expoEM Summer 2022

20 August 2022 - 21 August 2022
10:00 - 16:00
2-Day visitor ticket:£10.00 EMGS Members:£8.00
The flagship event of the EM Gauge Society in the north of England is back for 2022 and will take place over the weekend of August 20th/21st at Kettlethorpe High School, the venue we first used in 2019. On display will be at least ten finescale layouts representing the best in 4mm scale modelling.

As usual there will be plenty of opportunity to stock up on modelling supplies with a good range of specialist traders in attendance. In addition, there will be a variety of ‘Show you how’ demonstrations and other special interest society stands. There will also be the EM and P4 test track, the EMGS Trade Officer will be in attendance selling, amongst other things, the Society’s range of EM track and points; in addition, the ever popular members’ sales stand will be selling second hand models, kits and bits.

We are basing much of the expoEM content in the new Activity Studio, plus parts of the former Gym and Main Hall, which we used in 2019. See below for more details regarding parking and the main expo entrance.

Venue:                                                               Opening times:

Kettlethorpe High School                               Saturday 20th August: 10.00am to 5.00pm

Standbridge Lane                                            Sunday 21st August:    10.00am to 4.00pm


Wakefield, WF2 7EL



Bawdsey (EM) – BR(E) Essex, Late 1950s/early 1960s - Alan Rollins and Chris Wright

Crioch (EM) - Highland Railway, 1902-1922 - Dr Peter Fletcher

Culm (EM) – GWR/BR, late 1940s, Devon – Dai Davies

Eccleston (S4) – L&YR, c.1910, West Lancashire - Martin Nield

Great Swilling (EM) – BR(W), 1950s, Gloucestershire - David Burnett

Llanastr (S4) - Brecon & Merthyr Railway, 1914, South Wales – Rod Hall & members of Newport MRS

North Ballachulish (EM) – BR(ScR) 1970/71, west of Scotland - Andy Cooper

The Depots - Rosedale East (EM) – NER, early c20, North Yorkshire Moors - Paul & Nicola Gallon

The EMGS Test Track – with test facilities for OO, EM and P4 locos and stock

Chairman’s Challenge competition entrant

Swanish – Freelance but loosely based on Swanage - Ian Sandell

Guest Layout

Cameo Callaton (2FS) – BR(E) - 1980s based just north of Newcastle upon Tyne – Mick Simpson

Trade Support:

247 Developments

Alan Gibson

Bill Hudson Transport Books


C&L Finescale


EBMA Hobby & Craft

EMGS Stores

High Level Kits

Hobby Holidays

London Road Models

Model Railway Developments

Nick Tozer Railway Books

Stoneybridge Structures


John Brighton - RTR loco conversion to EM or P4

Richard Brighton - Simplifying Layout Wiring

Karl Crowther – Signalling for the Kentside branch

Tony Gee - EM the Manchester Way (featuring some of Sid Stubbs’ Rolling Stock). 

Vernon Harrod - Kit and Scratch-Built Coaches and Other Rolling Stock

Pete Hill - RTR Loco Conversions and Loco Scratchbuilding

John James - Split-axle and split-frame loco chassis construction

Tony Sullivan - Trackbuilding

Pete Sutherland - Great Western Coach Building

Special Interest / Line Societies:

Cumbrian Railway Association

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society

North Eastern Railway Association

Great Central Railway Society

Great Northern Railway Society

Signalling Record Society

N.B. All exhibits subject to final confirmation


Getting there:

Public Transport

If coming from Central Wakefield take service 106  Wakefield - Hall Green from Wakefield Bus Station Stand 11. Services run half hourly departing at xx.25 and xx.55 hours. Alight at the High School. Return journeys depart at xx.11 and xx.41 hours.

There is also an hourly service by the 107 Wakefield – Kettlethorpe from Wakefield Bus Station Stand 17. Departures are at xx.50 hrs during the day. The buses stop within fifty yards of the school in Standbridge Road. Departures in the return direction are at twenty minutes past the hour.

The nearest railway station is Sandal & Agbrigg (Northern Rail) followed by a short walk to Barnsley Road, then take the bus service 106 to Kettlethorpe High School. Failing that it’s about a 30 minute walk to the school.

It would be wise to check with both Arriva for the buses and Northern Rail for the trains, as weekends often means route maintenance work resulting in reduced or diverted services.

Travel by car

Satnav: WF2 7EL. The venue is with easy reach of the M1 (Junction 39). Follow the A636 towards Wakefield for about ¾ of a mile then turn right into Asdale Road, A6186. At the roundabout by the entrance to Asda’s carpark turn right into Standbridge Road.

From Wakefield follow the A636 signposted to the M1 and on reaching the A6186 turn left and follow the directions above.

Hopefully, there will be adequate parking on the sports centre site, which is on the right hand side of, opposite the school. Cross Standbridge Lane by means of the traffic light controlled crossing and enter the school through the pedestrian gate. The entrance to expoEM will be on your left. If parking here is not available, just a few yards further along Standbridge Lane turn left into Kettlethorpe Hall Drive and you will have reached the school entrance on the left. The entrance to expoEM is on your left as you go along the drive. 

There is also on-street parking locally, but we would ask that you respect driveways to private houses if parking there.

Disabled Access should not pose problems as there are no stairs to negotiate. Assistance, if required, is available upon request at the entrance to expoEM.

Contact Options
Kettlethorpe Hall Drive, Wakefield, United Kingdom, WF2 7EL