09 February 2012
This year’s Festival of British Railway Modelling takes place this weekend on 11th and 12th of February at Doncaster Racecourse!
Although pre-booking has now closed for this event you can still pay on the day!
On the day ticket prices will cost £8.00 for adults, £3.50 for children (aged 5-14yrs) and £23.00 for a family. Entry price includes a FREE showguide, FREE on-site parking and if you are planning to travel to the event by train, a FREE shuttle bus that will run to and from the event from Doncaster Station.
Amongst the many layouts and traders there are some exciting new product launches from York Modelmaking, Gaugemaster, The Model Tree Shop, and Ten Commandments:
York Model Making Ltd have announced that they will be launching a new range of small trackside buildings in 00 scale and adding to their range of laser cut kits.
Gaugemaster have confirmed that they will be selling 3 products which have never been seen at Doncaster, the DCC 01 Prodigy Express- an incredibly easy to use DCC system, the Gaugemaster DCC25 OPTI Standard 4 Function Decoder which is ideally suited to OO and HO locomotives and the DCC26 OPTI Small 4 Function Decoder.
Gaugemaster will also be selling their ‘Gaugemaster Exclusive Editions’ which include a Dapol DAGM05, OO scale, 7 plank weathered wagon, labelled A Munday Bognor, a Dapol DAGM06, OO scale 7 plank wagon, labelled The Country Gentlemen’s Association and a Dapol DAGM08, 00 scale, 7 plank wagon, labelled Stalybridge Corp Gas Department. All the ‘Gaugemaster Exclusive Editions’ are limited to only 150 pieces.
The Model Tree Shop will be selling an extended range of plastic trees with 20 brand new styles in various heights and colours. 2012 will be their first exhibition appearance.
Ten Commandments will be launching a new range of 'high street' low relief plaster shop frontages with laser cut windows for OO and N gauges.
Also on display at The Festival of British Railway Modelling will be some of the best layouts the hobby has to offer with a total of 30 working layouts present. Layouts large and small will be on show in the popular scale, gauge combinations representing time periods from the early 1900s’ through to present day. Many of the layouts on show at Doncaster have been featured in the pages of British Railway Modelling including ‘Amberdale Layout in a Shed’ an OO gauge project layout whose continued construction has been heavily featured in the magazine.
For visitors who wish to learn more about the different aspects of layout construction there will be a variety of FREE demonstrations in the BRM Theatre which will focus on how to plan and construct layout scenery.
For all the latest information on The Festival of British Railway Modelling visit the show homepage.