‘Virtual’ expoEM Spring 2021: Saturday 22nd May 10.30am - 5.30pm

Discussion in 'Exhibitions' started by Leander, 23 March 2021.

  1. Leander

    Leander Member

    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


    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


    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.
    Last edited: 20 May 2021
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  2. Leander

    Leander Member

    Additional demonstrations have been included in Post #1
  3. Leander

    Leander Member


    Attached Files:

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  4. Leander

    Leander Member

    Post #1 has been amended to reflect the latest additions to the line-up.
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  5. Lancastrian

    Lancastrian Western Thunderer


    I've forwarded the details of content for the virtual exhibition to my friends in the SR7mm Group, many of whom do not frequent these pages.
    I've also just uploaded details to the Gauge O Guild forum.
    Looking forward to seeing you online :thumbs:

    Last edited: 18 May 2021
  6. Leander

    Leander Member

    Hi Ian

    Thank you. I hope they enjoy the 'Virtual' show.

  7. Leander

    Leander Member

    The EMGS has decided to follow the usual practice at expoEMs regarding non-members being able to purchase items from the EMGS stores. This will mean that all visitors to the Virtual expo will be assumed to have Day Membership of the Society and therefore will be able do so on the day.
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  8. Leander

    Leander Member

    Joining instructions for the live lectures tomorrow during the 'Virtual expoEM Spring 2021' are on the website (www.emgs.org).

    Here's a bit more information from Tim Easter.

    "During these lectures all attendees, other than the host and speaker, will be automatically muted. There will be an opportunity to ask any questions during the Q&A after each lecture. Please use the "chat" facility within Zoom and send a message to the participant named "EMGS Virtual Host", so that our host can then be ready to unmute you when the Q&A starts."
    Last edited: 21 May 2021
  9. Leander

    Leander Member

    The Virtual expoEM starts in 90 minutes time but you can join the Lectures by logging on to Zoom soon after 10.00am. There are a limited number of places available.

    Here's the Zoom link:

    Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

    Meeting ID: 999 1676 4373 Passcode: 542094

    This is also being shown on the virtual show page.

    We hope you find the expo enjoyable whether or not your interests are in EM and P4.