Friday, 15 July 2011

Events Diary - Railway Festival Update

Swindon Railway Festival 10th - 11th September

Ian Surtees, Commercial Manager, gives a further update on the forthcoming Railway Festival.

Swindon Works Tunnel Entrance in the 1930s

With nine weeks to go before the Swindon Railway Festival the Museum is just putting together the finishing touches to this years show.

To coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Swindon Works closure – STEAM are launching two new exclusive models at this year’s festival. Working with model specialists Dapol, we can confirm a limited edition run of the legendary Swindon designed and built Western Class ‘D1000 Western Enterprise’ will be available for pre-order at the show. This exciting news follows the recent announcement that STEAM have joined forces with market leader Bachmann to produce a low relief 00 gauge model of the Swindon Works tunnel entrance.  The tunnel is one of the most iconic features of Swindon Works and will be a great addition to any industrial model railway layout.  The new model will available to purchase at the Festival.

The following traders and exhibitors have already confirmed they’ll be at this year’s show and more traders are expected to follow soon.

  • Hornby Magazine
  • Picture Pride Displays
  • Squires Model & Craft Tools
  • Just Like The Real Thing
  • Hornby Hobbies
  • Bachmann Europe
  • Oakwood Press and Visuals
  • Kernow Model Rail Centre
  • The Signal Box
  • Severn Valley Railway
  • 6024 Preservation Society
  • 6880 Betton Grange Society
  • Friends of the Swindon Railway Museum

Confirmed Layouts

7mm (O Gauge)
East Wheal Dream
Knockley Gate
Dainton Bank
Happisburgh Goods
East Midlands Test Track (to showcase models)

4mm (OO Gauge)
Mythur Riverside
Llanryglyn – Cambrian period railway
West Cliffe
S Scale
Aston Magna

2mm Fine Scale (N Gauge)
Highbury Colliery

There will also be lots of demonstations taking place over the weekend, includings demos in soldering, locomotive building, painting and wagon building.  And as confimed in April's Blog we will also be joined by Stanley Steam Cars, Box Steam Brewery, Hatch Steam Heritage and Roy Nash photography.

Prices for this year’s show will be held at the 2010 rates, but following demand we’ll be issuing weekender tickets for visitors wishing to join us for the whole weekend.

Admission: £8.50 for adults; Seniors and Concessions £5.50; Family tickets £24.00 (two adults, two children) and £27.00 (two adults, three children), Weekender Tickets: Adults £12.00, Seniors and Concessions £8.50. Under three go free. Swindon Card discounts available

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