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Bognor Regis MRC Ltd

with Bognor Regis Model Railway Club

will be presenting their 2018

Annual Model Railway Exhibition

13th and 14th January 2018

Felpham Community College

Felpham, Bognor Regis, PO22 8EL

Opening Saturday 13th - 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4:30pm

Admission Adults £5.00 Children £3.00 Family £13.00

Layouts

Aldingbourne Central
Folly Lane
Radford
Fulton Terminal
Garsdale Head
Cross Ness
Nictun Borrud 2k
Millford
Greenhill Halt


There is also a 5" Sit & Ride Electric Loco/train

Raffle Layout - a beautiful little fold away OO scale railway that YOU can win!

Traders

Squires Craft & Model Tools
Ron Lines
Wheels of Southsea
Heritage in Motion
Harrison Brown Models
Masterpiece Figures
Jb Photocard
Kytes Lights
Brians Trains
Ray Heard Model Railways
Joe Lock Model Railways
Roger Jones

Other Displays

Eric Bobby - Artist

and more stands and displays to be added


See below for a report on our successful 2016 show

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Report on Annual Exhibition - 2016

Bognor Regis MRC Ltd with Bognor Regis Model Railway Club held our annual exhibition on 9 and 10 January 2016 at Felpham Community College.

With 15 layouts, many that have been featured in the modelling press, 15 traders, together with 6 other society and information stands this was our biggest and best ever. We also figured various “hands on” exhibits which included our Aldingbourne Central "drive a model train layout" and a shunting puzzle.

Every year we present a trophy for the best layout in the show. We exclude Club layouts from this although individual club member's layouts are eligible as well as the visiting layouts. This year the winner of the trophy was decided by a visiting dignitary. We are pleased to say that the selection was quite a challenge. Nevertheless, a clear winner emerged in John Thorne’s narrow gauge layout Purbeck.  Well done John but also well done to the other layout exhibitors who gave you a run for your money!

We also held our usual raffle. There were a huge number of prizes although, of course, the ultimate prize was the Raffle Layout - an N  gauge package constructed by a team of Club members. The lucky winner of the Raffle Layout was the delightful young lady below - Aimee.

Raffle Layout Winner 2016 - Aimee 

One area which always proves popular is the refreshments - to the extent that some visitors maintain they only come for the bread pudding! We had a new catering team this year, and although the bread pudding was still present and popular, there were a lot of new ideas which went down extremely well. Again, the feedback was positive and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the members involved together with their friends and relatives - well done the team! Having said this, our thanks are also extended to the exhibitors and traders who make the show.

A highlight of the show was a display by our Junior Members - the "Kid's Club". There was a display of the superb dioramas they had made together with them taking turns to demonstrate kit building painting etc. Additionally, several of them helped out with operating layouts and much of the other neccessary work in running an exhibition. They, justifiably, attracted a great deal of attention and many compliments from both exhibitors and visitors. We are truly proud of them and they are to be congratulated. Some of them, with their display, can be seen in the picture below.

Kids Club - BRMRC 2016 exhibition

All in all, the exhibition did indeed live up to our hopes and expectations as evidenced by the number of people who came through the doors over the weekend. Numbers were not as high as in some previous years but that did not detract from the show’s success.

Finally, we would like to thank you for coming and trust you did enjoy it as much as the evidence suggests.

For your diaries, the date for our next annual exhibition is 14 & 15 January 2017 for which preparations are already underway. Not least, we would like to thank you for coming and trust you did enjoy it as much as the evidence suggests.