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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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April 2018

  • Mon 2nd - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Bridgnorth Toy & Model Collectors Fair
    Bridgnorth Leisure Centre, High Town, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth Toyfair is one of the longest established fairs in the U.K. Its success it due mainly to the quality and variety of the new and pre-owned models on offer. It is also not far from the Severn Valley Railway which if combined the attractions make for a very enjoyable day out.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:75

  • Sat 7th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Cardiff Toy & Train Sale
    Penarth Leisure Centre, Andrew Road, Cogan, Cardiff
    WALES's BIGGEST & BEST TOY & TRAIN SALE - four times per year. Major event with 120 tables and 50+ top traders from all over Wales & England. Top catering by Rita Limbrick & crew. COGAN STATION (ATW) is alongside the venue with very frequent services from all areas so WHY NOT TRAVEL BY TRAIN? A show which truly has something for everyone and a show that must not be missed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:50
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, West Sussex
    A traditional, friendly british toyfair organised by collectors for collectors. Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Triang and Hornby trains, all gauges plus continental makes. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Other toys including Meccano, Lego, action figures and lots more. Hot food and drinks available. Extensive advertising campaign, well signposted & free parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy Fair
    Bingham Hall, 28 King Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    A well established Toy Fair with a great atmosphere offering everything from Model Trains, Planes and Automobiles, Star Wars, Books, Vintage Toys and loads more. Wonderful Home Made Food and refreshments available. Parking is provided off site at the bottom of the road and is well sign posted. Should you have any products for sale please bring them along for a free valuation. A show for all the family.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:20+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - 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

  • Sun 8th - Wimborne Toyfairs -  Wimborne Toy & Train Fair
    Queen Elizabeths Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset
    The fair has now moved out of the main school halls into the Sports hall immediately behind. Access will be via the main Leisure centre entrance from either the QE school or QE leisure centre car parks. Direction signs will be made visible. The hall is big, bright and with refreshments at one end. There is the capability of up to 85 stalls. I hope you enjoy the new surroundings and continue to support the event. There will be as usual a good mix of both railway & die cast, old & new.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:70
    T:40
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Nottingham Bluecoat Toy and Train Fair
    Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    Terrific venue for our Nottingham swapmeet. On the city ring road(A6514), junction with Aspley Lane(B690) -close to M1 JN 25 or JN 26, good public transport, city bus route no.77(St. Margaret's church stop) Refreshments, Free parking. Well lit hall with excellent access. Earlybird available £4.Acc.U/16's free. Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down'Memory Lane'. A good variety of traders mean plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail and diecast.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - 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 15th - Big Southern Promotions -  Reading Vintage Toyfair and Exhibition
    Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire
    Vintage Toy fair and Exhibition with approximately 150 sales tables of toys and models made before 1995. To include many famous makes e.g. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Hornby, Hornby-Dublo, Tri-ang, Trix, Bassett-Lowke etc. Plus vintage style models, and over half of the tables selling model railway items. Plus Vintage layouts in 00, TT and 0 gauge and other working displays such as Meccano, Bayko etc.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:120
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Tue 17th - 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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