If this is the case and the objective is to showcase/popularise 18-18.83mm layouts then to maximise attendance by the public requires expoEM to be held in major centres of population: London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Cardiff. The expenses will be at least treble our current spend but the ticket income will be greater (I suggest ticket prices could be much higher). Risks could be minimised by co-hosting such shows with local clubs; the MRC comes to mind. Note that this is not to my personal liking; I prefer the finescale shows at Wells and Warminster.
The Scalefour Society are already doing this with our “show within a show” concept and already works well with several exhibitions around the country, including Scalefour Southwest which is a major part of Railwells.
The latest Scalefour Society “show within a show” is Scalefour Southeast which is part of the excellent Uckfield MRC Exhibition this weekend (Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October). See http://www.uckfieldmrc.co.uk/exhibition.html
Scalefour Cumberland will be part of the Workington Model Railway Exhibition on 19th & 20th November 2023 and a new venture, Scalefour Pontefract, in conjunction with the Normanton & Pontefract Railway Modellers Society, takes place on 27th & 28th January 2024.
The various Scalefour Society “shows within a show” around the country, along with the many displays/demonstrations put on by Area Groups at local events, certainly help to showcase 4mm finescale modelling to both modellers and the general public and we look forward to seeing many members of both the Scalefour Society and the EMGS at our events during the year as we grow the concept.
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