Last show for Kanjiyama

The last show for Kanjiyama, on Saturday (18th March), was a well attended exhibition at Abingdon,  the former home of MG cars. The location, some 70 miles from Liphook, is about as far as we usually go for an exhibition trip.

An enjoyable day amongst some good layouts, we were grouped with two other Japanese layouts, one in Z scale and another N scale layout.

Kanjiyama is about to be sold by Nick  to Graham, who were both present  plus the writer, as the exhibiting “team”. Graham will be converting the layout to German outline, modern image , in an East German location  near the Czech Republic border.

Nick is retaining the  buildings for a new “roundy-roundy” Japanese layout featuring high speed stock which he will start building shortly.

Good day exhibiting at Globalrail 2016

Today we (Nick, Graham & myself) had a good day exhibiting Kanjiyama at Globalrail 2016 at Didcot

This was the first time the club had exhibited at a German Railway Society exhibition. It was well organised; there was a good interesting range of layouts, including Czech narrow gauge -TT on Z scale track & O gauge German & British; with excellent trade serving continental enthusiasts & a number of specialised continental socities. The venue was good. The layout behaved itself.

I am sure the organisers would have liked a few more visitors, but as a new show at a new venue it was promising

We hope to get invited again!

David & Ben visited the exhibition & did some shopping..

Nick & myself also helped to keep the traders happy  with some buying & Graham exercised commendable control in buying a few copies of S/H back issues of Continental Modeller magazine!

I met a fellow member of the Scandinavian Railways Society & the editor/owner of Scale Rail International, Chris Ford who recognised my name from his subscriber list!!

Kanjiyama- next exhibition appearance

Kanjiyama kicks off the model railway exhibition New Year at the the Astolat MRC Show at Guildford County School, Farnham Road, Guildford, on Saturday 16th January 2016

Two club members, Graham & Tony will be assisting Nick Harling, the layout owner, who is also a club member.

Pop in & have a chat.

Please note that the venue is a short uphill walk from the railway station. There is no off street parking at the venue

Forthcoming events

We shall be showing a small layout at the local church fete on Sunday 12th July– Milland Valley Memorial Hall (MVMH), Iping Road, Milland GU30 7NA
Kanjiyama will be on display at the International N Gauge Show, 12th/13th September , Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
Model Trains in the Valley  Club Open Day Sunday 25th October at the MVMH- Iping Road, Milland GU307NA

Kanjiyama at Rotarail 2015

Nick Harling’s layout Kanjiyama was exhibited at yesterdays one day exhibition at Fareham College.  Nick was there together with L&DMRC members Graham & Tony.

This was the second year running that the Liphook Club has exhibited with a Japanese outline layout- 2014 with Yamanouchi Oshika, this year with Kanjiyama; both in N scale.

We had an enjoyable day with good visitor numbers and we were honoured to be amongst some superb layouts in a wide range of scales and outlines.

The race is now on to have a new layout for next years show!

Thanks to the organisers- Fareham Rotary for a superb show. I hope that it was a financial success as it was in aid of their chosen charity

Next exhibition appearance (with corrected date!!!)

Will be at Fareham Rotarail on Saturday 25th APRIL with Nick H’s Kanjiyama. This will be the second year running exhibiting with a Japanese outline N scale layout at this event.
Last year with Yamanouchi Oshika turned out to be that layouts last major exhibition outing before its sale.

Please note correction to date



Matt Wildsmith

The Menin & Fish-Hooks Railway- Astolat Guildford on 17th January
Tellurium Canyon-
Midhurst Modellers Exhibition- The New Grange Leisure Centre- 15th February
Bognor Regis South Downs 7mm NGA Group MRE- Felpham Community Centre- 16th May
Alton Limited- Four Marks Village Hall- 18th July

Nick Harling

Fareham Rotarail 2015 Fareham College- 26th April

The International N Gauge show at Leamington Spa 12-13 September.

Ben Russ
Ehrwald – Midhurst Modellers Show 15th February

Tony Bettger
Idylton Vale- Midhurst Modellers Show- 15th February

Come along and say hello!

See Members Layouts for details & pictures