Come and see gauge 3 modellers/models at the G3 show Sat 10th.

Discussion in 'Talk' started by geoff_nicholls, 1 March 2018.

  1. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    If you're tempted to have a go in the largest scenic scale, this may be of interest:
    I've just copied this from the G3 soc website:
    Gauge 3 Society AGM will be held on Saturday 10th March, in Parkside Community Hall, Woburn Street, Ampthill, Bedfordshire MK45 2HX.
    The 2018 Winter Show will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A donation of £3 is requested from Members attending, to contribute to the cost of putting on the Show. The entrance fee to the Show for non-members will be £4.00. The AGM will be held at 11:00am and is for Gauge '3' Society Members only.
    Traders planning to attend the show are.
    Andy Boothman brass kits - Garfield Models, Bill Collier – metals, Buxton Model Works, Cliff Barker , Curlew Coaches, Ieuan Lewis Bookstall , John Taylor Models, KM1 Modellbau, Marston Models, Model Engineers Laser, Peter Korzilius' models, Peter Wood’s Wagons, Walsall Model Industries, Williams Models, Woodbury Models.
    Gauge 3 layouts
    Geoff Nicholls' “Aldeburgh Harbour” and Eric and David Sanders’ “Mangaps”.
    Other attractions
    Refreshments and lunch will be available at the show. Bring and Buy stand, members’ display area, Newsletter back numbers, and a vintage model display.
    There will also be modelling demonstrations by Unklian, Steve Cooke and Arty
     
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  2. Arty

    Arty Western Thunderer

    Had a great day at Ampthill on Saturday, in the company of Geoff, Unklian, Cookie, Mike Williams and many others.
    Here's a link to a few pics.
    Gauge 3 Society
     
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  3. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    and Arty showed off a sample of his barbed wire (see elsewhere in this forum). It does look very realistic. That fence, when finished, will deserve an article with a front page photo, in MRJ.
    I believe the committee were very pleased/relieved with the way it went as well. Although Roy Horrocks pointed out it might have been very different if they'd been able to stick with the usual February date...
    I didn't get to see much of it from the car window, but Ampthill itself seemed worth a visit; full of the sort of interested vernacular architecture that you want to include in a layout.
     
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  4. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    So glad I've only just seen this thread..!

    JB.
     
  5. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    you'd find gauge 3 a doddle after the live steam you usually handle!
     
  6. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    No live steam for me, but I'm sure the larger size would make the detailing easier. Just not sure the size of the current workbench and 7mm biased tools would suffice..

    JB.
     
  7. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    I thought you drove the 1:1 scale stuff?
     
  8. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Oh I see sorry.. Yes.

    Well hopefully be passing out as driver this year.. Hopefully..

    JB.
     
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  9. geoff_nicholls

    geoff_nicholls Western Thunderer

    I hope they give you something really nice to drive, though it would be very difficult to top the 9F last year!
     
  10. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Well, we've got the S160 this year, which should make some good noises..

    JB.