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August 2021

  • Sun 1st - Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club -  Live Steam Open Day (Ride on Railway)
    Adjacent to North Side of Chadwell Heath Station, Station Road, Chadwell Heath, Greater London
    Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club is holding the usual summertime monthly open day.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    Free Parking

  • Sat 7th - Gauge One Model Railway Association (G1mra) -  The Big Model and Hobby Show 2021
    Aintree Racecourse, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, Lancashire
    We will be continuing the Big Model & Hobby Show at our new venue at Aintree Racecourse's Exhibition Hall. By public transport we are directly opposite Aintree Station. By road we are eight minutes from M57/M58/A59 Junction. There is free parking for 5000 cars. A very big Thank You to all our Exhibitors Traders and Societies who have stuck with us in these challenging times. Full details of Entrance charges, Layouts, Traders and Societies will be added later   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Sat 7th - Exmoor Coast Railway Modellers -  Exmoor Rail
    The West Somerset College, Bircham Road, Minehead, Somerset
    This annual event is presented by the Exmoor Coast Railway Modellers amd this year is their 10th anniversary show at a brand new venue, situated on the main road (A39) on the way in to the town. A regular bus service runs right past the door (Route 28) and a free courtesy bus will be provided to ferry passengers from the WSR station on the seafront to and from the venue. In addition there is free onsite parking. This is a really friendly event and all are welcome.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Sat 7th - Scarborough Model Railway Show
    Newby & Scalby Village Hall, Scalby Road , Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
    The show in 2019 was a real hit with over 500 visitors. The Old Parcel Office was the perfect venue for a model railway show. The arrival of a steam charter added to the atmosphere . Decided to move the date into the holiday season and to a venue with easy parking. This years show will feature GALLOWS CLOSE GOODS YARD. A scale model of the original showing the tunnel entrance down to Hibernia Street. Now a supermarket site.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Mon 9th - Mon 30th - Chesterfield Railway Modellers -  Cromford Mill Charity Exhibition
    Arkwright Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire
    Wingfield Junction is an 'OO' fictional layout based on North Midland practice in the late 50's to 1972. Features steam and diesel (Green, Small yellow panel and early blue(Pre TOPS) stock), which will be varied from day to day. Free entry with donations requested in support of Special Care Baby Units in Chesterfield and Sheffield Hospitals.   MORE DETAILS HERE...

  • Sat 14th - Heywood Model Railway Group -  Open Day
    Club Rooms, Unit 4, Park Works, River Street, Heywood, Lancashire
    Admission free (Donations appreciated) layouts in N to G scale bring your own locos and stock to run, DCC in all gauges.inclueding original 3 rail Hornby Dublin layout
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Sat 14th - Northampton & District Model Railway Club -  Annual Exhibition
    Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, Roade, Northamptonshire
    We are again holding our show at this great venue in Roade which is famous for its railway cutting. The hall is easy to find, has good parking and easy access for all. We hope you will come along and enjoy the day with us and possibly find that elusive model railway bargain that you have been searching for. For younger visitors Sir Topham Hatt from Sodor will hopefully be opening the show for us again. You will definitely be assured of a friendly welcome from all of our club members.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Sat 14th - Mon 16th - Famous Trains Model Railway -  Summer Specials
    Famous Trains Model Railway Building, Markeaton Park, Derby, Derbyshire
    Just the place for an hour or so family visit in the school holidays! Famous Trains has a wide variety of model railways on display, with many different model trains running, some famous, others less so. The big OO-scale model railway based on Chinley station in Derbyshire as it was in the 1950s and 1960s has around twenty different trains running. People are amazed at the amount of scenic detail. Other model railways in the Famous Trains building are as big as Gauge 3 and as small as Z-gauge.  MORE DETAILS HERE...

  • Sat 21st - Sun 22nd - Inverness & District Model Railway Club -  Annual Model Railway Exhibition
    Jury's Inn Hotel, Millburn Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire
    Due to Covid 19 the Exhibition for 2021 show will be our 25th Anniversary show.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Sat 21st - Sun 22nd - Soar Valley Model Railway Club -  The Heart of the Midlands Model Railway Exhibition
    Loughborough Grammar School, Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire
    The Soar Valley Model railway Club are pleased to announce our 2021 exhibition, it will be held across 4 halls at the Loughborough Grammar School, there will be over 25 layouts attending the exhibition with full trade support and demonstrations taking place, there is ample free parking, with good transport links to the venue from the local Loughborough train station by bus, with the M1 motorway close by, there will be a good range of light refreshments.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
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    T:20 +

  • Sat 21st - Sun 22nd - Scarborough & District Railway Modellers -  Pickering Model Railway Exhibition 2021
    Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, North Yorkshire
    Free entry for children, (When accompanied by an adult). We, at SDRM, are showcasing our hobby, (And our Club, which has been supporting local enthusiasts for over 40 years). Why not also visit North Yorkshire Moors Railway, it's Pickering station is just around the corner from our venue. Make a full day of it - Join in the fun.

  • Sat 28th - Bournville Model Railway Club -  Model Railway Exhibition
    The Austin Sports & Social Club, 30 Tessall Lane. Longbridge, Birmingham, West Midlands
    Bournville MRC are pleased to announce their first exhibition at this new venue which offers larger indoor space, ample car parking, excellent public transport links with buses and trains within easy walking distance, hot and cold food and a licenced public bar for refreshments.   MORE DETAILS HERE...

  • Sat 28th - Sun 29th - Ulster Model Railway Club -  Belfast Model Railway Exhibition
    Sports Hall, Methodist College, Malone Road, Belfast, Co.Antrim
    Due to Covid-19, the 2020 show has been cancelled. Hope to see you at the 2021 show on the provisional dates shown.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Sun 29th - Mon 30th - Hawick & District Railway Society -  Border Rail 2021
    The Auld Baths, Bath Street, Hawick, The Borders
    This year's show has been cancelled due to unexpected circumstances but will resume in 2021 at the same venue and the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Details will be updated nearer the time see you in 2021.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Mon 30th - Harrogate Model Railway Group -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Bilton Grange United Reformed Church, Corner Skipton Road and Woodfield Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
    The Harrogate Group's annual one day exhibition features a variety of scales & styles of layout with modelling demonstrations. There is an increased trade presence; RTR, S/H, Books and laser cut modelling kits  MORE DETAILS HERE...

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