Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

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Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby mickeym » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:33 pm

Evening all

Could anyone advise on the easiest way to get from St Davids (or any other station) to Matford to see the show on the Saturday afternoon

I know where Matford is, but only vaguely from post work taxi travel, nearly a decade ago,in the dark!......

IF any can help, I'd be quite grateful :)

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby ClikC » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:51 pm

Bus H from Exeter St Davids to Exeter City Center, Marks and Spencer (Stop 7). From there you need to walk to Exeter City Centre, South Street (Stop 8).

Walk in a south-easterly direction along Queen Street
After 20m, turn right into High Street
After 175m, turn left into South Street
After 40m arrive at Exeter City Centre, South Street (Stop 8)

Map of the route.
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Bus GRN (towards Matford Park & Ride) from Exeter City Centre, South Street (Stop 8) to Matford Park Road, and get off near the Livestock Centre, the stop near Carrs Ferrari and Maserati dealership is your best bet.

About a 40 minute Journey.

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby Rod Cameron » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:27 pm

There is of course a P4 show-within-a-show at this event, as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations.

The Exe MRS website gives the impression that there are rather more P4 working layouts attending than is actually the case, so just to be clear:

Sidmouth is part of the main show

In the Scalefour Society area, Horsley Bank and Nottingham Goods will be operating.

Lambeth Walk (new layout by Maurice Hopper) will hopefully be running in a work-in-progress manner.

The Ouse Valley Viaduct will be a static exhibit (you will have to wait until Scaleforum to see it in operation).

Bodmin (General) is the one recovered by DRAG and in process of rebuilding/extension, not the NLG layout, this will be a display similar to that shown in the DRAG area at Scaleforum last year.

The Society stand will be there, together with various other demos and displays.
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Postby Re6/6 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:04 pm

We had a very enjoyable day with our 40th anniversary 'show within a show'. It was nice to catch up with several of the usual S4um regulars who dropped in.

The standout layout for me in the main show was 'Sidmouth' with its exquisite buildings in the front.

.........Some cameraphone snaps:

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Postby Philip Hall » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:20 pm

Very good day as John says despite the long drive home, which very surprisingly, was on an almost empty A303 and M3. It was a bit like the M1 on opening day at times, quite odd.

The houses outside the station buildings on Sidmouth were exquisite, agreed. As was the rest of the layout. For me, I felt the view from the buffer stops under the station canopy with all the paraphernalia hanging from the girders said more clearly 'Southern' than anything I have ever seen. I had no camera, unfortunately!

It was nice to see the little Scalefour 40th anniversary presence as well, with Paul Willis watching over the Society stand and trying to convert at least one chap to P4. And I had always thought that David Brandreth had just built a few road vehicles and some wagons until I saw a six foot table with several shelves full of rail vehicles, engines, odd sheds, horse drawn things and more than a few bikes!

Thanks to all for their efforts.

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby John Bateson » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:18 am

From the pictures posted, my wife would not believe they were models until I convinced her about the guy in the shirt in the top picture at top right.
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Postby Re6/6 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:34 am

For you Phil...not quite from the stops..........!

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby Philip Hall » Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:42 pm

Thank you John. All I have to do now is to build 'Mellstock' to a similar standard. Oh for the time....!

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Postby Terry Bendall » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:18 am

Re6/6 wrote:The standout layout for me in the main show was 'Sidmouth' with its exquisite buildings in the front.


Sidmouth will be one of the layouts on display at Scaleforum this year. Just one good reason, if any were needed, to come along.

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Postby steamraiser » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:25 am

There was a good selection of P4 layouts and persons to talk to at the Exeter show, including our retired President.
Well worth the trip down from Bristol on Sunday.
All the P4 related displays had a steady flow of customers.
The venue is all on the ground floor, with a restaurant attached serving good food and coffee.

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Postby David B » Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:59 am

steamraiser wrote:The venue is all on the ground floor, with a restaurant attached serving good food and coffee.


It is far and away the best catering at any show I have ever been to.

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby Rod Cameron » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:43 am

Exeter show retrospective Part 1!

Nottingham Goods (Dave Barrett assisted by Geoff Sheppard) was one of two visiting layouts in the Scalefour Society area.

Sorry Geoff you moved!
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Steve Howe takes a break from working Horsley Bank
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Steve Howe from the Cornwall AG brought Horsley Bank ...

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... and also a collection of models from the Watermouth project

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby Rod Cameron » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:58 am

Out in the main exhibition was the wonderful Sidmouth - better in reality than in the MRJ article I thought.

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(Martyn Welch chatting to Philip Hall)
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Maurice Hopper's Lambeth Walk under development

Maurice chats to visitors out front while Phil Coplestone (seated) operates
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This is an interesting project in representing a layout as a black and white photograph (but what about the shirt Maurice?)
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Work-in-progress on DRAG's Bodmin General (rescued from the late Mike Casey's estate, including Norman Solomon buildings, see Scalefour News passim) attracted much attention

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(must remember the Blutak next time chaps ...)
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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby Rod Cameron » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:13 pm

Ouse Valley Viaduct was just a static display this time

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Paul Willis was busy on the Society stand (picture taken in one of the quieter moments). David Brandreth and Andrew Eaton on demos behind.

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Andrew and David were kept very busy

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A board from John Farmer's future dock layout

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Andrew Howlett's multi-gauge turnout ...

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... and a somewhat less migraine-inducing piece of dual standard/broad gauge track

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A collection of David Brandreth's rail and road vehicles, with GWR stock by Andrew Howlett in front

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Iain Rice was at the show on the Titfield/Wild Swan book stand, but found time to show some of his early P4 stock, part of a display he is building for subsequent 40th anniversary events later in the year.

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I'd like to thank everyone in DRAG and the wider Scalefour Society who worked very hard to make this show a success, and hopefully enjoyed themselves as well.
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Postby Re6/6 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:59 pm

In addition a few snaps .....

Some of those lovely 'Watermouth' models (the late builder's name escapes me..Steve did tell me!) They include several Finney engines all built to the highest standard

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A Toplight passenger van. Looks like a Diag K18. The origin was unknown. Kit or maybe scratchbuilt?
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Branchlines 'Clifton Down' set
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A few DRAG items.
Andrew Howlett's 70ft Toplight luggage brake.
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From the 'Bicycle Man' AKA Mr Brandreth some early 1900s stock

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby Chris Mitton » Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:49 pm

Philip Hall wrote:It was nice to see the little Scalefour 40th anniversary presence as well, with Paul Willis watching over the Society stand and trying to convert at least one chap to P4.

Nicer still, successfully converting two! Well done Paul :D
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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby DaveHarris » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:11 pm

A nice show. Well done to all in the Scalefour enclave, an impressive mini show!

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby mickeym » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:18 pm

Thank you for all the pictures :)
Seeing as I dozed off about at the Warren and woke up at Tiverton for just long enough to go grrrr! they are most useful to show me what I missed!

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Postby Re6/6 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:50 am

For you Phil!

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Postby Philip Hall » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:35 am

Thanks John, a nice picture. I was struck by how much width there is to the model, very impressive.

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby Bulwell Hall » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:39 am

I think you will find that the GWR Dia.K18 'Toplight' Passenger Brake Van was built from an early Mallard Models etched brass kit. These models first appeared in the mid 1970s and were later sold under the Blacksmith label.

This group of models was built by the late P.G.F. English - aka 'Pat' English - who lived at Penryn near Falmouth. He was an authority on West Country railways and especially on the GWR in Cornwall.

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Postby Re6/6 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:30 pm

Thanks Gerry.
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Postby steve howe » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:06 pm

Bulwell Hall wrote:This group of models was built by the late P.G.F. English - aka 'Pat' English - who lived at Penryn near Falmouth. He was an authority on West Country railways and especially on the GWR in Cornwall.

Gerry


Pat was also an authority on GWR coaching stock, and I well remember attending a hilarious lecture given by him where one was left with the impression that the GWR was obsessed not only by Class, but also the number and location of lavatories in its coaches!

Great man much missed.

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Postby steve howe » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:07 pm

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I can't help thinking 'Sheep Pennage' sounds like a good name for a layout?..... :lol:

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Re: Exeter MRS Show 02/03 July please any directions

Postby Le Corbusier » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:41 am

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Is there a schedule anywhere which lists shows coming up where I might have the chance of seeing Sidmouth? Would love to see it if it comes within striking distance of the southeast.
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