EMGS, Area Group Events, and Exhibitions

Event Information:

  • Sat

    expoEM Spring 2018

    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE
    expoEM Spring 2018
    Bracknell Leisure CentreBagshott Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE
    2 day visitor ticket £9.00  -  Accompanied child  -  £2.00
    Family ticket  -  £16.00
    Members  -  £7.00
    (all tickets are valid for both days)

    The flagship event of the EM Gauge Society will take place as usual this year over the weekend of May 19th/20th at the now well-established venue of Bracknell Leisure Centre. On display will be at least ten finescale layouts representing the best in 4mm scale modelling, including Tim Venton’s ‘Clutton’ making its penultimate exhibition appearance, while the guest layout this time is Jerry Clifford’s ‘Tucking Mill’ in 2mm Finescale. In addition there will be plenty of opportunity to stock up on modelling supplies with over 30 specialist traders in attendance, plus a wide variety of  ‘Show you how’ demonstrations and other special interest society stands. As usual there will also be the EM and P4 test track, the EMGS Trade Stand and member’s second hand sales.

    Location: Within easy reach of both the M3 (Junction 3) and M4 (Junction 10). Follow the brown signs for Bracknell Leisure Centre. SAT NAV - RG12 9SE    Bracknell Railway Station is ¾ mile away. Free on-site parking, Catering (including licensed bar) and Level Access

    Hotel Accommodation Deal

    The special rate we negotiated for members visiting expoEM Spring and seeking overnight accommodation at the luxury 4 star Bracknell Grange Hotel is available for this year with rooms presently ready to be booked. The cost is £62  (double or twin occupancy) and £55 (single occupancy) per room per night, which if you share is a good deal. The hotel is right in the centre of Bracknell with various pubs and restaurants nearby. There is good parking available virtually attached to the Hotel.

    To book call 01344  474000 or email
    bracknell.reservations@grangehotels.com and quote booking reference 180518E
    Price now includes a full English Buffet Breakfast!

    Exhibitors (all subject to confirmation)

    Benfieldside - NER (1907) - EM - Tim Surrell & Julian Tywhitt

    Black Country Blues - BR Blue era - EM - Staffordshire Finescale Group

    Black Lion Crossing - BR(E) - EM - Geoff Kent

    Clutton - GWR 1930's - P4 - Tim Venton (one of it's last appearances)

    Flintcombe  - P4 –  SDJR - Dorset Gang of Four

    Great Swilling – EM – BR(M)- David Burnett

    Lower Exbury –  P4 – Alison Barker

    Midland Sidings – P4 – Midland -   Westinghouse MRC

    Stoke-by-Nayland - BR(E) - P4 - David Hawkins

    Guest Layout - Tucking Mill - 2mm Finescale - N.Somerset Lt Rly - Jerry Clifford


    John Arkell               Painting and Lining complex liveries (Coaches and Wagons)
    Johnathon Buckie    Laser Cutting Techniques
    Karl Crowther          Signal Construction
    Tony Gee                Architectural Modelling
    Geoff Haynes          Loco Construction, Painting and Lining
    Chris Hewitt            Basic Moulding Techniques
    Peter Hill                 Converting Ready to Run Locomotives
    Mick Moore             Wagon and Van Construction (See MRJ 238/39/41)
    Phil Tattershall        Bullhead Trackwork Construction
    Andrew Ullyott         Wagon Suspension and Springing



    247 Development                    Alan Gibson
    Ambis Engineering                    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    Branchlines                    Brassmasters
    C & L Finescale Track Building Systems
    Dart Castings Monty’s Models and MJT
    David Geen Model Railway Kits                    Eileen's Emporium
    GW Models   High Level
    Hobby Holidays           Isinglass Models
    Kernow Model Rail Centre  London Road Models
    Marc Models               Mega Points Controllers
    Mike King (Southern drawings)  Model Railway Developments
    Modelu                        Mousa Models
    Penbits Model Railways       Phoenix Precision Paints
    Prickly Pear Products       Roger Carpenter Photographs
    Roxey Mouldings             South Eastern Finecast
    Steam Age                      Wild Swan Books Ltd
    Wizard Models

    Plus the EMGS Trade Stand and Members Sales (for those bargains)


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