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2019 7mm Festival

2019 7mm Festival

Sunday 13 October 2019

KMRC presents its 11th celebration of the best in O gauge! We have a great line-up of layouts including some new guests and a fantastic range of traders selling everything from complete locos - both new and used - to the smallest nuts and bolts. Even if you're not buying, the layouts are never less than inspiring, the catering is always wonderful and the atmosphere laid back and friendly


The ever popular crowd pleaser! Watch pre-group long freights and full-length passenger trains run through a full scenic landscape, and even photograph your own loco at the head of one of our trains

The grit and glory years personified in this 1950's -1960's portrayal of Hellifield Shed on the Settle-Carlisle main line



Kirtley Bridge (guest layout by Bob Hordern - as featured in BRM and GOG Gazette)
A Midland Branch through the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with a limestone quarry feeder




Hope Street
A new, compact NE pre-group layout featuring exquisite scenic modelling, "dead rail" and remote control locos. Winner of 'Best in Show' at 2019 Shipley MRC Exhibition!


Redwood Lumber

A compact On30 1930s Californian logging layout feasturing geared locos. Scenically acclaimed and featured in 'Continental Modeller'.


Oldham King Street Parcels (guest layout by David Hampson)

A BR transition period depot in NW England with both passenger and goods traffic. Locos are DCC equipped and many feature lights and smoke


Photos courtesy of Andy York (BRM)

Canalside Ironworks (guest layout by David Atkinson)

An exquisitely modelled, compact industrial narrow gauge layout



Originally built by Ian Futers and now owned by Ian Atkinson (The Tower Collection), this Scottish-themed, compact BR steam/green diesel layout is a last-minute addition to the show. A rare chance to view this top quality modelling!

Additionally, our multi-gauge test track will also be available, of course, for test-running your stock


Connoisseur Models - Event sponsor
High-quality etched brass kits for a variety of popular locos, coaches and wagons

Ellis Clark Trains
New and used 0 gauge model railway equipment.  Ellis is a distributor for the Darstaed range of ready-to-run wagons and coaches

Ellis Clark Trains    

All the latest offerings from this emerging manufacturer of finescale RTR rolling stock, in partnership with their UK distributor, Ellis Clark Trains

Haywood Railway - Event Sponsor
An extensive range of affordable coach kits for a wide variety of companies, wagon kits,  sprung wagon and coach buffers, wheels and other fittings

Hobby Holidays
As well as the supplying the obvious, this trader stocks an excellent range of tools and materials for the scratch builder 

Stockists of resin castings for windows, doors, and other architectural features, Scottish pre-group wagon kits, motor/gearboxes and a lot more besides! 

Unfortunately, Chris Smith won't be attending this years show owing to illness. He apologises to his regular customers and hopes to be with us next year

Made in Manchester Models
A relatively new company (based guess where) producing ready to use scenic features such as oil storage tanks in metal, a laser-cut coaling tower, footbridges and much more, all at very affordable prices!  They also accept commissions

Stoneybridge Structures
Stoneybridge produce laser-cut structures and accessories in MDF and styrene, including some easy-to use track templates for a variety of different companies and periods ensuring correct sleeper spacing

Uncommon Kits
Nuts & bolts, whitemetal kits, castings and brass etches, Alphagraphics, Duncan Models Slaters and Ian Kirk products.  Also a custom profile milling service

GM Transport Books
New and second-hand books and DVDs covering railways, buses and trams

Northants Model Railway Supplies
Cast whitemetal components and backheads, a wide range of sprung buffers, nuts & bolts

We expect the demonstration area to be very busy, with people waiting to see our advisors


Weathering - Neil Armitage demonstrates his expert skills in airbrushing and dry-brushing

Loco clinic and BuildingSimon Moore advises on problems and show you how you can have that unbuilt kit made into something beautiful

DCC setup - Steve Ward and Willy Mabbott show you how to customise DCC settings, including sound

Etched kitbuilding and soldering - our friends from Kendal MRC will show you how

Trees - Suzie Batters shows you how to create realistic trees using wire and flock

3D Printing - Bob Gledhill, author of the definitive book and informed article in the Gauge O Guild Gazette, will be demonstrating the power of this process.


Gauge O Guild - Events, publications and membership details

7mm Narrow Gauge Society - Always an interesting display of freelance rolling stock

MERG - Electronic controls for model railways