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The 2019
Uckfield Model
Railway Exhibition
Retrospective

Expo 2019 Best in Show - De Graafstroom
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Our 2019 Exhibition

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Our 35th Exhibition

was held on
Saturday & Sunday
19th/20th October 2019


at the
Uckfield Civic Centre
Civic Approach, Uckfield
East Sussex



The 2019 exhibition was another great success with sixteen layouts attending. There were thirteen diverse scale/gauge combinations on show including those in 16mm scale, 0, 0-16.5, 0-14, P4, 00, 00-9, P87n3.5, H0, 3mm/ft finescale, British N, 2mm/ft finescale and Continental N. Once again something for everyone!


Layouts traveled from as far away as the Netherlands, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Devon, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Somerset, Suffolk and West Sussex portraying British, Australian, American and Dutch standard and narrow gauge prototypes.


The Weald Hall on the Saturday morning


Sixteen members of the trade, including specialist manufacturers, had a presence at the show. This year we welcomed two traders new to the show, Narrow Planet and Severn Models. Unfortunately Plus Daughters could only be with us for the Saturday. Their space was ably filled on the Sunday by a stand from Paul Heafield and an expanded Squires Model & Craft Tools stand. There was a display by the model engineers from the Bentley Miniature Railway as well as popular demonstration stands manned by guests Roger Sawyer (soldering) and Cat Dickerson (figure painting).


The show was very successful, with many comments being received as to the high quality of the exhibits, the variety of trade goods on offer and the general friendliness of those taking part.



Blueball Summit

Blueball Summit
"British N"

(click for 19 pictures)

Aerodrome Park

Aerodrome Park
"00"

(click for 11 pictures)

Orford

Orford
"0"

(click for 12 pictures)

Charmouth

Charmouth
"0-16.5"

(click for 18 pictures)

Chica, Illinois

Chica, Illinois
"H0"

(click for 15 pictures)

De Graafstroom

De Graafstroom
"P87n3.5"

(click for 18 pictures)

Thakeham Tiles

Thakeham Tiles
"0-14"

(click for 8 pictures)

Slugworth & Co.

Slugworth & Co.
"00-9"

(click for 9 pictures)

Fen End Pit

Fen End Pit
"16mm scale"

(click for 10 pictures)

Midland in Bristol

Midland in Bristol
"0"

(click for 13 pictures)

Elcot Road

Elcot Road
"P4"

(click for 10 pictures)

Daconby Town

Daconby Town
"3mm finescale"

(click for 9 pictures)

Bottom Works Sidings

Bottom Works Sidings
"00"

(click for 14 pictures)

South Walton

South Walton
"Continental N"

(click for 12 pictures)

Lambourn

Lambourn
"2mm finescale"

(click for 11 pictures)

Lambourn

Lambourn
"P4"

(click for 17 pictures)


Throughout the weekend the visiting public was asked what layout they thought was the "Best in Show". The 3.5mm/ft scale 12.26mm gauge (P87n3.5) narrow gauge Dutch layout De Graafstroom constructed by Vincent de Bode, Peter van der Kooij and Claude Moinier picked up the most votes and they were presented with a special plaque for mounting on the layout. Blueball Summit by Andrew Bartlett was placed second with Fen End Pit by David Barham placed third.


De Graafstroom was also awarded the Keith Nock Memorial Trophy for the best layout in show as voted by exhibitors, trade and members.



Demonstration Stand

Roger Sawyer - Demonstration Stand

Demonstration Stand

Cat Dickerson -Demonstration Stand

Bentley Miniature Railway

Bentley Miniature Railway

Severn Models

Severn Models

Roger Jones

Roger Jones

DOW Scenics

DOW Scenics

South Eastern Finecast

South Eastern Finecast

Morris Models

Morris Models

Rail-Books

Rail-Books

C & L Finescale Track Building Systems

C & L Finescale Track Building Systems

Roxey Mouldings

Roxey Mouldings

Squires Model & Craft Tools

Squires Model & Craft Tools

Plus Daughters

Plus Daughters

Paul Heafield

Paul Heafield

Dart Castings

Dart Castings

Coastal DCC

Coastal DCC

Narrow Planet

Narrow Planet

Matthew Cousins GRA

Matthew Cousins GRA

Simply Southern

Simply Southern

W.M. Collectables

W.M. Collectables

Club Information

Club Information

Entrance

Entrance

Luxfords Restaurant

Luxfords Restaurant

Mayorial Visit

Mayorial Visit



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