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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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Disabled AccessWheelchair Friendly  No. of Layouts
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September 2018

  • Sun 2nd - 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

  • Fri 7th - 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 8th - 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 9th - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, Surrey
    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 9th - 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: 
    L:1
    T:20+
    Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - Wimborne Toyfairs -  Wimborne Toy & Train Fair
    Queen Elizabeths Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset
    The fair has 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: 
    T:70

  • Tue 11th - Newcomen Fairs Ltd -  Elsecar Toy Train & Doll Fair
    Ironworks (Building 21) Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barsley, South Yorkshire
    Early entry available from 5pm £2 Stands selling, tin plate and collectable toys. Model Railway and diecast models. Teddies and dolls. Free parking - refreshments available. Follow the brown Heritage Centre signs.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 11th - 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

  • Sun 16th - 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

  • Sun 16th - 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 16th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy and Train 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 vast array 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 16th - Transtar Promotions -  Walsall 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 18th - 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 22nd - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy Fair
    Didcot Civic Centre, Britwell Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire
    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 on site and the showand 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

  • Sat 22nd - SRP Toyfairs -  Henfield Saturday Toy Train and Model Collectors Fair
    Henfield Hall, Pine Grove, Henfield, 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: 
    T:18+

  • Sun 23rd - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Kidderminster Toyfair
    Gilt Edge Leisure Centre, Zortech Avenue, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
    40 Plus tables offering a great selection of new and used models, plus Hornby Dublo layout. A great day out for collectors and enthusiasts and don`t forget we are very near to the Severn Valley Railway.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:40
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 23rd - 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

  • Tue 25th - 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 26th - 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

  • Sat 29th - 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 30th - 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 8th 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

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