Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers are pleased to announce that
Narrow Gauge South 2018 will be held on 7th April at Barton Peveril College, Eastleigh, nr Southampton.
The new location offers improved access by public transport, being within a mile of Southampton Parkway or Eastleigh railway stations; as well as being served directly by bus. For those driving the show is within a mile or two of both the M3 and M27 motorways.
The new venue has a main hall as well as subsidiary rooms and there will be catering on-site. Although the intimacy of the small rooms at our previous venue will be lost, visitors should find it easier to move round the show. We continue to aim to showcase the very best in narrow gauge model railways and regular visitors can rest assured that the high quality show they’ve come to expect will be maintained. We’ll update you on this page with all the details as soon as we can, including a location map, bus times and, of course, the details of the layouts and traders will be added to their respective pages as we get nearer to the show.
Subject to confirmation the AGM of the 009 Society will be held on the same day.
More details will be posted here as they are avaiable but In the meantime why not take a moment to view the Galleries of past shows or find out about us, Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers?
The last show was held at Sparsholt College, nr Winchester, on Saturday 9th April 2016. We showcased 28 of the best narrow gauge layouts in a variety of gauges and scales, complemented by trade stands, including Parkside Dundas; and the 009 Society and 7mm Society Sales Stands. For the first time we welcomed our friends from both the Ffestiniog Railway Society and the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, as well as renewing acquaintances with Amberley Museum and the RCTS.
Some well known layouts joined us for the last time: Isle Ornsay moves to pastures new (and a probable rebrand) and Dunalistair was shown for probably the last time in the UK. Some of our other layouts celebrated significant anniversaries, Aldbourne being notable for 25 years on the exhibition circuit.
It was a great pleasure for Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers to inagurate a trophy, the first in the groups history, for Best Exhibit in Show. The trophy, sponsored by PECO and consisting of a PECO 4mm scale Lynton & Barnstaple coach mounted on suitable wooden plinth, was awarded to Garreg Wen, an award winning and superbly atmospheric layout by Matthew and Helen Kean. Congratulations!
For those who exhibited at last year’s show, Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers hope you had an enjoyable day. Please accept our thanks for joining us for our 40th anniversary celebration.