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Disabled AccessWheelchair Friendly  No. of Layouts
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January 2019

  • Sat 5th - Marlow Maidenhead and District Model Club -  Maidenhead 2019
    Cox Green Community Centre, 51 Highfield Lane, Cox Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire
    Annual show by Marlow, Maidenhead and District Model Railway Club. Layouts, demonstrations, refreshments, trade support and second hand stand. We will also have the local RCTS branch with a selection of books. We will also have some layouts displayed with layout lighting in a darkened room.

  • Sat 5th - Sun 6th - Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust -  Annual Model Railway Display
    Edington Village Hall, Lippetts Way, Edington, NR Bridgwater, Somerset
    Next year's annual model railway display will be held on our usual first weekend of the year in the usual venue - Edington Village Hall. Entrance prices are held as last year, with free entry for accompanied children under 16. Proceeds go towards the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust's activities in Washford and elsewhere. More details to follow.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:8-10
    T:4
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 5th - Sun 6th - Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs -  Frome 2019 Winter Exhibition
    Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome, Somerset
    This is the 2nd Frome show, which builds on last years 1st event with modellers layouts of all gauges from N to O and supported with Trade encompassing models, accessories and specialist components. With good refreshments available in a easy accessible venue this is a winter show not to be missed. With a Pay & Display Car Park Saturday, which is Free on Sunday, alongside the venue.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:13
    T:7
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 5th - Sun 6th - 33rd Oxford (Kidlington) Scout Group -  Scout Rail 2019 Model Railway Exhibition
    Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire
    Our friendly, annual event returns to Exeter Hall in 2019 with 10 layouts ranging in size from more than 20 feet down to those that fit in a carry case. We will have plenty of trade stalls offering new and second equipment, modelling supplies and books, and our cafe is open all weekend selling delicious homemade food including bacon rolls, sandwiches, ploughmans lunches and cakes. All proceeds go to Kidlington Scout Group to help maintain their buildings and equipment.
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:10
    T:8
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - Bridport & District Model Railway Society -  Beaminster Exhibition
    Beaminster Town Hall, 8 Fleet Street, Beaminster, Dorset
    Our popular January exhibition that has been running for many years. Low cost parking available directly behind the venue. A small but friendly exhibition.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:9
    T:2
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - Christchurch Quinton Church -  Christ Church Quinton Model Railway Exhibition
    Church Hall, Christ Church the Quinton, Hagley Road West, Birmingham, West Midlands
    Our first model railway exhibition. It will be small and friendly. Proceeds go towards making the old caretaker's house fit for use by school and church.
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:9
    T:2
    Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - Tappers Train Collectors Club -  Xmas Open Day
    Bromley Common Methodist Church, Bloomfield Road, Bromley, Kent
    Our Xmas Open Day meet . 3 layouts + 5 traders. Bring something to run. . sit and chat with a cuppa.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2/3
    T:5
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - Heywood Model Railway Groups -  Open Day
    Club Rooms, Unit 4, Park Works, River Street, Heywood, Lancashire
    Layouts in N to G gauges in DC to DCC bring your own loco and stock to run or run the clubs stock. Free entrance though donations appreciated. + Hornby Dublo 3 rail layout.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:9
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - Ipswich Railway Modellers Association -  Open Day
    Club Headquarters, 40a Norfolk Road, Ipswich, Suffolk
    Join IRMA for our next club open day. See many running layouts in a variety of scales (including N, OO & O), ask questions of members, find out about IRMA & how you could join us in 2019. Plus, if Santa brought you something new for Christmas & you'd like to run it on a large model railway feel free to pop along for a running session! Refreshments available & a small number of disabled parking spaces. The closest car park is a 5 minute walk away opposite the Regent Theatre o  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:9
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - Define Modellers -  Define Modellers Day
    Risley Village Memorial Hall, 5 Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire
    Come along to this our third annual DEFine Modellers Day event. It is a day for diesel era modellers of all abilities to socialise in the company of each other. There will also be six excellent layouts and various demonstrations. The emphasis is on engagement, so asking questions and learning new skills is the objective of the day. Please take a look at the previous events we have held on our website blog. Please note the emphasis is on the modelling at this event, there will be NO TRADERS  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:6
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - Sun 13th - Bognor Regis MRC -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Felpham Community College, Felpham Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
    Our Model Railway Exhibition, will feature layouts of various gauges, a range of products from top quality traders plus support of various local railway societies. There will be a selection of homemade hot & cold light refreshments available. There is also a raffle which gives you the chance to win and take home your own OO Gauge layout, just one of the prizes in our raffle. The venue offers level wheelchair & scooter friendly access. More information will be provided as it becomes avail  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:15
    T:10+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - Sun 13th - Orpington and District Model Railway Society -  Pratts Bottom Model Railway Exhibition
    Pratts Bottom Village Hall, Norsted Lane, Rushmore Hill, Pratts Bottom, Orpington, Kent
    This is the ideal show for enthusiasts and and families alike with top quality layouts creating fascinating miniature worlds. Get your trains running superbly at our loco clinic, view demonstrations from experts and have fun on the drive it yourself layout. Visit our largest ever club sales shop with extensive stocks of N and OO gauge items.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:10+
    T:1
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 12th - Sun 13th - Chiltern Model Railway Association -  Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
    The Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
    Now in its third year at the Arts and Leisure Centre at Stevenage, the show will be held in the well-lit halls with an area of 2,000 square metres on a single level. The venue is opposite the railway station, near the bus station & town centre & is surrounded by affordable car parking, Do not park at the Leisure Park.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:34
    T:40
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sun 13th - Weston Hospicecare -  Model Railway Exhibition
    The Campus, Highlands Lane, Locking Castle, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
    The date of the show should read Sunday 13th January 2019  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:25+
    T:11
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 18th - Sun 20th - Meridienne Exhibitions -  London Model Engineering Exhibition
    Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, Greater London
    Come along to the South's Largest Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition, regarded as one of the leading model shows in the UK. See the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes, helicopters and robots. Over 50 clubs and societies will be present displa

  • Sat 19th - Brambleton Model Railway Club -  Harpenden Exhibition
    Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Our 2019 exhibition will be held at the Harpenden Public Halls. As always, the exhibition will cater for both families and model railway enthusiasts with the usual mix of layouts, preservation stands and traders. In addition, there will be our ever-popular refreshments area.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:9
    T:7
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 19th - Model Bus Federation -  Worksop Model Transport Exhibition
    The Crossing Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
    A family-friendly model transport exhibition organised and supported by the Model Bus Federation and members of the Crossing Church. There will be a variety of model railway, tram and bus layouts and displays plus associated sales stalls.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:3
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 19th - Sun 20th - East Lancashire Model Railway Charitable Organisation -  12th Charity Model Railway Exhibition
    Accrington Road Community Centre, Accrington Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
    This our 12th Annual Charitable Model Railway Exhibition  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:7
    T:3
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 19th - Sun 20th - Bentley MRG -  Calne Model Rail Show
    Calne Leisure Centre, White Horse Way, Calne, Wiltshire
    The 25th Anniversary Calne Model Rail Show will be held at its usual venue, Calne Leisure Centre. Advance tickets, offering a small discount, are available.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:17
    T:14
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 19th - Sun 20th - City of Canterbury Model Railway Society -  30th Anniversary Canterbury Model Railway Exhibition
    St Anselms School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent
    We are celebrating our 30th anniversary exhibition with the most layouts ever, and a wide range of trade support as usual. Many of our exhibitors this year are returning to Canterbury having exhibited with us before. In particular we are pleased to have the final public showing of Tonbridge West Yard by Paul Wade, its third time at a Canterbury exhibition, at three different venues! As always, hot and cold catering, free parking, and manual wheelchair access are available.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:18
    T:15
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 20th - Astolat Model Railway Circle -  Guildford's Model Railway Exhibition
    The Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey
    All traders/layouts are in one ground floor hall making access easy for all visitors including wheelchair users, also there's a coffee shop and a bar. Free on-site car parking in dedicated exhibition car park plus a free vintage bus service from & to Guildford railway station. Should you buy a Loco on the day or bring one with you, you can test it on our DC/DCC test track. Our Loco Doctor can look at and advise on your poorly running loco  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:17
    T:10
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 26th - Cardiff Small Model Railways Group -  Cardiff Small Model Railway Show
    Scout Head Quarters, Fields Park Road, Cardiff, Cardiff
    Locally run show with proceeds going to charities. Layouts are by modellers from Cardiff and the surrounding areas. There are 12 confirmed layouts in various gauges along with several demonstrations. Trade support is by the sponsor Lord and Butler and there will be refreshments available. This is the 4th time the show is being run after last years very successful event  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:12
    T:1
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 26th - 7mm Narrow Gauge Association (Trent Valley Group) -  Annual Open Day
    Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, 36 Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire
    Once again the Trent Valley Group of the 7mm NGA are hosting an open day with layouts, demos and specialist trade but with a new venue for this year. The format of the day is very much come and have a go or bring your models to show us  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:3+
    T:3+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 26th - Sun 27th - Southampton Model Railway Society -  Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
    Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    Barton Peveril College is about 1 1/2 miles from M3 Junc 13 or M27 Junc 5 and will be AA signed from shortly after the junctions. Please use SO50 5BX for SatNav. Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkway stations are both about 25 mins walk. Buses - A free heritage bus service will run between the College and Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parway Stations approximately every half hour from 9.30am. Please see our website for timetable and details of other bus routes that serve the venue.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20+
    T:20+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 26th - Sun 27th - Kendal Model Railway Club -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria
    Model Railway Exhibition held in three rooms in Kendal Leisure Centre, with good access, including on Saturday buses between Kendal town centre and Oxenholme Station passing the site. It is anticipated that admission will also include a day pass to use the Leisure Centre facilities (details to be confirmed)  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:13
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 26th - Sun 27th - Erith Model Railway Society -  Longfield Model Railway Exhibition
    The Longfield Academy, Main Road (B260), Longfield, Kent
    The Erith Model Railway Society's annual January show, one of South East England's largest shows (and probably Kent's largest by stand numbers), will return to the Longfield Academy for our 4th show there. The show will encompass up to 35 layouts, extensive trade and society support, demonstrators (including the club's Foxley Service Centre - Loco Diagnostics & Cleaning Service), static exhibits & charity raffle, making over 100 stands in total.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:30+
    T:40+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 26th - Sun 27th - Normanton and Pontefract Model Railway Society -  Pontefract Model Railway Exhibition
    New College, Park Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
    50th Model Railway Exhibition.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20
    T:20
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 27th - Bristol 0 Gauge Group -  Bogg 2019
    Uwe Filton Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, Bristol
    The exhibition is a mix of 70+ traders, up to 10 layouts & demonstrators giving advice on the required skills to fulfil your modelling requirements. Our supported charity is again 'CHILDREN's HOSPICE SOUTH WEST'. The 2018 show donated £1,200 to this charity.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:70+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 27th - G Scale Society Kent Group -  G Scale Kent Winter Indoor Meet
    Teynham Village Hall, Belle Friday Close, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent
    The show will feature 5 large scale model rail layouts based on 45mm or 32 mm gauge, with both electric and live steam power. Local trader Kent Garden Railways will be present together with a secondhand sales stand. Light refreshments will be available. A friendly day with the chance to see all that large scale modelling can offer, and maybe give you some ideas for the garden   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:5
    T:1
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

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