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SYSTON 2018
TICKETS COMPETITION NOW OPEN

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In conjunction with
Syston Model Railway Society,
Here is your chance to win a pair of 2 Adult Tickets to the
Syston 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 17th - Sun 18th February 2018

at Sileby Community Centre, High Street, 
Sileby, Leicestershire LE12 7RX.

The annual exhibition features approx 12 quality layouts and 11 trade stands. This popular exhibition has a summery feeling to it with both St Ruth, a finescale 2mm layout featuring parts of the railway system on the South Coast. The exhibition is FREE admission to all children under the age of 14. There is free parking adjacent to the venue and plenty of street parking nearby. Refreshments will also be available.

Competition ends Sat 3rd February.

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Leicester Model Railway Show 2018

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THE FESTIVAL OF BRITISH RAILWAY MODELLING 2018
TICKETS COMPETITION NOW OPEN

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In conjunction with
Warners Exhibitions,
Here is your chance to win one of four Adult tickets to the
The Festival of British Railway Modelling 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 10th February - Sun 11th February 2018

at Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, 
Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN2 6BB.

Visitors can enjoy browsing over 30-handpicked layouts with a 'Best of British' theme and purchase must-have items in a variety of major scales, era and gauges from over 80 quality traders. There will be expert demonstrations, giving you an opportunity to enhance your modelling skills. Whether you're new to the hobby or looking to stock up on essentials, our Doncaster Show offers something for everyone. The show is kindly supported by:Doncaster & District Model Railway Club

Competition ends Sat 27th January.

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The Festival of British Railway Modelling 2018

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Stafford 2018 TICKETS COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

In conjunction with
Stafford Railway Circle,
This was your chance to win a pair of Adult Tickets to the
Stafford 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 3rd February - Sun 4th February 2018

at Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, 
Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD.

We will once again have plenty of layouts, traders and demonstrators for you to enjoy at the exhibition. This year we will have two themed areas. Our highly successful "small layout" section will be with us again with 11 layouts of various gauge that would fit in any home and also a selection of 9 layouts set in the north west of England. As well as these there are another 24 layouts in various scales for your entertainment. Refreshments available from the catering area.

Unfortunately the competition is now closed and the lucky winners are -
Pete Sisson, Lincoln
Val Lee, Stalybridge
.
Congratulations and we will be contacting you within the next couple of days to get your prize to you.
If you did not win this time please do not worry as we will be holding further competitions.
So watch this space.

Model Railway Exhibition Stafford 2018

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March 2018

  • Sun 4th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Eastleigh Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    The major toy and train fair in Hampshire. Up to 100 trading tables. Easy access - just 5 minutes from the M3 -Large Off road car park plus overflow parking area. THIS IS A NEW VENUE LOCATED LESS THAN 2 MILES FROM THE FLEMING PARK LEISURE CENTRE. It is the same venue used for the Eastleigh Model Rail Exhibition
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:+30
    CS
    Free Parking

  • Sun 4th - SRP Toyfairs -  Kent Coast Model and Train Collectors Fair Herne Bay
    The Kings Hall, Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, Kent
    Now is the time to get your selling table booked or your diary filled to buy collectibles from ranges of Diecast , Aircraft and Classic Toys including action models to model railways in popular scales and gauges. With new issues and ranges of historic items , paperwork and books on subjects to match there should be something for everyone
    QUICKINFO: 
    T:20+
    Refreshments

  • Sun 4th - Stowmarket Railway Club -  Toy and Model Collectors Fair
    Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, Suffolk
    Buy, sell or swap new and old model railways, die-cast cars, buses & lorries, railway & transport books & photographs. Modelling demonstration and working model railway layouts.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:4-5
    T:40
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 4th - Ray Heard Model Railways -  Newton Abbot Train & Toy Fair
    Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon
    The event at the Racecourse is now one of the largest Train & Toy Fairs in the South West, with over 60 traders with over 140 tables selling the best in Railway Models, from locomotives, rolling stock and accessories, together with collectables, diecast, soldiers, and other memorable toys. Now increased in size incorporating a additional floor of traders, the event with good catering, large free car park is a show not to be missed.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:60+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 4th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Haydock Park Racecourse Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    The Exhibition Centre, Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows, Cheshire
    This is a long established event and has always been a firm favourite with Collectors and Enthusiasts. Many top traders attending. Buy, Sell or Exchange your Toys and Models including new and pre-owned Model Railways in most gauges, Diecast, Meccano, Tinplate Toys, Scalextric, Sci-Fi, Trade Cards etc. This is a superb ground floor venue with flat unloading for Traders and excellent Free Public Parking facilities for 100's of cars. Come and join us at this excellent show.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:80
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 8th - SRP Toyfairs -  Colchester Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Langham Community Centre, School Road, Colchester, Essex
    I have 6 shows at this event on. 1ST JAN.4TH FEB.8TH APRIL3RD JUNE.7TH OCT2ND DEC.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:15
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 11th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie Toy Fair
    Swindon Town Football Club, The Energy Check County Ground, County Road, Swindon, Wiltshire
    ***Brand New Event*** A fantastic new show in an amazing venue. A great selection of quality Traders selling a vast array of Vintage Toys, Model Trains, Planes and Automobiles. Sci-Fi Models and a whole lot more. Should you have any items you wish to have valued or sell please bring them along where any of our Traders will be willing to help you. A great day out for all the family.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 11th - SRP Toyfairs -  Worthing and Sussex Coast Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, West Sussex
    Worthings finest single site display of trains and diecast from a multitude of vendors and dealers. Trains from Hornby , Bachman , Trix and Tri-Ang , Classix Base Toys and Corgi new and best pre-owned diecasts. Classic and vintage toys dependent on dealers. Plenty of books on related subjects. U14 Accompanied children Free admission, single hall with two running classic loose lay train layouts running.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:30+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 13th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    (Odiham) Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hampshire
    Hook's monthly toy and train collectors fair good food, good diecast, good railway, couldnt get much better for £1
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 17th - Irish Railway Record Society (London Area) -  Transport Collectors' Market
    Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, Greater London
    £3/person ; £1 after 1.30. The Transport Collectors' Market was established in 1980 and has become a popular London transport sales events. Enthusiast groups, niche specialists and transport traders offer a unique selection of sales stands offering old and new BOOKS, MAGAZINES, MAPS, TIMETABLES, POSTCARDS, TICKETS, PHOTOGRAPHS, DVD, DRAWINGS, MODELS, SMALL RELICS etc It's a great opportunity to view so much together and fill those gaps in your collection.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    Refreshments

  • Sat 17th - Micklover Model Railway Group -  Derby Trains Only Swapmeet
    Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Centre, 36 Uttoxeter Road, Derby, Derbyshire
    Trains Only Swap-meet, come and chat, buy, sell or swap with like minded people. Run by a friendly group of enthusiasts for enthusiasts all very welcome
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:10+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 17th - SRP Toyfairs -  Hawkinge and Kent Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Hawkinge Community Centre, Heron Forstal Avenue, Hawkinge, Kent
    Hawkinge (For East Kent and Canterbury)'s SATURDAY event of finest single site display of trains and diecast from a selection of vendors and dealers. Trains from Hornby , Bachman , Trix and Tri-Ang , Classix Base Toys and Corgi new and best pre-owned diecasts. Classic and vintage toys dependent on dealers. Plenty of books on related subjects. U14 Accompanied children Free admission, Follow on Dates for 2017 : Saturdays 6th May, 8th July, 28th October, 16th December
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:16+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 17th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Hereford Toy & Train Sale
    Hereford Leisure Centre, Holmer Road, Hereford, Herefordshire
    Up to 90 tables packed by top traders from as far west as Cornwall and as far north as Teeside. Plenty of parking (nominal £1 fee); level and easy access and a great cafe which is located in the main entrance foyer. A great event in a great venue!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    Refreshments

  • Sun 18th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire
    The Best and Friendliest in Wiltshire - Devizes' own dedicated Weekend Toy and Train collectors fair - right in the Market Place. Free parking and homemade catering. Good selection of dealers from all over the country bring buy and sell at this one! NOTE REVISED OPENING HOURS!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 18th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Ashfield Toy and Train Fair
    Festival Hall, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
    Our 'Flagship-Friendly Fez' Swapmeet is now established as a great smaller(Ap.100 tables)fair.Excellent access, good major road links, bus or train just 3 minutes walk.Refreshments (incl. Full breakfasts).Free parking. Earlybird available. Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down'Memory Lane'.Acc.U/16'sfree.Now in its 7th year and proving a real hit with public and a good variety of traders who provide plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail & diecast.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 18th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Llanelli & Llangennech Toy & Train Sale
    Llangennech Community Centre, Off Hendre Road, Llangennech, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
    Our excellent niche show in West Wales at this very fine Centre which offers a special & unique atmosphere. 45 tables operated by top UK traders with lots of quality stock on offer and with very keen pricing - everything is there to be bought. Just one mile from J48 of the M4.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:20
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 18th - Ivanhoe Model Railway Society -  Die-Cast Toy and Train Fair
    The Rothley Centre, 12 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Loughborough, Leicestershire
    -  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:20
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 18th - Plymouth Diecast Club -  Toyfair
    Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre, Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth, Devon
    A very popular event, with a friendly atmosphere. Always a good selection of toys from all the different genres, Diecast, Model railways, Sci Fi and more!!. The venue is all on one level, including the toilets and cafe facilities. Admission £1, Free for Children. Excellent disability access and free parking
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 18th - SRP Toyfairs -  Rayleigh Toy and Model Train Collectors Fair
    Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex
    Two train layouts on stage (One is steam). Diecast in sizes and scales and model railways from popular manufacturers. U15 Accompanied Children Free , Dublo, O Coarse , American and Continental Outlines Trix etc plenty of variety DVDS books too dependent on vendors attending, 75 table spaces. Contact organiser for table price if you have items to offer for sale.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:35
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 18th - Transtar Promotions -  Walsal Wood Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Oak Park Active Living Centre, Coppice Road, Walsall Wood, West Midlands
    Well established event with over 80 tables selling Toy Cars, Commercials, Buses and Trains old and new plus lots of other collectibles. Bring along your unwanted toys to sell. A popular event for collectors and now in its 27th year. Both stall rents and admission prices held at 2017 rates.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:60+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 20th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Memorial Hall, Station Road, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
    Wootton Bassetts dedicated evening toy and train collectors fair - just off the High Street. Free parking and homemade catering!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 24th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Oswestry Toy & Train Sale
    The Pavilion, Oswestry Show Ground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire
    Big collector's event on the borders of England and North Wales. 80 tables. Loads of free car parking, good refreshments, level and easy access. Close to all of Wales and to the English Midlands, North West etc. Located just off the main A5 trunk route and one mile from Oswestry town centre and the preserved railways etc. Noted as a quality event.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 25th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Llandudno Toy & Train Sale
    Craig Y Don Community Centre, Queen's Road, Llandudno, Conwy
    Our regular show but in this great new venue, located near the sea-front at Llandudno and with masses of free parking in the Centre's large car park. We will use all four main rooms in this fine and modern venue and an excellent local caterer will be in attendance to operate the café.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    Refreshments

  • Sun 25th - SRP Toyfairs -  Orpington Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Crofton Halls, Station Road, Orpington, Kent
    Orpington for Bromley Sunday Monthly Toy fair presents Die-Cast New , Classic and Vintage Model Trains , Books , Toy Soldiers etc. With the added attraction of 2 running layouts up the stairs on the stage (No wheelchair access to this part , sorry ). Accompanied Child U14 up to 2 per adult free)
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:30+
    Free Parking

  • Sun 25th - Bulldog Fairs -  Shepton Mallet Toy Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    Royal Bath & West Showground, Castle Cary Road, Shepton Mallet, Devon
    Up to 250 stalls available with some of the countries top dealers in attendance selling the best in collectable toys. Many obsolete early tin plate toys and models available for sale, along with lots of obsolete Corgi and Dinky toys. Model Railway items in abundance, new and quality used. Also Sci-Fi, Lego, SCALEXTRIC, Transformers etc. Early Bird ticket from 8am £10.00. Light refreshments available throughout the day. U16 free with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857 or try 07917 1
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:100+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 27th - Garstang Toyfair
    Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Corner of A6 and A586 - the Avenue, Churchtown Near Garstang, Lancashire
    Small friendly Toy Fair with diecast and trains etc. Tea, coffee and cakes available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:18
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 27th - SRP Toyfairs -  Tonbridge Evening Toy and Model Collectors Fair
    Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent
    Evening Toyfair Tonbridge for Tunbridge Wells. Trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys, action man, meccano dependent on stallholders as vary at each event. Close to rail station and use superstore/high street car park so plenty of places to visit before and after event. U15 accompanied children free. Contact organiser for relastically priced table fee if you wish to sell
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:18+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 28th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Burton Upon Trent Toy and Train Fair
    Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire
    One of the longest established swapmeets, with a warm welcome and really friendly atmosphere.Excellent access, good major road links, super town centre venue with excellent public transport(Bus and rail).Free parking.Accomp.U/16's free.Refreshments, (Incl, home made cake).Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down "Memory Lane".Plenty of bargains, always a good selection of rail, die-cast & themed, both new & used, from a wide range of regular, knowledgeable trad
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 30th - SRP Toyfairs -  Midhurst Toy Train and Model Collectors Fair
    The Grange, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex
    For trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys, action man, meccano dependent on stallholders as vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:16+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 30th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Southport Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Splash World, Dunes Leisure Centre, Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside
    This established event is now a firm favourite with collectors and enthusiasts of new and pre-owned Model Railways, Diecast Toys, Scalextric, Model Soldiers, Trade Cards, Books etc. and is held in a well lit, ground floor Leisure Centre Sports Hall. Why not bring the family and make a day out of it to this popular seaside resort with its many attractions.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:65
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

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