WYCRAIL celebrates its 40th birthday by relocating to a new, bigger and brighter venue with more exhibits and an improved visitor experience
The annual WYCRAIL model railway exhibition organised by the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society, now in its 40th year, is firmly established as being one of the largest and best supported one day model railway exhibitions in the South East of England. But with over 1500 visitors the show has become a victim of its own success; and the limitations of the existing venue, with little room for expansion, have become more noticeable in recent years.
After due consideration of a number of alternatives I, on behalf of the HW&DMRS am pleased to announce that Wycrail ’12 will be held on Saturday November 3rd at a brand new venue:
The Cressex Community School,
Bucks HP12 4UD
This is a modern, bright and much larger venue increasing the space available for the show from just over 7000sq feet to an impressive 17,600 sq feet. Feedback from past visitors had highlighted that perennial problem of successful shows; overcrowding. The new venue will allow for increased space to aid circulation, much wider aisles and larger rest and catering areas. The entire show will also be held under one roof for the first time in a number of years without visitors having to walk outside between halls.
WYCRAIL ‘12 will have over 25 high quality and inspirational model railway layouts, of both British and North American (Or British, North American and Continental) outline and in a wide range of scales and gauges including Z, N, 3mm, 00, H0, EM, P4, 0 and narrow gauges. Full trade support will be present ranging from tools, kits, electronic components to R-T-R models and books. The Hornby Hobbies roadshow will once again be a welcome presence at the show with, for the very first time at Wycrail, Bachmann Europe also in attendance.
The new venue is still very conveniently close to the M40 Junction 4 and the free vintage bus service will once again be operated between Wycombe Railway Station (Chiltern Line) and Wycombe Town Centre to the Cressex Community School. In addition, this year it will also operate between the venue and the nearby free Park and Ride situated close to the Handy Cross roundabout, M40 junction 4.
I will post more information about the show and layouts / traders etc. in due course. These will be up to the previsous high standard and variety that I am sure you have come to expect from this show but in an impoved venure with more space to circulate and also sit and rest to partake in the excellent cakes that that the have developed a reputation for as well!