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.