2017 looks like being an exciting year in Gloucestershire and the counties surrounding it as these transport events reveal.
The Spring 2017 Cheltenham GWR Modellers Exhibition in aid of the Pied Piper Appeal and sponsored by Cheltenham Model Centre will be held at St. Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham, GL51 3NU from 1000 on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April 2017. Admission: £4 adults, £2.50 children. £9 family (2 adults + 2 children under 14 years). Layouts will include (0 Gauge) Bakewell Street (00 Gauge) Capital Works, Melangoose, Plank Lane, Readham, Thomas and Westbridge (009) Wantage NG Tramway (H0) American Grain (3mm) Hallow Fosse (N) Banbury. 4mm static displays will include Tanks and Total War (pictured) Transport 2000 Ltd, and those provided by the Mellor Brothers for the Model Bus Federation and National Association of Road Transport Modellers. There will also be live modelling demonstrations by Mark Begley, Steve Harrod, Richard Bucknall and Trevor Hale as well as trade support from Cheltenham Model Centre (Saturday), Derails Models (Sunday), RCSW (Clive Reid pre enjoyed models) and railway books, timetables and photographs by Stewart Blencowe.
The South West Ship Show will be held at Gordano School Community Trust Sports Centre, St Mary’s Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7QR on Saturday 22 April 2017. Exhibitors and traders from across the UK will be present with books, photos, postcards, model boats, collectables, ephemera, boat kits and artwork. Admission £ 3.00, Concessions £ 2.00, under 12s free. Full details from www.coastalshipping.co.uk
The 17th International Plastic Modelling Society (IPMS) Gloucester Show will be held at Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown GL3 2JH from 1000 to 1630 on Sunday 14 May 2017. Admission £3.50, £1.50 Senior Citizens and accompanied children aged 15 and under. Expect the usual very high standard of Club displays, special interest groups, traders and refreshments.
StowRail 2017 will be held from 1030 to 1630 on Sunday 21 May 2017 at St Edward’s Hall, The Square, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1JX Adults £2.50, children under 16 free. Attractions will include the layouts Aldbourne, Dent, Derwent Road, El Cremallera, Made Upton, Rolvenden, and Ryedown Lane as well as Goes Like A Rocket (pictured)
Hucclecote Model Railway Exhibition will be held at Hucclecote Methodist Church, Caribrooke Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester GL3 3QP – on the Number 10 bus route from Gloucester to Cheltenham – from 1000 to 1700 on Saturday 17 June 2017. Admission £3.00, accompanied Children £1.50. Attractions will include a buffet and layouts in gauges 0 to N including Runport St Nicola, Hergest, Penbooney, Cherrington, Puggle Dock and Wellington Street.
The annual Model Steam Road Vehicle Society Rally will be held at Tewkesbury Rugby Club, Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2017. Look out for Ming Ing (4mm scale) in the model tent.
The Gloucestershire Steam Extravaganza will be held at South Cerney Aerodrome, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, on Friday 4, Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017. Look out for Goes Like A Rocket in the Model Tent.
The Autumn 2017 Cheltenham GWR Modellers Exhibition in aid of the Pied Piper Appeal and sponsored by Cheltenham Model Centre will be held at St. Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham, GL51 3NU from 1000 on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017. Admission: £4 adults, £2.50 children. £9 family (2 adults + 2 children under 14 years). Layouts will include (0 Gauge) Mooreswater (P4 Gauge) Allt-y-Graban Road, Hillside Exchange (00 Gauge) Alkerton Road, Bishop Street Yard, Elderdyke for Clogger, Minehead, Thomas. (3mm) Chipping Compton, Three Acres. 4mm static displays will include Ming Ing (pictured)