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Model Railway Shows – July 2014

Model Railway Shows – July 2014

• Warley Model Railway Club – Warley Open Day
• Sun 6th July 2014
• Unit 1f, Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2RA

OPENING TIMES: 11am – 4pm
See the Warley Model Railway Club at home. Free admission. Layouts, demonstrations and refreshments available. A fun day out for all the family and enthsiasts alike. Have a go controlling on Yardlea our 00 gauge club layout. Layouts on show in N gauge, 00 gauge, O gauge, 7mm finscale, EM gauge, Narrow gauge and G scale.

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Telford Narrow Gauge Show
• Sat 12th July 2014
• Park Inn, Forgegate, Telford Centre, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4NA

OPENING TIMES: 10:30am – 4pm
ADMISSION: Adults £3.00
The 2014 Telford Narrow Gauge show will follow the well proven format of previous years, however it has moved to a SATURDAY. The date is now confirmed as SATURDAY 12th July 2014. All proceeds to the Fairbourne Railway. New flat rate admission price of £3 for 2014, accompanied childern U16 FREE. FREE on-site parking.

Now an established regular event in the narrow gauge exhibition calender this show provides a summer opportunity to get a narrow gauge fix with some excellent layouts on show and with a narrow gauge specific trade presence for all those items you cannot get elsewhere.

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• St Laurence PCC – St Laurence Model Railway Exhibition
• Sat 12th July 2014
• St Laurence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch, Worcestershire B48 7SB

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30am TILL 4.00pm
ADMISSION: Adults £2.00 Children £1.00
Layouts in N to 1 gauge. Traders in all common gauges, new and secondhand, two demonstrators. Also at least 6 other stalls of a more general nature, ie; tabletop sales. Proceeds to the St Laurence Church. Bacon butties, sandwiches, cakes, tea, coffee etc available, till supplies run out!! A new feature this year is 30ft plus fine scale 0 gauge layout with full sound called East Dean. Many thanks to Nigel Smith for bringing this to the show.


• St Johns N’thusiasts – St Johns Charity Exhibition
• Sat 26th July 2014 – Sun 27th July 2014
• St Johns School, Wheatly Avenue Trent Vale, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire ST4 6SB

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30 -17.00. SUN 10.30 – 16.30
ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Children £3.00 Family £10.00
Following the success of last year we have planned a further event with the proceeds being donated between McMillan Cancer Research and Midlands Air ambulance. ample free parking. Light refreshments. Disabled access.


Model Railway Shows – April 2014

Model Railway Shows – April 2014


Stourbridge Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition

Date: 12/04/2014 to 13/04/2014
Times: Saturday :10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday :10.00am – 4.30pm
Club Name: Stourbridge Railway Society
Venue: The Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4LU, England
Prices: Adult £3.00, Child £2.00, Family £9.00(Entry for 2 + 2)
Contact: Christopher Dyche
Telephone: 01384 375582
Email Address: christopherdyche@hotmail.com
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Lutterworth Railway Society – The History of Toton Marshalling Yards

Date: 17/04/2014 to 17/04/2014
Times: Thursday :19.30
Club Name: Lutterworth Railway Society
Venue: United Reformed Church, George Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4EF
Contact: Dave Hanger
Telephone: 01455 203307
Website: http://www.lutterworthrailwaysociety.webplus.net42

Sutton Coldfield Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition 2014

Date: 26/04/2014 to 27/04/2014
Times: Saturday :10.00am – 5.00pm, Sunday :10.00am – 4.00pm
Club Name: Sutton Coldfield Railway Society
Venue: Bishop Walsh School, Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 1QT, United Kingdom
Prices: Adult £5.00, OAP £4.00
Contact: Andy Smyth
Telephone: 0121 323 4744
Email Address: jimhartfouroaks@aol.com
Website: http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/scrs
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Coventry & Warwickshire O Gauge Modellers Open Day

Date: 26/04/2014 to 26/04/2014
Times: Saturday :
Club Name: Coventry and Warwickshire Gauge O Modellers
Venue: Church of the Holy Cross, Wyken, Coventry, CV2 5EA, England
Contact: Peter Foyer
Telephone: 01926 63285243


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• Sun 23rd March 2014

• G Scale Society – G Rail 2014

• Stafford Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD


ADMISSION: Adults £6.00

This event is the G Scale Society’s annual show incorporating their annual general meeting. The layouts are mainly at G Scale but other scales are being exhibited. There will be representatives from other societies and preservation groups. We will have a shuttle bus service from Stafford railway station to the Showground, throughout the day as well as a smaller bus transporting visitors between the exhibition halls and the Stafford and District Model Engineering Society’s miniature railway.

CONTACT: 01902 752061

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• Sat 29th March 2014

• Belper Model Railway Group – Belper Model Railway Exhibition

• Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1UU

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.00am – 5pm.

ADMISSION: Adults £2.50 Concessions £2.00 Children £1.50

Layouts from Z to 0 gauge. Strutt Centre is on the right hand side of the A6 when approaching from Derby opposite Babington Hospital and just after “The Tavern” Pub. from Center of Belper it is about 250 meters after the Morrison’s roundabout on the left hand side. The Trent Barton Sixes bus services stop outside the Center. Belper Railway Station (Matlock Branch Service) is about a 10 minute walk.

CONTACT: 01773 880586


Model Railway Shows – November 2013

Model Railway Shows – November 2013


• Sat 2nd November 2013 – Sun 3rd November 2013

• Wolverhampton Model Railway Club – Wolverhampton Model Railway Club. 2013 Annual Exhibition

• Wednesfield High School, Lichfield Road, Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV11 3ES

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am-5pm, SUN 10am-4.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £5.00 Concessions £4.00 Children £1.00

Wolverhampton Model Railway Club 2013 ANNUAL EXHIBITION.Please note NEW VENUE: WEDNESFIELD HIGH SCHOOL. Public Transport is available from the Bus Station, which is adjacent to railway station. You will require a National Express West Midlands bus, Route No 59, departing approx every 6, minutes to Ashmore Park. Please ask the driver for a ticket to WEDNESFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, price per adult is £2.00p and for a child is £1.00p. You will travel along the Lichfield Road, stopping outside

CONTACT: 01902 337264


• Sat 2nd November 2013

• Rodington MRS – Rodington Model Railway Exhibition

• Rodington Village Hall, Rodington, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 4QS

OPENING TIMES: 10.30am-4pm

ADMISSION: Adults £3.50 Concessions £3.00 Children £1.00 Family £8.00

This is our 9th annual Model Railway Exhibition and as usual we will exhibit layouts in as many different gauges as possible. Trade will also be varied including crafts for the ladies. Admission prices held at 2008 level. Free on site parking. All funds raised will go towards providing additional disabled facilities at the Village Hall.

CONTACT: 07794849776

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• Sun 3rd November 2013

• Burton Railway Society – Burton Model Railex

• National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1NG


ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Concessions £3.00 Children £1.00 Family £9.00

The Burton Model RailEx is again being held at the National Brewery Centre (Formerly the Bass Museum). Up to 14 layouts and a full compliment of traders with demonstrations and railway societies. Plenty of free parking. Refreshments available. Entrance to the museum is included in the RailEx fee. The Bass No9 loco, Directors coach and the Planet loco will all be on view as static displays plus the museums collection of vintage vehicles.

CONTACT: 07425 140 292

DSCF9070• Sat 9th November 2013

• Solihull Model Railway Circle – Model Railway Exhibition

• St Marys Church Hall, Hobs Meadow, Solihull, West Midlands B92 8PN

OPENING TIMES: 10:00am-16:30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £2.50 Concessions £2.00 Children £1.00 Family £6.00

Annual model railway exhibition presented by the Solihull Model Railway Circle St Marys Church Hall and 3rd Solihull St Mary Scout Hall – 15 minutes from J6, M42. 11 layouts are invited plus trade and society support. Light refreshments and free parking available. Buses to Hobs Moat Road: 71, 72. Buses that stop at Wheatsheaf, A45, Coventry Road: 58, 60, 900. Bus information available from Network West Midlands: 0871 200 22 33


 • Sat 16th November 2013

• St Laurence PCC – St Laurence Model Railway Exhibition

• St Laurence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch, Worcestershire B48 7SB

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30am TILL 3.00pm

ADMISSION: Adults £1.00 Children £1.00

Layouts in N to 1 gauge. Traders in all common gauges, new and secondhand, two demonstrator. Also other stalls of a more general nature, ie; tabletop sale. Proceeds to the St Laurence Church.


• Sat 16th November 2013

• Weston-on-trent Primary School – Weston-on-trent Model Railway Show

• Forrester Avenue, Weston-on-Trent, Derbyshire DE72 2HX

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30am – 4.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £3.00 Concessions £2.50 Children £2.00 Family £8.00

Following the success of last year’s show Weston-on-Trent Primary School will be holding its second model railway exhibition. A friendly show with well praised venue and catering.


 • Sat 23rd November 2013 – Sun 24th November 2013

• Warley Model Railway Club – Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

• NEC, A45/M42, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT

OPENING TIMES: SAT 9.45 – 6pm and SUN 9.45 – 5pm

ADMISSION: Adults £12.00 Children £8.00 Family £37.00

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, the UK’s Premier Model Railway show, opens its doors on the in November as usual, celebrating our 46th exhibition and the 21st year at the NEC. The world renowned event is also a fun day out for local families, and the largest model railway show in the UK. This year sees over 80 model railway layouts on show. As usual there will be a huge trade interest with all the major model manufacturers and most of the smaller ones on hand.

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Forthcoming Model Railway Exhibitions – December 2012

Forthcoming Model Railway Exhibitions December 2012

• Sun 30th December 2012

• Gainsborough Model Railway Society – Open Day

• Gainsborough Model Railway, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 1BE

OPENING TIMES: 1.30pm to 6pm

ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Concessions £3.00 Children £3.00 Family £10.00


One of the largest ‘O’ Gauge Model Railways in the Country!!

a nostalgic, historical and colourful opportunity to see how the London and North Eastern Railway was actually run in the heyday of steam. Dozens of trains, formed from over 120 locomotives and over 400 items of rolling stock running on a total of over half a mile of track.

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• Sat 29th December 2012

• Borders Model Railway Club – Christmas Model Railway Show

• Llandrinio Village Hall, Llandrinio, Roadside B4393, NR Oswestry, Powys SY22 6SB


ADMISSION: Adults £3.50 Concessions £3.00 Children £1.50 Family £8.00

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We have a Model railway Show coming up on Saturday 29th December. 10am to 4.30pm. At Llandrinio Village Hall. Food and drinks available in this wheelchair friendly modern hall. Plenty of free parking. Lots of Layouts in N, OO, and O gauge. Plus bufferbooks.com, Walsworth Models and All Components Come along for a good day out. Adults £3.50, Concessions £3, children over 12 are £1.50, under 12 are free.

Check out http://www.bordersmodelrailwayclub.com

Welcome to Keighley Model Railway Club

***** Next Event *****

Christmas Open Day

Sunday 30th December 2012

Venue: KMRC Clubrooms

Open: 10.00 – 4.00

Admission: Adults £3 – Children £2 [no concessions]

See Events Page for more details of this and our other events

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New Layouts

Echoes of the Black Canyon – Colorado finescale On3 with thunder and lightening sound/light effects. Needs new fiddle yards building and wiring for DCC. Interested parties pls contact Club Chairman Charles Oldroyd: charles.oldroyd@virgin.net

Redwood Lumber – US Pacific Coast On30 logging operation featuring DCC and sound. A gem in less than 10 feet of space!

North of Leeds – EM – An essay on the Settle-Carlisle in steam/green diesel days. Help needed to complete a potential masterpiece in time for next year’s exhibition!

00 Finescale – A Pennine theme with canal and lock. Our once-juniors are embarking on this exciting project, and would welcome teenagers interested in helping to construct this exhibition quality layout.

2mm Finescale – Members of the 2mm Finescale Soc have moved a partially-built layout into the club to finish off. If you are also a fugitive watchmaker, they’d love to hear from you.

Introduction to the Club

Founded in 1974, Keighley MRC now has over 100 members of all ages, both local and as far away as Canada! Over the years, the Club has produced layouts in a variety of scales which have been exhibited in both the UK and Europe, and currently offers an opportunity to get involved with railway modelling in any scale.

Our clubrooms, situated at the Keighley Business Centre in Knowle Mill are just outside the centre of the town, and offer over 8,000 sq feet of heated space with both goods and passenger lift access. This allows many layouts to be permanently erected for running, as well as providing space for new ones under construction. We have a multi-gauge test track which is always available for test running, with both DCC and analogue controls. There are also modelling tables for members to work on their kits or individual projects.

Club night is every Tuesday 7.00 – 10.00pm, but individual layout groups also meet on Mondays and Thursdays, and there is also a Junior Section which meets on most Saturday afternoons 1.00-5.00pm (see Saturday Club page for upcoming dates). We also host meetings for 2mm and 3mm Finescale groups on certain Saturdays – again, upcoming dates are listed on the Saturday Club page.

The Club enjoys an enviable reputation in the railway modelling circuit for its open days and the quality of its annual exhibition, held each March in Victoria Hall, Keighley. If you’re wanting to develop your railway modelling skills, you can do no better to pay us a visit and talk to some of our experienced members. But even if you’re only an armchair modeller, we have a social area with video tapes and TV, kitchen and internet enabled PC, and substantial library for research.

Adult Club Membership costs £1.35 per week (£70 per year) whilst Junior membership (16 and under) costs just £1 per week (£52 per year). In any event, your first few visits to the Club will be completely free from any commitment on your part. Try before you buy!

If you’re interested in model railways, pay us a visit. You can be sure of a warm welcome at Keighley MRC!


Some Model Railway Dates

Some Model Railway Dates

• Sat 18th August 2012

• West Midlands Narrow Gauge Group – Narrow Gauge Midlands 2012

• The Link – Water Orton Community Venue, New Road, Water Orton, Warwickshire B46 1QU


ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Family £8.00

The West Midlands Narrow Gauge Group proudly present NARROW GAUGE MIDLANDS 2012 Featuring at least 9 narrow gauge layouts and demonstrations in OO and HO scales, with the OO9 Society Sales Stand and other trade support. St. Barnabas Cafe will be providing Tea, Coffee, Cake and light meals to raise funds for St. Barnabas church (Erdington). Entry fee: Adults £4.00, (009 Society members £3.00) Accompanied chidren (Under 12) admitted free!

News and Events – Model Railways, June 2012

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.

Come and see for yourself what makes the Stafford Toy Fair such a great place to visit.