Reply To: Expo Wakefield ‘23

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Peter Rigby

    Sat 19th – Sun 20th August 2023
    Kettlethorpe High School, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 7EL

    OPENING TIMES:  SAT 10.30am to 5pm, SUN 10am to 4pm
    ADMISSION:  Adults £11.00       

    The flagship event of the EM Gauge Society in the north of England will take place at its now established venue of Kettlethorpe High School, near Wakefield. On display will be at ten finescale layouts representing the best in 4mm scale railway modelling.

    As usual the EMGS Trade Officer will be there with the stand, however he will not be able to bring all the items stocked because of transport
    Logistics. He will be happy to bring along any pre-ordered items for payment on the day, BUT these must be ordered with a deadline to reach him by 7 days prior to the show. He is able to take cash, cheques and cards as payment at the show.
    The EMGS Membership Secretary will be in attendance ready to take early cash subscripons for 2023/24.
    Adjacent to his stand will be Steve Young ready to sell you EMGS badged polo shirts, sweatshirts and aprons. Each purchaser will receive an EMGS china mugs (While stocks last).

    Admission Prices (Valid for both days):
    2-Day visitor ticket – £11.00
    EMGS Members – £9.00

    Layouts Attending:
    Blakey Rigg – Paul Greene (S Scale – Guest Layout) – NER Rosedale Branch

    Chatsworth Road – Allan Atherley (S4) – BR(LMR) Derbyshire – Late 1960s/early 1970s

    Dewsbury G.N.R. – Geoff Tiffany, David Carter & Brian Eves (S4) – GN/LNER/BR(NER) – 1880-1965

    Kyle of Macallan Locomotive Shed – Adrian Walby (EM) – BR (ScR) – September 1966

    Grimesthorpe (for Attercliffe) – Tony Gee (EM/18mm Gauge) Sheffield District Railway – 1908

    Hope-under-Dinmore – South Hants Model Railway Club (EM) – LNWR and GWR Joint – 1904 to 1920

    Minimis – Peter Fletcher (EM) – Industrial – Late 1950s/early 1960s

    Sheepcroft – Stu Davies (EM) – BR(WR) – Late 1960s/early 1970s

    Wepre Park – Ken Gibbons (EM) – BR(LMR) – Mid 1960sWest End Drift – Graham Hudson (EM) – Industrial (Colliery) – 1950 to 1970

    Traders Attending:

    247 Developments

    Alan Gibson Model Railway Products

    Bill Hudson Transport Books


    CSP Models

    Dave Bradwell Kits in 4mm Scale

    EBMA Hobby & Craft

    High Level Kits

    London Road Models

    Nick Tozer Railway Books

    Pre-Grouping Railways

    Squires Model & Craft Tools

    Stoneybridge Structures & Model Sounds

    Timara Easter – Weathering and Conversions
    Vernon Harrod – Kit and Scratch-Built Coaches and Other Rolling Stock
    Pete Hill – Converting R-T-R and Scratchbuilding Locomotives
    John James – Split Chassis Loco Construction
    Geoff Kent – Modelling Using Plastikard
    Mick Moore – Scratchbuilding Wagons & Wagon Loads
    Peter Sutherland – Building Plastic Coaches

    Specialist Society Stands:

    Cumbrian Railway Association
    North Eastern Railway Association
    Great Central Railway Society
    Great Northern Railway Society
    S Scale Society


    For your convenience we will have a range of tasty sandwiches, freshly made by Hidden Gem Catering, available for visitors to purchase at lunchtime on both days. Teas and coffees, plus soft drinks will also be on sale

    In addition there are also catering facilities at the nearby Asda superstore (with café) and a number of small restaurants, including Square Pizza, Rinaldi Restaurant, Pagoda Cantonese, and Mumbai Boss. The Walnut Tree pub a short distance along Standbridge Lane serves food.

    Alternatively you could bring your own lunch, seating will be provided.

    Getting there:

    Public Transport

    If coming from Central Wakefield, on the Saturday take service 106 Wakefield – Hall Green from Wakefield Bus Station, leaving at 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour. Alight at the High School. Return journeys depart at 04, 19, 34 and 49 past the hour. On Sunday it runs every 30 minutes leaving Wakefield at 20 and 50 past the hour, returning at 05 and 35 past the hour.

    On the Saturday only, there is also an hourly service by the 107 Wakefield – Kettlethorpe from Wakefield Bus Station, Stand 17, which takes a different route. Departures are on the hour during the day. The buses stop within fifty yards of the school in Standbridge Road. Departures in the return direction are at thirty two minutes past the hour.

    The nearest railway station is Sandal & Agbrigg (Northern Rail) followed by a short walk to Barnsley Road, then take the bus service 106 to Kettlethorpe High School. Failing that it’s about a 30 minute walk to the school.

    It would be wise to check with both Arriva for the buses and Northern Rail for the trains, as weekends often means route maintenance work resulting in reduced or diverted services.

    Travel by car

    Satnav: WF2 7EL. The venue is with easy reach of the M1 (Junction 39). Follow the A636 towards Wakefield for about ¾ of a mile then turn right into Asdale Road, A6186. At the roundabout by the entrance to Asda’s carpark turn right into Standbridge Road.

    From Wakefield follow the A636 signposted to the M1 and on reaching the A6186 turn left and follow the directions above.

    The entrance to expoEM will be on your left. There should be adequate parking on the sports centre site, which is on the right hand side of, and opposite the school. Look out for the ‘3G’ sign. Cross Standbridge Lane by means of the traffic light controlled crossing and enter the school through the pedestrian gate. The entrance to expoEM Summer is on your left and indicated by a free-standing ‘A’ board. If parking here is not available, there is plenty of on-road parking in the vicinity of the school, but we would ask that you respect driveways to private houses if parking there.

    Disabled parking is available on the school site amd access should not pose problems as there are no stairs to negotiate. Assistance, if required, is available upon request at the entrance to expoEM.




    N.B. Information correct at time of preparation, all exhibits subject to final confirmation.




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