Details of the 2016 7mm Festival are currently being finalised, but it will be held on Sunday 9th October to coincide once again with the KWVR Autumn Steam Gala. In the meantime, here is a reminder of what the 2015 event looked like!
Sunday 11th October 2015,
The ever popular crowd pleaser! Watch pre-group long freights and full-length passenger trains run through a full scenic landscape, and even photograph your own loco at the head of one of our trains
Scenic magnificence on this circular per-group North Eastern layout, set on the East coast of North Yorkshire. Watch ironstone hoppers loading and coal wagons dispensing into the drops as they day fades slowly into night
A bucolic branch line setting with superb scenic's and buildings. The location exists, but the North Holderness Light Railway never got there in real life.
1950's-60's BR transition period branch serving a small station, a yard and a factory. lots of shunting interest!
The grit and glory years personified in this 1950's -1960's portrayal of Hellifield Shed on the Settle-Carlisle main line.
Cowling Top (Skipton MRC)
LMS branch line and small station. Those were the days!
A 7mm narrow gauge excursion into fantasy! At least two other scale/gauges are featured on the layout, including a miniature railway which uses digital printing and Z gauge mechanisms.
US Pacific Coast 1930's-40's logging layout with some freight and the odd passenger car. See geared Shays and Climaxes crawl across dodgy trackwork, complete with bells & whistles courtesy of digital sound!
L&Y Branch (Lankykits)
A branch line with DCC, no doubt featuring many of the kits supplied by this well-established trader.
Our multi-gauge test track will also be available, of course, for test-running your stock.
Top-quality nickel-silver etched kits for a wide range of industrial locos, as well as a new range of stock for
early trains. www.agenoria0gauge.com
Furness Wagon Company
A range of over 100 resin and composite kits for pre-group wagons of every persuasion! www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/catalogue/furness
Connoisseur Models - Event sponsor
High-quality etched brass kits for a variety of popular locos, coaches and wagons. www.jimmcgeown.com/
Haywood Railway - Event Sponsor
An extensive range of affordable coach kits for a wide variety of companies, wagon kits, sprung wagon
and coach buffers, wheels and other fittings.
Helmsman Model Rail
Everything electronic, from controllers to LEDs! www.helmsmanuk.co.uk/
As well as the supplying the obvious, this trader stocks an excellent range of tools and materials for
the scratch builder. www.hobbyholidays.co.uk
Stockists of resin castings for windows, doors, and other architectural features, Scottish pre-group wagon
kits, motor/gearboxes and a lot more besides! www.invertrain.com
Quality cast-iron loco wheels, an extensive range of whitemetal castings for domes, buffers, etc
and some lost-wax brass item for the scratch-builder or kit converter. www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/shops/643-JPLModels
Everything L&Y - etched brass loco and coach kits, mixed media wagion kits and some small
lost wax brass items. www.lankykits.co.uk/
The clue's in the name! A budget range of nickel-silver NER loco and wagon kits, including a
very nice crane.
Ray Heard Model Railways
Over 20' of used locos, wagons, coaches and other 7mm items. Come and have a rummage!
A wide range of scenic materials, including flocks, tree kits, scree/ballast and "water".
Also a couple of excellent books on how to best use them. www.treemendus-scenics.co.uk/
Nuts & bolts, whitemetal kits, castings and brass etches. Also a custom profile milling service.
Weathering - Neil Armitage demonstrates his expert skills in airbrushing and dry-brushing
DCC setup - Steve Ward shows you how to customise DCC settings, including sound
Etched kitbuilding and soldering - our friends from the Kendal MRC will show you how
Figure painting - Adam Boyes
Preston 7mm Group - a display of L&Y locos
Gauge O Guild - events, publications and membership details
7mm Narrow Gauge Society - models and publications
Slim Gauge Circle - models, publications and membership details
ALSRM - events, publications and membership
All details correct at time of publishing