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Highlights of this year’s Lydney Model Railway Show

Posted by fodmrc on 29/09/2014

A presentation in stills and video is now available for viewing on You Tube by clicking here >>>>>

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Live steam on its Travels

Posted by fodmrc on 29/09/2014

The club’s  16mm live stream layout is going next weekend 4/5 October to the Narrow Gauge Gala at Toddington.

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2014 Lydney Show Provisional programme

Posted by fodmrc on 26/08/2014

fillerpicJon Beales has released a provisional programme of layouts, demonstrators and trade stands ready for the Lydney Show

  • Saturday 27th. and Sunday 28th. September, 2014
  • @ Dean Academy in Lydney (Sat Nav GL15 5DZ)
  • Saturday 11am until 5pm and Sunday 10am until 4pm
  • Adults:£4.50, Children [under 16] £3.00, Family ticket:£12.00, Concessions: £4.00

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Bristol Model Railway Exhibition

Posted by fodmrc on 26/05/2014

bristol14The club’s contribution to the 46th Bristol Model Railway Exhibition at Thornbury Leisure Centre was Trevor Powell’s “Rainford Stoops” OO gauge layout.

For photographs and more news, click here >>>>>

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Coleford Carnival of Transport 2014

Posted by fodmrc on 21/04/2014

phippsyThe club held its mini-exhibition again at the Baptist Church Hall as part of the Easter Monday annual event.

See a slideshow of the club’s participation by clicking here  >>>>>

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2011 Lydney Show Photographs

Posted by fodmrc on 22/02/2014

2011openerAt last, we have been able to publish photos from our own Lydney Model Railway Show from September 2011.

Unfortunately, we are unable to supply layout details but any help would be greatly appreciated!

View photograph slideshow here >>>>>

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Bristol, Monmouth, Thornbury Club and Weston Shows

Posted by fodmrc on 08/01/2014

It has been  confirmed that the club would be represented this year by ‘Rainford Stoops’, and in 2015 by the SM32 at the Bristol AMRCWWE Exhibition.

It was agreed that Awre Junction would be offered for 2016.  It was also suggested that the N Gauge refurbished  layout being built by Dave Armstrong could be offered to the Bristol show as a late replacement if necessary.

The club’s Southern Region N gauge layout, ‘Baynards’ will be at the Monmouth Exhibition in April 2014. The layout has also  been requested for the Thornbury Model Engineers Show for 2015.

Mike Hardy and Daniel Winter will exhibit Rogers Pass and Crooked Lane MPD respectively at the Thornbury Club show in November 2014.

January 2015 sees Trevor Powell’s Rainford Stoops at the Weston-super-Mare show.

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Little details from our recent show(s)

Posted by fodmrc on 18/10/2013

As part of the Lydney Show 2013, we were able to give each exhibitor an attendance plaque as seen below:

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We have also made retrospective plaques for the Lydney 2012 show as well as the 2013 Coleford Carnival of Transport. If any members would like any ot these plaque, cost free, please contact the website asap.

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Lydney 2013 photo gallery

Posted by fodmrc on 01/10/2013

2013openerThe latest photos of the Lydney Model Railway Show 2013 are now online on the club’s website.

Click here >>>>>

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Lydney Show 2013 Report

Posted by fodmrc on 30/09/2013

The club’s annual model railway show was very successful with nearly 500 visitors over the weekend.  375 adults 91 children in total attended    over the two days. Saturday was the busier day with 225 adults and 57 children. Overall comments from visitors and traders was that it was a good show and 99% of the people were complimentary and enjoyed it.

The club included several new ideas with a complimentary programme, a powerpoint presentation called Lydney Show TV, show plaques for layout owners and the SILVER CHAIR trophy for the public vote on their favourite layout at the show.

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Winners of the Silver Chair Trophy was won by Barnhill Model Railway Club with their Kingsfield layout, a fictitious town nestling 15 miles west of Oxford. Members of Barnhill MRC are pictured receiving the trophy from Lydney Exhibition manager, Jon Beales!

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Late addition to the Lydney Show

Posted by fodmrc on 24/09/2013

Richard Eason is bringing his Frampton layout. The layout description states, “It’s the 1980’s and its summer. The yard at Frampton serves the nearby inland waterways dock at Sharpness and is connected via a spur onto the nearby Sharpness Branch. The decline of rail traffic to the docks has contributed to the deterioration of the yard at Frampton, however its location is key to its survival”.

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Show programme sponsor

Posted by fodmrc on 19/09/2013

programme22Hanley Court Printers, from Tidenham near Chepstow, have very kindly sponsored the printing of this year’s show programme.

Find out about Hanley Court by clicking here >>>>>

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Public to vote for best layout!

Posted by fodmrc on 17/09/2013

railwaychair2At the forthcoming Lydney Model Show visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite layout at the show!

The award will be in the form of a mounted railway track chair, sponsored by the Dean Forest Railway.

It will be presented to the winners on Sunday afternoon!

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Local narrow gauge open day looming

Posted by fodmrc on 10/09/2013

steam_pic_20Saturday 21st September [10.00am to 5.00pm] sees an open day at Alan Keef’s Light Railway Engineers and Locomotive Builders. [Sat.Nav : HR9 7LQ]

Admission is Adults £5.00 Children £1.50 with all proceeds to Lea Church and St Michael’s Hospice. Attractions include:

  • Free Train Rides
  • Works Open
  • Display of Current Projects
  • Refreshments
  • Free Bouncy Castle

See Alan Keef’s website by clicking here >>>>>

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Westbury-on-Severn Carnival presence 2013

Posted by fodmrc on 29/08/2013

The club will be fulfilled their appearance record at the Westbury-on-Severn Carnival on Sunday 1st September with a club member’s layout on display. Trevor Powell  agreed to take his “Rainford Stoops” layout to the main display hall at the carnival. Several members stopped by and Nigel Cross [pictured below] took the reins for part of the afternoon.

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Lydney Model Railway Show 2009

Posted by fodmrc on 02/08/2013

013-27-09-2009We came across this Google link the New Railway Modellers Forum website with a set of photos from the Lydney Show of 2009.

Click here to view >>>>>

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First draft of what you can expect to see at the Lydney Show

Posted by fodmrc on 25/07/2013

Visit our exhibition 2013 programme by clicking here >>>>>

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New traders come on board for Lydney Show

Posted by fodmrc on 16/07/2013

25090715 jpeg_preview_largeJon Beales,  exhibition manager, is finalising all the contributors to our annual Lydney Model Railway Show and we will publish the full rundown asap.

Jon is excited to have found two new trade stands for the show in recent weeks, scenic material supplier Penduke Models and bespoke model railway baseboard makers Elite Baseboards.

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Ross-on-Wye Model Rail Show

Posted by fodmrc on 13/07/2013

The first day of the inaugural Ross show took place on the hottest, sunniest day of the year. Consequently, the attendance was quite disappointing.

The club had two layouts presented by club members, Canal End [from the Howleys] and Crooked End MPD [Daniel Winter]. The club’s official presence was a modelling and information table, with a Metcalfe viaduct and a Parkside wagon under construction. Click on thumbnails to enlarge!

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Lydney Show Programme

Posted by fodmrc on 08/07/2013

We hope to bring you details of all the layouts, traders and demonstrators by the end of the week!

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