SVR prepares for 'O' gauge gathering

08 August 2023
Kidderminster's Engine House prepares for 7mm:1ft scale event to bolster visitor numbers to heritage railway.

The Severn Valley Railway is to host its third O Gauge Get Together over the weekend of October 7-8 at The Engine House, Highley. With six layouts attending ranging from 'Newchapel Junction' at 53ft long, 'Central Works' depicting urban industry to 'Melinau’r Abaty’s' rural narrow gauge in Wales, the event promises much 7mm:1ft scale inspiration.

Central Works O gauge railway

Seven trade stands are promised, with demonstration stands, too. The show organisers are to sell its second limited edition Dapol wagon featuring Edward Russell, a Kidderminster coal merchant, while running a raffle including prizes donated by Dapol, Ellis Clark, Trackside Magazine, Modelu & Tunnel Lane Model Railways.

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Parking at Highley won't be possible, and the railway is recommending visitors ride aboard the trains. Gauge O Guild members are promised a discount on tickets on presentation of their membership card. Entry to the Engine House is free to SVR ticket holders, with the organisers suggesting a donation if they arrive by other means.

All SVR trains have wheelchair accessible coaches, with wheelchair access to the Engine House. Most trains have a buffet car, with on-site catering at the Engine House.


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