In view of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on social interaction that are likely to remain in place for the next few months, it will not be possible to hold expoEM Spring in its usual format for the second year running. Instead, the EMGS are going online to host a 'Virtual expoEM'. New video footage has been prepared in readiness for the ‘Virtual expo’ and feature video presentations of several 'layouts which never leave home', and a number which appear only very occasionally on the exhibition circuit, in more normal times. Of these, all are built to EM gauge, except one: Drighlington and Adwalton (P4) - Steve Hall Elmham Market - Nigel Burbidge Hornsey Broadway - Kier Hardy Leeds City North - John Elliott Liverpool Lime Street - John Holden Retford - Sandra Orpen Stockport Tiviot Dale - Richard Challis South Pelaw - The South Pelaw Group From the Vaults Ashburton - Chris Lammacraft Black Country Blues – The Staffordshire Finescale Group Canada Street - Peter Johnson Carlisle - David Johnson expoEM Spring 2017 at Bracknell Hemyock - Chris Lammacraft Metropolitan Junction Narrow Road – Ken Hill & Tony Gee Swaynton The Virtual expoEM Lecture Theatre A range of other interactive events will take place throughout the day as a series of live ‘Webinar’ style lectures, giving participants the opportunity to join in the discussions. These include: 10.30 am Martin Nield has agreed to present an updated lecture on 'Authentic Model Railway Operation', the subject of his book published by Wild Swan Publications. 12.00 noon John Brighton’s presentation will feature his layout ‘Millhouses’ and will look at its development and evolution over the last thirty years. 2.30 pm John Chivers’ new layout ‘Elmore’ will be featured, detailing its recent construction. 4.00 pm Chris Foren’s specialist subject features in his presentation, entitled ‘First Generation DMUs - Aspects of Operation’. Joining details will be found on the Society website shortly prior the event. Go to The E.M Gauge Society | Or if you wish to go directly to the show: Virtual Show 2021 | The E.M Gauge Society Demonstrations Tree making, static grass and other scenic work - Paul Ash Weathering - Mick Bonwick Fixing the Roof - David Brandreth Templot for the Totally Confused - Phil Chudley Layout Planning & Design: The Kentside Branch - Karl Crowther Scratchbuilding on the Computer - Frank Davies The control systems on Buckingham - Tony Gee Scratchbuilding Pre-Group Wagons in 4mm Scale - Vernon Harrod Soldering for beginners - It's not a black art - Roger Sawyer Building a layout with EMGS turnouts and track - Andrew Ullyott Other Video Presentations Let's Get Involved! Converting PCA to EM Gauge - Simon Howard Converting an Accurascale PFA wagon to EM Gauge - Simon Howard In addition to all this it is also planned to have links to several the traders that would normally be in attendance to expoEM, plus some others too. Last but not least, EMGS Stores (via the link on the Virtual expoEM page of the website) will be operating as normal during the event, with the added benefit that FREE POSTAGE to UK will apply to all purchases made during the time the event is live (i.e. 10.30am to 5.30pm). As is customary at expoEMs, non-members, as visitors to the show, will receive day membership of the Society and so will be able to purchase items from the EMGS stores. The event will be of interest to all modellers and is free to access – simply go to the EMGS website (www.emgs.org) and follow the links provided. While the virtual event will be first uploaded on Saturday 22nd May, the majority of the content will be available thereafter, so you can view it at your own convenience. The full programme of events (*all provisional at this stage) once finalised, will also be accessible via the EMGS website prior to the day of the event. *All content subject to confirmation.