Notes for Exhibition Managers


We are amateur enthusiasts, members of Scarborough & District Railway Modellers (www.SDRMweb.co.uk) and offer our exhibition layout for showing at your Model Railway Show.  We operate Computrains on a non-profit basis; and, as usual with club events, we only ask for expenses to cover costs.

Computrains’ current exhibition layout - Yorkshire Pennines, is a fully scenic N gauge layout, just as you'd expect to see at any exhibition.  Photos will soon be available in the gallery section or go to www.sdrmweb.co.uk/Yorkshire_Pennines.php

Uniquely perhaps, it can also be used as a demonstration unit, showing how to add computer control to your layout.  We set the layout up on shorter legs allowing it to be seen by those seated on chairs - others can then stand behind.  As well as attracting viewers to watch the computer control the trains on the layout, visitors are encouraged to interact by watching a short presentation and joining in with the Q & A sessions held thereafter.  The presentation lasts approx. 15 mins followed by questions.  The format is usually repeated every hour (but this is negotiable with each show manager).

 

Number of Operators: 2

Accommodation Required: 2 x single rooms

Transport:  The layout fits in a small hire van.

Yorkshire Pennines layout has the following dimensions:

Actual Layout:  10ft x 5ft

Ideal Footprint: 18ft x 13ft allowing visitors to walk round.  However, it can be set up close to a wall or at the end of a row of stands, allowing visitors to see the rear of the layout.

Scale: 2mm:1ft, British N gauge, 1:148

Electrics: 1 x 13 Amp Socket, within 2 metres of the layout.

One table and a chair would be appreciated.

Power: 5 Amp Max

Safety:  RCDs Included

Total Value for Insurance Purposes: £23,000 (2 single items valued at £1300, everything else below £1000). Full list available on request.

If being used as a demonstration unit, we also need 8-10 chairs, allowing visitors to sit in front of the layout. Others can then stand behind and still see clearly.