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Smaller Scales Festival 2015

Sunday 14 October 2018

KMRC presents its 10th celebration of the best in O gauge! We have a great line-up of layouts including some new guests and a fantastic range of traders selling everything from complete locos - both new and used - to the smallest nuts and bolts. Even if you're not buying, the layouts are never less than inspiring, the catering is always wonderful and the atmosphere laid back and friendly.

Layouts

Ravensbeck
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.



Draughton (David Seymour - Skipton MRC)
A new Yorkshire Dales layout set in the grouping period. This layout has only been exhibited once before and is not generally available for private viewing so we are delighted that David is bringing it to the show.


Roundhouse & Test Track (Norman Jackson - Preston MRC)
Norman is returning to the show for 2018 with a roundhouse display of his locos and a short test track. 

Barton Hall (Andrew Wren-Hilton)
The L&Y north of Preston in just over eleven feet! Contains the classic "Inglenook" siding challenge. As Andrew is the proprietor of Lanky Kits, expect to see some excellent examples of rolling stock!


Hellifield
The grit and glory years personified in this 1950's -1960's portrayal of Hellifield Shed on the Settle-Carlisle main line.


 

Coverdale
Suppose the Midland Railway had extended its Grassington branch up Wharfedale to link with the NER at Bishop Auckland.  There was such a proposal - and this is what the result might have looked like!  Coverdale is a work in progress and new team members are always welcome.




Hope Street
A new, compact NE pre-group layout featuring exquisite scenic modelling, "dead rail" and remote control locos.

Wrose Village
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.

Echoes of the Black Canyon
An On3 fine scale Denver & Rio Grande Western Rocky Mountain work in progress. All the locos are sound-equipped DCC and we hope to have the thunder and lightning sound effect working for the show. 




We hope to have at least one more guest layout at the show. Watch this space for details!  Additionally, our multi-gauge test track will also be available, of course, for test-running your stock.

Traders

Agenoria Models
Top-quality nickel-silver etched kits in the larger scales.  Remaining stocks for a range of 7mm industrial locos will not be replenished when sold, so don't delay!





Connoisseur Models - Event sponsor
High-quality etched brass kits for a variety of popular locos, coaches and wagons. 

www.jimmcgeown.com
 
 

 
Ellis Clark Trains
New and used 0 gauge model railway equipment.  Ellis is a distributor for the Darstaed range of ready-to-run wagons.
www.ellisclarktrains.co.uk

Ellis Clark Trains   

Darstaed
All the latest offerings from this emerging manufacturer of finescale RTR rolling stock, in partnership with their UK distributor, Ellis Clark Trains.


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.



Hobby Holidays
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


Invertrain
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 




Made in Manchester Models
A new company (based guess where) producing ready to use scenic features such as oil storage tanks in metal, a laser-cut coaling tower, footbridges and much more, all at very affordable prices! This will be their first visit to our show. They also accept commissions.
www.madeinmanchestermodels.com



Stoneybridge Structures
Another new visitor to the show. Stoneybridge produce laser-cut structures and accessories in MDF and styrene, including some easy-to use track templates for a variety of different companies and periods ensuring correct sleeper spacing.
www.stoneybridge.co.uk




TMS Models - Event Sponsor
Always a wide range of affordable used 7mm locos and rolling stock from this respected and well-established supplier.

Uncommon Kits
Nuts & bolts, whitemetal kits, castings and brass etches.  Also a custom profile milling service.

Demos
We expect the demonstration area to be very busy, with people waiting to see our advisors.


 

Weathering - Neil Armitage demonstrates his expert skills in airbrushing and dry-brushing



Loco clinic and Building - Simon Moore and Norman Jackson advise on problems and show you how you can have that unbuilt kit made into something beautiful




Modifying kit-built locos
- Norman Jackson from Preston MRC will show how kits can be modified for better running and greater accuracy on his roundhouse & test track (see Layouts above)


DCC setup
- Steve Ward and Willy Mabbott show you how to customise DCC settings, including sound



Etched kitbuilding and soldering -
our friends from Kendal MRC will show you how




Displays

Gauge O Guild - Events, publications and membership details

7mm Narrow Gauge Society - Always an interesting display of freelance rolling stock.