Expo Wakefield ‘23

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    • #245675
      Richard Spratt
      Participant

        Is there an illustrated list of layouts appearing this year.  I’ve found a basic list, but it would be nice to see a few photos and plans for all of the layouts.

         

        If I go I’m going to have to be chauffeured by my wife.  Will she have to pay £9 to get in?

      • #245679
        Trade Officer
        Keymaster

          Hi Richard

          Peter Rigby is away for a few days. I forwarded your post and he has emailed me back with the following:

          Pictures will be posted on the expo thread on RMWeb and Western Thunder as well as on the Forum  as soon as he gets back, probably at the weekend.

           

          If you contact Peter directly, on his email in the mag, about your wife so that he can inform the stewards on the door?

           

          John

        • #245680
          Trade Officer
          Keymaster

            Hi Richard

            Peter Rigby is away for a few days. I forwarded your post and he has emailed me back with the following:

            Pictures will be posted on the expo thread on RMWeb and Western Thunder as well as on the Forum  as soon as he gets back, probably at the weekend.

             

            If you contact Peter directly, on his email in the mag, about your wife so that he can inform the stewards on the door?

             

            John

          • #245695
            Peter Rigby
            Participant

              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

              Brassmasters

              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

              Demonstrations:
              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

              Catering:

              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.

              Contact:

              Email:  exponorth@emgs.org

              Website: http://www.emgs.org

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

               

               

               

              • This reply was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by Peter Rigby.
              • This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by Peter Rigby.
            • #245697
              Peter Rigby
              Participant

                FAO Richard Spratt

                Please contact me direct using the either the phone number or my personal email. See the inside front cover of the Newsletter.

                Thanks

                Peter

              • #245748
                Peter Rigby
                Participant

                  The following information supercedes that given above concerning bus services to and from Kettlethorpe High School.

                  expoEM Summer 2023, Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield

                  Bus times for services from Wakefield Bus Station on the weekend of 19th & 20th August 2023 (updated 04.08.23)

                  Arriva Yorkshire Service 106 Wakefield-Hall Green

                  https://bustimes.org/services/106-hall-green-wakefield

                  Saturdays: Wakefield Bus Station Stand 11

                  Departs every 15 minutes at 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour. Alight at Bus Stop: “Kettlethorpe, at High School”.

                  Return from Bus Stop: “Kettlethorpe High School Stop K1” at 04, 19, 34 and 49 minutes past the hour.

                  Sundays: Wakefield Bus Station Stand 11

                  Departs every half hour at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour. Alight at Bus Stop: “Kettlethorpe, at High School”.

                  Return from Bus Stop: “Kettlethorpe High School Stop K1” at 10 and 40 minutes past the hour

                   

                  Arriva Yorkshire Service 107 Wakefield-Kettlethorpe

                  https://bustimes.org/services/107-wakefield-Kettlethorpe

                  Saturdays (only): Wakefield Bus Station Stand 17

                  Departs hourly, on the hour. Alight at Bus Stop: “Kettlethorpe High School Stand K1”.

                  Return from Bus Stop: “Kettlethorpe, at High School” at 32 minutes past the hour.

                  Note there are no fewer than three Bus Stops in the vicinity of Kettlethorpe High School, so it would be advisable in particular for your return journey to check that you have the correct one.

                  Thanks to Karl Crowther for sourcing this information.

                • #245827
                  Peter Rigby
                  Participant

                    ‘Wepre Park’ has unfortunately had to be withdrawn.

                    In its place John Phllips will be presenting a display of his modelling towards creating a model railway depicting Doncaster in the early to mid 1970s.

                    PR

                  • #245828
                    Steve Young
                    Keymaster

                      Richard. As you are a member the price will cover you and your good lady.

                    • #245835
                      Peter Rigby
                      Participant

                        Unfortunately the Signalling Record Society will not be able to attend because of health issues.

                      • #245875
                        Michael Bolton
                        Participant

                          Having visited the show today I can say it was really good, a wide variety of layouts  and traders with what looked like a very good attendance and the main hall was packed. When I visited the demonstration area every demonstrator had people with them and there were more waiting. Decent catering and area to relax.

                          Well worth the effort to visit on Sunday if you have the time and it isn’t too far, highly recommended.

                        • #245894
                          Paul Tomlinson
                          Participant

                            I’m reading with interest the comments about ExpoEM Summer over on Western Thunder. It sounds like the event was not only enjoyed by those who attended, but that attendance was greatly improved, which is very heartening. I look forward to reading about it in the next Newsletter.

                            https://www.westernthunder.co.uk/threads/expoem-summer-2023.11939/#post-281827

                          • #245940
                            Michael Bolton
                            Participant

                              I do find it odd that there is a description of the cup winners in the show, complete with photos on the Scalefour society, RMweb and Western Thunder web sites but not on here, unless I’ve missed it.

                              • This reply was modified 8 months ago by Michael Bolton.
                            • #245944
                              Dai Davies
                              Participant

                                I find it odd that the EXPO gallery of this website does not have any photos newer than 2021! Surely, this should be the first port of call for EXPO photos?

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