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KEY to QUICKINFO Symbols:
Disabled AccessWheelchair Friendly  No. of Layouts
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December 2017

  • Fri 1st - Great Eastern Models -  Digital Day
    Great Eastern Models, 199 Plumstead Road, Norwich, Norfolk
    Great Eastern models are hosting our annual DCC Digital taster day, on Friday 1st December. Visit our Plumstead road shop in Norwich to learn more about DCC. The Free to attend event will showcase all items Digital. Including demonstrations from Bachmann, Gaugemaster, Train tech and Coastal DCC. Digital layouts will be running throughout the day and Free parking and refershments on site. Come and learn more about DCC from the experts.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:4
    T:6
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Healthy Living Club Committee -  1st Hailsham Model Railway Show
    Civic Centre, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex
    1st Hailsham Model Railway Show, this is a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Healthy Living Club Committee to fund the Towns Healthy Living Club.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Guildford 0 Gauge Group -  The Reading 0 Gauge Trade Show
    Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire
    This is a Trade show for members of the public who model in 0 gauge and anyone who is planning to start or have an interest in 0 gauge model railways. It is hoped to have at least 95 trade stands selling kits, ready to run, infrastructure, materials, etc, and there will also be a large test track
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:95+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Jack's Models -  Sharnbrook Model Railway Show 2017
    Sharnbrook Village Hall, Lodge Road, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
    Back by popular demand! Model Railway Show with a festive vibe! Working Model Railways, Displays, Trade stands and refreshments all day. Large variety of Layouts from O to OO9 scales. "Voted Children's Favorite Exhibit" announced at the end!  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:2
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - East Kent Model Railway Society (Whitstable) -  Club House Open Day
    The Old Dairy, Church Street, Whitstable, Kent
    Club house open day offering the chance to see the club's permanently set up OO scale layout. This features trams, London Underground plus five main running lines on two levels. Ideal for families with young children as well as enthusiasts. If you are thinking of joining the club, this is a great opportunity to see what it can provide.

  • Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd - Manchester Model Railway Society -  The Manchester Christmas Show
    The Barnes Wallis Building, Altrincham Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester
    Following our very succesful show since we returned to the City and our December date our Show will once again take place at the same venue. We have again noted the comments made by our visitors and as a result we will make some further slight adjustments. We will of course be assembling a wide range of layouts and also a range of Traders. The best way to see the development of what will be another Great Show is to go to our website and follow the links to the Exhibition.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20 +
    T:20+
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sun 3rd - Gainsborough Model Railway Society -  Open Day
    Gainsborough Model Railway, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
    One of the largest O Gauge Model Railways in the Country!! a nostalgic, historical and colourful opportunity to see how the London and North Eastern Railway was actually run in the heyday of steam. Dozens of trains, formed from over 120 locomotives and over 400 items of rolling stock running on a total of over half a mile of track.
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:1

  • Sun 3rd - Guildford Model Engineering Society -  Christmas Open Day
    Stoke Park, London Road, Guildford, Surrey
    Our Christmas Open Day with miniature steam train rides, garden railways and 4mm indoor layout. Festive food available. Free entry and parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Crawley Signal Box Preservation Society -  Open Day Event
    Crawley Signal Box, High Street, Crawley, West Sussex
    Crawley Signal Box Preservation Society is pleased to announce another of it's popular open days at the box at the top of Crawley High Street by the level crossing. Come and find out how railway signalling worked in the days before computer control when chips were what the signalman had for tea. You can play at being a signalman and pull some levers. Admission is free but donations are welcome to aid the continuing maintenance of the signal box. We look forward to welcoming visitors.

  • Sat 9th - Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club -  2016 Christmas Model Railway Show  - **New Entry**
    Lake Community Centre, New Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight
    Sandown Railway Enthusiasts present the 2017 Christmas Model Railway Show at Lake Community Centre (Lions Club) on Saturday 9th December from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm Entry £2.50 Accompanied children Free  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:7
    T:3
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Mayflower Model Rail Show
    Venture Centre 2000, Bromley Road, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex
    **UPDATE** Accompanied Children Free! A new Pre-Christmas exhibition being held in aid of St Helena Hospice charity. Around 10 layouts will gather with trade support at the Venture Centre 2000 from 10am until 4pm to raise funds and have a pre-christmas model show. Details of layouts attending will be announced via facebook and our website. Follow us on facebook for the most up to date info.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14
    T:7
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - G-Wizz Garden Railway Display Team -  G-Wizz It's Christmas Again!
    The White Church, Clifton Drive , Ansdell, Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire
    This event is our 20th Annual Festive Christmas Exhibition with all proceeds going to our selected charity which this year is the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital ( cancer ward 84). The exhibition layouts and displays are in a number scales and gauges many of which will be of a festive nature. The venue at the White Church is new to this event and has ample unrestricted street parking with limited disabled parking on site. There are train and bus services from Blackpool and Preston see  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:8
    T:3
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Rhyl & District Model Railway Club -  Annual Model Railway Exhibition
    Parish Church & Community Hall, High Street, Prestatyn, Clwyd
    *ONE CHILD FREE (5-15yrs) WITH EACH PAYING ADULT* Friendly Club run show with a mix of Club and other layouts, in scales 'N' to 'G'. Various sales stands.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:4-5
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Joe Lock -  Model Railway Show
    Parish Hall, Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts, NR Ware, Hertfordshire
    Limited parking at the hall. Additional free parking at car park in the High Street.
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:5
    T:1
    Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Sun 10th - Friends of the Model Show -  The Model Show
    Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, Cheshire
    Model show details to follow  MORE DETAILS HERE...

  • Sat 9th - Sun 10th - Gresley and Wychnor Model Railway Group -  Mince Pie Open Event
    Gresley Social Centre, 5a Park Road, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
    This is our annual Mince Pie Event with 6 club layouts plus Thomas. Club is on an unmade-up road by the common.
    QUICKINFO: 
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sun 10th - Selkent Model Railway Club -  Bexleyheath Model Railway Show  - **Updated**
    Bexleyheath Academy, Graham Road Entrance (Behind Asda), Bexleyheath, Kent
    Large show with 25 layouts T to O gauge spread over two large halls. 17 traders with some special show offers, see below. Venue is situated in Central Bexleyheath, 3 mins walk from the major centre bus terminus and free parking on site for 200 cars. 2 x train Simuators. Discounts on ticket prices for pre booked tickets at £4.95 adults, £3.95 child / over 60 and £12.00 family. To pre book visit the shows website. Free raffle  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:26
    T:17
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 10th - The Model Railway Club -  Mini Exhibition - Open Day
    Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, Greater London
    The MRC's Mini Exhibition at Keen House near King's Cross features four of our layouts, three guest layouts, and our second hand shop and bookstall. Full details on our website, or follow us on social media.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:7
    T:1
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sun 10th - Stafford Railway Circle Ltd -  Clubroom Open Day
    Unit 9, Emerald Way, Stone Business Park, Stone, Staffordshire
    Our first Open Day when we will have 5 or more layouts in operation and also showing work in progress on out new N and OO gauge layouts. Information about the club and our exhibition in February next will also be available. Tea and coffee available and free admission. If you have ever wanted to operate an exhibition layout there will be an opportunity for you to have a go.
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:5+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 13th - Tappers MRC -  Evening Club Meet
    Bromley Common Methodist Church, Bloomfield Road, Bromley, Kent
    This is our Wed night meet in the church lounge. Test track + traders. Canteen Open. Clockwork and electric running. No membership needed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:4
    T:2
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 15th - Mon 18th - Famous Trains -  Christmas Event
    Famous Trains Model Railway Building, Markeaton Park, Derby, Derbyshire
    Our Chinley model railway is probably the biggest 00-scale model railway in the East Midlands. It leads to the imaginary village terminus at Darley Green with its highly-detailed hillside village. A new section under way is a canal basin and Cromford-type inclined plane. Nearby is the Hornby-Dublo table-top railway, and there are also other layouts of different gauges to attract visitors. Children can visit Santa for just £2, and can also play with plastic and wooden model trains and track  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:5
    T:1
    CS

  • Mon 18th - Northants & Rutland O Gauge Group -  Coarse O Gauge 3 Rail Running Meet  - **New Entry**
    Harringworth Village Hall, Gretton Road, Harringworth, Northamptonshire
    O gauge running event. Bring your Hornby, Bassett-Lowke, Ace, Darstaed, Seven Mill, MTH locos and rolling stock to run. Bring any O gauge related buildings, models. Informal club, no membership. Anything O gauge welcome. Mainly 3-rail but 2-rail possible. Legendary home-made cakes, beautiful location next to Harringworth Viaduct, warm welcome.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:2
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 30th - N Gauge Society North Wales Area Group -  Annual Charity Xmas Model Railway Show
    St Michael's Church Hall, Rosemary Lane, Conwy, Conwy
    Annual Charity Model Railway Show. All proceeds in aid of local childrens hospice. 2 mins walk from Conwy railway station.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:6

  • Sat 30th - Gainsborough Model Railway Society -  Open Day
    Gainsborough Model Railway, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
    One of the largest O Gauge Model Railways in the Country!! a nostalgic, historical and colourful opportunity to see how the London and North Eastern Railway was actually run in the heyday of steam. Dozens of trains, formed from over 120 locomotives and over 400 items of rolling stock running on a total of over half a mile of track.
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:1

  • Sat 30th - Keighley Model Railway Club -  Christmas Open Day
    The Clubrooms, Knowle Mill, South Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire
    Join us for our annual Christmas Open Day and run your presents on one of our layouts! Full catering, free parking and lift access. Club Sales Stand. Please note, whilst we have disabled access, we do not have wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14
    T:2
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 30th - West Wiltshire Model Railway Circle -  The Christmas Open Day
    The Clubroom, Acreshort Lane, Steeple Ashton, NR Trowbridge, Wiltshire
    Fed up of Christmas TV, or are the kids playing up, then feel free to come down to our Clubroom. We'll have both out 00 and N Gauge layouts operating. We also have a test track that will allow visitors to run their Christmas presents (and other trains). The test track has two 00 and two N gauge circuits, which can be operated by analogue or digital controllers. Great fun for all ages. Children are welcome. Remember model railways are not just for Christmas. They're for a lifetime.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:3
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking

  • Sat 30th - West Camel Model Railway Society -  Model Railway Show
    Davis Hall, Howell Hill, West Camel, Yeovil, Somerset
    Model Railway Show in a nice friendly atmosphere.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:8-10
    T:3-4
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 30th - Wimborne Railway Society -  Club Open Day
    United Reformed Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Wimborne, Dorset
    We invite you to our seventh Open Day at our clubrooms. Club and members’ layouts will be operating in various gauges and stages of construction, all intended to entertain and to inspire. A Members’ sales stand will be included and light refreshments will be available.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:5+
    T:1
    CS
    Refreshments

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