North West O Gauge Modellers
O Scale North West Model Railway & Trade Show at the Leigh Sports Village
The Leigh 2019 show was a great success and for the first time ever we had to operate a waiting list for traders and demonstrators. As usual we had the Gauge 0 Guild support with their membership stand and Loco clinic. We were however disappointed that the Executive and Trustee stand let us down at last minute and did not attend. We apologise to those customers who came to collect items from this stand.
We had a lot of people through our door and it was good to see a great number of the younger generation taking an interest in this hobby. For the first time this year we also gave out small Plaques for each layout and a trophy for the best Exhibition layout.
The best Exhibition layout in show for 2019 was
'Oldham King Street Parcels'
This is based on 1970's / blue diesel era. This 22ft exhibition layout was a
great example of the era and was brought to the show by Keith Harrison.
The attention to detail was fantastic.
(From left to right)
Ron Pugh - Exhibition Layout Manager
Peter Smith - Show Manager
Keith Harrison - Layout owner
We were also very excited this year to have Peter Fitton with his vintage slide show. We had lots of great comments about Peters extensive collection and presentation of different eras of railway and engines through film. We hope he will come back next year.
Although we had a few minor hitchs to begin with we had a brilliant show and lots of people commented on how great it was, some even said it was our best one yet.
We also had great reviews on the catering and we found the centre staff very helpful as usual.
We have already started planning next years show.
All dates given below are correct at time of posting. For times of individual club meetings check out each club page. Please check with club officials before venturing forth.
NWOGM Leigh Show - 25th April 2020. This is held at Leigh sports village and is the 8th annual show.
NWOGM Leigh Show - 24th April 2021. This is held at Leigh sports village and is the 9th annual show.
NWOGM Leigh Show - 30th April 2022. This is held at Leigh sports village and is the 10th annual show.
We also have stands at the Doncaster,
Telford and Bristol shows.