The BRM Village is where we’ll be bringing Britain’s fastest-growing model railway magazine to life! It’s the place to find the BRM team, together with regular magazine contributors to get one-to-one modelling advice and take advantage of the magazine’s great show subscription offer or buy the latest copy of the magazine.
Take the opportunity to get hands-on and learn new techniques at the varied workshops and demonstration areas. (Times will be confirmed in the showguide)
Head to Campbells Quarry where John has arranged a little challenge for the BRM team. They are going to have to try and operate his working dragline to load wagons with sand.
This might sound simple, but like the real machine, operators will have to juggle three different controls to scoop, lift and slew the bucket before dropping sand into a hopper wagon. John's team make it look easy, but they have lots of experience. The BRM team will only have a couple of minutes to practice before their attempts.
Points will be awarded for:
In addition, the wagon will be weighed after three scoops to see who has managed to transfer the most sand. The winner will take away a magnificent glitterball trophy!
Visit the BRM stand to see the latest Cake Box entries. Click here for more information
Eileen’s Emporium - airbrushing
Petite properties - painting kits etc.
Green Scene - flocking
Geoff Haynes - 4mm & 7mm locomotive construction and painting
Steve Barnfield - 7mm locomotive construction
David Hildred - Construction of buildings & scenics
Brian Bartholomew - O gauge teak coaches in real wood
Tony Wright - Plastic Wagon/Coach Kit Construction
Train-Tech - Talk on special effects to help your layout come to life!
Petite Properties -TBC
The Hornby Live Steam models out there gathering dust with disillusioned owners deserve to be in use and enjoyed or moved on to someone who will appreciate them. The "Challenge" is to get young people to find them, get them going and re-enthuse the owner.
A part of the “Challenge" is to make them "go faster". This is a practical and theoretical educational excercise that especially appeals to the National College for High Speed Rail who are a partner in the "Challenge".
A parallel "Challenge" to create a far wider appeal is drawing/painting/computer graphic/static model encouraging imaginative ideas to "Make Mallard go faster".
The OO Live Steam Club will run "Challenge" events at various railway and public locations culminating in the The National Festival of Railway Modelling at Peterborough in December.
Head to the dedicated children's area where children can enjoy making free Dapol kits with materials kindly provided by Eileen's Emporium. Enter a colouring competition with prizes from Hornby for under 9 and over 9. Plus meet members of The Market Deeping Model Railway Club and operate the trains on their Knowl End OO layout.