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Win Tickets to Risborough & District Model Railway Club
Railex 2019 Model Railway Exhibition.

Link and details to follow very shortly.

In conjunction with
Risborough & District Model Railway Club,
This will be your chance to win one of four Adult tickets to the
Railex 2019 Exhibition
on Sat 25th - Sun 26th May 2019

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.
Railex 2019 Model Railway Exhibition 2019



In conjunction with
Sutton Coldfield Railway Society,
This was your chance to win one of two Family tickets to the
SCRS 2019 Exhibition
on Sat 27th - Sun 28th April 2019

at Bishop Walsh School, Wylde Green Road, 
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 1QT.

This year for the first time we will be having 3 demonstration stands at the exhibition showing you how to maintain your locomotive fleet, how to get the most out of DCC and how to build card kit buildings. Along with 14 quality layouts from near and far featuring the ever popular Museum of Transport and Watney & Worsted from the Warley Student Members group. This will be an exhibition not to be missed.

Unfortunately the competition is now closed and the lucky winners are -
Tim Poultney - Worcester
Trevor Thompson - Kettering
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 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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August 2019

  • Sun 4th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Porthmadog Toy & Train Sale
    Y Ganolfan Community Centre, High Street, Porthmadog, Gwynedd
    Our second great show in this of North Wales and what a location! Situated alongside Porthmadog Harbour and virtually next door to the main terminus for both the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways; very close to all of the shops and cafes and with plenty of nearby parking. The Network Station (Cambrian Coast Line) is approx half of a mile away as is the terminus of the WHR(1964). A compact venue which offers some 60 tables, a superb cafe & a large vintage Hornby Dublo3-rail layout.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Thu 8th - Association of Bexley Charities '78 -  Charity Toy and Train Faor
    Falconwood Community Centre, The Green, Welling, Kent
    There will be sales stands with new and pre-enjoyed model railways (Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol, Farish, Fleishmann) spare parts; books; stamps; Sci-fi; Tinplate, die-cast vehicles (Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox etc); Dr Who; teddy bears; puzzles. Refreshments will be available

  • Sun 11th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Barry Island Toy & Train Sale
    Barry Island Station, Station Approach, Barry Island, Vale Of Glamorgan
    Our annual 'Fair on the platforms and in the buildings of the preserved BARRY ISLAND STATION (by kind permission of John Buxton). All under the cover of the large canopies and with 60+ tables operated by top traders from all over Wales & England. STEAM TRAINS running all day. Great catering. The national network station is alongside the preserved part of the complex and there are frequent services.THIS YEAR WE WILL NOT CLASH WITH LOCAL RUNNING RACES & CLOSED ROADS - NORMAL ACCESS.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sun 11th - SRP Toyfairs -  Ditton Toyfair
    Ditton Community Centre, Kiln Barn Road, Ditton, Kent
    65 tables
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 11th - Ron Lines -  Southampton Toy Fair
    Blighmont Army Reserve Centre, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, Hampshire
    New & Pre-owned toys, model railways & diecast. Light refreshments available , Free parking & close to public transport. Millbrook train station 10 minute walk away. Blue star buses 6,8,9,11 & 12 from Southampton Train station to Regents Park Road then a 5 minute walk. To trade at this event or more information please call on 02380772681 & ask for Ron or Annmarie.

  • Tue 13th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    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 entry. Free parking and excellent cafe!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 17th - Ray Heard Model Railways -  Exeter Train & Toy Fair
    The Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton Ind Est, Exeter, Devon
    One of the largest Train & Toy Fairs in the South of England, with over 40 traders selling all aspects of Trains, Collectables & Toys, with normally a O Gauge Railway running track for the public to test there loco's and up to 2 other layouts, combined with one of the best catering restaurants in the area, this makes this a event not to be missed. Large Car Park next to the Park & Ride, with lots of space to look around the venue and wheel chair friendly.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 18th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Mega Cornwall Toy & Train Sale at Bodmin
    Bodmin Leisure Centre, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall
    Our all-new and large show for Cornwall at this very spacious and excellent mid-Cornwall venue. In addition to well over 100 tables we plan to have 5 or 6 working model railway layouts, to provide further interest. Close to Bodmin General Station (Bodmin & Wenford Railway) and near the main A30 dual-carriageway "spine" road which runs east to west through the County. Leading UK traders attending and a great local caterer will be operating a cafe within the building.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    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
    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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 24th - 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.The venue has now been completely refurbished to a high standard and has additional free parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 25th August - Mon 25th November - SRP Toyfairs -  Orpington Toy and Train Fair
    Crofton Halls, Station Road, Orpington, Kent
    60 stalls
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 26th - 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

  • 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

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