Railway Gala Weekend

Sat/Sun 10/11 July 2021

Having had to cancel our 2020 Gala, we don't have to explain that, there was much doubt cast on the feasibility of running the 2021 event. Much hope sprung from Boris's "Road Map" which aimed to remove most of the legal restrictions by mid June so we felt that we could plan something by way of a Gala event.

In the end a number of local railway modellers came along with their layouts and a couple of societies put on a display as well. We also welcomed Wheels of Southsea with their exhibition shop.

In addition Humphrey's Barn was occupied by the Surrey & Sussex Black Sheep Freem0n30 group with their large modular layout which they can piece together in seemingly limitless configurations. They say they have never used any configuration of modules more than once which probably isn't as difficult as it sounds as they keep building more! They filled all the available space and still kept to the "Social Distancing" rules. You'll just have to come and see what they've concocted this time.

Here are the photos ...

Future Gala Weekends - Planned Dates

As you will probably be aware, we try to publicise our Gala Weekend dates well in advance so that modellers who support us with their layouts and other displays can put our dates in their diaries. The other issue was that more often than not our dates clashed with another major local show (the Wiston Steam Rally). This clash probably had more of an effect on our visitor number than theirs. Changes are afoot for the Wiston event and we have heard that in 2022 it is to be held in the grounds of Parham House, which is very close indeed.

We are, therefore, considering our date options. Again, all we can advise is for you to check back or look out for details on social media including Facebook.

If you would like to show off your layout, promote your society or bring your trade stand to our Gala event (railway and transport related please!) then please get in touch. (Click here to contact us) Each year we welcome several new exhibitors and many of them become regular participants in our show.

Pictures from previous Gala Weekends can still be viewed.

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- 2016 -
- Listermania 2015 -
- 2014 -
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- 2010 -
- 2009 -
- 2008 -
- Sea Lion and IoM 2005 -


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Gerry Cork & Amberley Museum - September 2021
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