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Future Exhibitions

If you have a layout, trade or society stand that you would like to exhibit at a future EMRS exhibition, then please contact: Paul Plummer (Exhibition Manager).

January Show 2019 - Longfield.

Saturday 26th January - 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Sunday 27th January - 10:00am to 4:00pm.

The Longfield Academy, Main Road (B260), Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH.

Click on the postcode above to be redirected to Google Maps (venue location marker however is slightly incorrect).

Please do check before you travel. Thank you.

Travelling by Car:

Full set of directions of how the venue can be from the M25, the M20 and the A2 can be found towards the foot of this page.

There is some off-site parking available at a day nursery in Brickfield Farm just up the road from the venue (5 minute walk away), should we run out (and we usually do) of on-site parking.

Travelling by Rail:

Longfield railway station (5-10 minute walk from the venue) is served by trains from Rochester, Swanley, London Victoria and Gillingham.

There are no engineering works as things stand at the moment that would disrupt train travel to and from Longfield for the weekend of the show. Double check Southeastern Trains or Network Rail Enquiries for any doubts.

Travelling by Bus:

Arriva bus services 423 (from Dartford and Bluewater), 433 (from Bluewater, Sunday only) and 489 (from Gravesend).

Go-Coach bus services 474 and 475 (both from Bluewater).

The buses stop at Longfield St. Marys Way, Longfield Brickfields Farm and/or Longfield Railway Station. All stops are 5-10 minute walk from the venue. Some services may stop at Longfield Academy itself.

There are no Sunday services for the 423, 474 and 475 routes.

Entry Prices:

Adults: £9.00.

Accompanied Children (17 & Under): Free.

Entry price includes free exhibition guide.

Sizeable free on-site car park. Please be aware and take note of the signs and the car parking marshals. Thank You.

There is some off-site parking available at a day nursery in Brickfield Farm just up the road from the venue (5 minute walk away), should we run out (and we usually do) of on-site parking.

Extensive range of hot and cold food and drinks at reasonable prices.

Large refreshment area - 300+ seats.

The venue is on a single floor, is fully accessible and has a disabled toilet.

Charity Raffle - In aid of the Association of Bexley Charities '78.

Featuring up to 35 layouts plus many other attractions.

All Layouts, Demonstrations, Traders and Societies listed here are currently due to be at the show. If there are any changes to the listings, this page will be updated as soon as possible. Other news about the show will be posted on a RMweb thread here.

Layout Name Region Period/Era Gauge Club/Society/Association Stand No. Location
Argina Town Irish 1950s O (36.75mm)   27 Theatre
Beckwick BR Southern Region 1960s OO Beckenham & West Wickham MRC 58 Sports Hall
Broadgate BR Southern Region 1960s OO   26 Theatre
California Coast USA 1950s-Present Z   30 Theatre
Dent Head British ? N   28 Theatre
Dovington Camp BR/MOD 1990s OO Clevedon & Portishead Armchair Modellers 59 Sports Hall
Downlands SR/BR Southern Region 1960s N Headcorn Railway Modellers 36 Theatre
Eastwood Vermont USA 1950s-1960s HO Wealden Railway Group 87 Galileo College
Edginton Junction S&D 1920s O East Kent O Gauge Group 90 Galileo College
Fleet Lane BR Eastern Region/London Transport 1948-1962 OO EMRS 70 Anderson College
Forrestone BR Southern Region Modern Image N   29 Theatre
Foxley Hill BR Midland Region 1960s N Headcorn Railway Modellers 31 Theatre
Foxley Junction TMD (this layout is for sale) UK Traction Maintenance Depot Modern Image OO EMRS 71 Anderson College
Harlyn Pier BR Southern Region 1960s O   55 Sports Hall
Hawkins Tower UK Freelance Various OO9 Norfolk & Suffolk Narrow Gauge Modellers 61 Sports Hall
Hayling Island BR Southern Region 1950s-1960s N   60 Sports Hall
Herringsham East Anglian Preserved Line Present O EMRS 18 Main Corridor
Jongreg British Freelance 1940s-1950s OO9   57 Sports Hall
Kingsnorth British ? N   32 Theatre
Lacey Dale BR Midland Region (Peak District) 1950s-1960s N The Model Railway Club 56 Sports Hall
Lighterman's Yard BR Southern Region (SE London) 1950s-1960s 2mm FS 2mm Society (Kent & Essex Area Group) 34 Matisse College
Marlin Road BR Southern Region (Kent) 1980s-Present OO Dartford MRG 33 Theatre
N E Where Various Various N West Sussex N Gauge MRC 72 Anderson College
Norderstadt German ? HO   82 Matisse College
North of England Line - Scarworth Junction LNER/LMS/BR North Eastern Region 1930s-1960s N Scarborough & District Railway Modellers 62 Sports Hall
Oaklands SR/BR Southern Region ? N Headcorn Railway Modellers 35 Theatre
Odstock British Freelance Modern Image OO   64 Sports Hall
Quarry Falls UK Freelance ? N EMRS 88 Galileo College
Rumbling Bridge BR Scottish Region 1960s OO Scarborough & District Railway Modellers 63 Sports Hall
Sandford & Banwell GWR (Somerset) 1930s P4 Scalefour Society 76 Anderson College
Slades Green Freelance - Children's Have-A-Go n/a OO EMRS 89 Galileo College
Smarden Maltings SR 1930s N   66 Sports Hall
Walworth Road BR Southern Region 1950s-1960s G1   65 Sports Hall
Wilmington UK Freelance Various OO St. Michael's Wilmington - Trains4Charity 75 Anderson College
             

Other Exhibitors

Stand No.

Location

Charity Raffle Presented by Association of Bexley Charities '78 86 Galileo College
Double O Gauge Association Loco Testing, Advice & Literature 17 Main Corridor
Foxley Service Centre (Loco Diagnostic & Cleaning Service) Presented by EMRS 25 Theatre
Gauge 1 Wagon Building Demonstration Presented by Tony Riley 69 Anderson College
Model Railway Express Magazine.com Free Online Publication 5 Main Corridor
Orchards (Junior) Scale Model Club Display Static Exhibit 91 Galileo College
Steve's Model Building Services Presented by Steve Sharp 92 Galileo College
The Weathering Service Presented by Jack Chalkley 93 Galileo College

Full trade and society support with over 90 stands in total.

Trade Stands

 

Stand No.

Location
3mm Scale Model Railways 3mm/TT Specialist 37 Sports Hall
All Components Ltd Electronic Components & Tools 44 Sports Hall
All Wheels Pre-Enjoyed 48 Sports Hall
Andy Lynch Railways Pre-Enjoyed 52 Sports Hall
Branchline Toys Children's Toys - Thomas The Tank Engine, etc. 13 Main Corridor
Brian Trains Pre-Enjoyed 74 Anderson College
Carriage & Wagon Models General, As-New & Pre-Enjoyed 40 Sports Hall
Coastal DCC DCC Specialist 47 Sports Hall
Colin Penn Pre-Enjoyed 73 Anderson College
D&E Videos/DC Kits/LegomanbiffoDDC DVDs, Models & Kits 8 Main Corridor
Dart Castings Scenic Accessories & Figures 21 Theatre
David Wills Pre-Enjoyed 7 Main Corridor
Doug's Model Trains & Tools Modelling Tools 41 Sports Hall
Euroscale Models Continental European Specialists 42 Sports Hall
Falconwood Transport & Military Bookshop New & Pre-Enjoyed Books 45 Sports Hall
Finishing Touches Scenics & Tools 12 Main Corridor
GB Models.com New & Pre-Enjoyed 20 Theatre
Harrison-Brown Models Accessories, Kits & Diecast Models 53 Sports Hall
Heritage In Motion Transport DVDs 39 Sports Hall
Invicta Model Rail New 19 Theatre
JB Photocards Transport Models 54 Sports Hall
Joe Lock Model Railways Pre-Enjoyed & Hornby Dublo 6 Main Corridor
Kent Garden Railways New 4 Main Corridor
KS Laser Designs Laser Cut Kits & Items 77 Anderson College
Mainline & Maritime Books & DVDs 43 Sports Hall
Michael Land Railway Artist 79 Matisse College
Mike Pett - 'Supercast' Model Railway Figures 38 Sports Hall
Models U Drive Paints, Plastics & Scenics 22 Theatre
North Road Trains Pre-Enjoyed 15 Main Corridor
Online Models Signal & Lights Specialist 3 Entrance Lobby
Peter Berry OO Spares - Dublo, Trix, Tri-ang, etc. 67 Anderson College
Plus Daughters N Gauge Specialist 78 Anderson College
Powerbond Adhesives Glue 9 Main Corridor
Railway Memories DVDs 23 Theatre
Ray Morris Pre-Enjoyed 49 Sports Hall
Severn Models Fine Detail Brass Buildings Kits 10 Main Corridor
Simply Southern Limited Edition Dapol Wagons 16 Main Corridor
Sphere Products Laser Cut Workspace Solutions/Workstations, etc. 51 Sports Hall
Videolines Videos/DVDs 46 Sports Hall
WM Collectables Pre-Enjoyed 14 Main Corridor
 

Society Stands

Stand No.

Location
British 1:87 Scale Society Literature 80 Matisse College
Charity Transport Models & Books Pre-Enjoyed - All profits to charity 85 Galileo College
Class 47 Preservation Project Literature & Pre-Enjoyed 50 Sports Hall
EMRS Information Desk Flyers & Literature 1 Entrance Lobby
EMRS Members Sales Stand Pre-Enjoyed 24 Theatre
EMRS Limited Edition Wagons Sales Stand New Bachmann Wagons Commissioned by EMRS 2 Entrance Lobby
EPB Preservation Group Literature & Pre-Enjoyed 81 Matisse College
Network SouthEast Society Literature & Gifts 83 Matisse College
Southern Electric Group Literature 84 Matisse College
South Eastern & Chatham Railway Society Literature 68 Anderson College
Spa Valley Railway Literature & Gifts 11 Main Corridor
 

The Erith Model Railway Society will be selling Bachmann limited edition wagons commissioned by the club:
8 Ton Shepherd Neame & Co. Ventilated Van (Weathered). Ref. 38-375U. Price: £13.50.
14 Ton Paper Makers Chemicals Ltd. Tank Wagon. Ref. 37-650R. Price: £13.50.

We can only accept cash or cheque payments.

Directions by Car.

Please do check before you travel. Thank you.

M25 North Bound:
Leave the M25 (A282) at Junction 2 and follow the signs saying ‘Dartford, (A225), H, A&E’.
Join the A225 Princes Road towards Dartford and Crayford.
Leave the A225 almost immediately at the first roundabout and take the first exit signposted Darenth, Longfield, B260, passing The Leigh Academy.
Follow the B260 along Green Street Green Road, Trolling Down Hill, Green Street Green Road and Main Road into Longfield.
Longfield Academy is located on the right after The Chase and before Brickfield Farm.

M25 South Bound:
Leave the M25 (A282) at Junction 1b and join the A225 Princes Road towards Dartford and Crayford.
Leave the A225 almost immediately at the first roundabout and take the first exit signposted Darenth, Longfield, B260, passing The Leigh Academy.
Follow the B260 along Green Street Green Road, Trolling Down Hill, Green Street Green Road and Main Road into Longfield.
Longfield Academy is located on the right after The Chase and before Brickfield Farm.

A2 London/Coast Bound:
Leave the A2 at the interchange for Bluewater Shopping Centre and join the B255 to Bean.
Follow the B255 along Bean Lane, High Street, Southfleet Road, Highcross Road and Whitehill Road into Longfield.
At the end of the B255, turn left and join the B260 Main Road.
Longfield Academy is located on the right after The Chase and before Brickfield Farm.

M20 London Bound:
Leave the M20 at Junction 3, join the M26 and leave at Junction 2a.
Join and follow the A20 London Road towards Brands Hatch, West Kingsdown, Gravesend and Wrotham.
Leave the A20 at the second roundabout and take the second exit signposted Gravesend, Meopham, A227.
Follow the A227 along Gravesend Road, Wrotham Road, South Street and Wrotham Road.
Leave the A227 at the junction signposted Longfield, B260 (after Meopham, before Hook Green).
Follow the B260 along Longfield Road and Main Road.
Longfield Academy is located on the left after Brickfield Farm and before The Chase.

M20 Coast Bound:
Leave the M20 at Junction 2 and join the A20 London Road towards Wrotham, Paddock Wood, Gravesend and Tonbridge.
Leave the A20 at the second roundabout and take the first exit signposted Gravesend, Meopham, A227.
Follow the A227 along Gravesend Road, Wrotham Road, South Street and Wrotham Road.
Leave the A227 at the junction signposted Longfield, B260 (after Meopham, before Hook Green).
Follow the B260 along Longfield Road and Main Road.
Longfield Academy is located on the left after Brickfield Farm and before The Chase.

Bill Murphy
1932 – 2002

In tribute to the memory of Bill Murphy, former Exhibition Manager and Honorary Vice President, Erith Model Railway Society has introduced the Bill Murphy Memorial Shield, which is awarded to the layout that in the judges’ opinion is the best layout at the exhibition. The shield was presented for the first time in 2003 and the list of previous winners is shown below.

Year

Layout Name

Gauge

Region

Owner

Club/Society/Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003 Crisbar O GWR Roger Sisley Private
2004 Bridford O GWR David Beer & Brian Higgs Private
2005 Belmont Road OO BR (MR) Jack Richards Double O Gauge Association
2006 Modular Layout N Various West Sussex Area Group N Gauge Society
2007 Modular Layout N Various West Sussex Area Group N Gauge Society
2008 Hollies End O-16.5 GWR Brian 'Wheels' Stubbles Upminster & Bulpham MRG
2009 Belmont Road OO BR (MR) Jack Richards Double O Gauge Association
2010 Russian Front HO Russia (Stalingrad) Keith Platts K&M Models
2011 Twin Falls On30 USA (Logging) Dan & Mick Lawrence Private
2012 Leavesden O BR (NSE) Peter Clarke Private
2013 Simply Narrow Gauge On30 Various Keith Willows Egham & Staines MRS
2014 Harton Gill P4 BR (NER) & NCB Graham Broad Carshalton & Sutton MRC
2015 Wellbridge OO BR (SR) William Grant Crawley MRS
2016 Tonbridge West Yard OO BR (NSE) Paul Wade Private
2017 Sutton OO BR Eastern Region John Wakenam East Bedfordshire MRS
2018 James Street N BR Midland Region Steve Wright N Gauge Society

John Heath
1934 - 2009

In tribute to the memory of John Heath, former club member and well known modeller, Erith Model Railway Society has introduced the John Heath Cup, which is awarded to the layout that in the judges’ opinion has the best scenic detail. The cup was presented for the first time in 2010 and the list of previous winners is shown below.

Year

Layout Name

Gauge

Region

Owner

Club/Society/Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 The Trench 009 Europe (WWI) Mark Hedgecock Wimbledon MRC
2011 Twin Falls On30 USA (Logging) Dan & Mick Lawrence Private
2012 Ottoschwande N Germany David & Iris Guscott Private
2013 Trezeath OO BR (SR) Paul Reeve Private
2014 Graubundenbahn HOm Swiss Niek Talsma Private
2015 Wellbridge OO BR (SR) William Grant Crawley MRS
2016 Red Hook Bay HO Maine, USA Mike Carter High Wycombe & District MRS
2017 Bear Creek Junction HO/HOn3/HOn30 Colorado, USA Adrian Hall Sutton Coldfield Railway Society
2018 Summer Springs On The New Cut OO BR Eastern Region Andrew Knights Wealden Railway Group

If you have a layout that you would like to exhibit at a future EMRS exhibition, please contact: Paul Plummer (Exhibition Manager).

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