The BOGG 2020 Show


Bristol 0 Gauge Group’s 2019 show 


Our thank you letter


 Sunday 27th January 2019, saw the annual Model Railway Exhibition in 0 Gauge staged at the University of the West of England [UWE], by the Bristol 0 Gauge Group, with the assistance of family & friends of the group, as well as Members of the West Wilts 0 Gauge Group.


The weather was typical of the time of year not the kindest to the travelling public, with wind & rain showers, some visitors commented on how mild it was in Bristol, after leaving home with frost on the ground.


Our door raffle locomotive was won by Mr P. Thomas, from Essex with Pink ticket 863, who had the choice between the Ixion Fowler [full GWR lining] or Minerva’s ‘NEW’ 8750 GWR pannier [lined out livery].

He had left the hall when the draw was made at 3.00pm, when contacted by phone he choose the Ixion Fowler in full GWR lining, arrangements are being made to deliver the loco to Mr Thomas.


The single advance ticket draw was won by Mr Gill [ticket 31] a visitor who travelled down from Scotland, he chose a Sandwell Coal Co. the 2019 show wagon


The ’Carbon-foot-print’ draw was won by Mr Coasby’s party of 4 from Dorset, [with ticket 147-148-149-150]. They chose 1 x Pountney [2015], 1 x Dudley & Gibson [2016], 1 x Hendy & Co [2018], & 1 x Sandwell Coal Co [2019] wagons. 


Show wagons from previous years [except 2017 T. Paul nil stock] are still available, contact: -               

 Bob Taylor 0117 9836036 for details of stock levels on each.   


The show charity raffle [CHSW] took £240.00, on the day, with the bring and buy fees added to this, a cheque of approximately £1,200.00 will be handed over.


Numbers through the door were slightly up on last year, to a total of 1427, it felt they all arrived at the same time between 08.45 & 10.30 am, we sold 181 advance tickets this allowed visitor access to the toilets, a hot drink & the must have bacon sarnie, visitor have travelled from all corners of the UK and some parts of the EU.


Numbers were again split about 2/3 Gauge 0 Guild member & Advance tickets, and 1/3 Non-Guild, with Families of visitors [wives/partners/children] bringing in another 250

With traders / stewards / layout operators / demonstrators / club & societies we can add another 350 to people in the hall, a lot of bodies to create heat for the air-con to deal with.


We thank all 80 of our traders who attended, this year we had 4 new traders, with enquires from 2 to be included on the 2020 invite listing, one is a loco sound supplier the other a 3d printer, visitors are asking where are we finding all the interesting traders from!! Our reply is THEY approach us.


We must Apologise, to you who had problems getting something to eat later in the day, as the Café ran out of food for a while, the exhibition centre has assured us that they will do better next year.


A BIG THANK YOU to all who visited the BOGG 2019 exhibition, without you visiting us the traders would go home with long faces a tell us it was not a viable show for them, and are not going to turn up next year 


Our requested date for 2020 is Sunday 26th January 2020, awaiting confirmation from the venue [UWE] that this date is available, it depends when the area is no longer required for an EXAM HALL.

Updates as they become available on, trade attending / layouts / demonstrators / societies, will be posted on the show web site


Trade invites will be sent as soon as UWE confirm the 2020 show date, which is usually during the 1st week of April.

Many thanks for attending as a visitor in 2019, see you back again in 2020.


A final thanks to all our families, friends and fellow modellers who turned out to assist in the setting out, and covering of 300 plus tables on Saturday & collecting them in again on Sunday.


Alan Neale / Bob Savage / Bob Taylor, the BOGG show team