G Rail 2014

The G Scale Society will once again be holding their National Event at Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 OBD on Sunday 23rd March 2014 and is open to all for a small entry fee. Among the many layouts to be featured are Garden Central, Irish Light Railways, Flagg Fluorspar, West Side, Trumper's Halt,  Hampton End, Crocodile Crossing, Bideford Light Railway, Somerwood, Kleinestadt, John's Yard, Motley Sub Shed, and Snail Beach.

In addition to the usual demonstrations and displays, members sales,  and the presence of numerous Clubs and Societies many traders will also be in attendance giving you the opportunity to see and examine products for your own layout from a number of sellers. Those announced so far include 3.0.1 Models, AnDel Models, Anything Narrow Gauge, Back 2 Bay 6, Bodium Nurseries, Cambrian Models, Classic-Loco.Co.UK, DKL Garden Railway Buildings, G Gauge Wild West, Garden Rail Outlet, IP Engineering, Jim's Models, Just the Ticket, Kent Garden Railways, Loco-Boxes, Mamod Steam Engines, Martin's Models, Mac's Models, Model Sounds, Model Town, MVL Bridges, Noggin End Metals, Pendlebury Models, Pendle Valley Workshop, Silvercrest Models, SMTF, Squires Tools, John Sutton Books, Swift Sixteen, TPA Books, T&M Models, and  Trenarren Models although attendance can never be guaranteed due to weather and other commitments.

Well worth a visit.


 15th - 18th March The Midlands Garden Railway Show, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Nr. Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN  10 am - 4 pm Daily

On the weekend of Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2013 the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway held a Steam Gala to celebrate their Golden Anniversary– 50 years of passenger operations as a Narrow Gauge Preservation line.  It proved to be a very special weekend for the narrow gauge enthusiast with an intensive timetable on both days and all of their working locomotives in steam.


To coincide with this special Anniversary Gala a Garden Railway Exhibition was also held in the nearby Llanfair leisure Centre featuring 8 large-scale working layouts and over 40 specialised traders in attendance.


This assemblage of video clips has been put together in an attempt to convey some of the activities at the latter event. I hope to upload a video of the events at the Steam Gala on Sunday in a day or so.