Olney Model Railway Club - Exhibition

This is a site for people who want to improve their knowledge of equipment and modelling technique and who would like to join a club of like minded people within the Milton Keynes, South Northants and North West Bedfordshire area.

Saturday 2 September 2017.

The exhibition was held in the Carlton House Club
(formally The Working Men's Club),

38 High Street, Olney. MK46 4BB.

There was an entrance charge of:

£2.50 for Adults.

£2.00 for Concessions (children and over 60's),

£6.00 for a Family, 2 adults plus 2 children.

Refreshments were available at a very reasonable cost, as was the full Bar Menu.

Doors opened between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

There was free parking in the Town, within walking distance.

Layouts Confirmed

Olney Midland - OO gauge - OMRC

This extensive DCC layout is currently under construction and was exhibited to illustrate the considerable progress that had been made since last year. This is a long term project and with the Club meeting on a one evening a week basis, it is recognised that the project will take a number of years to complete.

The main scenic boards are nearing completion and work on the fiddle yard boards is well advanced. It is anticipated that construction works will be completed during this year, to enable the finished layout to be exhibited at our 2018 Exhibition.

The layout features the Model Electronic Railway Group (MERG) CBUS system to achieve point and signal control. This reduces greatly the number of wires going across table joins.

Bettws Road - N gauge - Tony Hubbard

A terminus style layout set in 1930’s Wales.

Grazellar Bahn - H0e gauge - Peter Johnston

Based on the Mariazellerbahn in Austria, which is a 760mm narrow gauge line running south from the Salzburg to Vienna main line at St Polten. This is Peter’s first attempt at continental modelling in the HO scale.

Two Sisters Farm - G (Narrow Gauge) - Peter Marshall

Set in Lincolnshire. Terminus of an estate railway, growing various crops (mainly potatoes) with a narrow gauge connection to the main line.

Victoria - EM - Dave Tailby

Parcels facility adjacent to London Victoria station.

Traders Confirmed

Keith's Model Railways

Mick French Books

MK Model World - Mike Oxley

Societies Confirmed

LCGB (Locomotive Club of Great Britain) - Peter Crossman Bedford Branch.

Exhibition Photographs.

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Based on the Mariazellerbahn in Austria - Narrow gauge

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Two Sisters Farm Narrow Gauge

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Bettws Road N gauge Great Western

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Olney Signal Box - 00 Gauge

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The Great Ouse river bridge, Olney Station and Yard

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The sidings, Olney Station and Yard

The map below gives an indication of the location of the Carlton House Club within the postcode spread. It is on the East side of the road, next to the United Reform Church.

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The 2018 Exhibition will be held at the Carlton House Club again, on Saturday 1 September.

This page was last updated on 14 January 2018.

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