Layouts, Trade and Demos for the Show

With our annual show coming up in November we have been busy sorting out all the stuff which makes it great.  And this year we can confirm, the show will be attended by the following layouts:

Aire Main Yard – EM Gauge
Bottle Kiln Lane – 009 Scale
Itchen End Goods Dept – O Gauge
Horsethief Bridge –  N Scale
Lulworth Castle – OO Gauge
Mallingford – N Gauge
North Ealing –  TT Gauge
Parkstone Goods – O Gauge
Poole (Club Layout) – OO
Rosedale – O Gauge
Shad Dock – OO Gauge
Whitecross Street – OO Gauge
Wiveliscombe – OO Gauge
U-Shunt – O Gauge
Zevendaal – HO Scale
And dont forget our kids layout where everyone can have a go!

And we will also be supported by trade stands from:
BH Enterprises
Ian Shave
Model Railway Solutions
RailRoom Electronics
R&T Model Railways
Ray Heard

Demonstrations and displays will also be provided by:

Andy May – West Australian Railway Narrow Gauge Kit & Scratch Building
DCC & Computer Control – Test out different DCC Systems and see computer control in action.
The Slim Gauge Society – US Narrow Gauge Kit & Scratch Building
The Swanage Railway

So hopefully you will be able to join us in the 5th of November 2017 for what is shaping up to be another great exhibition.

The New Club OO Layout


The scenery for the new OO layout is progressing well now thanks to several members volunteering their help, it is beginning to take shape. There is still a lot of hard work to go into the project before it will be finished.

The 2017 Show

The preparations for the 2017 show are progressing very well and at the moment we could be looking at an even better show than we had last year, and that one was great. We will keep you updated as the time draws nearer.

The Best in the Show

Last week was our annual exhibition and it was a great success.  We had a lots of layouts in all the popular scales and over the next few weeks we will be compiling all our photos and sharing them on this site.  But for now we just wanted to say congratulations to Colin Lockyer who is the builder of ‘Pine Road’.  This layout won the the ‘Barry Peacock’ award for best layout in the show by public voting.


Colin, on the left, was presented the award by our Chairman at the end of the show and we think he was very please to receive it.

So well done to Colin, photos of the layout will be available soon.

Getting to the Show

If you are planning on coming to our exhibition this Sunday dont forget the road works on Gravel Hill.  The road passed the school is actually open and wont affect you if your coming from Poole.  If you are coming from Wimborne there is a diversion in place.

For small vehicles you can use Arrowsmith Road as shown below.


Bigger vehicles may want to follow the diversion singes taking you on the route below.


We hope to see you on Sunday for a great exhibition.

Ian Saul’s new Bridge

Ian Saul’s layout, Anywhere & Anything, has recently had a new structure added.  Ian has built. from just cardboard, a large four track main line bridge and he brought to the club house for us all to see.



Ian, seen in the picture below, has now installed this bridge in his home layout and helpfully we will have some photos of that to share.