Guild Events

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Layouts
A selection of layouts to inspire. Over 20 layouts will be featured at Guildex

Demonstrators
Some of the top craftsmen in all areas of railway modelling lend their time to pass on their knowledge and techniques to others. Dispose of unwanted items and perhaps to find what you are after.

Guild teams
The membership, publications and technical teams will all be there. Meet them and find out what they do and what they can do for you.

Old friends
And not so old! Meet your fellow modellers.

Guild Spring Show 2023
Date:
Saturday, 4th March 2023 10:00 - 16:00 (09:30 for advanced ticket holders)
Location:
The Arena. Kettering Leisure Village. Thurston drive. Kettering. NN15 6PB.
Price:
£8.00 for members and £12.00 for non-members if purchased in advance. £1.00 extra on the door
Postal tickets:
Postal tickets also available via 01594 841856
Information:

The planning for the Spring Show in 2023 is well under way 

Layouts booked:

Denton Sidings by Jon Boot
Dunwich Tramway by Colin & Margaret French
Tetbury by David Beighton
Harbourne St Mary's by David Tuffs
Template Wagon Works by Dave Tailby
The East Midlands Test Track

Demonstrators booked:

Architectural Building with Paul Bason
Building & weathering with John Emerson
Painting & Lining with Geoff Haynes 
Soldering with Rob Bishop
Sourcing information with Nigel Paine

LCut Creative are celebrating 10 years in business in 2023 and are offering 10 x £100 vouchers to advanced ticket purchasers in 2023.

We have agreed that advanced ticket numbers, for each event, will go into a free prize draw and there will be:

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Kettering

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Kempton

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Barnsley

4 numbers pulled out of the hat for Guildex (2 x one day ticket hat and 2 from the two day ticket hat)

Example Voucher

Gauge O Guild Southern Show 2023
Date:
Saturday 20th May 2023
Location:
The Grandstand. Kempton Park Racecourse. Staines Rd E, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 5AQ
Price:
Members £8.00. Non Members £12.00 for advanced tickets. £1.00 extra on the door
Postal tickets:
Postal tickets also available via 01594 841856
Information:

A New Show and New Location in the South.

Members in the South have been requesting a Gauge O Guild Southern Show for many years. Finally, we have a date and venue which works.

View more information including photos of the venue

LCut Creative are celebrating 10 years in business in 2023 and are offering 10 x £100 vouchers to advanced ticket purchasers in 2023.

We have agreed that advanced ticket numbers, for each event, will go into a free prize draw and there will be:

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Kettering

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Kempton

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Barnsley

4 numbers pulled out of the hat for Guildex (2 x one day ticket hat and 2 from the two day ticket hat)

Example Voucher

Gauge O Guild Summer Show 2023
Date:
Saturday, 3rd June 2023. 10:00 - 16:00 (09:30 for advanced ticket holders)
Location:
Barnsley Metrodome, Queens Ground, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN.
Price:
Members £8.00. Non Members £12.00 for advanced tickets. £1.00 extra on the door
Postal tickets:
Postal tickets also available via 01594 841856
Information:

Details will be updated as soon as possible.  

View more information including photos of the venue

LCut Creative are celebrating 10 years in business in 2023 and are offering 10 x £100 vouchers to advanced ticket purchasers in 2023.

We have agreed that advanced ticket numbers, for each event, will go into a free prize draw and there will be:

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Kettering

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Kempton

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Barnsley

4 numbers pulled out of the hat for Guildex (2 x one day ticket hat and 2 from the two day ticket hat)

Example Vourcher

Photos from the summer show in 2022 courtesy of Tony Andrews

Guildex 2023
Date:
2nd & 3rd September 2023
Location:
Bingley Hall on Stafford County Showground. Weston Road. Stafford
Price:
One day - £10 members & £15.00 non-members / Both days - £15.00 members & £20 non-members
Postal tickets:
Postal tickets also available from via 01594 841856
Information:

Please note that for Guildex, we have introduced one day tickets as well as the two day tickets.
Prices quoted above are for advanced tickets.
Tickets on the door are £1.00 extra each for one day and £2 extra each for two day tickets

LCut Creative are celebrating 10 years in business in 2023 and are offering 10 x £100 vouchers to advanced ticket purchasers in 2023.

We have agreed that advanced ticket numbers, for each event, will go into a free prize draw and there will be:

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Kettering

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Kempton

2 numbers pulled out of the hat for Barnsley

4 numbers pulled out of the hat for Guildex (2 x one day ticket hat and 2 from the two day ticket hat)

Example Voucher

Looking back at 2022
A huge thank you to all of the exhibitors and traders and visitors who attended Guildex 2022.
We have learned a great deal about the new venue but all in all it was successful and as many issues as possible were dealt with as soon as possible. All of the venue staff were excellent. The catering team were overwhelmed by the numbers but we will address that. The car parkers and overnight security were extremely good and after an initial hiccup with the courtesy bus that was working well too.

We are very appreciative for all those who filled in feedback forms and if you have comments you wish to share, please do so. That will help us to improve next year. 

You can contact me on jackiegogevents@gmail.com

A special thank you to Steve Robinson, the Show Manager for organising Guildex in a new venue. It is not easy when you have to start with a blank sheet of paper and start liaising with lots of new people and external contractors. 

A huge thank you to all of the events team including the virtual events team and web team for their support so that the live show and videos could be brought to you. We also had a lot of support from other committee members, con reps and local stewards. 

I have no idea what time the logistics team and others who stayed to the bitter end got home but we cannot make shows happen without them.

See you again soon, either face to face or at forthcoming 'Evening With' seminars or, at our virtual show on 5th November.

And now....... we are getting ready for the 2023 Guild Shows.

Jackie Kneeshaw
Chairman of Events 

Following Guildex we have a number of items of lost property. Please check to see if they belong to you.

The future of O Gauge Modelling -

This family gave permission for us to use this photograph to show just how much they were enjoying Guildex.
Photo © Tony Andrews

In 2023

For Guildex – we will introduce one day tickets

One day - £10 for members & £15.00 to non-members 

Both days - £15.00 for members & £20 to non-members § These prices will be for advanced tickets
Prices on the door will be £1.00 extra each

Virtual Show - 4th November 2023
Date:
4th November 2023 (LIVE) then recordings of everything will be available until 30th November 2023
Location:
Online from the comfort to your own home
Price:
Free to members and non members
On-line tickets:
None required
Postal tickets:
None required
Information:

Like other virtual shows that the Gauge O Guild has organised, we will have layouts that have never been seen before as well as some which may be familiar. You can watch the videos and then speak to the layout owner by Zoom to ask questions.

Demonstrations will include both recorded sessions and live sessions provided by members and our technical committee.
Traders will be advertising, product launches are expected and some traders will be available for Q & A sessions.

More information will be added when available

Meantime, all videos from the virtual show in 2022 can be viewed on our YouTube Channel 

You do not need to subscribe to YouTube to view the channel but if you do subscribe to our channel (which is totally free) you will get updates about new content.


https://www.youtube.com/thegaugeoguild

Bristol O Gauge Show still searching for a new venue
Date:
Location:
Price:
Non applicable
On-line tickets:
Postal tickets:
Information:

This show is not taking place until a new venue can be secured. Please watch this page for any further updates

CANCELLED: NEWGOG The South Wales O Gauge Show
Date:
2023
Location:
CANCELLED in 2023
Price:
N/A
On-line tickets:
Postal tickets:
Information:

Unfortunately due to rising costs for the venue, the NEWGOG show will not tale place in 2023. This gives time for an new venue to be found ready for 2024.

Please watch this page for further updates

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