Club Annual Exhibition Report 2017

The Club’s annual exhibiton was once again held at Wren Spinney School. Early indications suggest a slightly increased footfall.

The show is the last to be “exhibition-managed” by Carl Ward, who has decided to step down. On behalf of all members and visitors, we would like to thank Carl for his sterling efforts.

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The Public “Best-in-Show”  award was well supported and produced a clear winner with Re-United Biscuits taking the honours! The layout is the work of Mike Biash and son, Robin, pictured below,

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Kettering 160 Celebrations

The Mayor of Kettering, Mr. Scott Edwards,  was in attendance at both Kettering Station and KDMRS model railway event for commemoration of  the coming of the railways to Kettering organised by the local Civic Society.

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As part of the event, the club was invited to mount a model railway show in the Heritage Centre in Wicksteed Park. The club provided three layouts, “Blisworth”, “Ambridge” as well as “Aranda de Deuro”.

There were also static displays from the ‘0’ gauge enthusiasts of locomotives and architectural models of Kettering landmarks and Jim Stevens   and Martin Profit’s Flying Scotsman Special from Kettering Station itself.

Further photographs and Video Clips here >>>>>

AGM Highlights 2017

victoriancollections-mediumThe AGM took place on Wednesday, 18th. January at Thorpe Malsor. A few highlights included:

  • Subscriptions to be held at this year’s rates
  • Increased takings from the 2016 Show
  • New show management team to act as apprentices during Carl Ward’s final year.
  • Accounts for 2016
  • Layout progress reports

Successful Annual Show, 2016

Initial numbers suggest that the club has had a more successful show than in the previous year. Factors that might have increased attendace may have the mid morning appearance of the “Flying Scotsman” at Kettering Station on a steam charter as well as no festival competition in the local area!


The club introduced a public vote for the best layout. Over 40% of visitors voted and their choice was Peter Marshall’s “Two Sisters Farm” based on a Lincolnshire potato farm tramway. Peter is pictured with his layout and the club silver signal box trophy!

We hope to bring you a video and stills account of the show very soon!