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Sales Stand Exhibition Diary
  I attend a number of model railway exhibitions and 0 gauge shows each year with my sales stand. These are an ideal opportunity for customers to have a good look through kits that they have an interest in for potential future projects. This can help the customer to evaluate the quality of the kit and its suitability.
  I have on display a selection of finished models that I have built from my kits and again having a look at these is useful in evaluating the potential of the kit and it is also reassuring to know that the bloke selling you the bits can actually put them together.
  If when you visit the stand it appears crowded don't be put off for fear of interrupting important business. The chances are that it is only a four or five way conversation going on between regular customers. Just elbow your way through and join in because 0 gauge modellers are a friendly group.
- Exhibition Dates January to December -
- Bristol 0 Gauge Trade Show -
Sunday 22nd January 2017, 10.30am to 4.00pm
Exhibition & Conference Centre of the
University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ.
Venue is just off the A4174
a short distance from junction 1 of the M32 motorway and 1 mile from junction 19 of the M4.
Ample Free Parking Available & Free Admission for Wives.
  A mainly trade stand orientated 0 gauge show with layouts and demonstrations to provide inspiration and a test track for you to bring your models along for a run. The show is organised by the Bristol 0 Gauge Group and through their hard work it is developing into a high quality South West 0 Gauge Convention.
- Larger Scale Manchester Show -
Sunday 19th February 2017,
Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre,
204-208 Portway, Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe,
Manchester, M22 1QW, Just off Jct 5, M56.   10.00am - 4.00pm
  With 15+ 0 gauge layouts, Demonstratrators, 30+ Manufactures and Retailers, Society Stands, Bring & Buy, Bar & Refreshments. This is a new venue for the Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers Northern Show.

- Gauge 0 Guild -
- Kettering Spring Convention -

Saturday 4th March 2017
Kettering Leisure Village, 10.00am-4.00pm

  A mainly trade stand orientated 0 gauge show with a few layouts to provide inspiration and a test track for you to bring your models along for a run.
- Herefordshire Borders 0 Gauge Group -
Sunday 12th March 2017,
Eardisland Village Hall, Eardisland,
Nr Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9BP.   10.00am - 4.30pm
 Test track for visitors models, local traders including Amberly Services and displays. Light refreshments provided by local ladies-bacon rolls-home made cakes. I will only have limited sales stock so to avoid disappointment please request anything required. Entrance fee, £2.00 (children free).
Contact- Doug Tantrum 01544 387972, Email, dougtantrum@hotmail.com
- YORK, Easter 2017 -
Sat 15th, Sun 16th & Mon 17th April 2017

Knavesmir Exhibition Centre, York Race Course, 10 to 5 Daily
  One of the countries largest and long established general model railway shows and probably the friendliest and most pleasant of the large shows to visit. At least 120 stands covering all scales including over 40 inspirational layouts. Free car parking and frequent bus service from railway station.
- 0 Scale Northwest 2017 -
Saturday 22nd April 2017, 10.00am to 4.00pm
Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY
  A model railway show with 0 gauge layouts and traders only. State of the art facilities in a two year old venue. Over 2000 free car parking spaces. Centrally located from all major routes (M6, M60, M61 & M62).
- Larger Scale Reading Show -
Saturday 6th May 2017,
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Ave, Caversham Bridge, Reading, RG1 8EQ. 10.00am - 4.30pm
  With 15+ layouts in a variety of larger scales, 12+ Demonstratrators, 75+ Manufactures and Retailers & 10+ Societies, Probably the largest one day show of its kind in the south.

- Gauge 0 Guild -
- Summer Convention -
Saturday 3rd June 2017, 10 to 4.30,
Doncaster Dome Leisure Centre, Doncaster Lakeside,
Bawtry Rd, Doncaster, DN4 7PD. 10.00am to 4.00pm

  A mainly trade stand orientated 0 gauge show with a few layouts to provide inspiration and a test track for you to bring your models along for a run.
- Southwold, Suffolk -
Sat 5th & Sun 6th August 2017
St Felix School, Main Road Into Southwold, Open 10 to 5
  This show has become an annual highlight for many East Anglian modellers. The combination of a few very good layouts, a selection of general and specialist traders, a delightful location and the organisation of one of the friendliest clubs in the country attract modellers from all over East Anglia and further affield to this sleepy Suffolk town. Making it as much a social occasion as a show and certainly for myself summer would not be the same without my visit to Southwold.
The show is organised by the Waveney Valley Model Railway Club
www.wvmrc.org.uk


- GUILDEX Telford -
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 2017

International Centre, Telford, Open 10am to 4.30pm
  The Gauge 0 Guilds annual showpiece exhibition featuring around 120-specialist trade stands catering for 0 gauge modellers. Complemented by the largest number of inspirational 0 gauge exhibition layouts that can be gathered together in one place each year.
- Keighley 7mm Festival -
Sunday ?th October 2017, Keighley Model Railway Club, Keighley Business Centre, Knowle Mill, South Street, Keighley, BD21 1SY, 10am to 5.00pm
  Featuring superb club & visiting layouts. Test track for 0 gauge, Narrow gauge and gauge 1 running. Stands from local 7mm groups and Gauge 0 Guild. Full trade support.
- Berkshire 0 Gauge Show-
Sunday ?th October 2017
Newbold Church, Popeswood Rd, Binfield, RG24 4AN
Open 10.00am to 4.30pm
  A new venue for this small and friendly specialist 0 gauge show consisting of layouts, trade stands, and running track for visiting models.
- Reading 0 Gauge Trade Show -
Saturday ?th December 2017
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Ave, Caversham Bridge
  Over 160 tables of models, kits, buildings, trackwork and accessories from leading 0 gauge specialists. An ideal opportunity to stock up with your kits and materials to keep you busy during the festive season and long winter evenings.