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Annual Exhibition 2017 Report

The 2017 Bury St Edmunds Model Railway Exhibition was a rousing success.

This year we had more layouts and trade stands, and we also had a greater number of visitors to the show.

We had a new larger venue and added two new layout sections: American and Continental.

Car parking facilities were much improved and made the exhibition far more accessible by it's close proximity to the A14 and Bury St. Edmunds.

At the exhibition we had in total 22 layouts 18 traders.

The 2017 exhibition was more than double the size of our previous ones and had much improved facilities in terms of accessibility and refreshments as well as the car parking (previously mentioned).

Best In Show Layout

Congratulations to Hindenbach, which was the winner of Best In Show Layout. It is an N Gauge layout, set in a fictitious rural village on the mountainous German Swiss border and is served by a single track branch line.

Layouts who attended

Morlock Heath - 0 Gauge - Small Engineers Yard
The Wagon Works - 0 Gauge - Industrial 1930’s
Warren Hill - 0 Gauge - 1948 to 1985
Oldshaw - 4mm EM Gauge - 1970’s BR Western Region
Obervaz - HO - Swiss Metre Gauge
Airfix Oakham - OO Gauge - Airfix Kits
Orchard Road - OO Gauge - BR
Chaam - HO - Netherlands 1990-Present
Terminus All Change - OO - Heritage Tramway
Loch Ayling - OO - Modern Image
Ashurst Brickworks Light Railway - 009 - Freelance
Midsummer End - N - GWR Branchline
Clintons Bend - N - American Outline 1950-70
Classic Dublo - Hornby Dublo - Post War Steam & Diesel
Stodden Hundred Light Railway - 7mm O Gauge - Freelance Light Railway
Fenchurch St Peter - OO - Eastern Region Fenland 1967
Stanhem Quay - OO - Eastern Region 1950-1960
East Sternham - OO - Modern Image
Fenwich TMD - OO - Modern Image
War & Piece - O Gauge - Kent & East Sussex Railway
Hindenbach - N Gauge
Terminal Belt Railroad - HO - USA City Industrial

Traders who attended

Layouts 4 U - Lighting and Electrical Specialists
Mid Suffolk Railway - Railway Museum Merchandise
Scograil - New Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Accessories
Coastal DCC - Decoders, Systems and All things DCC
Fine Scale Buildings - Designed to be used on model railway layouts and military dioramas
Model Scenery Supplies - Specialising in individuality made models
Train-Tech - Easy to use electronic product for both DC and DCC model railways
Keith’s Model Railways - New and Pre-Owned Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Accessories
Dave King - New and Pre-Owned Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Accessories
Bob Pearman Books - Unfortunately Bob couldn't attend due to illness
Great Eastern Models - New, Rolling Stock and Accessories
Round In Circles - New and Pre-Owned Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Accessories
Make your Mark Models - Scenery Supplies and Accessories
Classic Baseboards - Creation of Folding Baseboards
Starlight Models - Detailed Accessories in 2 & 4mm Scales
Railway Memories - Railway and DVD’s
John Crawford Books - Railway & Model Related Books
Janet Bull - Railway and Wildlife Artist
Paul Austin - Rolling Stock & Loco Storage Cases


Charitable donations have always been a part of the Bury St Edmunds Model Railway Exhibition.

However, this year we decided instead of making donations, we thought it to be better and ask our chosen charities for 2017 if they'd like to attend the exhibition in their own right and explain to the visitors why their donations make such a difference, and to explain the important work that they do on a day to day basis

Our 2017 Charities were the National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA) and Suffolk Accident and Rescue Service (SARS).

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