The Gauge O Guild at Warley MRC Virtual Show
The Gauge O Guild will have four promotional videos which will be broadcast during the Warley Virtual Show this weekend 28th & 29th November 2020.
Normally we have the ‘Guild Village’ to promote O gauge at the NEC but the current pandemic has put paid to all face to face exhibitions for a while and Warley MRC, like the Guild, have decided to do a virtual show.
Our videos will be broadcast at 17.30pm Saturday 28th November followed by a Live Q & A session which John Birch and Jackie Kneeshaw have been invited to attend.
The four short videos cover:
1: The Gauge O Guild - An Overview
2. The Gauge O Guild - Membership and Publications
3. The Gauge O Guild - Technical Support and Website Resources
4. The Gauge O Guild - Our Events
To visit the Warley Virtual Show you can join their YouTube Channel or Facebook page
Jackie Kneeshaw: the Virtual Show exceeded all of our expectations
The Virtual show was a huge success. We had 4000 visitors on the day. As a direct result of the show, we gained 20 new members and 3 renewals. The Guild YouTube channel has 56 new subscribers.
The feedback of visitors was overwhelmingly positive. We have extended the show, so that it can be viewed on the web site up to 30 November.
One thing is certain – virtual activities will continue and be a long-term addition to Guild events. We want to get back to face to face gatherings as soon as we can, but virtual events allow visits to static layouts, a wide range of demonstrations, and enable members to come together who live abroad or who, for other reasons, cannot attend shows.
This show was something we have never done before and the cross-committee team working made it all possible but none of us could have done it without Julian Best in the IT Team and Peter Reynolds who is the video library manager in the Publications Team
The learning curve has been very steep but it has all been worth it. It was not perfect and we will take on board the valuable feedback we have received and the ideas for the future.
A range of opportunities have presented themselves because of the ideas that people have come up with and we will definitely start to explore them further.
The whole purpose of events is to bring people together to experience and discuss all aspects of O gauge modelling, to learn from others, see the suppliers in one place and showcase the many modelling opportunities that O gauge provides.
I think we did that and next time we aim to do even better.
Jackie Kneeshaw , Chair of Events
Full event statistics: Virtual show stats.pdf
Summary feedback: Virtual show summary feedback.pdf
Credits: Virtual show credits.pdf
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Virtual Show Competition Winners
A - LOCOMOTIVES
3rd Paul Scott LMS rebuilt Royal Scot 6146 RIFLE BRIGADE
2nd Alan Banks M&GNR 4-4-0T no 41
1st Colin Dowling BR B17 ARSENAL
B - ROLLING STOCK
3rd William Lee 45T Ransom and Rapier Steam Breakdown Crane
2nd Rob Pulham LNER Implement Wagon
1st Phil Clarke Carriage truck
C - SCENERY
3rd Doug Hey Whitby Town Signal Box
2nd Geoff Byman Sutterby station
1st Geoff Byman Fictitious Town
D - MODERN IMAGE
3rd Graham Clark EM2 Electric loco E27006 PANDORA
2nd David Magill Class 37/4 in TTG Sector livery
1st Dave Illingworth London Transport Bo-Bo Locomotive
Virtual Show - October update
Not long now till the Virtual Show on Saturday 31 October! We are adding more and more
- Traders adverts and promotions
- Technical Committee sessions and Modelling Competition
- A timetable of "Live" announcements
Make sure it is in your diary. Latest update is now available: Virtual show - October update r3.pdf
Kettering Spring Show 2021 Cancelled
Due to the pandemic, large gatherings will not be able to take place until next March at the earliest. To provide members, traders and exhibitors with certainty, the Guild has decided not to proceed with the Spring Show at Kettering.
More information: Kettering spring show 2021 cancelled.pdf