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Scaleforum 2017

Postby Terry Bendall » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:37 am

With just one week to go before Scaleforum 2016, we can announce that Scaleforum 2017 will take place on September 23rd/24th 2017 and will be held at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury. Book the date in your diary now! :D

We already have about half the layouts booked, some of which have appeared on here in embryonic form, so you will be able to see in the flesh what so far has only been seen in electronic form

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Terry Bendall » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:43 am

The traders due to attend Scaleforum 2017 are listed below.

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247 Developments
Acc+Ess Protocab Limited
Alan Gibson (Workshop)
Ambis Engineering
Bill Hudson Transport Books
Branchlines
Brassmasters Scale Models
Cambrian Models
Coastal DCC
C&L Finescale Track Building Systems
Dart Castings
Dave Bradwell
David Geen Model Railway Kits,
Eileen’s Emporium,
Extreme Etchings/Shawplan,
Gramodels,
G W Models,
Hedgerow Scenics,
High Level Kits,
Hobby Holidays,
Judith Edge Kits,
London Road Models,
Mega Points Controllers,
Model Railway Developments,
Modelu – design, scan, print
Mousa Models
Neil Kinison Models
Penbits Model Railways
Phoenix Precision Paints,
Prickley Pear Products,
Roger Carpenter,
Roxey Mouldings
RT Models,
Rumney Models
Severn Models
South Eastern Finecast
Tim Horn Baseboards,
Wild Swan Books,
Wizard Models,

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Terry Bendall » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:01 am

And to add to the traders, a list of the layouts and demonstrators that will be at the exhibition

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A feature of several of the layouts on display this year is that the progress of their construction has been described on here so Scaleforum will give an opportunity to see in the flesh what so far has only been seen on a computer screen. Some layouts will be substantially complete – finished even, whist other are at various stages of construction and allow the visitor to see the techniques used.

Brettell Road by Jim Smith-Wright. Industrial byway in the West Midlands

Clutton by Tim Venton. Model of the station of that name station on the Great Western branch between Bristol and Frome.

Danby by Rob Ward. The model represents Danby station on the single track Esk Valley branch line in North Yorkshire,

Dewsbury Great Northern by Geoff Tiffany, Brian Eves and Dave Carter. Dewsbury Great Northern is based on a real location in the Yorkshire town of that name which in pre Grouping days boasted no less than four stations.

Eccleston by Martin Nield. Eccleston is a work of fiction even though it is a real place and features the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in all its glory.

Enigma Engineering by Paul Gittins. A small shunting puzzle layout where visitors can try their hand at solving the problems.

Great Barfield by David Hawkins Great Eastern byway located on a fictitious extension to the Colne Valley and Halstead Railway in Essex.

Kettlewell by John Stocks. A ‘what might have been’ had the 1880 Skipton and Kettlewell Railway Act been implemented and a first attempt at working to P4 standards.

Mount Woodville Works by Rob Milliken. Mount Woodville Works is set in the mid 1960's and represents a works producing prosalt glazed goods and fire bricks

Minories by Howard Bolton. Minories is the terminus of a short branch off the East London Railway, one of a number of interesting but not well known railway byways in the city.

Neversay by Richard Lake. Neversay is the seaside terminus of an imaginary and very eccentric coastal tramway; set somewhere in the Colonies in the mid-1950s.

The demonstrations

The demonstrations and help desks at Scaleforum are an essential part of what the exhibition is all about and this year we have will have a special focus on The Finishing Touches. Finishing off a model or a layout requires a range of different skills to those needed for building and we are delighted to welcome to Scalforum three expert practioners of aspects of finishing.

Painting and lining Ian Rathbone

Backscenes and dioramas Paul Bambrick

The Weathering Service Jack Chalkley

Getting started in P4 Mike Ainsworth

Loco construction Steve Duckworth

Modelling the Diesel and Electric era Tom Silsbury and Jonathan Buckie

Scratch building the APT and HST Shane Wilton

Scratchbuilding aided by using a CNC plotter/cutter Jonathan Hall

The Area Group Demonstration Presented by the Wealden Area Group

The Wealden Area Group will be demonstrating various aspects of scenic modelling on the group’s new layout, Chart Sutton which features the South Eastern and Chatham Railway.

Missenden Abbey As a change from the usual publicity stand, this year we welcome Missenden stalwarts David Brandreth and Andrew Eaton who will be demonstrating some of the techniques that are included in the courses and showing some of their personal model making

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Rod Cameron » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:06 pm

Are you still expecting the DRAG test track, Terry?
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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Terry Bendall » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:59 am

Rod Cameron wrote:Are you still expecting the DRAG test track, Terry


We certainly are Rod and apologies to DRAG for not including it on the list.

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Dave K » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:14 pm

Rod Cameron wrote:Are you still expecting the DRAG test track, Terry?

Rod,
Apart from P4, of course, what other track gauges are catered for on the DRAG test track.

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Rod Cameron » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:11 pm

Dave K wrote:Rod,
Apart from P4, of course, what other track gauges are catered for on the DRAG test track.

Dave


Dave, there are four P4 circuits and one 16.5 mm.
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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Horsetan » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:48 pm

Terry Bendall wrote:
Rod Cameron wrote:Are you still expecting the DRAG test track, Terry


We certainly are Rod and apologies to DRAG for not including it on the list.


Oh good..... :thumb

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That would be an ecumenical matter.

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby John McAleely » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:55 pm

I've opened the page on the general site for Scaleforum 2017, and also opened advance ticket sales.

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Armchair Modeller » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:08 am

I would appreciate a comment that my layout (Neversay) is in the early stages of construction.

I would hate people to come along to Scaleforum expecting it to be anywhere near finished! ;)

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby John McAleely » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:13 am

Armchair Modeller wrote:I would appreciate a comment that my layout (Neversay) is in the early stages of construction.


Done.

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Armchair Modeller » Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:32 am

Thanks John. Much appreciated! :thumb

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Penrhos1920 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:23 pm

I think Rob Ward award would prefer you to use his correct name and note that Danby is firmly Norse Eastern.
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Penrhos Junctions near Caerphilly - Barry Rly, Rhymney Rly and A(N&SW)D&R 1920 and pseudo modern image in S4F
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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby John McAleely » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:38 pm

Penrhos1920 wrote:I think Rob Ward award would prefer you to use his correct name and note that Danby is firmly Norse Eastern.


I'm sure he would. Thanks for spotting the error. Sorry about that!

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Terry Bendall » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:20 am

John McAleely wrote:I'm sure he would. Thanks for spotting the error. Sorry about that!


In fact the error is down to me since I supplied the information to John. Trying to get it all right. :)
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Armchair Modeller wrote:I would appreciate a comment that my layout (Neversay) is in the early stages of construction.


It is indeed and none the worse for that. Experience has shown that layouts under construction generate just as much interest as those that as complete as far as it is possible to be. It also means that you can come back in the future when it is complete. :)

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Armchair Modeller » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:07 pm

Terry Bendall wrote:It also means that you can come back in the future when it is complete. :)

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Note to self: 'Never complete a layout - ever!' :?

:D

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby dal-t » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:22 am

Dead easy - no real layout is ever 'complete'! ;)
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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Terry Bendall » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:47 am

dal-t wrote:Dead easy - no real layout is ever 'complete'!


Some people would maintain that there is a difference between being complete and being finished. Complete can be taken that the layout has been developed as far as it is going to go. There may be small details that can be added although it is possible to overdo things on occasions and there may well be additional locos or stock that can be added. Finished could be taken to mean that all of this has been done.

Several of the layouts on show at Scaleforum this year have other things that need to be done but what they all have is fine model making in evidence.

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby John Bateson » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:18 am

Words mean what I want them to mean. Humpty Dumpty

My layout is finished - it is an ex-layout. :D
A future layout is still hiding down the rabbit hole!
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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Tim V » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:19 am

John Bateson wrote:My layout is finished - it is an ex-layout. :D
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Flown its coop?
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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby essdee » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:10 pm

Gawn to join the choir invisibule?

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby GTi » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:10 pm

As anyone got any information about the opening and closing times for both days?

All we seem to have is the dates on this thread and also the RM Web thread.

Thanks

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby dcockling » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:51 pm

GTi wrote:As anyone got any information about the opening and closing times for both days?

All we seem to have is the dates on this thread and also the RM Web thread.

Thanks

GTi


As you're an exhibitor Geoff hopefully you'll be there sometime on Friday, however the opening times are:

Saturday - 10:30am to 5:30pm (advance ticket holders from 10:15am)
Sunday - 10.00am to 4:30pm (advance ticket holders from 9:45am)

Advance ticket sales available here

All the Best
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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby Flymo748 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:41 pm

GTi wrote:As anyone got any information about the opening and closing times for both days?

All we seem to have is the dates on this thread and also the RM Web thread.

Thanks

GTi


Saturday 23 September 2017 10.30 to 17.30
Sunday 24 September 2017 10.00 to 16.30

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Re: Scaleforum 2017

Postby GTi » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:56 am

Thanks Danny and Paul.

It's just so we can book a meal on Saturday night and give us some idea when we will be home on Sunday night.


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