The Gauge O Guild - Guildex Telford

Discussion in 'Exhibitions' started by John K, 3 August 2019.

  1. John K

    John K Western Thunderer

    Last edited: 3 August 2019
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  2. Martin Shaw

    Martin Shaw Western Thunderer

    I'm sure you can do arithmetic, it's 4 weeks from today.
  3. Rob R

    Rob R Western Thunderer

    It's a couple of fortnights away :thumbs:

  4. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer


    Looks like we're going to be neighbours for a few days going by the map in the Guildex guide.

  5. John K

    John K Western Thunderer

    Better to get there early
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  6. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Yes, I saw that. This must be the first time that two S7 layouts have made it to Telford!

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  7. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    About time ! :) that's 12 O gauge and 2 S7 layouts, not 14 O gauge as the brochure states :D:D

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  8. Oz7mm

    Oz7mm Western Thunderer

    Let's just say there are 14 7mm layouts. There re too many factions in the world these days

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  9. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Stupid Boy! I should remember Aberbeeg and Ellerton Road both being there one year.:confused:
  10. Overseer

    Overseer Western Thunderer

    2011 from memory. I think we had 3 S7 layouts at Telford in 1998, but I was a bit busy so it may have been only 2.
  11. rusty

    rusty Active Member

    For the record there were 3 S7 layouts at the 2002 event (part of the layout competition)
  12. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer

    How about 14 Layouts in O Gauge large (S7) and small (Finescale) :))

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  13. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    I wonder is the S7 layouts would run some 3rd party locos..
  14. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    It's something we need to be wary of at a show. There are still too many nay sayers with regards Scale7, and I don't think we can take the added risk of running untested stock in front of such a critical audience. Maybe later in the afternoon if it's quiet we could pop something on? JB2?

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  15. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    It’s not like one doesn’t get the odd “off” on FS...
  16. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Of course Simon, I couldn't agree more.

    I think if that happens with O Fs then it's kinda brushed off, however I personally believe there are many who will be waiting for a single axle to pop off the rails, and shouting from the top of the Shropshire hills that Scale7 doesn't work.

    We are still trying to be accepted and included into the 7mm hobby. We are still in the phase of proving Scale7 'can' work well. Love Lane is more than aware that we are at the forefront of trying to changes people's perceptions at the end of August in a little town, west of Birmingham.

  17. John K

    John K Western Thunderer

    I think you may be being a bit over sensitive.
    All model railways have little hiccoughs from time to time - mine certainly do.
    Those of us who have seen Love Lane and who were instrumental in getting it invited to Telford know how good it is.
    It will probably do the S7 cause much more good if someone turns up with an S7 loco and you welcome them with open arms, and encourage them to run - if only in the storage sidings.
    John K
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  18. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    John, you make a very good point, and of course storage yards would be fine.

    We do have a lot of trains with too little storage space but we may be able to find a slot somewhere to run an engine for a few yards out back. Perhaps during a shunting segment in the scenic section. I think David Rayner would be the one to check with though.

  19. BrushType4

    BrushType4 Western Thunderer

    Its ok, I have a blue grey class 101 that I fancied seeing running through Love Lane but there will be other opportunities.
  20. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    If it's a Heljan conversion it should be fine Phil, bring it along anyway..