Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club
The home of Railway Modelling since 1930
Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Becontree Model Railway Showcase (discontinued)
I & WEMRC Annual Exhibition 2006

This year was our 51st Annual Model Railway Exhibition.

Saturday 30 September 2006 - 10am to 5pm
Sunday 01 October 2006 - 10am to 4pm
St. Edwards School, London Road, Romford.

This was our second year at St. Edwards School, and once again we were able to fill two spacious halls with a wide variety of layouts, traders and demonstrations. We also found a way to make use of the corridors too, with miniature railway rides!

The only dampener (if you'll pardon the pun) was some rain on Sunday morning that refused to stay outside where it belonged and found its way into the sports hall, but apart from that unfortunate misadventure the exhibition was a success. We hope our visitors enjoyed the show which mainly demonstrated how much can be achieved on the smaller layout in a restricted space.

Many thanks on behalf of the club to to all invloved in the planning, preparation and running of the exhibition, in particular the volunteers providing the refreshments that kept everyone going!


Name Gauge/Scale Description & Photographs Exhibitor
Aythorpe St. Mary EM Gauge Fictional ex-GER branch, representing the changeover from LNER to BR. Originally built by Colin Wilson.

John Green
Bovey Manor O Gauge Originally built as a test track for his own locos by fellow club member Don Neighbour.

Tony Spencer, I & WEMRC
Branch Shed OO Gauge A small branch line engine shed. This layout demonstrates that it is possible to have a layout in a very small space.

Joe Issit, I & WEMRC
The Broadway 2mm Scale 7mm Gauge Trams Tram layout representing a town somewhere in East Anglia, but actually based on Ilford Broadway after the 1923 alterations, with a lot of modeller's license!

Alan Lawrence
Denton Ebsworthy OO Gauge BR Named for and dedicated to late section member, Dennis Ebsworth. Designed to show how relatively easy it is to build a small layout from easily available proprietary kits and models.

More photos of Denton Ebsworthy
I & WEMRC 16.5 Gauge section
Eastham Works OO Gauge Represents a small wagon & carriage works on the GWR as once found throughout Britain in the 19th & 20th centuries.

Graham Weller
Emlyn Parva N Gauge Based on the GWR teminus of Newcastle Emlyn, with the 'Parva' added to make it sound more countrified.

I & WEMRC N Gauge section
Fiddlers Green O Gauge Originally built by Colin Wilson and representing a light railway in Norfolk, Fiddlers Green has been 'moved' west by Frank to accomodate his preference for GWR.

Frank Roberts, I & WEMRC
Hadley Green OO Gauge What is now the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line was once the High Barnet branch of the Great Northern Railway. This layout is based on the fiction that a) the intended extension to Potters Bar was completed, b) that an extra station was provided at Hadley Green and c) that the line was not taken over by the underground.

The Water Lane Group
Halcyon Days OO Gauge 3-rail Nostalgic layout (aka 'Grandads Three Rail') designed to recreate the Halycon Days of railway modelling, comprising Hornby Dublo, Trix and Triang 2-rail.

Hornchurch & District MRC
Melbury N Gauge A circular N Gauge layout built on 3 levels, constructed with the object of testing what gradients and curves locos are capable of.

Chelmsford & District MRC
Nant-y-glo Mine 7mm Scale Narrow Gauge Narrow gauge mining railway which takes coal from the mine and tips it into the waiting standard gauge wagons.

Nick Wright
Romerberg HO Gauge Trams Based on Romerberg in Germany after the wartime restorations.

Don Jones, I & WEMRC
Sidney Street OO Gauge Depicting the remains of a station on the old North London Railway, on a projected - but never completed - line from Bow to Commercial Road.

Jim Connor
Singen Hbf N Gauge Prototypical layout depicting one end of a busy German central station near the Swiss border, operating cross-border to allow changes of locomotives between SBB and DB.

Victors Models
St. Albans Abbey N Gauge Originally the northern terminus on the branch line from Watford of the LNWR, later becoming a junction with the building of the GNR line to Hatfield.

Peter Edmondson, I & WEMRC
Watney Street OO Gauge End-to-end layout based on an area around Nottingham in early BR days - late 50's to early 60's - so a mixture of steam and diesel are seen.

Roding Valley MRG
Whistling Woods HO Guage Depicts an early logging line traversing the rugged terrain to gain access to much needed timber. This is actually a part of a much larger layout: Shaffons Crossing.

The North American section also put on a display of stock, buildings and accessories in various scales, including a running G Scale display.

I & WEMRC North American section

Trade & Demonstrations

Name Description Contact Info
Brian Baker Specialising for 30 years in the sale, purchase and part exchange of whole collections, as well as a vast range of model railway stock, accessories, controllers and also videos and DVD's. 020 8508 4040
Club Membership, Live Steam & Second-hand Sales The Club Membership stand, providing information about the club, raffle tickets and some interesting books and magazines for sale, plus computer and DVD displays.

The Live Steam section displaying various 7 locomotives currently under construction by members.

The sales stand with a wide variety of cub member's stock for sale.

Live Steam
Epping Ongar Railway Volunteer Society The group that helps to keep the preserved line running, with many interesting books, magazines and DVD's for sale.
Geoff Gamble Books Extensive range of railway and transport related books and magazines.
GSM Models Specialist promoters of the Linka building system.
Kent Garden Railways Suppliers of all gauges, espicially known for the larger scales, 16mm and G scale.
Lesley Lawrence Local artist specialising in commemorative and speical interest pictures to order.

Lesley Lawrence page
Modellers Mate All kinds of tools, electrical componenents and scenic materials for the railway modeller.
Ray Mansfield Specialises in professionally built O gauge locomotives and offers a kit building service in O and OO scales. 01279 417646
Ride On Railways Providing indoor train rides on their 5" gauge electric miniature railway.
Roneo Models Our local Model Shop, catering for all gauges and manufactures. 01708 442836
Tuxcraft Specialists in the manufacture of G scale and 16mm scale concrete buidlings and scenic accessories for the garden railway, as well as stockists of all leading garden railway manufacturers of rolling stock and accessories.
UK Train Sim Specialists in computer generated train simulation.
Victors Models Specialists since the 1960's in Continental and North American models, including rolling stock, kits, accessories & controllers. Victors Models

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