Solent Model Railway Group

Frederic Delaitre's Special Report

EUROTRACK 2001 Exhibition

Panoramic View of Civic Center Main Hall

February 24th / 25th, 2001, Southampton Civic Centre
Southampton, Hampshire, England.


Organized by the SMRG - Solent Model Railway Group

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For all enquiries concerning Eurotrack 2001 show or the future Eurotrack 2002, please e-mail directly to:
Ian How, Exhibition Manager

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Contents: (Last update: 2001/01/14)

Eurotrack 2001 Issue:
EUROTRACK 2001 will be the 26th annual February exhibition and the 14th EUROTRACK show held by the Solent Model Railway Group. After many years in the Solent Suite of the Guildhall with about 10 layouts and two to three traders, we moved upstairs to the main hall of the Guildhall in 1988. In 1995 we used both halls, making it the largest model railway exhibition in Southampton.

Our EUROTRACK exhibitions always have a continental flavour, due to the large number of exhibitors who come to the show from abroad. Typically displays and demonstrations come from the following countries: Belgium, France and Hungary. But we usually have representation from at least one of the other countries where there are EUROTRACK clubs or associates such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy or The Netherlands.

At the present time we are expecting participation from clubs of France and Hungary.

For the ladies the exhibition is right next to the shops (open on the Saturday to about 17:30). We are five minutes from the central railway station. Trains from London Waterloo (Terminus for Eurostar from Paris & Brussels) run every 20 minutes on the Saturday and every hour on the Sunday.

You may check also general information about Southampton on Southampton City Council Web site.

Southampton Civic Centre

List of exhibitors
The following layouts will be at the show:

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Z A Little Train in AsturiasAsturias, Northern Spain
2mm 70K-Coley ParkBR (SR) Reading area 1960s or 79/80s
N California CoastSouthern Pacific, The surfers line, America
Hayling BillyBR (SR) 1960s
TTNeuburg HeumarktGerman
YatcombeBR(SR) 1960
HO DignacFrench light railway 1950s
Rue sur MerFrench light railway 1950/60s
OO9NetherhousesNorth England LNWR
Tan-Y-CoedWelsh Narrow Gauge 1960s
OOn3LetterkennyIrish Narrow Gauge 1940/50s
OO City Road(LT) London Transport 1960
Iron Mould LaneIndustrial 1970s
Minster HeathBR 2000
EMManafon MillsGWR 1920
Shaw BridgeL&YR 1920s
S4Sheep PasturesBR (Cromfield & High Peak) 1950/60s
O-16.5Idaho SpringsColorado 1937
KonigsfeldAustrian 1960s
ONapier StreetBR (ScR) 1950s
Aveton GiffordGWR/LSWR
1:34St Pierre et la rue PerrinNorthern France 1930

Saint-Pierre 1:34
Saint-Pierre et la rue Perrin
1:34 scale layout by C. Payne
As seen in Expométrique '98 exhibition in Les Lilas, France.

As in previous years, there is a wide selection of European Railway Societies including:

The above Societies have offered to provided some form of modelling demonstrations and dioramas. We will also have a stands from British Overseas Railways Historical Trust, Diesel and Electric Modellers United and The British 1:87 Scale Society.

Demonstrators shall also be present covering a variety of gauges and modelling aspects, including scenic modelling, and N gauge modelling.

The following traders will participate to the show:

BH EnterprisesN Gauge specialist
C&G ModelsKits specialist 4mm to 7mm
Cheltenham Model CentreGeneral purpose trader
Green SceneScenic specialist
Kevin RobinsonGeneral books + videos
LSWR ModelsUSA models etc..
Patronics / Ron-Lines2mm & 4mm Signals
R.D. Panes - SparesSpare parts for RTR stock
Southampton Model CentreGeneral purpose trader
Tools are UsTools and electrical items
VideolinesBritish & Continental Videos
Western Models (Studley)Continental and American second-hand
WincoContinental models

Photo section:
(Under construction, updated 01/03/01, still more to come...)

An attentive young visitor in front of "City Road"Layout

1:34 - The new extension to "Saint-Pierre et la rue Perrin"by C. Payne.

Billard A150D diesel railcar on the Om scale,
narrow (meter) gauge module of the AMHA club, Le Havre, France.
Have a look to the AMHA Web site and to their narrow gauge page. (in french)

2mm scale - 70K-Coley Park

OO9 - Netherhouses

OO9 - Tan-Y-Coed

Oe16.5/On30 - Idaho Springs

EM - Shaw Bridge

OO - Iron Mould Lane

Z - A Little Train in Asturias

Farewell to the Civic Center! After 13 years, EUROTRACK show moves to Eastleigh...

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