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Warners Exhibitions,
Here is your chance to win one of four Adult tickets to the
Festival of British Railway Modelling 2019 Exhibition
on Sat 9th February - Sun 10th February 2019

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 26th January.


Festival of British Railway Modelling 2019

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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March 2019

  • Sun 3rd - Steven Clements Fairs -  Eastleigh Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    The major toy and train fair in Hampshire. Up to 1 OO 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
    Free Parking

  • Sun 3rd - BB & PC Fairs -  Toy Fair
    Long Melford Old School, Hall Street, Long Melford Near Sudbury, Suffolk
    This is a new Toy Fair with over 50 Tables. Good Lighting and Refreshments with a large free Carpark. Some of the best Dealers in East Anglia selling Diecasts and Model Trains will be in attendance.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 3rd - 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 3rd - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Haydock Park Racecourse
    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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 10th - Ray Heard Model Railways -  Newton Abbot Train & Toy Fair
    Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon
    One of the largest and most popular Train & Toy Fairs in the South of England, with over 45 traders selling all aspects of Trains, Collectables & Toys, this makes this a event not to be missed. Large Car Park and good catering, with wheel chair access. Railway repairs, accessories and all gauges of model railways is a speciality of this fair
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 10th - 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 28th year.Both stall rents and admission prices held at 2017 rates.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 12th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 13th - 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 and free parking.Super town centre venue with excellent public transport(Bus and rail).Accomp.U16'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, diecast and themed, new and used, from a wide range of regular, knowledgeable traders.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 16th - Irish Railway Record Society (London Area) -  Transport Collectors' Market
    Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, Greater London
    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 an intriguing 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. Also light refreshments and a free video show.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sat 16th - Northern Toy Fairs -  Gateshead Stadium Toy, Train & Sci-Fi Fair  - **Updated**
    Gateshead International Stadium, Nielson Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
    Buy, sell & swap; Hornby Trains, Tri-ang, Continental, Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Yesteryear, Hotwheels, Britains, Slot Cars, Tin Plate, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Dr Who, Lego, Model Soldiers, Action Man, Air Fix, Aeroplanes, Comics & Books, James Bond, TV & Film Memorabilia and much more Also a working Train Display. A great mix of new & vintage collectables ! Early Entry Available from 8: OO am: Adult/Senior £5. OO , Under 16s £3. OO Just off the Felling bypass A184
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 16th - 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

  • Sun 17th - 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 17th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    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!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 17th - 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(120 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 9th 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 and diecast.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 17th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Llanelli & Llangennech Toy & Train Sale
    Llangennech Community Centre, Off Hendre Road, Llangennech, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
    Our twice-yearly niche show in West Wales at this excellent venue. It is located just one mile fro J48 of the M4, towards Llanelli.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 17th - Ivanhoe Model Railway Society -  Die-Cast Toy and Train Fair
    The Rothley Centre, 12 Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley, Loughborough, Leicestershire
    At our event, you will find 36 pitches spread across the Templar Hall, the Lecture Room and the Lounge of the Rothley Centre, with traders selling a wide range of diecast vehicles, toys, and model railway items. the traders are supported by a display of vintage model trains for your entertainment. A selection of refreshments are also available, including tea, coffee and cans, bacon butties, filled cobs and home made cake. We look forward to making you very welcome. Kind regards, Ivanhoe MRS  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 19th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 23rd - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Oswestry Toy & Train Sale
    The Pavilion, Oswestry Show Ground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire
    Our big borders Sale just on the English side of the Welsh border and located alongside the A5 London to Holyhead trunk road. One mile from the interesting town centre and places of railway interest. Close to the Midland, North-West, South-West of England and also to all parts of Wales. Large free car park and an excellent caterer present.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 24th - Joe Lock Model Railways -  Aston Clinton Toy & Train Fair
    Green Park, Stablebridge Road, Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire
    Aston Clinton Toy & Train Fair - now being run by Joe Lock and Colin Penn
    QUICKINFO:  Free Parking

  • Sun 24th - 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, Essex. Tables only £15 Entry £2
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 24th - 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

  • Sun 24th - Plymouth Diecast Collectors Club -  Toyfair and Craft Fair
    Jan Cutting Healthy Living Centre, Scott Business Park, Beacon Park Road, Plymouth, Devon
    A warm friendly atmosphere, plenty of variety for the Diecast & Model Train collector. In addition there will be a small Craft Fair with approx 10 tables. The venue has ample free parking, great disability access and a lovely cafe.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 24th - Bulldog Fairs -  Shepton Mallet Toy Collectors Fair
    Royal Bath & West Showground, Castle Cary Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
    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, Transformers etc. Early Bird ticket from 8am £5.00. Light refreshments available throughout the day. U16 free with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857 or try 07917 125641.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 24th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Warrington Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Warrington Collegiate, Winwick Road, Warrington, Cheshire
    This is a popular event for Collectors and Enthisiasts with many Top Traders attending. Always a good selection of new and pre-owned Model Railways, Diecast, Meccano, Model Soldiers plus much more, all in a superb ground floor venue with easy acess and good lighting plus plenty of on-site free parking and excellent refreshments at very reasonable prices.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 26th - 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

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