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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 2018 - Longfield.

Saturday 27th January - 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Sunday 28th 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.

Travelling by Rail:

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

Travelling by Bus:

Longfield Academy can be reached by Arriva bus services out of Dartford, Bluewater and Gravesend. Nos. 423 (from Dartford), 433, 474, 475 (all three from Bluewater) and 489 (from Gravesend) stop at Longfield St. Marys Way, Longfield Brickfields Farm, Longfield Railway Bridge and/or Longfield Railway Station. All stops are 5-10 minute walk from the venue. Some services may stop at Longfield Academy itself.

Entry Prices:

Adults: £8.00.

Concessions: £7.00.

Children (5-16): £3.00.

Family (2+2): £20.00.

Children Under 5: Free.

Entry price includes free exhibition guide.

Sizeable free on-site car park. Please be aware that there are separate entrance and exit gates. Please take note of the signs and the car parking marshals. Thank you.

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.

Layout Name Region Period/Era Gauge Club/Society/Association Stand No.
Bahnhof Laufenmuhle German   HO    
Bramleigh BR Southern Region   N    
Camlas GWR (Wales) 1930s-1940s OO    
Canton Road Wales Modern Image OO    
Cheriton Bishop BR Western Region 1950s-1960s OO East Bedfordshire MRS  
Crystal Palace High Level SR/BR Southern Region 1920s-1960s OO Southwark MRC  
Drewery Lane BR Southern/Western Region 1950s-1960s OO    
Fleet Lane BR Eastern Region/London Transport 1948-1962 OO EMRS  
Harchester Stabling Point BR Midland Region Depot 1980s-1990s OO Clevedon & Portishead Armchair Modellers  
Hatch End BR West Coast Main Line 1980s N    
Hilldale British   N    
James Street British Freelance 1950s-1960s N N Gauge Society (Suffolk & North Essex Area Group)  
Kunze Brucke Bavaria, Germany 1925-1945 HO    
Lincoln American   Z    
Micklethwaite Blackpool Trams   OO    
N E Where (TBC) Various Various N N Gauge Society (West Sussex Area Group)  
New Bridge Street South London Modern Image OO River MRC  
Shell Haven Essex Oil Refinery 1983-1993 OO Basildon MRC  
Stodden Hundred Light Railway Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire 1930s O Luton MRC  
Sturminster Halt (TBC) BR Western Region (S&D) 1950s-1960s N N Gauge Society (West Sussex Area Group)  
Summer Springs On The New Cut BR Eastern Region 1950s-Present OO    
Triang Minic Motorways British n/a OO    
Umbridge British Freelance 1970s-1980s N The Railway Enthusiasts' Club, Farnborough  
Ventnor BR Southern Region (Isle of Wight) 1967-1968 OO Astolat MRC  
Watt Estate British Freelance Estate Railway   O9 Fareham & District MRC  
Welford Bridge BR Western Region 1960s N Beckenham & West Wickham MRC  
West Foxley Southern/BR Southern Region 1940s-1960s OO EMRS  
Whitecross Street BR Eastern Region (London) 1960s-1970s OO Marlow, Maidenhead & District MRC  
Wilmington (TBC) British Freelance n/a OO Wilmington Trains4Charity  
Zevendaal Dutch Dock 1990s-Present HO Carshalton & Sutton MRC  
           
Other layouts to be booked/confirmed. Please check again at a later date.     Thank you.  
           
 

Other Exhibitors

Stand No.

Charity Raffle (TBC) Presented by Association of Bexley Charities '78  
DCC Demystified (TBC) Presented by Bob Perrat  
Double O Gauge Association Loco Testing, Advice & Literature  
Etched Brass Kit Building Demonstration (TBC) Presented by Peter Clarke  
Foxley Service Centre (Loco Diagnostic & Cleaning Service) Presented by EMRS  
Gauge 1 Wagon Building Demonstration (TBC) Presented by Tony Riley  
Making Model Trees Presented by Jacqui Perrat  
Microsoft Train Simulator Presented by Basildon MRC  
Model Railway Express Magazine.com (TBC) Free Online Publication  
Modern Image Modelling Demonstration Presented by John Anderson  
Orchards (Junior) Scale Model Club Display (TBC) Static Exhibit  
Steve's Model Building Services (TBC) Presented by Steve Sharp  
The Weathering Service (TBC) Presented by Jack Chalkley  

Full trade and society support with over 100 stands in total.

Trade Stands

 

Stand No.

3mm Scale Model Railways (TBC) 3mm/TT Specialist  
AGL Associates - 'Loads of Loads' Wagon Loads, Tail Lights, etc.  
All Components Ltd Electronic Components & Tools  
All Wheels (TBC) Pre-Enjoyed  
Andy Lynch Railways Pre-Enjoyed  
Branchline Toys 2013 (TBC) Thomas & Friends, etc.  
Carriage & Wagon Models General, As-New & Pre-Enjoyed  
Ceynix Railway Trees Scale Model Trees  
Coastal DCC DCC Specialist  
D&E Videos/DC Kits/LegomanbiffoDDC (TBC) Videos/DVDs, Models & Kits  
Dart Castings Scenic Accessories & Figures  
David Smith (TBC) Pre-Enjoyed Books  
David Wills Pre-Enjoyed  
DoubleO Scenics Static Grasses & Other Scenic Materials  
DOW Scenics Scenic & War Gaming Materials  
Engine Shed Toys Thomas & Friends, etc.  
Falconwood Transport & Military Bookshop New & Pre-Enjoyed Books  
Finishing Touches Scenics & Tools  
GB Models.com (TBC) New & Pre-Enjoyed  
Harrison-Brown Models Paints, Glues, Tools & Accessories  
Heritage In Motion (TBC) Transport DVDs  
Invicta Model Rail New  
JB Photocards (TBC) Transport Models  
Joe Lock Model Railways Pre-Enjoyed & Hornby Dublo  
Kent Garden Railways New  
Kit Krazy (TBC) Transport Kits  
KS Laser Designs Laser Cut Kits & Items  
Layouts4U Scenics & Lighting  
Mainline & Maritime Books & DVDs  
Mega Points Controllers Innovative Servo Controllers For Points  
Mike Pett - 'Supercast' (TBC) Model Railway Figures  
Models U Drive (TBC) Paints, Plastics & Scenics  
North Road Trains Pre-Enjoyed  
Phill's Toy Showroom (TBC) New & Pre-Enjoyed  
Plus Daughters N Gauge Specialist  
Powerbond Glue (TBC) Adhesive Specialist  
Ray Morris Pre-Enjoyed  
Severn Models Fine Detail Brass Buildings Kits  
Simplified Point Control (TBC) Alignment Tools & Control Boxes/Panels  
Simply Southern Limited Edition Dapol Wagons  
Sphere Products (TBC) Laser Cut Workspace Solutions/Workstations, etc.  
Videolines Videos/DVDs  
WM Collectables Pre-Enjoyed  
 

Society Stands

Stand No.

British 1:87 Scale Society Literature  
British Enginemen Steam Preservation Society (TBC) Pre-Enjoyed  
Charity Transport Models & Books Pre-Enjoyed - All profits to charity  
Class 47 Preservation Project (TBC) Literature & Pre-Enjoyed  
EMRS Information Desk Flyers & Literature  
EMRS Members Sales Stand Pre-Enjoyed  
EMRS Limited Edition Wagons Sales Stand (TBC) New Bachmann Wagons Commissioned by EMRS  
EPB Preservation Group (TBC) Literature & Pre-Enjoyed  
Gauge O Guild Literature  
German Railway Society (TBC) Literature, DVDs, Mugs & Other Items  
South Eastern & Chatham Railway Society (TBC) Literature  
Spa Valley Railway Literature & Gifts  
St. Michael's Wilmington - Trains4Charity (TBC) Pre-Enjoyed  
 

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: £15.00.
14 Ton Paper Makers Chemicals Ltd. Tank Wagon. Ref. 37-650R. Price: £15.50.

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

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

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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