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Win Tickets to Sutton Coldfield Railway Society
Model Railway Exhibition.

Link and details to follow very shortly.

In conjunction with
Sutton Coldfield Railway Society,
This will be your chance to win one of two Family tickets to the
SCRS 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 28th - Sun 29th April 2018

at Bishop Walsh School, Wylde Green Road, 
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 1QT.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Club and to celebrate such an auspicious occasion we have 16 layouts on show including 6 from the Club itself. Highlights are Oakley from Roger Strike which exemplifies the steam era branch line, and Bear Creek Junction from Adrian Hall, a Warley National award winning American multi-gauge layout with stunning Colorado scenery.
Model Railway Exhibition 2018

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Disabled AccessWheelchair Friendly  No. of Layouts
 No. of Traders
 Club Stand
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 Free ParkingFree Parking  Refreshments

June 2018

  • Sat 30th - Sun 1st July - North East of England N Gauge Group -  3rd Model Railway Exhibition
    Gateshead Masonic Hall, Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
    The Club are working towards this being an annual event. This will be its third exhibition. It is the only exhibition in the north of England to be wholly dedicated to N Gauge. Layouts will be mainly those belonging to members and the club itself with at least one visiting layout. It is another opportunity to find out more about N Gauge modelling. The Club are always on the lookout for new members and are available to answer your questions.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 30th - Sun 1st July - The Exe Model Railway Society -  Exeter 2018 Model Railway Exhibition
    The Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, Devon
    A warm welcome to the annual EXE M, R, S model railway exhibition which is widely regarded as one of the premier exhibitions in the South West.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:35 +
    Free Parking Refreshments

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July 2018

  • Sun 1st - Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club -  Live Steam Open Day (Ride on Railway)
    Adjacent to North Side of Chadwell Heath Station, Station Road, Chadwell Heath, Greater London
    Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club is holding the usual monthly open day.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - Beaconsfield & District MRC -  Beaconsfield Model Railway Exhibition
    The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
    Our 51st Exhibition will feature 18 layouts, along with full trade support. Free Parking. Our usual excellent catering will be available - Less than 5 minutes from M40 Juc.2 - fully signposted on the day. See our website for more information. The famous Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is close by, with reduced admission prices if you visit both them and us on the day. Free admission to wheelchair users as they will not have easy access to the stage area - the rest is wheelchair friendly.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - World of Motion and Barry Stockton Promotions -  Merseyside Hobbies and Model Railway Show
    Hulme Hall, Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, Merseyside
    Merseyside Annual Hobbies and Model Railway Show with Model Railway Layouts, Demonstrations, Club Stands and Displays of Model Boats, Slot Cars, Aircraft, Cars, Commercial Vehicles, Buses, Trams Diecast Toy etc. and includes a full compliment of Trade support. Why not visit our show and make a day of it and explore this beautiful popular tourist village of Port Sunlight with its many attractions.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - Sun 8th - Pendle Forest Model Railway Society -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Masonic Hall, Nelson Square, Burnley, Lancashire
    Hopefully a varied selection of layouts to provide interest and inspiration to all our visitors  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - Sun 8th - N Gauge Society North Wales Area Group -  North Wales N Gauge Model Railway Show
    Ysgol Porth Y Felin, Llanrwst Road, Conwy, Conwy
    Annual North Wales N Gauge Model Railway Show in the historic walled town of Conwy, North Wales. Large pay and display car park adjacent to venue which is 10 mins. walk from Conwy railway station. 12+ layouts plus traders attending. Good disabled access to venue. Show is predominantly N Gauge With a mix of members/club and visiting layouts.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sun 8th - Selkent Model Railway Club -  Sevenoaks Model Rail Show
    Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent
    We return for the third year, to the same location but now to a newly built venue which now gives full disabled access on one level, bigger halls and we have 20 layouts, 15 traders and the onsite cafe serves bottled real ales, Meantime Chocolate Porter, a selection of ciders and wine and lager, so best leave car at home and come by train as Sevenoaks BR and Bat & Ball BR are 800 yards away.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Gauge 1 Yorkshire Group -  Gauge One North
    Agricultural Business Centre, Haddon Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire
    The Gauge 1 Yorkshire Group will be promoting their GAUGE 1 NORTH Exhibition on 14th July 2018 at the Agricultural Business Centre, Haddon Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AH. This is the only live steam Gauge 1 exhibition to which the public are admitted. All layouts are Gauge 1 and use 45mm track.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sat 14th - 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 14th - Robert Barclay Academy -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Robert Barclay Academy, Cock Lane, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
    FORMERLY SHEREDES SCHOOL, HODDESDON. Please visit us at our 25th annual model railway exhibition. All profits are given to the Academy for their chosen projects.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Sun 15th - Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre -  Rail Gala and Model Railway Exhibition
    Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Station Road, Amberley, West Sussex
    Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre's Rail Gala will feature an intensive passenger and freight service on its 2 feet gauge line. The model railway exhibition will showcase layouts in a variety of scales and gauges along a light, industrial and narrow gauge theme backed up by traders and various railway societies. The entrance fee includes access to all the other exhibits on site.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Sun 15th - Moors Valley Railway -  Moors Valley Model Railway Exhibition
    Moors Valley Railway, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Dorset
    The Moors Valley Railway will be holding our annual model railway show over the weekend of 14/15th July. We will have 6 Layouts in attendance plus the railway will be running passenger train and demonstration goods trains. This event is free to all who travel on the train.  MORE DETAILS HERE...

  • Sat 21st - Scarborough Area Model Trains -  Filey Model Railway Show
    St. Johns Church, West Avenue, Filey, North Yorkshire
    This is the first show in Filey. It will be raising money for the church rebuilding fund.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - Pevensey Bay Model Railway Club -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Pevensey Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Pevensey, East Sussex
    A small show but with high quality layouts. Disabled access is possible to most areas. The 99 bus (Eastbourne - Hastings) stops close by. Limited parking at the hall, but with additional parking nearby at the Castle. Refreshments and light lunches available.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - Stibbard Village Hall & Methodist Church -  Stibbard Model Railex 2018
    Village Hall, Guist Bottom Road, Stibbard, Fakenham, Norfolk
    This event is a joint first for Stibbard Village Hall & Methodist Church and will be spread across both buildings which are diagonally opposite each other. It features layouts in N, OO & O scales by Clubs and individuals from across Norfolk & beyond. It includes 2 that children - or their parents! - will be able to operate. There will also be trade support, a transport themed raffle and second hand sales. Hot and cold food will be available throughout the day plus local free parking.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - Sun 22nd - Cupar & District Model Railway Club -  Cupar Model Rail
    The Corn Exchange, St Catherines Street, Cupar, Fife
    Cupar & District Model Railway Club presents Cupar Model Rail - the 26th Show held in the town by the club. 15+ Working Layouts and Exhibits Trade Support & Refreshments Free Parking Available nearby  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sun 22nd - 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 150 locomotives and over 400 items of rolling stock running on a total of over half a mile of track.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sat 28th - Barnstaple Model Railway Club -  Exhibition
    Methodist Church Hall, Bear Street, Barnstaple, Devon
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sat 28th - West Sussex N Gauge Society Group -  N Gauge Model Railway Show & N Gauge Society A.G.M
    The Forest School, Compton's Lane, Horsham, West Sussex
    The West Sussex Area Group of N Gauge Society are hosting their AGM. On the day of the show there will be an N Gauge exhibition open to the public. The show will last from 10am to 4.30pm with the AGM taking place in a seperate hall at 2.30. This hall will also hold the annual model making competition for NGS members only. There is free parking, refreshments and disabled access.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - Sun 29th - St Johns N'thusiasts -  St Johns Charity Exhibition
    St Johns School, Wheatly Avenue, Trent Vale, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire
    Following the continuing success of the show we have planned a further event with the proceeds being donated to Midlands Air ambulance. ample free parking. Light refreshments. Disabled access. Due to the organisers retirement this is planned to be the last & final event at this venue.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - Thirsk and District Model Railway Group -  Model Railway Exhibition  - **Updated**
    Thirsk Town Hall, Westgate, Thirsk, North Yorkshire
    The venue has limited on site parking but on street and free public parking is available in the Market Place and Tesco's (Time limited) which are both very close to the venue.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    Free Parking Refreshments

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