A Last Minute Entry to Bristol

It's been over a month since my last newsletter and quite simply this is down to an incredibly busy Christmas and start to the new year!

Thankfully, there's plenty of news, new-in stock and additions to our 2017 exhibitions list!

Firstly, as the title suggests, we've been offered a last minute space into the Bristol 7mm show taking place at the University of Bristol this coming Sunday. We'll have plenty of new-in, un-seen stock on display including some SanCheng locos, Heljan coaches/diesels and a wide range of kit and RTR wagons!

As always, we'll be buying and selling on the day so, if you have anything you want me to bring that you've seen on the website or on eBay then please let me know.

Furthermore, we've booked our selves back into The GOG's Doncaster Summer show alongside Telford in September - These will join our other 2017 exhibitions which will include Model Rail Glasgow, BRM London (Ally Pally), Keighly 7mm Festival, Leigh O Gauge Show, Warley and The Reading O Gauge Show (plus any we can squeeze in-between!)

Coming up for sale next week will be a host of continental HO gauge stock, mostly going up for sale on our eBay page. There'll be some fantastic rare brass items, so if you have a specialised taste it will certainly be worth keeping a watch out.

For those of you with subscriptions to the Gauge O Guild Magazine, our new advert for the Darstaed Mk1 coaches in conjunction with Scalelink will be printed, these will be ready to pre-order in the next week or two and at £189 for an etched brass, finescale coach with lights, they are expected to sell out fast!

On Saturday, I ticked off another UK geographical location by taking the van up to the Orkney Islands to purchase and collect a large N, OO and O Gauge collection. 11 Hours of driving and 90 minutes of a very un-easy ferry trip and we (my girlfriend Amey and I) arrived in the picturesque town of Stromness.

For those of you who've never been to Orkney before (or to the North of Scotland) I can only say it's an experience... A good one, of course! With stunning cliff-sides, tame seals, gorgeous coastal walks and intriguing native history it really is worth a visit!

That's it from me - As always, please let me know what you think to the newsletter, website and exhibition displays, I'm always keen to please and keep everyone in the loop!

All the best, Ellis.