The 48th exhibition will take place on 7 & 8 January 2023 at Edington Village Hall, Broadway, Edington, Somerset. TA7 9HA. More information in due course.

Bridgwater - S&D Railway model

Bridgwater - S&D Railway model

Bridgwater - S&D Railway model

A key exhibit in January will be Trevor Gibson’s superb O-gauge layout of Bridgwater S&D, set in 1904 during the Prussian Blue era.

[Photos by David Temple.]


Here are details and videos of the 47th exhibition which took place on 23-24 July 2022.

These dates replaced the January dates which were cancelled in both 2021 and 2022.

Here’s a brief Trust video:

…and a more detailed one from Peter Hillman:

 

Layouts:

  • Yelverton OO-gauge, BR(W) 1958, 16ft x 3.5ft
  • Cheffley OO-gauge, SR 1930’s, 13ft x 2.5ft
  • Croscombe  O-gauge, 16ft x 4ft
  • Compten Martin OO-gauge, BR Steam, 10ft x 4ft
  • Bakers R Junction  OO-gauge, S&D stock, 6ft x 2ft
  • Fourtee Colliery, TT-gauge, 4ft x 5ft
  • Stan’s Folly, mixed gauges, 8ft x 6ft
  • Sodham Hall Light Rly.  7mm scale – 9mm gauge, i.e. representing 15inch full size ,  4ft x 2 ft
  • Goathorn 7mm scale – 26mm gauge, i.e. 3ft 9in full size, 12ft x 4ft
  • Woody Lane  009 narrow gauge, 4ft x 2ft

Demonstrators:

  • Andy Watson – N-gauge
  • Dave Murdoch – O-gauge
  • Mel Marshman – 5 inch model of 7F loco.

Traders:

  • Lord & Butler (on hall stage)
  • GLR Services
  • Steve Erhlicher – books etc.
  • S&DRT sales stand

Tim Chapman has supplied a video of his layout of Templecombe Lower, complete with signals and Whitaker apparatus. The layout illustrates the complex workings that took place between the S&D and the L&SWR mainline at Templecombe.


Here are some more photos, details and video of past exhibitions:

The 46th S&DRT Model Railway Exhibition, 4-5 January 2020

A video from the 2020 event by Callum Wilcox:

A selection of photos by Dave Temple:

2020 layouts
Gauge & size Name of layout Exhibitor
N, 6′ 3″ x 5′ Welton John Perrett
N Perreton Quay & Aseenick Surkell Stan Gladwin
OO, 30′ x 2′ Bishops Lydeard Taunton Model Railway Group
OO, 20′ x 2′ Merstone Mark Pretious
OO, 8′ x 4′ Streatwell Green John Long
OO, 15′ x 18″ Bleat Wharf Rob Gunstone
O, 16′ x 2′ Cog Road Gareth Haines (Barry & Penarth MRC)
O, 16′ x 2′ Croscombe Sedgemoor O Gauge group
Narrow gauge, 6′ x 2′ Pontfadog Peter Hollins
009 gauge, 4′ x 3’* Bromeberrow Asphalt* Paul Dimmock*
Narrow gauge 009 Firkin Karr Brewery Narrow Gauge Steve Rodd
Narrow gauge 009 Up from Zummerzet Barrie Baker
Narrow gauge micro The Brickworks Howard Martin
*Paul Dimmock was unable to attend so Stanley Baker (grandson of Barrie) exhibited his layout which was built as part of his work for the Duke of Edinbugh’s Award scheme.
Traders
S&DRT sales and information
Ron Lines (Southampton)
Kingfisher Productions (Railway DVDs)
Gartell Light Railway (Diecast)
GS Model Supplies (Burnham-on-Sea)
Demonstrations
Andy Watson (Kit Building)
Roger Saunders (Radstock in P4)

 

 

The 2019 event

The 2019 event on 5/6 January was the 45th exhibition, featuring layouts at various scales, Trust information and sales stand, plus trade stands.

Here’s a video of the exhibition by one of our exhibitors, Callum Willcox:

2019 layouts
Gauge Name Exhibitor
N-gauge large Otterhampton Mark Savage, Weston-super-Mare N-gauge group
N-gauge medium Yeo Bridge – WCPR Stephen Ash, Weston-super-Mare N-gauge group
N-gauge small Tregellion Quay Power Station Paul Dimmock, Watchet
N-gauge medium Southgate New Steve Rodd
2mm Fine Scale Burnham-on-Sea John Perrett
OO-gauge medium Westwood Yard Peter West, Taunton
OO-gauge medium Upwell Drove Alex Warren, Saltash
O-gauge Little Bridge Dave Bowers, SEDGGOG
7mm narrow-gauge Crackington Quay Howard Martin & Barrie Baker, Shepton Mallet
18.83mm Radstock Roger Sanders
On30/O-16,5 (US) Angell Creek Paul Davies, Bristol
1/35th WW1 Over the Top Peter Hollins, Poole
009 small Amiens – 1918 Callum Willcox
Traders
Ron Lines
Kingfisher Productions
Gartell Light Railway
GS Model Supplies (from Burnham-on-Sea)
S&DRT sales and information

Coverage of past Edington Exhibitions can be found in our quarterly magazine – the relevant pages are available in pdf format below.:

January 2015: photos from Pines Express issue 276.

January 2016: photos from Pines Express issue 280.

January 2017: photos from Pines Express issue 284.

January 2018: photos from Pines Express issue 288.

January 2019: photos from Pines Express issue 292.