Guildex 2018

Discussion in 'Exhibitions' started by Dog Star, 2 August 2018.

  1. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Just one month to go for the annual event.

    Peter and I shall be there both days as operators for Saint Martin's Wharf; a model of a "Colonel Stephens" style railway somewhere in Anglia and built by Bob Alderman. St. Martin's Wharf was 'railway of the month' in Railway Modeller earlier this year and Guildex may be the last appearance as Bob has sold the layout.

    Rumour is that the Red Hat has been cleaned especially for the occasion.

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  2. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Definitely hoping to make the event again this year. Really should start planning what I need and placing orders for collection.
  3. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    I’ve made the decision that we’re not doing Guildex this year. We’ve been to the show fairly religiously for several years now, and to be honest we don’t see much there we don’t get to see at other gauge specific shows nearer to home.

    Still, I’m sure it’ll be a roaring success, even without my presence! :D
  4. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Can't believe another year has gone..!

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  5. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    I have been asked by the Guild to share a bit of information on the show.

    The International Centre, St Quentin's Gate, Telford, Shropshire
    Admission fee of £15.00 is for Adult and Partner and two children. Members charge is £10.00 on production of a valid bar coded membership card. This is the flagship international event for all 7mm to 1 ft modelling. The AGM is held on the Sunday afternoon separately from the exhibition. There will be Guild technical, membership, sales and publications available. The Guild Executor and Bring and Buy stands will also feature. Demonstrations will include a number of new demos MORE DETAILS HERE...







    For ease I have amalgamated the pages that show the layout and traders in both formats.


    Edited to add bigger images.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: 8 August 2018
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  6. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Thank you Rob, very informative.

    With the entry fee going up to £15, I must admit that I'm now thinking twice about going.

    (Still good to see the Guild recognising that free advertising on Forums could help attendance)
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  7. Dan Randall

    Dan Randall Western Thunderer

    Are you not a Gauge O Guild member Chris? It'll only cost you a tenner then. :thumbs: I believe you can join on the day and get a fiver refunded. :)


  8. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    I was a member for only less than a year. Got diddled on the year membership only lasting a year if you join at the right time. I didn't, so it didn't. Haven't bothered to rejoin since. To be honest I found forums such as this and RMweb more helpful and inclusive.
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  9. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Just checked and if I'm reading it correctly, if you join at the Telford show you get £5 off the entry but your £25 annual membership only lasts to the end of Feb (6 months), meaning you lose £12.50. rps20180808_201212.jpg

    Can't help but think the Guild are missing a trick by not offering a combined show and membership rate at the Telford show.
  10. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    A wiser man would have anticipated Telford, joined last November, had a membership valid until end-Feb 2019, received 3 extra copies of the G0G Gazette by now, reduced rate entry to Guildex, Doncaster and Kettering etc. etc.
    Truth is Chris, it's your timing that is poor!
  11. Pencarrow

    Pencarrow Western Thunderer

    Indeed, poor advance planning (stupid boy) - I almost posted the same idea myself. That's precisely the time I would join if I ever joined again.

    The bit I object to is the oft pushed line that joining at Telford saves you £5. Overall it leaves you worse off. Just seems somewhat misleading to push new membership at Telford as joining at that point only gives you 6 months membership for a full annual fee.

    As I said I think the Guild is missing a trick to promote a proper value for money combination of Telford entry and membership.
  12. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    While I can't fault your reasoning, can we please keep posts to the exhibition itself, and leave GOG matters to one side.


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  13. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Here is a list of the 14 Societies / Associations / Heritage Railways attending Guildex in 2018
    We have recently added the Telford Steam Railway to attendees which is great news - see their promotional video here:…/TSR-Ma…/video/tsrad.webm

    S1 Warley MRC & National Exhibition
    S2 Severn Valley Railway
    S3 Bristol O Gauge Group
    S4 North West O Gauge Modellers
    S5 Missenden Abbey Railway Modelling Courses
    S6 Great Central Railway Society
    S7 Scottish Line Societies
    S8 Great Northern Railway Society
    S9 Scale 7 Group
    S10 7mm Narrow Gauge Association
    S11 Signalling Record Society
    S12 Association of Larger Scale Modellers
    S13 Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society
    S14 Telford Steam Railway

    We look forward to seeing you in Telford soon
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  14. Ian@StEnochs

    Ian@StEnochs Western Thunderer

    S7, Scottish Line Societies is a joint stand with all 5 of the pre grouping railways, CR, G&SWR, GNOS, HR & NB, combining their efforts.

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  15. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Thanks for the additional info Ian, do you mind if I share it elsewhere?
  16. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    aaaarrrggghhh!! Still in 2 minds whether I can make it or not. I've got lots of real life stuff to sort out which really should take priority but then posts like this is swaying me to say sod it! It's only one day and it would be really good to see what people are up to. I'm not really bothered about any of the trade stands and layouts but having a good natter with various people is seriously tempting.
  17. Ian@StEnochs

    Ian@StEnochs Western Thunderer

    Hi Rob,

    No problem. Share away! We are trying to promote the modelling of the Scottish lines each of which has something unique to offer the modeller.

    We will have books, drawings and a few bits for modellers which cannot be had from other sources. If you fancy learning more we will also be taking bookings for the Scottish Railway History Conference which we jointly organise in October.

    Even the Auld Enemies can cooperate for the common good!

  18. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Hello all,

    For those of you who can't make Guildex I thought I would share a few of the goodies on my demo stand.

    All have been created completely or enhanced with parts cut on the Silhouette Cutter.
    GER Open Carriage Truck



    NER Implement Wagon


    Slaters NER 20 ton Hopper Wagon




  19. dibateg

    dibateg Western Thunderer

    I'll be on the Tech Committee stand - come and say hello!
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  20. Toffee

    Toffee Active Member

    Might I add that the £15 entry allowed me to attend both days. So in effect £ 7-50. Being in the happy position of only living 40 mile away I was able to squeeze in a 3 hour visit on the Saturday which was well spent in a Recce, layouts were noted that I wanted to spend more time on, new toys were seen which having a sleep on I thought better not to jump in on but on the other hand others i liked the look of I did buy on the Sunday. If I'd only been able to do Sunday it would have been a rush and a struggle as most big shows can be. It was calm and civilised. I only wish all shows had the space to wonder around without getting bashed by bags or unable to get near the popular layouts. Thanks to all for the effort of setting it all up.