Model Railway Exhibitions Calendar:
Sat 31st October 2020
OPENING TIMES: SATURDAY 9.30am - 5.00pm
There has been a lot of interest in having a virtual O gauge show especially because the Covid-19 restrictions have resulted in many exhibitions being cancelled. We intend this first venture to be a relatively small virtual show which is easy to navigate. This does not replace any of our other usual events. Entry will be via the Gauge O Guild website. Regular updates will be available on the front page of Gauge O Guild Website.|
We plan for a navigation page to be set up on the Gauge O Guild website and this page will provide hyperlinks to layouts, demonstrations, traders, technical sessions, Guild products and there will also be a modelling competition. Plans are still developing but expect:
About 12 layouts displayed via YouTube video or a live tour using tools like Zoom. The latter means that visitors can join a live event at a specific time which will be available on the day in the form of a timetable.
12 demonstrations, pre-recorded or live.
Traders with photographs and information about new products, and links to traders websites. Traders may make a pre-recorded video telling people about some of their products or do a product launch on the day.
the modelling competition will be run by the Technical Committee using the same categories and criteria used for Guildex. Photographs of the models will be collated on Flickr and then on the day of the show there will be a link to the competition entries so that you can look at the photographs and vote on line. The Technical Committee will also be providing some video demonstrations and live trouble shooting sessions.
A link to Guild products on line and opportunities for visitors to discuss Guild membership, publications, etc.
the day will be free of charge and will be open to members and non-members. It will run all day but will be available to access for two weeks after the event. Presenters of live sessions will be asked to record what they do so that it can be played on the website for others to see after the event. This means it will be accessible to overseas visitors who are on a different time zone and to others who are just not available on 31 October.
We will get feedback at the end of the event to see what worked well and what can be improved and we hope that a virtual exhibition may become an added extra to our portfolio of Guild events.
Updated information as it becomes available will be posted on the Guild web site.
In order to manage expectations, we reiterate that this first virtual show will be kept relatively small so that it is easy to navigate and so that we can test the concept. The show managers will therefore work together and will have to be selective about what is included in the pilot.
Put Saturday 31 October in your diary
Watch the Gauge O Guild website for updates
|List of Traders Attending :
||List of Layouts Attending :
|This Will be Via Advert Boxes That Take You to the Websites; Some Demonstrations (Pre-recorded and Live); Some Product Promotions and Product Announcements / Launches.
Keen to be Involved so Far:
A W Adams
Agenoria & Ragstone
Bob Pearman Books
Ellis Clark Trains
First Class Kits
Furness Railway Wagon Company
Great Eastern Models
Greenwood Model Railway Products
Invertrain Model Railways
J & M Hughes
Kirtley Model Buildings
Laurie Griffin Miniatures
Lee Marsh Model Company
Minerva Model Railways
Northumbrian Painting Services
Skytrex (2013) Ltd
More Will be Confirmed
||Some of These Layouts Are Static so Will Not Have Been Seen Before at Exhibitions, Others Have Been on the Circuit
Canham Junction & Tilbrook
West Kirby Town
Love Lane (Scale 7)
Bury Thorne & Sons
Bath Green Park
|List of Demonstrations :
||List of Other Displays :
|Some Sessions Will be Pre-recorded and Some Will be Live Which You Join at A Specific Time on the Schedule We Will Publish
1. Andy Duncan - White Metal Soldering
2. Rob Bishop - Soldering Including Resistance
3. Rob Pulham - Plastic Card Modelling
4. Ian Maccormack - 3d Printing
5. Dave Brooks - Turning Wheels
6. Dave Wright - Scenery
7. Peter Reynolds - Building A Swan Neck Gas Lamp
8. Mike Green - Track Work
9. Ian Rathbone - Preparing A Model For Painting
10. Nigel Payne - A Continental Build
11. Anthony Garten - Coach Building
12. Jim Mcgeown - Kit Construction and Q & As
||Technical Committee Q & A Sessions Plus Technical Demonstrations and the Modelling Competition
Loco Chassis Assembly and Alignment Tommy Day
Agenoria Tank Loco Construction - Nick Dunhill
Coach Construction - Robin Taylor
Track Tony Geary
3d Printing James Aitken
Machine Shop Practice David L O Smith
Laser Cutting James Aitken
DCC Steve Hoather
Info Last Updated : 24th August 2020
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