Open Day

Model Railway Open Day in Hazel Grove

2022 Open day – 29 October 2022

This smaller one day event combines our Open Day and Exhibition for 2022, and will be held at our Club Room(s) in Hazel Grove.

FREE admission!

Opening times 10:00-17:00 (10AM-5PM).

Entrance

Visitors should enter via the front door of the Church Hall (facing Wesley Street).

Exhibits

The majority of planned exhibits will be Club layouts-
Aldwyn Brook (work in progress) OO scale
Ash Valley- running trains O scale
Figgton N scale
Hazel Valley- running trains OO scale
Lego ™ layout- running trains-one for all tastes and ages! Lego ™
Shorley Knott – running trains / work in progress (Club member’s private layout) O9
Smethurst Junction- running trains OO scale
Youngstown / Phoenix (construction and work in progress) HO scale
Whisbech and Upwill Tramway, Outwell Basin (Club member’s private layout) HO Tram

This list is not yet final and may change before the Open Day. We will keep it updated so please remember to check nearer the date.

Demonstrations

Soldering

N gauge kit building

Logistics

Catering / refreshments

Tea, coffee, bottled water, snack bars and crisps will be available to buy. Due to restricted facilities, hot food will not be available, but you can visit one of many outlets on the A6 to get hot food. You will be able to return to continue your visit without restriction!

Car Parking

There will only be “mobility impaired” parking available at the Church Hall. Visitors should use local (paid) car parking or on-street parking where available.

Stair lift

There are two stair lifts to access the Exhibition areas (due to the age and layout of the building) which will be available on request. Club Stewards will be trained in its use and visitors should request our support when they need to use it.

Trade support

SMTF

High Lane Models

Northwest Models

Sponsorship

Harry Needle Railroad Co.

How to find us

Go to the Methodist Church Hall, Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4JQ. (Location map

Hazel Grove railway station is 5-10 minutes walk. The 192 bus service from Manchester city centre to Rising Sun (Hazel Grove) runs frequently along the A6 Buxton Road. You should alight at Hazel Grove Civic Hall.

See Transport for Greater Manchester for current train and bus timetables.

Watch this space for updates!

Our Open Day is an opportunity for visitors to see work in progress on layouts, perhaps with one or more layouts being operated. You can chat with Club members and find out what you want to know in as much depth as you would like. Learn about all the mistakes we have made, so that you don’t do the same. Get the benefit of all our experience.

Two experienced modellers in serious mood
Two experienced modellers in serious mood

Remember to put the details in your diary!

Conversations in the midst of railway layouts
Conversations in the midst of railway layouts
Work and conversation adjacent to the Tea area!
Work and conversation adjacent to the Tea area!
Working on Youngstown
Working on Youngstown

Layouts, demonstrations and traders for the Open Day

A number of Club layouts will be running or being worked on, together with (subject to availability) members private layouts. A variety of modelling techniques will be demonstrated and our local trader (SMTF Models) will normally be in attendance.

Demonstrating scratch-building with styrene sheet
Demonstrating scratch-building with styrene sheet
Narrow-gauge diorama, open coal truck being loaded by hand
Narrow-gauge diorama

Sales stand

Our Club sales stand will be there, so you can browse for a bargain or two or three….

The Club sales stand- second hand bargains to browse and be tempted by!
The Club sales stand- second hand bargains to browse and be tempted by!

We look forward to seeing you at our next Open Day!