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I & WEMRC Annual Exhibition 2005

The 2005 exhibition was a double celebration - not only was it our 50th Annual Exhibition, but also the club's 75th anniversary, so we wanted to make sure it was a good one!

Saturday 01 October 2005 - 10am to 5pm
Sunday 02 October 2005 - 10am to 4pm
St. Edwards School, London Road, Romford.

New Venue

St. Edwards School was a new venue for us in 2005, much closer to our club headquarters than our previous exhibitions have been, and following success of this exhibition we hope it will become our permanent home for the exhibition for many years to come.

We were able to spread out in two separate halls, allowing us to exhibit a broad selection of layouts, plus a full compliment of trade and demonstration stands.


Name Scale/Gauge Description & Photographs Exhibitor
Bethany Wells Railroad 2mm/ft N gauge North American

A fictitious railroad running from Fort Morgan to Colorado Springs in the State of Colorado.

Peter Laxton
& Steve Wright
Bretons Halt 7mm/ft 0 gauge Great Western

Modelled on a typical rural end-of-line terminus, anywhere between 1928 and 1968.

Hornchurch & District MRC
Dartley 4mm/ft P4 gauge Great Western

A fictitious seaside layout.

Pete & Jeff Day
Harton Gill 4mm/ft P4 gauge British Rail (North East)

This layout depicts primarily an industrial and colliery scene with some local passenger services, set in the 1960's to allow a mixture of steam and diesel.

Graham Broad
Hedges Hill Cutting 2mm/ft N gauge Suburban London

This layout is set in South London suburbia during the early 1990's Network South East period, with third rail electric operaton.

Graham Hedges
Hills County 2mm/ft N gauge American Rockies

Set in the foothills of the Rockies somewhere Colorado the nominal time period of the late 60's.

Colchester & District MRC
Kelbrooke 7mm/ft O gauge Midlands

The Kelbrooke branch of the Midland Railway, a single line branch connecting with the Midland Railway's Skipton to Colne trains though workings to Lancaster. Era - June 1914 - just two months before the war.

Colin Heard, Romford MRC
London Road 4mm/ft 00 gauge London Transport

This is a fictitious station somewhere on the underground. The location and period are both flexible to allow a variety of rolling stock.

Steve Smith, Romford MRS
Minehead 4mm/ft 00 gauge West Somerset

Terminus of the West Somerset Railway, this layout is operated to a timetable on a Saturday in the summer of 1947.

I & WEMRC 16.5 Gauge section
Monks Hill 4mm/ft EM gauge British Light Railway

This layout depicts an old sandstone quarry line upgraded to passenger use, circa 1900.

Stuart Marshall
Prospect Wharf 4mm/ft EM gauge Midland Industrial Canal Wharf

A canal side wharf site taken over by Midland Railway and developed to serve a growing urban area.

Mike Bell
Roodaflah 4mm/ft 009 Narrow Gauge 2ft 3ins Narrow Gauge

A small layout built on half a door (hence the name 'roodaflah'), depicting a narrow gauge railway running from a mainline to docks.

Doug Nash
Schaffons Crossing 3.5mm/ft HO gauge North American

A layout designed to run (very) long freight and passenger trains in the American style.

I & WEMRC North American section
St Nicholas 4mm/ft 00 gauge British Rail

St Nicholas is an imaginary spa town on the edge of the Peak District, 1978 to 1980 era.

Philip Reid
Tamworth 2mm/ft N gauge Midlands (Railway Modeller 'Railway of the Month' January 2005)

Represents station at Tamworth on the Trent Valley line on the LNWR/LMS West Coast main line, circa 1930's.

Peter Edmondson (I & WEMRC member)
Tanglewood Common 4mm/ft 00 gauge London Outskirts

Represents a secondary mainline on the outskirts of London, served by both mainline and and London Transport services. Period is 1950's, though the odd excursion either side of this is not uncommon.

Epping Railway Circle
Taw Magna 7mm/ft O gauge Great Western/British Rail

The small town of Taw Magna is somewhere in the West Country, around the 1950's.

I & WEMRC O Gauge section

Trade & Demonstrations

These are listed in alphabetical order. No favouritism!

Name Description Contact Info
Brian Baker Collectables Providing second-hand sales since the early 70's and specialises the sale, exchange and purchase of whole model railway collections. Also videos, H&M controllers & accessories. 020 8508 4040
Engine Shed Leytonstone retailer, stocking Peco, Bachmann, Lima, Farish, Hornby and many accessories, plus the complete range of Ian Kirk 4mm coach kits. Also DCC control systems.

Thanks once again to Engine Shed for donating the main prize our raffle.
020 8539 3950
Epping Ongar Railway Volunteer Society Through the effort and dedication of volunteers, this society preserves the Epping to Ongar railway, not only as as part of our heritage, but to provide a useful weekend service.
Geoff Gamble Books Bruce Smetham has continued to provide the superb service associated with Geoff Gamble Books over years. You'll be sure to find that elusive title amongst his very large stock or via his book search facility. 01293 406137
GSM Models & Accessories Suppliers of LINKA, a system of reusbable rubber moulds making highly detailed plaster castings. 01375 461847
07732 461847
Isinglass Models Aim to produce drawings of as many locomotives and carriages as possible from LNER and constituent companies. 020 8361 9080
Kent Garden Railways Specialising in 16mm and G scale. LGB Bachmann, USA Trains, PIKO, POLA, Roundhouse and all aspects of the larger scales. 01689 891668
Lesley Lawrence A local artist, Lesley has painted most subjects from landscapes to wild animals, which are her paassion. Married to Derek Lawrence, head of our new Hornby Dublo section, she has taken an active interest in railways and transport. 020 8590 3030
Plus Daughters Specialists N gauge railway stock & accessories. Track, Kato, Peco, Marklin, Model Power Scenics, Hobbies, Jarvis, Moddeller's Mate, Gaugemaster, On-track, SEP. 01375 488003
Ray Mansfield Model Railways Any railway modellers who are also eBay fans will be familiar with ID 'raysgreatdeals'. Rays specialises in O gauge kit-built locomtives and also provides a kit building service O and OO. 01279 417646
Reg Henderson Sale, exchange & purchase of OO scale locomotives & coaches from all regions, plus kits (un-built or part built). 020 8508 9268
Roneo Models Local model shop catering for all your needs. All gauges and manufacturers represented including Bachmann, Peco, Farish, Slaters, Parkside, Dundas, Ratio and a host more. Run by Colin Heard (he of the O gauge layout, Kelbrooke, above). 01708 442836
Squires Model & Craft Tools Bognor Regis based supplier who travel to all major exhibitions. Everything from hexagon nuts to tweezers to eyglasses to ... just about anything. The range of stock is indicated by their 600-page, 1½lb catalogue! 01243 842424
UK Train Sim Computer simulations of locomotives (including a Class 47, GWR Panier and Inter-City 125), rolling stock, activities and routes, specifically in the UK.
Coming up...


Sat 27 Apr 2024

Marshalls Park Acadamy
Pettits Lane
Romford RM1 4EH




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