Model Railways, June 2012
• Sat 16th June 2012
• Trent Valley North American Modellers – TVNAM 2012
• Armitage With Handsacre Village Hall, Shropshire Brook Road, Armitage, Staffordshire WS15 4UZ
OPENING TIMES: 10 am – 4 pm
ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Concessions £3.00 Children £3.00
TVNAM 2012 will take place on Saturday 16th June. As the UK’s Premier show for North American modelling, a number of new layouts will be present. If North American modelling is your thing, this is the place to come.
• Sun 17th June 2012
• Barry Potter Fairs – Stafford Toy & Train Collectors Fair
• Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD
OPENING TIMES: 10.30am-3.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £3.00 Concessions £2.50 Children £1.00
The Toy Collectors Fair at the Stafford County Showground is always a very enjoyable event. The fair takes place in two halls, the Prestwood Hall and now the adjoining Argyle Hall which has boosted the number of tables at the fair to well over 200. Regular dealers at Stafford include Peter Woods Antique Toys, Penketh Model Railway Centre, the Toy Emporium, DMB Models, Woodman Display Cabinets, Loughborough Model Centre and JG Collectables. Local dealers Staffordshire Jinny are at each fair
Regular dealers at Stafford include Peter Woods Antique Toys, Penketh Model Railway Centre, be Joyful Bears, Modelfair, K & M Models, Mersey Collectables, Woodman Display Cabinets, Loughborough Model Centre, JG Collectables and the British Toy Soldier Company.
Local dealers Staffordshire Jinny are at each fair with a huge range of new and second-hand model railway locomotives and accessories. Wrenn Railways, Hornby, Lima, Bachmann and Dapol are just some of the makes of locomotives and rolling stock they sell.
The Toy Emporium from Bridgnorth sell a selection of quality Spot On, Corgi and Dinky Toys from the 1960s and 70s as well as current limited edition Steiff animals.
Richard Taylor of H & D Toys brings a varied range of Hornbyand Bassett-Lowke 0 gauge trains and Mamod steam engines with him to each Stafford show.
Many of the UKs leading toy and model dealers now trade at the show and visitors can expect to find a huge range of new and old collectables for sale at each fair. There are models for sale at prices to suit all pockets.
Amongst the items on the stalls are model railways in N, 0 and 00 gauges, new and obsolete diecast models by Corgi, Minichamps, Maisto, Sunstar, Tekno, Dinky etc. Scalextric, dolls and teddy bears, books, games, Lego, jigsaws and much, much more.
The venue has excellent facilities including free parking for thousands of cars, and a well stocked cafe serving hot and cold drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Both halls are fully heated, with excellent lighting and flat unloading through numerous doors around the walls for traders.