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FESTIVAL OF BRITISH RAILWAY MODELLING 2019
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In conjunction with
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.

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Festival of British Railway Modelling 2019

This Exhibitions and Events calendar covers many of the Railway events 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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January 2019

  • Add to Calendar 20190118 20190120 Europe/London - Come along to the South's Largest Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition, regarded as one of the leading model shows in the UK. See the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes, helicopters and robots. Over 50 clubs and societies will be present displa Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, Greater London Fri 18th - Sun 20th - Meridienne Exhibitions -  London Model Engineering Exhibition
    Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, Greater London
    Come along to the South's Largest Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition, regarded as one of the leading model shows in the UK. See the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes, helicopters and robots. Over 50 clubs and societies will be present displa

  • Add to Calendar 20190119 20190119 Europe/London - Our 2019 exhibition will be held at the Harpenden Public Halls. As always, the exhibition will cater for both families and model railway enthusiasts with the usual mix of layouts, preservation stands and traders. In addition, there will be our ever-popular refreshments area. Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire Sat 19th - Brambleton Model Railway Club -  Harpenden Exhibition
    Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Our 2019 exhibition will be held at the Harpenden Public Halls. As always, the exhibition will cater for both families and model railway enthusiasts with the usual mix of layouts, preservation stands and traders. In addition, there will be our ever-popular refreshments area.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
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    L:9
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  • Add to Calendar 20190119 20190119 Europe/London - A family-friendly model transport exhibition organised and supported by the Model Bus Federation and members of the Crossing Church. There will be a variety of model railway, tram and bus layouts and displays plus associated sales stalls. The Crossing Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire Sat 19th - Model Bus Federation -  Worksop Model Transport Exhibition
    The Crossing Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
    A family-friendly model transport exhibition organised and supported by the Model Bus Federation and members of the Crossing Church. There will be a variety of model railway, tram and bus layouts and displays plus associated sales stalls.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
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  • Add to Calendar 20190119 20190120 Europe/London - This our 12th Annual Charitable Model Railway Exhibition Accrington Road Community Centre, Accrington Road, Blackburn, Lancashire Sat 19th - Sun 20th - East Lancashire Model Railway Charitable Organisation -  12th Charity Model Railway Exhibition
    Accrington Road Community Centre, Accrington Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
    This our 12th Annual Charitable Model Railway Exhibition  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:7
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  • Add to Calendar 20190119 20190120 Europe/London - The 25th Anniversary Calne Model Rail Show will be held at its usual venue, Calne Leisure Centre. Advance tickets, offering a small discount, are available. Calne Leisure Centre, White Horse Way, Calne, Wiltshire Sat 19th - Sun 20th - Bentley MRG -  Calne Model Rail Show
    Calne Leisure Centre, White Horse Way, Calne, Wiltshire
    The 25th Anniversary Calne Model Rail Show will be held at its usual venue, Calne Leisure Centre. Advance tickets, offering a small discount, are available.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:17
    T:14
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  • Add to Calendar 20190119 20190120 Europe/London - We are celebrating our 30th anniversary exhibition with the most layouts ever, and a wide range of trade support as usual. Many of our exhibitors this year are returning to Canterbury having exhibited with us before. In particular we are pleased to have the final public showing of Tonbridge West Yard by Paul Wade, its third time at a Canterbury exhibition, at three different venues! As always, hot and cold catering, free parking, and manual wheelchair access are available. St Anselms School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent Sat 19th - Sun 20th - City of Canterbury Model Railway Society -  30th Anniversary Canterbury Model Railway Exhibition
    St Anselms School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent
    We are celebrating our 30th anniversary exhibition with the most layouts ever, and a wide range of trade support as usual. Many of our exhibitors this year are returning to Canterbury having exhibited with us before. In particular we are pleased to have the final public showing of Tonbridge West Yard by Paul Wade, its third time at a Canterbury exhibition, at three different venues! As always, hot and cold catering, free parking, and manual wheelchair access are available.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:18
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  • Add to Calendar 20190120 20190120 Europe/London - All traders/layouts are in one ground floor hall making access easy for all visitors including wheelchair users, also there's a coffee shop and a bar. Free on-site car parking in dedicated exhibition car park plus a free vintage bus service from & to Guildford railway station. Should you buy a Loco on the day or bring one with you, you can test it on our DC/DCC test track. Our Loco Doctor can look at and advise on your poorly running loco The Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey Sun 20th - Astolat Model Railway Circle -  Guildford's Model Railway Exhibition
    The Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey
    All traders/layouts are in one ground floor hall making access easy for all visitors including wheelchair users, also there's a coffee shop and a bar. Free on-site car parking in dedicated exhibition car park plus a free vintage bus service from & to Guildford railway station. Should you buy a Loco on the day or bring one with you, you can test it on our DC/DCC test track. Our Loco Doctor can look at and advise on your poorly running loco  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:17
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  • Add to Calendar 20190121 20190121 Europe/London - Bill Barlow is well known in Heritage Bus activities in north west England. Towards the end of the nineteenth century the commercial postcard was rapidly gaining popularity. Eventually there were literally hundreds of individual topics covered, many today being sought after by collectors. This evening Bill will be showing a variety of scenes from around the UK featuring “Buses on Postcards”. His aim is to entertain rather than to inform or educate in his own inimical way The Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Road, Liverpool, Merseyside Mon 21st - Tramway & Light Railway Society, Merseyside Branch -  Buses on Postcards
    The Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Road, Liverpool, Merseyside
    Bill Barlow is well known in Heritage Bus activities in north west England. Towards the end of the nineteenth century the commercial postcard was rapidly gaining popularity. Eventually there were literally hundreds of individual topics covered, many today being sought after by collectors. This evening Bill will be showing a variety of scenes from around the UK featuring “Buses on Postcards”. His aim is to entertain rather than to inform or educate in his own inimical way
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20190126 20190126 Europe/London - Locally run show with proceeds going to charities. Layouts are by modellers from Cardiff and the surrounding areas. There are 12 confirmed layouts in various gauges along with several demonstrations. Trade support is by the sponsor Lord and Butler and there will be refreshments available. This is the 4th time the show is being run after last years very successful event Scout Head Quarters, Fields Park Road, Cardiff, Cardiff Sat 26th - Cardiff Small Model Railways Group -  Cardiff Small Model Railway Show
    Scout Head Quarters, Fields Park Road, Cardiff, Cardiff
    Locally run show with proceeds going to charities. Layouts are by modellers from Cardiff and the surrounding areas. There are 12 confirmed layouts in various gauges along with several demonstrations. Trade support is by the sponsor Lord and Butler and there will be refreshments available. This is the 4th time the show is being run after last years very successful event  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
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  • Add to Calendar 20190126 20190126 Europe/London - In association with Mayoral Charities; Guide Dogs, Alzheimer's Society, Forest Dog Rescue and Prostate Awareness Group, the Mayors of Kidderminster and Bewdley are proud to support a Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday 26th January in Kidderminster Town Hall at 10:30am. Held by the Wyre Forest Model Railway Club, entrance fees are £3 for adults and free for under 12s when accompanied by an adult. Kidderminster Town Hall, Vicar Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire Sat 26th - Wyre Forest Model Railway Club -  Charity Model Railway Exhbition - Town Hall  - **New Entry**
    Kidderminster Town Hall, Vicar Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
    In association with Mayoral Charities; Guide Dogs, Alzheimer's Society, Forest Dog Rescue and Prostate Awareness Group, the Mayors of Kidderminster and Bewdley are proud to support a Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday 26th January in Kidderminster Town Hall at 10:30am. Held by the Wyre Forest Model Railway Club, entrance fees are £3 for adults and free for under 12s when accompanied by an adult.
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  • Add to Calendar 20190126 20190126 Europe/London - Once again the Trent Valley Group of the 7mm NGA are hosting an open day with layouts, demos and specialist trade but with a new venue for this year. The format of the day is very much come and have a go or bring your models to show us Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, 36 Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire Sat 26th - 7mm Narrow Gauge Association (Trent Valley Group) -  Annual Open Day
    Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, 36 Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire
    Once again the Trent Valley Group of the 7mm NGA are hosting an open day with layouts, demos and specialist trade but with a new venue for this year. The format of the day is very much come and have a go or bring your models to show us  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
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  • Add to Calendar 20190126 20190127 Europe/London - Barton Peveril College is about 1 1/2 miles from M3 Junc 13 or M27 Junc 5 and will be AA signed from shortly after the junctions. Please use SO50 5BX for SatNav. Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkway stations are both about 25 mins walk. Buses - A free heritage bus service will run between the College and Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parway Stations approximately every half hour from 9.30am. Please see our website for timetable and details of other bus routes that serve the venue. Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire Sat 26th - Sun 27th - Southampton Model Railway Society -  Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
    Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    Barton Peveril College is about 1 1/2 miles from M3 Junc 13 or M27 Junc 5 and will be AA signed from shortly after the junctions. Please use SO50 5BX for SatNav. Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkway stations are both about 25 mins walk. Buses - A free heritage bus service will run between the College and Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parway Stations approximately every half hour from 9.30am. Please see our website for timetable and details of other bus routes that serve the venue.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20+
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  • Add to Calendar 20190126 20190127 Europe/London - Model Railway Exhibition held in three rooms in Kendal Leisure Centre, with good access, including on Saturday buses between Kendal town centre and Oxenholme Station passing the site. It is anticipated that admission will also include a day pass to use the Leisure Centre facilities (details to be confirmed) Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria Sat 26th - Sun 27th - Kendal Model Railway Club -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria
    Model Railway Exhibition held in three rooms in Kendal Leisure Centre, with good access, including on Saturday buses between Kendal town centre and Oxenholme Station passing the site. It is anticipated that admission will also include a day pass to use the Leisure Centre facilities (details to be confirmed)  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:13
    CS
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    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Add to Calendar 20190126 20190127 Europe/London - The Erith Model Railway Society's annual January show, one of South East England's largest shows (and probably Kent's largest by stand numbers), will return to the Longfield Academy for our 4th show there. The show will encompass up to 35 layouts, extensive trade and society support, demonstrators (including the club's Foxley Service Centre - Loco Diagnostics & Cleaning Service), static exhibits & charity raffle, making over 100 stands in total. The Longfield Academy, Main Road (B260), Longfield, Kent Sat 26th - Sun 27th - Erith Model Railway Society -  Longfield Model Railway Exhibition
    The Longfield Academy, Main Road (B260), Longfield, Kent
    The Erith Model Railway Society's annual January show, one of South East England's largest shows (and probably Kent's largest by stand numbers), will return to the Longfield Academy for our 4th show there. The show will encompass up to 35 layouts, extensive trade and society support, demonstrators (including the club's Foxley Service Centre - Loco Diagnostics & Cleaning Service), static exhibits & charity raffle, making over 100 stands in total.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:34
    T:40+
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  • Add to Calendar 20190126 20190127 Europe/London - 50th Model Railway Exhibition. New College, Park Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire Sat 26th - Sun 27th - Normanton and Pontefract Model Railway Society -  Pontefract Model Railway Exhibition  - **Updated**
    New College, Park Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
    50th Model Railway Exhibition.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20
    T:19
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  • Add to Calendar 20190127 20190127 Europe/London - The exhibition is a mix of 70+ traders, up to 10 layouts & demonstrators giving advice on the required skills to fulfil your modelling requirements. Our supported charity is again 'CHILDREN's HOSPICE SOUTH WEST'. The 2018 show donated £1,200 to this charity. Uwe Filton Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, Bristol Sun 27th - Bristol 0 Gauge Group -  Bogg 2019
    Uwe Filton Campus, Filton Road, Bristol, Bristol
    The exhibition is a mix of 70+ traders, up to 10 layouts & demonstrators giving advice on the required skills to fulfil your modelling requirements. Our supported charity is again 'CHILDREN's HOSPICE SOUTH WEST'. The 2018 show donated £1,200 to this charity.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:70+
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  • Add to Calendar 20190127 20190127 Europe/London - The show will feature 5 large scale model rail layouts based on 45mm or 32 mm gauge, with both electric and live steam power. Local trader Kent Garden Railways will be present together with a secondhand sales stand. Light refreshments will be available. A friendly day with the chance to see all that large scale modelling can offer, and maybe give you some ideas for the garden Teynham Village Hall, Belle Friday Close, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent Sun 27th - G Scale Society Kent Group -  G Scale Kent Winter Indoor Meet
    Teynham Village Hall, Belle Friday Close, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent
    The show will feature 5 large scale model rail layouts based on 45mm or 32 mm gauge, with both electric and live steam power. Local trader Kent Garden Railways will be present together with a secondhand sales stand. Light refreshments will be available. A friendly day with the chance to see all that large scale modelling can offer, and maybe give you some ideas for the garden   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:5
    T:1
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

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