The Great British Train Show

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The Great British Train Show

Postby grovenor-2685 » Sat May 30, 2009 9:27 pm

Friday, 2 May 2008
Canadian Area Group

The Great British Train Show
Brampton, Ontario, April 26 & 27 2008

Tom Kidd supervises at Nether Upton
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Mark Stapleton shunts at Upper Leaside
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S&D "Jinty"leans into a curve
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"Christopher", a Riceworks Buckjumper with Scannell CSB suspension built by Mark
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Views of the exhibition hall:
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Last weekend, the 26th and 27th of April, was the big event of the year for British outline modellers in Canada; The Great British Train Show put on by the Platelayers Society was held in Brampton, Ontario. It is, to the best of my knowledge, the only all British railway show in North America. There were 52 exhibits including 22 layouts, 23 traders, 4 clinics and 3 miscellaneous displays. Included among the layouts was one P4 example "Nether Upton and Upper Leaside Light Railway" built by Mark Stapleton and David Knight. Other S4 soc members present were Dr Tom Kidd and Phil Insull who helped with the layout operation and Graham Evans, new to the Society who joined us for a chat. Some pictures of the show in general and the P4 layout in particular are to be found above. The next GBTS will be in 2010, last weekend in April.

Posted by David Knight at 1:25 AM

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Re: The Great British Train Show

Postby David Knight » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:39 pm

A further update and correction to the dates for GBTS 2010. It will be held on May 1&2 2010 at the same location, the Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, 292 Conestoga Drive, Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Bramp ... toga+Drive

Further details will be posted as they become available, there will be a P4 presence.

Cheers,

David Knight

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Re: The Great British Train Show

Postby David Knight » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:24 pm

Still more corrections! :oops: GBTS 2010 will be held at Terry Miller Recreation Centre, 1295 Williams Parkway, Brampton, Ontario, Canada. the dates remain the same, May 1&2, 2010. For further updates check; http://www.theplatelayers.org/gbts2010.htm

Cheers,

David Knight


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