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Shirley Scout Headquarters
(rear of Bank of Ireland) Stratford Road (A34) Shirley, Solihull.
A to Z Ref:
Page 107, H4.
car park next
M42 at Junction 4.
Follow signs to Birmingham (A34).
Stay on A34 until Saracens Head pub on left in Shirley.
Turn left 100 yards past Saracens Head into service road
leading to a car park at the rear of the shops.
Exhibition Hall is next to the British Legion Building.
Keith's Model Railways
2 Holyrood Drive, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TR
Telephone: 0116 277 8634
New and second hand Model Railways, (run
by genuine enthusiast).
The Corris Railway was the first narrow
gauge railway in Mid-Wales, beginning in 1859 as a 2'3''
gauge horse-hauled tram road carrying local slate. Steam
arrived in 1878 and a passenger service operated from 1883
to 1930. The Railway closed in 1948 and was dismantled
soon afterwards. A Preservation Society reinstated
part of the original line so that passenger services could
recommence in 2002 after a break of 72 years. We have on
sale second hand railway books, videos and some model railway
items, new Corris Railway items and books, children's toys
and books and range of Thomas the Tank items.
G.W.R. Sales Stand
The Gloustershire and Warwickshire
Railway (Birmingham Division) Sales stand, helps to
rebuild the railway from Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse.
We have a selection of Railway Models, 'Day Gone By' Road
Models, Toys, Jigsaws, Books and Stocking Fillers
for Christmas. website
40 Underhill Lane, Underhill
Wolverhampton WV10 8NS
Telephone: 01902 831296
DVD's and Video, specialist for the rail enthusiast.
Societys and Clubs
Birmingham Society of Model
Small display of model Engineering
Solihull Model Railway Circle reserve
the right to make changes to our programme and we cannot
be held responsible for layout failing to arrive on the
day of the exhibition.
Who was there?...
4mm Scale, OO Gauge
Solihull Model Railway Circle
Cherwell, is a scenic OO gauge, 26 feet 6inches by 10 feet 6 inches, four track mainline with an integral branch line. It features working automatic signals and has largely scratch built buildings. The layout was built mainly to display scale length mainline trains, those being run reflecting the varying interests of the membership. Trains run are usually British outline, but can come from any part of the UK mainland and from any date between about 1900 and 2005.
0.16.5 7mm Narrow Gauge
This is a fictitious narrow gauge railway called the “Oneslip
& Downe” (or the ODLR) based in the Cornish holiday
area. Nancledre is a sleepy harbour village, but both the
railway and the surrounding area have been rescued from decay
and are now starting to enjoy a renaissance since enthusiasts
preserved the railway. The locos are from several preserved
and abandoned lines in the UK. Some of the stock is known
to have disappeared in the late 19th or early 20th centuries,
but modeller’s licence prevails. The layout was started
several years ago as an end-to-end “U”shaped
line, but has been modified to allow trains to run round,
this leaves time for operators to discuss the finer points
with the public. Details still need to be added, few layouts
are ever complete.
3. Birmingham MRC
4mm Scale, OO Gauge
Birmingham Model Railway Club
This delightful 12ft layout era 1950's BR Terminus. website
009 Narrow Gauge
Mark is a Station on the Simon and Mark Railway. A Narrow
Gauge concern, which transports passengers, coal and general
goods. The main feature is the station that is built
almost entirely of concrete. The layout is set in the 1950’s.
5. The Layout with
7mm Narrow Gauge
Narrow Gauge modelling with a twist!
Inspired By 'Spaghetti' Westerns films of the 1960's and
1970's and Ready-to-Run on 30 stock. All stock is heavily
weathered Bachmann running on - virtually buried up
to railhead height in ballast - peco set track. The
layout reflects a not to serious side to the hobby.
6. Moreton Loco
4mm Scale, OO Gauge
Moreton Loco shows part of a motive power depot in the British
Railway steam era between the dates 1948 -1968 and features
a large number of kit-built and detailed ready to run locomotives.
The scene is set as some locomotive servicing facilities
built as newer addition to a larger motive power depot (which
is beyond the bridge). The layout may by operated to
reflect distant or near regions.
2mm Scale, N Gauge
Margaret and Ken Stephenson
Marken is a fictitious town in Germany with a loop running
round the town; it has a ruined castle and a working water
wheel on a timber hill.
4mm Scale, OO Gauge - Junior Layout
Nathan and Dennis Reynolds
The idea of Hornbydale is to show what can by achieved starting
out with a basic Hornby train set and adding to it
9. Mount Pleasant
4mm Scale, 00 Gauge
the Black Country to anyone not from the West Midlands and
you will create ideas and images ranging from dark satanic
mills to those that are not political correct. Certainly
there were the steel works of Stewarts & Lloyds and Round
Oak. Chain and nail making around Cradley and Lye, foundries
etc., but there was also the beautiful and delicate cut glass
of Stuart Crystal and Royal Brierley.
The Black Country is an industrial area, formerly in the
south of the county of Staffordshire and the northern fringe
of Worcestershire, where an unusually thick seam of coal
approached the surface, and iron and limestone could once
be found. From the middle of the nineteenth century onwards
railways crossed the area, linking it with far-off places,
and created a complex network of lines. The layout tries
to give a snap shot of the area rather than set out to provide
a definitive picture of any actual place.
Set in the late 6's - early 7's, Mount Pleasant depicts the
last throws of a British Railways Western Region back water.