two more traders EDM Models and Quainton Road Models

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Here is the Railex floor plan
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1. Railex Information Point
2. R&D MRC Club stand
3. R&D MRC Second hand stand
4. Parkside Dundas
5. 247 Developments
6. Wizard Models
7. All Components
8. C&L Finescale
9. Model Railway Developments
10. Replica Railways
11. D&E Videos Realrack Models
12. Lionheart Trains
13. EDM Models
14. Scale 7 Group
15. Missenden Modellers
16. Eileen's Emporium
17. Wild Swan Publications
18. Radley Models
19. Marc Models
20. Isinglass Models
21. Rural Railways
22. Ian's Trains
23. Unit Models
24. Green Scene
25. Tools 2000
26. Cheltenham Model Centre
27. South Eastern Finecast
28. High Level
29. Alan Gibson
30. Dewsbury Midland
31. Coopercraft
32. Ambis Engineering
33. London Road Models
34. Comet Models
35. Alloa
36. Bradford Gloucester Square
37. PenBits Model Railways
38. Extreme Etches Shawplan
39. Buckminster Ironstone
40. Tower Pier
41. Earls Court
42. Scalefour Society
43. Blackgill
44. Bath Green Park
45. Ynysybwl
46. Dart Castings
47. Hobby Holidays
48. Quainton Road Models
49. Great Central Railway Society
50. Sunningwell Command Control
51. Road Transport Images
52. Priory Books
53. Demos
54. 2mm Scale Association
55. Wadebridge
56. Vale of Oxbury
57. Roger Carpenter
58. N Brass Locos
59. Plus Daughters
60. S Scale Railway Society
61. Cliffhanger
62. Prospect Point
63. Gra Models
64. Golden Arrows
65. Gauge O Guild
66. Ceynix Railway Trees
67. Judith Edge Kits
68. Pendon Museum
69. The Great Train Robbery
70. Factory Lane Sidings
71. Dragon Models
72. Roxey Models
73. Gweek North Quay
74. Whiteoak Light Railway
75. End of the Line

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Trevor Grout » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:22 pm

[quote="David Bigcheeseplant"]Here is the Railex floor plan

is looking forward to this, just as soon as I come back of ollyday.

may even race the horsetan up the A41 again.... :D

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Sat May 17, 2014 7:23 am

Just a week to go, we will be running our vintage bus from the Aylesbury railway station car park to Railex every half an hour on the Saturday morning then hourly in the afternoon and Sunday, we will also be selling Railex tickets on the bus to save you buying them at the stadium.

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Mon May 19, 2014 6:54 pm

While I was at Expo Viki my other half was preparing the bus for Railex.

Viki will be on board all weekend selling programmes and Railex tickets, the bus will run every half hour on Saturday morning then every hour in the afternoon and Sunday
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Jim Summers
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Jim Summers » Tue May 20, 2014 12:17 pm

Always great on the bus, David. And entrance tickets on sale aboard are a very good idea.

But is there a timetable available?

On an hourly service in the afternoon, the timetable does make a difference to how long one can stay if you have long-distance trains to catch, as I have. So a timetable in advance would help.

Jim

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby David Bigcheeseplant » Tue May 20, 2014 12:32 pm

It is on our website www.railex.org.uk, there is a football match at Wembly so may change to accommodate the stopping trains at Wembly a bit but I would think it would only be a few minutes either way if at all.

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John McAleely
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby John McAleely » Wed May 21, 2014 11:19 am

There's a nice preview of Railex in Scalefour News 187. It's just started arriving on doormats in the UK, but if you would like to read it before the weekend for sure, there is always the pdf in the archive.

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby newport_rod » Sat May 24, 2014 6:44 pm

Fantastic show, well done Dave!

If anyone's wavering about going tomorrow, go.

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Philip Hall » Sat May 24, 2014 8:51 pm

Seconded, a great day out, lots of good things to see. Worth going on two days for all the things you missed on the first day, but sadly other commitments prevail for me tomorrow.

Philip

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Steve Carter
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Steve Carter » Sun May 25, 2014 12:33 am

Spot on Philip.
I had a great day as well.
What a quality show this is.
Well done David and all your team
Steve
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Mike Garwood
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Mike Garwood » Sun May 25, 2014 12:31 pm

If last years show was good. This years was outstanding! This has become a 'cannot miss' event in our calendar. Many congratulations to David and his team.

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Guy Rixon
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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Guy Rixon » Sun May 25, 2014 4:59 pm

Quite the best show I've been to in recent years. The layouts were a pleasure to watch; I spent nearly an hour in front of Bath Green Park. Running all round was exceptional. Trade support was dangerously good for what I model.

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Re: RAILEX 2014

Postby Andy W » Sun May 25, 2014 7:51 pm

Yes a great show. The quality of the 2mm running was particularly astounding.
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