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August 2020

  • Sat 1st - Sussex Vintage Model Railway Collectors -  Toy and Model Train Show  - CANCELLED
    Knoyle Hall and Crowhurst Community Centre, Knoyle Road, Brighton, East Sussex
    EVENT CANCELLED - The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.


  • Sat 1st - Exmoor Coast Railway Modellers -  Exmoor Rail
    The West Somerset College, Bircham Road, Minehead, Somerset
    This annual event is presented by the Exmoor Coast Railway Modellers amd this year is their 10th anniversary show at a brand new venue, situated on the main road (A39) on the way in to the town. A regular bus service runs right past the door (Route 28) and a free courtesy bus will be provided to ferry passengers from the WSR station on the seafront to and from the venue. In addition there is free onsite parking. This is a really friendly event and all are welcome.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 1st - Scarborough Model Railway Show
    Newby & Scalby Village Hall, Scalby Road , Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
    The show last year was a real hit with over 500 visitors. The Old Parcel Office was the perfect venue for a model railway show. The arrival of a steam charter added to the atmosphere . Decided to move the date into the holiday season and to a venue with easy parking. This years show will feature GALLOWS CLOSE GOODS YARD. A scale model of the original showing the tunnel entrance down to Hibernia Street. Now a supermarket site.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:15
    T:2
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 1st - Model Bus Federation -  Worksop Model Transport Summer Exhibition
    The Crossing Church, Newcastle Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
    A family-Friendly Model Transport Exhibition featuring railways, trams and buses in a bright airy modern ground level easy-Access hall in the town centre of Worksop. The aim is to display a variety of exhibits of different styles and scales to offer something of interest for all visitors and for it to be an enjoyable experience for visitors and exhibitors alike.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:4
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 1st - Sun 2nd - Cleveland Model Railway Club -  Redcar Model Rail 2020
    Redcar and Cleveland College, Corporation Road, Redcar, Cleveland
    Featuring 14 working layouts based upon widely varying themes and prototypes, built in various scales by members and visiting exhibitors. Plus displays and demonstrations of modelling skills, modelling trophies, a wide selection of trade stands, club sales stall, tombola, Pullman Society and Victoria's Wish charity. Refreshments, all disabled access, large, free on site parking and 10 minutes' walk from Redcar railway station.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14
    T:10
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - 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...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:5
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 5th - Taunton Model Railway Group -  Open Day
    Bishops Lydeard Station, Station Road, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset
    We will be showing our multi award winning 'Bath Green Park' and our newest layout of Bishops Lydeard. Plus, enjoy steam trains in the station immediately outside our premises operated by the West Somerset Railway who will be running their Gold (Yellow) timetable. Refreshments will be available.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Bressingham Steam Museum -  The East Anglia Garden Railway Show
    Bressingham Steam Museum, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk
    The Annual Garden Railway Show at Bressingham Steam Museum. Featuring Garden Railway Scale exhibition Layouts and trade stalls selling Garden Railway products. Entry includes access to the whole attraction (Museum and Gardens). Narrow Gauge passenger railways will be running too!   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:8-10
    T:15+
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Heywood Model Railway Group -  Open Day
    Club Rooms, Unit 4, Park Works, River Street, Heywood, Lancashire
    Admission free (Donations appreciated) layouts in N to G scale bring your own locos and stock to run, DCC in all gauges.inclueding original 3 rail Hornby Dublin layout
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:8-12
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Gauge One Model Railway Association (G1mra) -  The Big Model and Hobby Show 2020
    Southport Convention Centre, Promenade, Southport, Merseyside
    We are repeating our Event following great success of first Show on 10th August 2019. Please note that Children under 15 are £5, under 5 are free. Advance tickets at lower prices are available from our Website. Organised by GIMRA North West Group.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Sun 9th - Ellesmere Model Railway Club -  Ellesmere Model Railway Exhibition
    Ellesmere Town Hall, 1-3 Willow Street, Ellesmere, Shropshire
    Our annual weekend show, with a usual mix of scales & gauges. A real fun day out! Layouts, demos and traders to be confirmed - Watch this space! Limited parking on site, several car parks close by. Superb catering on site  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:15+
    T:4
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Sun 9th - Leyland Model Railway Club -  Annual Exhibition
    Leyland Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, Lancashire
    Our ever popular childrens corner returns again we are offering a number of prizes for our colouring competition some of the prizes have been kindly donated by some of our traders, I am pleased to announce that Ecclesford Junction will be at this exhibition & it is to be one of it's last outings before it is retired   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:10
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - Aeron Valley Railway Society -  West Wales Model Railway Exhibition
    Llwyncelyn Memorial Hall, Cardigan Road (A487), Llwyncelyn, NR. Aberaeron, Ceredigion
    Friendly local exhibition with a good mix of gauges & scales. Trade support from Modelling Supplier 'Amberley Services'. Also Books and Railwayana, Secondhand Models. Refreshments, FREE PARKING and FREE Disabled Parking adjacent to entrance.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:4
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 10th - Mon 31st - Chesterfield Railway Modellers -  Cromford Mill Charity Exhibition
    Arkwright Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire
    A charity exhibition featuring Wingfield Junction(OO Gauge)(Freelance North Midlands 1948-1972(Pre-TOPS)). Free entry, but requested donations in support of Sheffield and Chesterfield Special Care Baby Units. Display stands and information on Peak Rail, Ecclesbourne Railway and Chesterfield Railway Modellers. Venue is at the historic Arkwright Mill and canal, which has canal barge rides on Wed, Thurs and weekends.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    Refreshments

  • Wed 12th - Taunton Model Railway Group -  Open Day
    Bishops Lydeard Station, Station Road, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset
    We will be showing our multi award winning 'Bath Green Park' and our newest layout, that of Bishops Lydeard. Plus, enjoy steam trains in the station immediately outside our premises operated by the West Somerset Railway. Refreshments will be available.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 15th - 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 15th - Halesworth to Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway Society -  Halesworth Model Railway Exhibition
    The Rifle Hall, London Road, Halesworth, Suffolk
    The Halesworth to Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway Society is very pleased to be putting on their first Model Railway Exhibition. The show will feature layouts, society stands, demonstrations and trade stands. Details will be updated ASAP. Please keep checking.  MORE DETAILS HERE...

  • Sat 15th - The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway Society -  Model Railway Exhibition
    The Atrium, Spenser Avenue, North Walsham, Norfolk
    Trade stands, demonstrations and light refreshments. Free parking and disabled access. Layouts and trand stands will be confirmed closer to the time.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:9
    T:4
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 15th - Northampton & District Model Railway Club -  Annual Exhibition
    Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, Roade, Northamptonshire
    We are again holding our show at this great venue in Roade which is famous for its railway cutting. The hall is easy to find, has good parking and easy access for all. We hope you will come along and enjoy the day with us and possibly find that elusive model railway bargain that you have been searching for. For younger visitors Sir Topham Hatt from Sodor will hopefully be opening the show for us again. You will definitely be assured of a friendly welcome from all of our club members.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:5
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 15th - West Midlands Narrow Gauge Group -  Narrow Gauge Midlands
    Four Oaks Methodist Church Hall, 155 Lichfiled Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
    In August 2020 the West Midlands Narrow Gauge Group return to Four Oaks Methodist Church Hall for our Biennial exhibition "Narrow Gauge West Midlands" in the group's 25th Anniversary year.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:5
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 15th - Sun 16th - The National Tramway Museum -  Model Tram, Bus and Railway Exhibition
    Crich Tramway Village, Town End, Crich, Derbyshire
    The following layouts will be displayed at the exhibition: Whiteleaf Tramway The Bridges at Saltash Brickport - Lego Railway Coton-On-Dove Kennington Cross Pedwardine Forest Avon Quay Reading Corporation Tramways Elstree Fantasy Land Falcon Travel Blackpool Illuminated Trams Blackpool Tramway in N Gauge Leyburn Avenue - Norbreck   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:13
    T:2
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 15th - Sun 16th - East Neuk Model Railway Club -  St Andrews Model Railway Exhibition
    Town Hall, Queens Gardens, St Andrews, Fife
    St Andrews model railway exhibition is a week later this year, we are deliberately avoiding the market come fair as the parking on the Sunday was getting cleared earlier, and putting of people doing the Sunday .   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:6
    CS
    Md

  • Sun 16th - Guildford Model Engineering Society -  Stoke Park Railway Running Day
    Stoke Park Railway, London Road, Guildford, Surrey
    Stoke Park Railway open afternoon, with 2 miniature steam railway circuits running plus the 4mm indoor, 16mm and G1 garden railway layouts in operation. Free entry, free parking. Refreshments. Please see our website for further information. We are on Facebook.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:3
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 22nd - Bishops Stortford Railway Society -  Bishops Stortford Model Railway Exhibition
    Birchwood High School Sports Hall, Parsonage Lane, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire
    Our seventh year at this enhanced venue. 16+ layouts in main gauges including some vintage from mostly local clubs and ourselves; 8+ trade stands covering new and second hand stock, and modelling materials, 5 society stands and a number of club stands featuring other transport activities our members pursue. Manhattan Grill catering outside plus ride-On engineers track (Small additional charge). 2 mins from M11 Junc 8; large free car parks at front and rear (Follow signs please).  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:16+
    T:8+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 22nd - Astolat Model Railway Circle -  Open Day
    River Wey and Godalming Navigations, Wharf Road, Guildford, Surrey
    There will be several club and members layouts on display plus our N/00 test track for you to try out your locos. Because the club meets on National Trust property NT members have free access to the site but non NT members will be subject to the normal NT entry fees.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:5
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 22nd - Silverfox DCC Model Railway Club -  10th Anniversary Exhibition
    Oakgrove School, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
    Its our 10th Anniversary Exhibition, With 30 layouts covering a variety of gauges plus 20 traders to supply all your modeling needs there something for everyone. Free parking and easy access from the M1. Adults £7, Children 5-15yrs £2, Under 5's Free
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:30
    T:20
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd - Soar Valley Model Railway Club -  The Heart of the Midlands Model Railway Exhibition
    Loughborough Grammar School, Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire
    The Soar Valley Model Railway Club are pleased to announce there 2020 annual exhibition, at the Loughborough Grammar School for our sixth year at this great venue with 4 halls of layouts in all gauges British and continental with trade support selling British and continental models and scenic materials and demonstrations in modeling techniques we are a friendly club and we try our hardiest to make all who visit our exhibition feel welcome, the entrance fee includes a free exhibition guide.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:25 +
    T:20 +
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd - Scarborough & District Railway Modellers -  Pickering Model Railway Exhibition 2020
    Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, North Yorkshire
    Kids go FREE (Accompanied by an adult). Come and see what the hobby has to offer. Why not make a full day of it - A visit to our show and a trip on the famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Their Pickering station is just around the corner.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:3
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 29th - Bournville Model Railway Club -  Bournville Model Railway Exhibition
    The Hollymoor Centre, 8 Manor Park Grove, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands
    Bournville MRC presents its annual exhibition on Saturday 29th August 2020. Hot and cold food available. Access by bus: No 61 bus stops outside the main entrance. Access by rail: Cross City Line to Selly Oak station and 61 bus out of city on the A38 Bristol Road to the main entrance.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 29th - Sun 30th - Ulster Model Railway Club -  Belfast Model Railway Exhibition
    Sports Hall, Methodist College, Malone Road, Belfast, Co.Antrim
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:25
    T:10
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 29th - Mon 31st - 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
    L:1
    Refreshments

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