Virtual Scaleforum

Virtual Scaleforum will be held on 26th Septemeber 2020, via a screen near you.

Following the cancellation of our regular exhibitions this year, we are working to put together a one-off special Virtual Scaleforum with a flavour of Scalefour North for you.

Virtual Scaleforum will be running, as the actual show would have, from 10:30am to 5:30pm although the vast majority of the content will continue to be available to view after the event.

The main show page is here (www.scaleforum.org) and full details of all of the day’s features are listed below.

Unfortunately, due to the problems caused by the lockdown not everyone who has been asked to participate has been able to do so, but there will be videos for you to watch of many of the layouts that would have been at this year’s exhibition had it taken place and additionally, several home-based or work-in-progress layouts will be featured which are not normally available for exhibitions.

There will also be a number of demonstrations by members of the Devon Riviera Area Group and others, as well as some illustrated talks on subjects of interest and we are also hoping to have input from some of our regular traders.

Members of the Committee will be available for you to chat with during the day at the Virtual Society Stand and as many as possible of our demonstrators and layout owners will be also be available at particular times during the day to respond directly to your questions via the forum.

There will be no entry fee and content will be available to both members and non-members.

With just two weeks to go, preparations are nearing completion and the list below has been updated with the latest information on the show content, participants, and features. This information will also be added to the forum as well as to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We have received lots of images from our members for the Virtual Showcase but if you would still like to take part you can send pictures of any of your models which you would like to include to: showcase@scalefour.org.

Additionally, if any members already have any video content on their own channels that they would like us to link to from the show page, please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.

Any questions or queries regarding the virtual event as well as details of your own content that we could link to can be sent to virtual@scalefour.org or posted on this dedicated forum page and we will do our best to answer them.

Layouts

  • Boston Frodsham by Mike Knowles
  • Bristol Barrow Road by Robin Whittle
  • Central Cheshire Lines by John Sherratt 
  • De Graafstroom (P87) by Vincent de Bode
  • Drighlington and Adwalton by Steve Hall
  • Eridge by the Kent Area Group
  • Faringdon by Rex Davidson and Stephen Williams
  • North Elmham by the North Norfolk Area Group
  • Obbekaer (P87) by Geraint Hughes
  • Pwllheli by Jonathan Buckie
  • Sheep Pasture by Robin Whittle
  • Southwark Bridge by Mike Day
  • United Mills by Ray Nolton

Demonstrations

  • Adrian Musgrave – Signals
  • Alistair Ford – Black Gill timber buildings
  • Brian Hingston – Coaches
  • Chris McCarthy – Baseboards
  • Dave Keeler – Wagon construction
  • David Brandreth – Resistance Soldering
  • John Farmer – Scenics
  • Mick Moignard – DCC Sound
  • Nick Rogers – Wagons
  • Paul Willis – GW Models Rivet Press
  • Rod Cameron – Lewes Project
  • Stuart Holt – Tree making
  • Tony Hagon – Modelling Buildings using a Craft Cutter

Illustrated Talks

  • Martin Nield – Authentic Model Railway Operation
  • Jim Summers – ‘Earning a Living’

Members’ Showcase

  • A selection of pictures of models sent in by our members

Scalefour Stores

  • Stores Officer Jeremy Suter will be available throughout most of the day and we are expecting that you will be able to chat with him directly via a live YouTube broadcast

Virtual Society Stand

  • The Virtual Society Stand will be manned all day and you will be able to chat with us via the Society Forum. A timetable of who will be available and when will be provided soon.

Traders

  • There will be links to all of our usual Trade supporters and we’re expecting that some of them will be providing content especially for Scaleforum