EMGS, Area Group Events, and Exhibitions

Event Information:

  • Sat

    expoEM Autumn 2019

    Kettlethorpe High School, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 7EL

    expoEM Autumn 2019
    A Showcase of the Best in 4mm Scale Railway Modelling

    **New location for 2019**

    The Autumn flagship event of the EM Gauge Society will take place this year over the weekend of September 7th/8th at its new venue of Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield.

    On display will be seven 4mm finescale layouts plus this year’s ‘guest layout’, Oakhurst Town (Scaleseven SER, 1880s).  In addition there will be plenty of opportunity to stock up on modelling supplies with around 20 specialist traders in attendance, plus a contingent of ‘Show you how’ demonstrations and other special interest society stands. As usual there will also be the EMGS Trade Stand and the ever popular Members’ Second Hand Sales.


    Kettlethorpe High School

    Standbridge Lane
    WF2 7EL

    Opening times:
           Saturday 7th September:     10.00am to 5.00pm
                Sunday 8th September:    10.00am to 4.00pm

    Benfieldside (EM) - The Electric Loft Ladder Company - North Eastern Railway - Pre-1923
    Hebble Vale Goods - Karl Crowther (EM) - BR - West Riding of Yorkshire - late 1970s
    Hudson Street (EM) - Dr. Peter Fletcher - BR (NER) - York - Circa 1960
    Wainthrop Bridge - Simon Howard - L&YR - Mid-1920s
    South Pelaw (EM) - The South Pelaw Group - BR (NER) - Late 1950s/early 1960s
    Tanpit Lane (EM) - Allan Atherley - Post-Privatisation - North Derbyshire Peak District - Circa 2000
    Whitewater (EM) - Mike Fishwick - BR (SR) - North Cornwall - 1950s/1960s 

    Guest Layout: Oakhurst Town (S7) - Geoff Stenner - South Eastern Railway 1880s

    Lower Exbury will not be appearing at this year's expoEM Autumn owing to Alison Barker's recent prolonged indisposition. We all wish Alison a speedy recovery and very much hope that she will be at the 2020 expoEM Autumn.


    Confirmed Traders:
    247 Developments
    Alan Gibson
    Ambis Engineering
    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    EBMA Hobby & Craft
    Eileen’s Emporium
    EMGS Members' Sales Stand
    EMGS Trade Stand
    High Level Kits
    Judith Edge Kits
    Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
    London Road Models
    Model Railway Developments
    RT Models
    Stevenson Carriages & Millholme Models
    Stoneybridge Structures
    Wizard Models

    Special Interest/Line Societies:
    Cumbrian Railways Association
    Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society has had to withdraw as a result of serious illness suffered by Ken Carter, who was due to bring the Stand. We wish Ken a full and speedy recovery.

    John Brighton - Model Locomotive Construction
    Paul Gittins - Practical P4
    Vernon Harrod - Modelling Wagons
    Chris Hewitt - Resin Casting
    Geoff Kent - Modelling in Plastikard
    Mick Moore - Building Wagons and Creating Loads for the Grouping Era
    Mark Towers - Weathering

    N.B. All exhibits subject to final confirmation

    A Catering Service is being provided by the ‘Crocodile Sisters’ (of Scalefour North fame) and will include breakfasts, lunches and hot and cold drinks.

    Admission prices:
    £7 Members / £9 Non-members
    Accompanied children (under 16 Free).
    Tickets purchased on Saturday are valid for both days.
    Getting there:
    Public Transport
    Arriva Bus Service Number 110 from Leeds and Wakefield City Centre Bus Stations to Kettlethorpe High School, every 10 minutes on Saturday, every 20 minutes on Sunday.
    Nearest railway station Sandal & Agbrigg (Northern Rail), then by Arriva Bus Service Number 110 to Kettlethorpe High School or a 30 minute walk.
    Travel by car
    Within easy reach of the M1 (Junction 39). SAT NAV – WF2 7EL
    Parking at the front of the school or across the road on the purpose built car park (traffic signal controlled crossing). Plenty of on-street parking nearby and the Asda car park.
    Disabled Access is available upon request at the main entrance to the school.
    Website: www.emgs.org

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