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  • Add to Calendar 2018-05-26 10:00:00 2018-05-28 17:00:00 Europe/London Bala Lake Railway - The Great Little Trains of Wales Model Railway Exhibition Welcome to the third Great Little trains Model Railway exhibition in the town of Bala in a new and re-furbished school. Located in four-five halls with easy access, free parking, full refreshments and a free vintage bus service linking the exhibition with the Bala Lake Railway. Additionally there is a vintage transport show taking place at the railway on Sunday and Monday. Park at Bala or Llanuwchllyn, ride the railway, with a vintage shuttle bus service serving the exhibition. Ysgol Y Berwyn School, Ffrydan Road, on the A4212, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7RU Bala Lake Railway FaceBook link Bala Lake Railway
      - The Great Little Trains of Wales Model Railway Exhibition

  • Sat 26th May 2018 - Mon 28th May 2018

  • Ysgol Y Berwyn School, Ffrydan Road, on the A4212, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7RU


    OPENING TIMES:  SAT 10am-5pm,SUN 10am-5pm, MON 10am-3.30pm
    ADMISSION:  Adults £5.00  Concessions £5.00  Children £2.00  Family £10.00 
    Welcome to the third Great Little trains Model Railway exhibition in the town of Bala in a new and re-furbished school. Located in four-five halls with easy access, free parking, full refreshments and a free vintage bus service linking the exhibition with the Bala Lake Railway. Additionally there is a vintage transport show taking place at the railway on Sunday and Monday. Park at Bala or Llanuwchllyn, ride the railway, with a vintage shuttle bus service serving the exhibition.

    A warm welcome awaits at the in the town of Bala, in the beautiful Welsh valley. Visit the live steam 2 feet gauge Bala Lake Railway alongside the lake for a 9 mile return trip, plus a big vintage transport show at the railway, lots of local caravaning and camp sites, come and join us for a great weekend.
    The track is built on a section of the former standard-gauge Ruabon-Barmouth GWR route that closed in 1965. The railway now has the largest collection of historic narrow-gauge quarry locomotives built specifically for the slate industry in North Wales by the Hunslet Engine Company in Leeds.

    Please see the Youtube railway and exhibition 2016.

    The exhibition will feature (approx) 20 narrow gauge layouts and (approx)10 00/HO/7 mm Sm32, G scale layouts, in various scales, scenic, of historical and modern image, steam diesel and electric.

    All the funds raised will go to the new extension of the railway into Bala town, please see the website for up-date information on the half mile extension.

    Please see the Bala Lake Railway Trust website.

    We will also offer 'BUY A SLEEPER' and 'BUY A SPIKE'We urgently need 1, 600 metres of 50lbs steel rail, can you help us find the rail required

    Your Journey on the Bala Lake Railway, Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9-mile (1 hour approx.) return journey alongside Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), through the beautiful and natural Snowdonia National Park. The journey offers extensive views of Llyn Tegid, its surrounding countryside as well as the Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy mountains. Keep a look out for the herons & buzzards that nest near the line - a perfect example of nature and machines living side by side.
    At the Station do enjoy the Free Parking, refreshments, great cakes, snacks, drinks, books, clothing, DVD's, visit the signal box, visit the new carriage shed , loco sheds, great views across the valley

    Bala Lake Festival of Transport - 27th Sunday and 28th Monday May
    Location: Adjacent to Llanuwchllyn station
    The Festival will feature a selection of vintage and classic tractors, motorbikes, cars, rally cars, stationary engines, classic Land rovers, fairground, military and large scale models.
    Trade stands and refreshments available.
    Car parking for the Festival of Transport will be in Llanuwchllyn Village with a free shuttle bus to the show.

    Please note FREE parking at the station will be for railway passengers only.

    All enquiries for the Festival of Transport to the Organisers: Meirionnydd NVTEC Tractor Club, Secretary: Allen Main on 01678 530 408

    CONTACT:  Contact Exhibition Manager by mail   Tel: 07813031152
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:30
    T:10
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

    List of Traders Attending :   List of Layouts Attending :
    Updated 23rd May

    John Sutton Models & Books, from OO9 to G Scale

    Country Park Models from Wales, A Full Range of Spares in N & OO

    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway, NG OO9 Models, DVD's Books

    Chris Mackenzie A Range of Sm32/g Scale Models & Books

    Abc Model Railways A Full Range of New & Pre-Owned Models OO9 to G Scale

    John Parkinson Modelling and Books

    North Road Trains by Charlie Turner of Darlington, Bring A Range of Good New and Preowned Models.

    Amberly Services A Range of Modellers Tools and Technical Items, A Good Source of Advice Offered.

    Tony Cain of Bromsgrove, Offering A Range of Diecast, Animal Figures, Soft Toys, Mode;s in N and OO Gauge

    Blackham Transfers A Range of Model Transfers
      We Now Have 34 Layouts Confirmed As of the 23rd of May.
    Please Note; A Number of Late Omissions, For Which We Have Substituted New and Replacement Layouts.

    Dogfriol A Six Tracks in Three Different Scales OO9/hof/hon3 Welsh Mountain, Featured in RM October 2015

    New: Lynton 1870 A OO9 Victorian Dickensian Themed Layout in A One Meter Wide Box, Two OO9 Tracks, 50 Buildings, 271 Windows. Featured in RM in March 2012

    Ffuglen A Ffestiniog 16mm NG, Sm32 With Action Public Buttons

    Late Omission Due to Technical Wiring Problems Cwmbach A 4mm P4 Finescale Layout

    Brynllywdd A O-16.5 Welsh Tourist Line

    Purbeck Mineral & Mining 1:35 Scale Swanage Mine

    Shillingstone Light Railway 7mm 10.25 Inch 1960's Poole

    Tor Ridge OO9/4mm Mini Layout

    CWM Bach OO9/4mm Mini Layout

    Westonzoyland OO9/4mm Poole

    Francis Road Halt 0 Gauge/7mm Poole

    Castlefinn A Irish 4mm/12mm Track NG from Chester MRC

    Gorsaf Maes Y Gof A 4mm OO9 Welsh NG

    Faugham Hill Pottery A 4mm from Chester MRC

    Playmobile Railway Museum A G Scale Kid’s Action Layout from Walt Turner

    Llanuwchllyn A GWR OO All the Way from Ireland of Our Pre-Nationalize Station

    Burf Mine an O-16.5 A Lot of Hot Air Bumf

    Die Alte Muhle A N Gauge German Scenic Layout, Continental Modeller April 2008 Plus A Number of Dioramas from John Parkinson

    Merlin Liechil A Welsh Slate Mine in 16mm/sm32 A Large Layout 20ft by 7ft

    Gilderdale Mine A 4mm/009 of the South Tynedale NG Railway 5ft by 2ft

    Bryn Tegid A 4mm/009 Welsh Slate Mine, Featured in the March OO9 News, A Bala Lake Railway Member

    A Collection of Three Layouts 4mm/009 Layout from John Wooden ( the Lord of Stoner ) of the Ffestiniog Railway

    Kirbythorpe A 4mm/009 Layout from Mike Hallett

    Johnstown N Gauge from the Colwyn MRC

    Dalton Le Dale A 4mm/oo Layout by John Farrell of Colwyn MRC

    A Layout from Our Bala Lake Railway Trust Chairman Julian Burley, Soon to Feature in A New Magazine Feature, A Welsh Slate Quarry in 0-16.5 MM of the Dinowich Quarry, the Location of Many Hunslet Loco's, Includes Four of the Bala Lake Railway's Locos

    Castle Caereinion A OO9 Layout Details Tba

    Llantrevelyn A OO9 Layout of A Welsh Branch Line

    Pen Y Graig OO9/4mm North Wales Mineral Line
    14ft by 9ft by Barrie Johnston of Chester

    Late Omission Lyn Mawr & Now Substituted For Another N Gauge Layout
    New Layout:- Test Halt A N Gauge/2mm Layout of the Bala Lake Railway Station, Operated As DC Or DCC With Sound, by Anthony Hogarth, from the N Gauge Society North Wales Area Group

    New:alltw Yllt A 5.5mm Layout from Peter Blackham of Blaenau Ffestiniog A Member of the 5.5mm Association

    New: Three Boxfile Layouts in OO9 from Dan Laidlaw, the Assistant Manager of the Bala Lake Railway, Fantastic Layouts in A Very Small Space

    Update; All Layouts Will be Covered by Our Insurance, Whilst Within the Venue.
    List of Demonstrations :   List of Other Displays :
    Modelling Demo's
    P.A.T. Testing Service by Colin Burns
      Bala Lake Railway Trust- Expansion of the Railway.
    Fairbourne Railway
    Ffestiniog Railway
    Welsh Highland Railway

    Five Others Invited Awaiting Replies

    HOW TO GET THERE:
    If you are Travelling by Car :   Nearest Railway Stations :
    Check here for Parking Options.   We have no details of any railway stations within a couple of miles of this venue.

Info Last Updated : 23rd May 2018
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