9 - 10 October 2021

Event Travel Notes

Solent Sky Visitor Information

Exhibitor Unloading Notes

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The Tramway Arms - ¾ Scale – Simon Cole

  • The Tramway Arms is a modular layout built to the large scale of 1:16, (3/4"=one foot). The track gauge is 3.5 inches wide, and the layout sets out to recreate the street running scenes of the first generation of British tramways. The tram models are accurate examples of prototypes that once ran in cities such as Portsmouth and Southampton. The models collect their operating power (24v max) from the overhead wire in a similar fashion to the real trams that these models are based upon.

  • The layout is operated by members of the Sussex and Solent Area Groups of the Tramway and Light Railway Society, who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

Florin Street - 4mm – Andy Burrows

  • Florin Street is an attempt to capture the feel of Leeds Tramways around Sovereign Street in the years 1948-54. During this time the Corporation fleet consisted of over 400 tramcars, with a large variety of types, including rebuilt and experimental cars, and second-hand examples from Hull, London, Manchester, Southampton and Sunderland. In this post-war era, the livery was changed from blue to red, with many variations applied to the fleet, giving Leeds one of the most diverse and interesting fleets in the UK.

Bridge Street- 4mm – Terry McElarney

  • This model depicts Central London’s conduit system. Some trams also carry trolley poles enabling them to run outside the LCC boundary on services into the home counties.

  • The period depicted is that of from 1932 to Tram Abandonment in 1952, somewhere South of the Thames near the city boundary and spanning the boundaries of two old London Boroughs.

Kew Bridge - 4mm – Terry McElarney

  • On the 4th April 1901 electric trams first ran on the streets of London. To mark the centenary of this revolution in public transport the Thames Valley Group of the Tramway & Light Railway Society made a working model of one terminus of that first service at Kew Bridge. The area modelled is that part of Kew Bridge Road between the waterworks (now the Kew Bridge Steam Museum where the group meets) and the railway station, and the period covers the whole of the tramway era here. between April 1901 and October 1935, when trolleybuses took over. This means full-skirted Edwardian ladies rubbing shoulders with "flappers" from the 20's and 30"s and a horse bus sharing the road with a covered top motorbus!

Whiteleaf – G (1:22.5) – Adrian Nicholes

  • The Whiteleaf Tramway depicts a typical European metre gauge tramway that runs through the streets and then sets off across the countryside.

Fleetwood Maries – N – John Marfleet

Leyburn Avenue - 4mm – Alan Kirkman

  • A model of part of the famous Blackpool Tramway.

Upson Down – 3mm – Alan Brown

  • A compact fictional museum style layout. ( 3mm/1:101 & 1:120 ) Fully automated with a varied collection of converted Lledo models, scratch built & 3D printed trams.

Bishey-Barney-Bee Transport Museum – N gauge – Philip Carver

  • Model trams, trolleybuses, buses and other vehicles, all moving by cycle chains and magnets.

Tramway Museum – 4mm – Brian Robinson

  • model town with working 00 scale trams. Some buildings are based on landmarks in Fordingbridge. A model of Southampton no. 11 is running on the layout.

Vicinal (1:32) Static models – Martin Petch

¾ Scale narrow gauge static models - Gordon Bartlet

  • Models of Bournemouth 85, Poole 3, Taunton 6, Exeter 16, Llandudno 4 and Karachi 103.

Society Stalls

Brighton Tram 53 Society

  • Sales of books, models and tram and rail related items plus information about the restoration of Brighton tram 53

Spitfire Makers - information

  • A charitable trust set up to research and collect memories from the Spitfire Makers and their descendants of Spitfire manufacture and associated WW2 stories, to raise public awareness of the roles played by both women and men, civilian and military, in supplying the Spitfire parts and planes during WW2, to commemorate sites of Spitfire production and the people who became Spitfire Makers by producing memorial plaques and / or education boards to inform the public about these sites.

Hythe Pier Heritage Association – sales & information

  • A Community Benefit Society. Our objectives are to secure the long-term future of the pier and its historic railway. Through a series of projects, we are preserving and restoring the pier, associated buildings, the unique pier railway and also ensuring that information about the heritage of the pier and train is readily available.

Tramway & Light Railway Society – Book sales and information

  • The TLRS caters for tram and light rail interests in all their forms and is the leading Society in the field of tramway modelling. We publish a magazine "Tramfare" and our various Area Groups hold meetings regularly throughout the country.

Volks Electric Railway Association

  • The Volk’s Electric Railway Association – or VERA as it has become known – was launched upon an unsuspecting public on September 16th 1995. Since then it has become an active participant in the restoration, promotion and operation of the line.

Police & Fire team – Alan House – selling a selection of books, models and tools.

Southampton Tram Project – in the tram shed.

  • Selling a selection of books, models and second-hand items to raise funds for the restoration of the trams.

Trade Stalls

KW Trams

  • selling model tram and road vehicle kits in OO and O gauges.

TLRS Estates Service

  • Selling second-hand models, books and other transport related items

LRTA (Light Rail Transit Association)

  • Tram and other transport book sales

National Trolleybus Association

  • Transport book sales