ZEDEX 2012

kevsmith Oct 19, 2012

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    Realise I called this thread Zedex 2013 instead of Zedex 2012, getting ahead of myself! Anyway here goes

    Last Sunday saw this years Zedex 2012 get together at Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor village hall in rural Oxfordshire. Now established as the must see show for anything Z scale in the U.K it once again featured some of the finest Z layouts along with a few Nm narrow gauge exhibits.

    Hosted by the Oxford & District model railway Club and organised by Peter McConnell the exhibitors were well looked after.

    I managed to get from behind my layout briefly to record the layouts there and video as much as I could so in no particular order we had

    'Sankei' shown by Peter McConnell himself.
    This layout based on Japanese railwways was seen for the first time and allowed Peter to run his Tenshodo and Pro Z stock

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    The buildings are card kits sourced in Japan and the track is MTL sectional track.

    'Rheingauz' by David and Iris Guscott

    This layout,which sets out to represent both banks of the river Rhein has recently appeared in Continental modeller magazine and is notable for the moving barges plying their trade on the river. It features the vineyards of Rudeshiem and the opposite village of Bingen.

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    More soon

    KEV
     
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    'Shasta' by Kevin Smith

    My new Z-bend layout, which has featured on this forum as I have developed it is based on the former Espee line up through the Sacramento River canyon in Northern California. It shows how well the latest generation of AZL and MTL stock runs

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    In the days leading up to the show I really got pressed for time and unfortunately could not get the lighting canopy finished. Luckily the light in the hall was not bad. The only problem I had running was both DpDt switches that control the searchlight signals failed and will need replacing

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    One thing that has made a big difference is fitting Full Throttle metal wheels to the double stack train. This rolls way better now and sounds great going over the baseboard joint.

    The trees are by architrees and in my opinion are the best you can get

    'Scwabbeln Bauermeister' by Stephen Cranford

    An alpine themed, multi level layout

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    Stephen has now put this layout up for sale so he can concentrate on his new project

    'California Coast'
    showed by Eric Jones

    originally built by Dave Dawes this well known layout represents the Pacific coast line in California

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    Dave was a visitor at the show to see how the layout was getting on and to see Eric's impressive MTL States of the Union boxcar train running.

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    One of the locos that Eric was running on California Coast was one of Rolf's LNER A3 4-6-2 'Flying Scostman' Eric had chosen to have it represent 4472 when it ran with double tenders in the 1970s[​IMG]

    The white metal bodyshells for these can be obtained from British Z gauge stalwart Graham Jones . Graham is now trading as NMRS and is deveoping a range of British outline Z including some coaching stock

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    I was able to pick up a couple of his new RPD kits for the EMD class 66 diesel and also a class 24

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    The 66 will be painted as one of the ones we operate at the railroad company, DRS, that I work for and the 24 will be in the classic rail blue livery

    'Standen Watchett' by Graham Jones

    Finished examples of some of Grahams new stock were running on his british layout

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    Graham has his his 66 finished in Freightliner colours

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    'Mini Missoula' by Gareth Rees

    Gareth's Montana Rail Link switching layout set up on an ironing board demonstrated the practicality of switching in Z

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    It featured a really nice FR woodchip car amongst the stock

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    'Switzerland on the move' by Chris Atkinson

    an unusual name for a very interesting layout featuring a variety of modes of transport

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    Chris also featured trams and a funicular railway on his layout

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    'Smaldeburgh' by Brian Yallop

    Over the years Brian has produced a series of exquisite layouts in z based on the railways of eastern England and east Anglia. His latest is based on Aldeburgh in Suffolk.

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    scratchbuilt locos,rolling stock and buildings are all featured. brians wife Joyce was also at the show showing her hand made teddy bears

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    'Guglingen' by Dave Burbridge

    Dave brought his german layout based on the area near Munich after showing his U.S layout last year

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    Guglingen


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    'Falsdorf' by Tony Waitzman

    Like a character in a popular british comedy show he decided to be 'Swiss Tony' with his guitar case layout this year

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    'Breitenfurt-Ost' by Chris Manvell

    Based on Bavaria in the early 20th century and set at a main line junction

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    The Nm lads were concentrated on the stage

    'WSLR'
    by Brian Denton

    Brian has a new layout under construction with hand made track and points

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    St Tugdual by Rodger Main

    The Cotes du Nord railway set on the North Brittany coast in France


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    'Samstadt' by David Dash

    back with Z, David's layout is set on a preserved line in Bavaria

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    Modelling demonstrations were done by Ted Carter making trees
    Julia Adams doing engineering in Miniature and Terry Hadler showing air brush rechniques

    trade support was by Ian from Mount Tabor models with a large selection of Marklin and Rokuhan track, Graham with NMRS new releases and a couple of second hall stalls

    Amongst the many visitors were Andrew Burnham, editor of Continental Modeller. Jim Siddy , collector of fine and rare Z gauge, who attended for the first time and demonstrate the difference between the sea rails and Z-Tech power chassis and people who were thinking of starting a z layout and went away convinced, Needless to say I pointed them all in the direction of this forum!

    AND FINALLY

    link to the video

    [video=youtube;DPQur3HUl24]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPQur3HUl24&feature=share&list=UUI6p-eLL5zX3K226z27Josg[/video]
     
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    "Gareth's Montana Rail Link switching layout set up on an ironing board demonstrated the practicality of switching in Z"

    Is there anything showing the track plan for this layout? I'm interested in seeing it.
     
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    I'll get in touch with Gareth and see if he has a drawing

    KEV
     
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    Thanks for the pics Kev
     
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