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RAILEX 2018
TICKETS COMPETITION NOW OPEN

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In conjunction with
Risborough and District Model Railway Club,
Here is your chance to win one of four Adult tickets to the
Railex 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 26th - Sun 27th May 2018

at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, 
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP.

RAILEX is a model railway exhibition that brings together the very best layouts and traders in one huge hall at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. The emphasis is on quality and Railex has some very large layouts that are not normally seen at other shows. A free vintage bus will run from Aylesbury railway station carpark to RAILEX and return up to every half hour Saturday and every hour on Sunday. Up to two children can be admitted free with each paying adult on Sunday only.

Competition ends Sat 12th May.

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Railex 2018 Model Railway Exhibition 2018

This calendar covers many of the Swapmeets and Toyfairs in the forthcoming months. If your event is not listed just complete the SUBMISSION FORM with your details and we will add them on the next regular update.

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April 2018

  • Add to Calendar 20180421 20180421 Europe/London Tony Oakes Fairs - Chester Toy and Train Fair THIS SUPERB VENUE now hosts this long established fair, offering one of the best selections in the North West of new and used model railways, die-cast models, tinplate etc; This fair has been a favourite with many collectors for over 35 years. The Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire Tony Oakes Fairs Sat 21st - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Chester Toy & Train Fair
    The Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire
    THIS SUPERB VENUE now hosts this long established fair, offering one of the best selections in the North West of new and used model railways, die-cast models, tinplate etc; This fair has been a favourite with many collectors for over 35 years.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:80
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180421 20180421 Europe/London SRP Toyfairs - Crawley Saturday Toy Train and Model Collectors Fair Toyfair Henfield 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. The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex SRP Toyfairs Sat 21st - SRP Toyfairs -  Crawley Saturday Toy Train and Model Collectors Fair
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex
    Toyfair Henfield 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
    T:22+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180421 20180422 Europe/London 794 Preservation Society - Sixth Annual Wellingborough Bus Rally Bus rally and collectors fair. Vintage bus trips available, buses to include bristol flf, olympians, alexander ps, daimler cvg and others. Parking for buses not in service is rather limited on Saturday. Adjacent free multi storey car park with level access to town centre and lifts to ground floor to access the museum. The museum have a scale model of wellingborough station in steam days in operation.Please note free admission to all. Wellinborough Museum, Castle Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire 794 Preservation Society Sat 21st - Sun 22nd - 794 Preservation Society -  Sixth Annual Wellingborough Bus Rally
    Wellinborough Museum, Castle Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
    Bus rally and collectors fair. Vintage bus trips available, buses to include bristol flf, olympians, alexander ps, daimler cvg and others. Parking for buses not in service is rather limited on Saturday. Adjacent free multi storey car park with level access to town centre and lifts to ground floor to access the museum. The museum have a scale model of wellingborough station in steam days in operation.Please note free admission to all.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:22
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180422 20180422 Europe/London Bulldog Fairs - Exeter Toy Collectors Fair Up to 250 stalls available with 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, Transformers etc. BTTF Delorean on display at this event. Early Bird ticket from 8am £10.00. Light refreshments available. U16 free with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857 Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon Bulldog Fairs Sun 22nd - Bulldog Fairs -  Exeter Toy Collectors Fair
    Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon
    Up to 250 stalls available with 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, Transformers etc. BTTF Delorean on display at this event. Early Bird ticket from 8am £10.00. Light refreshments available. U16 free with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:100+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180422 20180422 Europe/London SRP Toyfairs - Orpington Train and Toy Collectors Fair 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) Crofton Halls, Station Road, Orpington, Kent SRP Toyfairs Sun 22nd - 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

  • Add to Calendar 20180422 20180422 Europe/London J and D Toy and Train Fairs - Sheringham Toy and Train Fair A fair again to be held at this easily accessible location supported by local traders who will be happy to buy as well as sell used model railway equipment, diecast models, kits and other toy related ephemera. Good parking with level and easy access to the hall. Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham, Norfolk J and D Toy and Train Fairs Sun 22nd - J & D Toy & Train Fairs -  Sheringham Toy & Train Fair
    Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham, Norfolk
    A fair again to be held at this easily accessible location supported by local traders who will be happy to buy as well as sell used model railway equipment, diecast models, kits and other toy related ephemera. Good parking with level and easy access to the hall.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:12
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180424 20180424 Europe/London Garstang Toyfair - Garstang Toyfair Small friendly Toy Fair with diecast and trains etc. Tea, coffee and cakes available. Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Corner of A6 and A586 - the Avenue, Churchtown Near Garstang, Lancashire Garstang Toyfair Tue 24th - 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

  • Add to Calendar 20180427 20180427 Europe/London Townsend Toy and Train Fairs - Alfreton Toy and Train Fair As one of the longest established swapmeets, for years, 'Alfreton-Friday' has been the place for toy collectors and rail enthusiasts.Excellent access, good public transport and major road links. Refreshments, Free parking.Acc.U/16's free.Earlybird from 5pm.Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down'Memory Lane'.A good variety of traders so plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail, diecast and themed, both new and used.Always expect the unexpected at Alfreton! Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire Townsend Toy and Train Fairs Fri 27th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Alfreton Toy and Train Fair
    Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire
    As one of the longest established swapmeets, for years, 'Alfreton-Friday' has been the place for toy collectors and rail enthusiasts.Excellent access, good public transport and major road links. Refreshments, Free parking.Acc.U/16's free.Earlybird from 5pm.Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down'Memory Lane'.A good variety of traders so plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail, diecast and themed, both new and used.Always expect the unexpected at Alfreton!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180428 20180428 Europe/London Joe Lock and Colin Penn - Bluebell Railway and Toy Collectors' Fair Model Railways (New and secondhand), Die-Cast, Collectables, Railway Books & Emphemera, Railwayana, Photographs & Preservation Societies. Admission by platform ticket, or free with train travel ticket or Bluebell membership card. Horsted Keynes Station, Station Approach, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex Joe Lock and Colin Penn Sat 28th - Joe Lock & Colin Penn -  Bluebell Railway & Toy Collectors' Fair
    Horsted Keynes Station, Station Approach, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex
    Model Railways (New and secondhand), Die-Cast, Collectables, Railway Books & Emphemera, Railwayana, Photographs & Preservation Societies. Admission by platform ticket, or free with train travel ticket or Bluebell membership card.
    QUICKINFO:  Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180428 20180428 Europe/London Tony Oakes Fairs - Worcester Toy and Train Fair A friendly toyfair with stallholders offering a good selection of new and pre-owned models for sale or exchange. Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester, Worcestershire Tony Oakes Fairs Sat 28th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Worcester Toy & Train Fair
    Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester, Worcestershire
    A friendly toyfair with stallholders offering a good selection of new and pre-owned models for sale or exchange.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:45
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180429 20180429 Europe/London Chris Dyer Fairs - Carmarthen Toy and Train Sale Our great West Wales show in this excellent and large venue, close to the town and just off the man A40 dual-carriageway westward (first slip-road after B&Q). Massive free car parks, level and easy access and a good in-house cafe. This is a SUNDAY show. Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire Chris Dyer Fairs Sun 29th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Carmarthen Toy & Train Sale
    Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Our great West Wales show in this excellent and large venue, close to the town and just off the man A40 dual-carriageway westward (first slip-road after B&Q). Massive free car parks, level and easy access and a good in-house cafe. This is a SUNDAY show.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180429 20180429 Europe/London Northern. Toy Fairs - Chester Le Street Toy and Train Fair Follow A167 Birtley, near the Lambton Worm pub. Bus route No 21. Great selection of Dinky, trains, model soldiers etc Park View School, North Lodge, Lombard Drive, Chester Le Street, Durham Northern. Toy Fairs Sun 29th - Northern. Toy Fairs -  Chester Le Street Toy & Train Fair
    Park View School, North Lodge, Lombard Drive, Chester Le Street, Durham
    Follow A167 Birtley, near the Lambton Worm pub. Bus route No 21. Great selection of Dinky, trains, model soldiers etc
    QUICKINFO: 
    T:40
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180429 20180429 Europe/London Steven Clements Fairs - Toy and Train Collectors Fair RESCHEDULED DATE TO THE BAD WEATHER IN MARCH. THIS IS A REPLACEMENT DATE. Rest of the year as normal. Now at the super Sports Hall at Barton Peveril College, just a few minutes past our old Fleming Park venue. HUGE FREE car park Level access. Traders own car park just a few yards from the doors. Tea and Coffee. Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire Steven Clements Fairs Sun 29th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    RESCHEDULED DATE TO THE BAD WEATHER IN MARCH. THIS IS A REPLACEMENT DATE. Rest of the year as normal. Now at the super Sports Hall at Barton Peveril College, just a few minutes past our old Fleming Park venue. HUGE FREE car park Level access. Traders own car park just a few yards from the doors. Tea and Coffee.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180429 20180429 Europe/London R and G Toy Fairs - Toy Fair Friendly local toy fair at village hall opposite Great Bentley railway station. Admission £2 Tables £15 for bookings call Gary on 01206 251351 or Richard on 01255 473509 Village Hall, Plough Road, Great Bentley, Essex R and G Toy Fairs Sun 29th - R & G Toy Fairs -  Toy Fair
    Village Hall, Plough Road, Great Bentley, Essex
    Friendly local toy fair at village hall opposite Great Bentley railway station. Admission £2 Tables £15 for bookings call Gary on 01206 251351 or Richard on 01255 473509

  • Add to Calendar 20180429 20180429 Europe/London SRP Toyfairs - Northfleet For Dartford Toy and Railway Modellers Collectors Fair New Location for Traders and Visitors for the DA Postcode. All your normal railway and collectible toy traders here in a good accessible venue. Just the one event here in 2017 but look out for more dates planned for 2018 Northfleet Girls School, Halll Road, Northfleet, Kent SRP Toyfairs Sun 29th - SRP Toyfairs -  Northfleet For Dartford Toy and Railway Modellers Collectors Fair
    Northfleet Girls School, Halll Road, Northfleet, Kent
    New Location for Traders and Visitors for the DA Postcode. All your normal railway and collectible toy traders here in a good accessible venue. Just the one event here in 2017 but look out for more dates planned for 2018
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:20+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20180429 20180429 Europe/London Barry Stockton Fairs - Wirral Train and Toy Collectors Fair 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 beautiful well lit, ground floor hall in the beautiful surroundings of the highly acclaimed tourist attraction village of Port Sunlight Village, excellent quality reasonably-priced refreshments also plenty of adjacent free parking for vehicles. Hulme Hall, Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, Merseyside Barry Stockton Fairs Sun 29th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Wirral Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Hulme Hall, Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, 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 beautiful well lit, ground floor hall in the beautiful surroundings of the highly acclaimed tourist attraction village of Port Sunlight Village, excellent quality reasonably-priced refreshments also plenty of adjacent free parking for vehicles.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:65
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

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