We are very hopeful that the Gauge O Guild can resume shows in 2022 and the first will be our Spring Show in the Arena at Kettering Leisure Village.
All covid restrictions have been lifted:
Tickets are now available via the Guild Shop.
So far there will be:
5 Layouts Plus A Test Track
Cromer - Modern image, diesel railcars. Features full signal interlocking and illuminated route indicators.
Bedford Road - A traction maintenance depot in the 1980s on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border.
Oakhurst Town - South Eastern Railway in the 1880s. (Scale 7)
Eastbridge - A country station in LMS days, so steam reigns supreme!
Stonethwaite & Bainrigg - A fictional narrow gauge mineral line, set in the 1930s. (0 /16.5)
East Midlands Test Track - Come and exercise your locos. Provision for 32mm / S7 / 16mm / Live steam
Creating Back Scenes Using A Forced Perspective with Neil Podbery
Painting & Lining with Geoff Haynes
Soldering Clinic with Rob Bishop
Etched Brass Loco Kit Building with Jon Gardner
Modelling American Outline - Robin Arkenstall
CAD and 3D Printing with Thomas Hoy
Loco & DCC Advice Clinic - please feel free to bring those troublesome models and get advice
Guild Technical Committee Advice on standards and anything technical
Confirmed on February 22nd 2022
3 D Printing Corner
A D M Turntables
Airframed Glass Display Cases
A W Adams
Bill Hudson Transport Books
C & L Finescale Track Components
C R T Kits
Diane Carney Nameplates
Gladiator Model Kits
Greenwood Model Railway Products
James Green Railway Artist
J P L Models
L C U T Creative
Lee Marsh Model Co
M & J Models
Made in Manchester
Metalsmith (Leeds) Ltd
Midland Railway Society
M S C Models
Nick Tozer Railway Books
Northumbrian Painting Services
Phoenix Precision Paints
P R Model Railway Products
Ray Heard Model Railways
Skytrex 2013 Ltd
S M Models
T M S Models
Tower Collection Blackpool
Walsall Model Industries
White Rose Model Works
Guild stands include Bring & Buy / Guild Sales / Membership / Publications
Society stands include GNRS. GCRS. LNWR. Scale7 Group. 7mmNG Association. ALSRM. MIOG. Warley MRC & National Exhibition. North West O Gauge Modellers. Northampton Society of Model Engineers
FROM WHICHEVER DIRECTION YOU APPROACH KETTERING - AIM FOR JUNCTION 8 OF THE A14
(All roads into Kettering either cross or merge with the A14)
Leave at J8 and take exit marked Kettering Town Centre. After 100 metres, at the roundabout turn right (signposted Leisure Village) into Lake Avenue, passing pub on your rhs. Continue for approx 0.5 mile and at next mini roundabout turn right into Thurston Drive. Continue straight on and Kettering Conference Centre is on the right hand side. DO NOT TURN INTO OLYMPIC WAY as in previous years, that entrance is for access to the Covid Testing Centre only. There are approximately 480 spaces in front of and to the rear of the building. Disabled spaces are immediately in front of the main entrance.
SPRING SHOW – CAR PARKING ARRANGEMENTS CONFIRMED
As many of you have already learned, the number of parking spaces at the Kettering Leisure Village has been reduced, due to the presence of a Covid Testing Station. Unfortunately, this situation will exist until April. Accordingly, we have been obliged to seek additional off-site parking. Thanks to the generosity of Maersk (the international shipping company), we have the use of their car parks on a nearby trading estate. Although their site is only a few hundred yards from KLV, as the crow flies, the distance by road is 1.3 miles. We have therefore arranged for two mini-buses to shuttle visitors to and from the Show.
Obviously, the KLV car park will be available on a first come first served basis, so arriving early might guarantee you a space. However, you may prefer to aim for the overflow car park anyway, and travel in by bus. As can be seen from the accompanying map, the Maersk site is on the opposite side of the A14 to the KLV.
We hope that those arriving by car will not be unduly inconvenienced by these arrangements, which have been compounded by the fact that two nearby schools, whose car parks have previously been used KLV, are both unavailable on the day.
The map below shows the various routes to and from the venue.
Kettering Midland Mainline Station is served by trains to & from London/Nottingham/Derby/Sheffield ( East Midlands Railway Inter City, diesels), London St.Pancras/Luton/Bedford (EMR Connect, electrics) A complimentary bus will transfer visitors to and from the railway station.
Walking time to the venue is about 15 min. Exit station, turn left, left again into Northfield Avenue, left under railway bridge and left into Thurston Drive. Follow footpath until it divides, bear left past football pitches. Venue is straight ahead, across road.