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----- Brighton MRC 39th annual exhibition
By acg5324


Event Name: Brighton MRC 39th annual Model Railway exhibition

Address: Patcham Community Centre, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton BN1 8TA

Day 1: Sat 18th November 2017
Opening times Day 1: 1000 to 1700
Day 2: Sun 19th November 2017
Opening times Day 2: 1000 to 1600
Prices: Adult £3.50Senior £3.00Child £2.50Family £10.00

Website: http://www.brightonm.../exhibition.htm

Disability access: Yes
Car parking: Yes

Organising body: Brighton MRC
Organiser: Club secretary Dave Clements 01273 771929 Brightonmrc@gmail.com

Eight layouts already booked in a variety of scales and gauges. The most well known being Thunders Hill and Ariana Town. Full details on the clubs website.
Trade and society support from Morris Models, Brian trains, Tram 53 the RCTS and many more.
Our world famous catering will be supplying homemade cakes and refreshments.


Free car parking on site and surrounding streets.
Bus routes 5, 5A, 5B and 56 stop close to the community centre.

----- Workington Model Railway Exhibition
By SteamAle


Event Name: Model Railway Exhibition

Address: Energus Building Blackwood Road Lillyhall Workington CA14 4JW

Day 1: Saturday
Opening times Day 1: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Day 2: Sunday
Opening times Day 2: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Prices: Adult £5 Accompanied children Free otherwise £1.00

Website: solrail.co.uk

Disability access: Yes
Car parking: Yes

Organising body: Solrail Ltd
Organiser: P T Tuer 01228-522118 enquiries@solrail.co.uk

The biggest event of its type in Cumbria. Loads of free parking. Bus service stops outside venue on Saturday. Excellent modern light and airy venue. All on one level with easy disabled access. Full refreshment facilities available all day. Children encouraged to operate several layouts (adults as well).



N gauge – NEW – Llwyn Grug – 15’ x 4’ –Les Nehrlich – based in mid North Wales somewhere along the line between Raubon and Dolgellau.
N gauge – NEW - – 8’ x 4’ –Steve Viney – One built specially for the children
6mm/foot scale. 9mm gauge – NEW –Canalside Iron Works – 11’ x 1’6” – David Atkinson – based in Derbyshire in the 1920/30’s a fascinating insight in narrow gauge.
OO9 gauge – NEW –Bachdale & Dibley Level – 10’ x 3’ –David Johnston – Freelance layout depicting a narrow gauge tourist line.
OO gauge – NEW – Curwen Bank – 12’ x 6’ – Ray Cottier, Solrail – Remember Workington’s railways? This layout is based on one small part of them as the Curwens may have built.
OO gauge – NEW – Loch Syd– 8’ x 8’ –Dalegarth Modellers –
OO gauge – NEW – Coffee Pot – 5’6” x 5’6” - Brian Irwin -
OO gauge – NEW - Desire - Maryport Modellers – Bachmann Tram layout
EM gauge – NEW – Middle Peak – 6’ x 2’ – Graham Hudson, EM Gauge North East Group – based on the real Middle Peak quarry near Wirksworth in Derbyshire.
EM gauge – NEW – Wittington Junction – 5’ x 2’ - a new cameo layout still under construction to show how it is done!
O gauge – NEW – East Dock – 8’ x 1’6” – Peter Shields – Diesel shed based on Sunderland in 1977.
O gauge – NEW - Derwent Sidings – 26’ x 2’ – Derwent Railway Society – a new club layout that is normally housed in Cleator Moor
G scale – NEW - - Chris Wright - 25' x 6' ish.
OO gauge - Thomas the Tank – 8’ x 4’ - WTHT - back in all his glory for the younger visitor to operate
OO gauge –Tri-ang Minic Motorway – 13’6” x 6’6” – Rod Moore – vintage models which members of the public are invited to operate
Saturday only. Live Steam - 7 1/4” gauge - for visitors to ride on provided by Lancaster and Morecambe Model Engineers.


Supported by: -


Trade stands selling everything you need for your modelling including: -
C&M Models – Carlisle - New RTR British and Continental
Crafty Hobbies - Barrow-in Furness - New RTR and second-hand
D&E Kits & Videos - Leeds - Digital supplier, DVD's, books and lots more
L&S Models – Lancaster - large range of second-hand models
MTFG - Reeth, North Yorks – new and reconditioned, hard to find spares and plastic kits etc.
Solrail – Wokington – second-hand models
Squires Tools - Bognor Regis - any tool you need you'll find here
Stevenson's Carriages & Millhome Models - Chesterfield - Brass Kits and bits to help you build what you want, especially Cumbrian ones!


Trainsimulator 2017 - Computer simulation for you to try
HO – John H Wright – Modelling American prototypes using DCC
EM/General – Jean King – building model trees
EM - Chris King - track building
EM - Andrew Wright – working on his new layout
P4 – Bob Hetherington – Modelling the Stockton & Darlington locomotives
O – Marc Dobson – Owd Ratty
O – Carlisle and District O Gauge Group, various construction methods


Societies and Groups
Cumbrian Railways Association
Derby Lightweight Preservation Group
Derwent Railway Society
Eden Valley Railway Trust
Northern Rail
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Sian Project Group
West Cumbria Guild of Model Engineers
Workington Transport Heritage Trust

----- PFMRS Colne Exhibition
By andyfoulger


Event Name: Pendle Forest Model Railway Society

Address: Park High School, Venables Avenue, Colne. BB8 7DP

Day 1: 18/11/2017
Opening times Day 1: 10:00 - 17:00
Day 2: 19/11/2017
Opening times Day 2: 10:00 - 16:00
Prices: Adults : £5.00Concessions : £4.00Children : £3.00Family (2+2) : £14.00


Disability access: Yes
Car parking: Yes

Organising body: Pendle Forest Model railway Society
Organiser: David Carter.email : cartersdad4jc@gmail.com

updated info 22/10/2017
Pendle Forest Model Railway Society - Annual Exhibition 2017


East Lancashire model railway enthusiasts are in for a real treat when the Pendle Forest Model Railway Society holds it’s annual model railway exhibition on Saturday & Sunday November 18th – 19th. The exhibition will be at Park High School, Venables Av, Colne and the Society reckons they will have something there for everyone.


Top of the bill is the Society’s layout ‘Earby’ which recaptures the look of the station and the surrounding area as it was in the 1960’s. Never slow to latch on to modern technology, Society members have created most of the buildings using 3D printing and the result is very impressive.


An unusual item of possible historical significance is ‘Rock n Rail’ a model of an early rail way based on artifacts discovered in a dig on a local allotment. Whilst the dating of the items found has yet to be determined it would seems possible that rail ways might well have been around a few millennia before the currently accepted historical dates of the early 1800’s!


At the exhibition will be many other layouts in a range of different scales and gauges, modellers from Creil, France will be there with a modeling workshop, there will be a demonstration of weathering techniques and children will have the chance to drive a train themselves.


Alongside the models there will be a range of traders selling everything from train sets to kits and detailing parts plus there will be full catering available throughout the event.


The exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday and there is full disabled access to the show.
Admission is £5.00 adults, £3.00 children, £4.00 concessions and £14.00 families (2+2)
Further details from David Carter on 07770 331348




Some of the models on show this year will be :


Earby – showing Earby station as it was in the 1096s
Oldswick TMD OO – a modern locomotive maintenance depot.
Burnaby – a North American layout.
Whittham Grove – a London based scene.
Penna Lane - servicing centre for locomotives and diesel multiple units.
Cleggworth - is set in the Pennines in ‘Last of the summer wine’ country.
Oldham King Street – a small fictional station and parcels depot in North West England.
Leighmoor Bois – Hornby Dublo 3rail trains
Lego – trains from the well known toy manufacturer
Boats – a display of boats in various scales

***** 1 votes 35th Annual Festival of Model Railways & Hobbies
By Trebor


Event Name: 35th Annual Festival of Model Railways & Hobbies

Address: Southend Tennis & Leisure Centre Garon Park Eastern Avenue Southend on Sea Essex SS2 4FA

Day 1: 18th November 2017
Opening times Day 1: 10am - 5pm
Day 2: 19th November 2017
Opening times Day 2: 10am - 5pm
Prices: Adult - £6 Senior - £5 Child - £4 Family - £15 (2+2)

Website: http://www.shoeburynessmrc.co.uk

Disability access: Yes
Car parking: Yes

Organising body: Shoeburyness Model Railway Club
Organiser: Roy Ginn (Chairman) 01702 294926 showman@shoeburynessmrc.co.uk

Terror Street (OO Gauge)
I.P.M.S (Various Scales)
Hampton End (45mm)
Upper Oreful Street (OO Gauge)
N E Where (N Gauge)
John Wigston (Railway Artist)
Newchapel Junction (O Gauge)
Odstock (OO Gauge)
Ebsworth Street (OO Gauge)
Jack Chalkley (Weathering Demo)
Microsoft Train Simulator (Demonstrator)
Caradon Junction (OO Gauge)
Miniature Steam & Country Show (Various Scales)
Endale South (N Gauge)
Meccano Models (Various Scales)
Broadgate (OO Gauge)
West Essex Raceway (Various Scales)
Guys Fizz Bang (On-30 Gauge)
Lindhurst (OO Gauge)
City Coach Company (OO Gauge)
Chelmsford Model Club (Various Scales)
Sugar Hall Railway (7 1/4in)
Moorhen Boat Club (Various Scales)
Republic Steel (Z Gauge)
S E E R S (Various Scales)
Triang Minic Motorway (1:76.2 Scale)
Skybirds & Givjoy Toys (Various Scales)
Micklethwaite (OO Gauge)
Essex MAFVA (Various Scales)
St James Pier (O Gauge)
Thurrock Model Truck Club (Various Scales)
Kayreuth (N Gauge)
Southend Radio Flying Club (Various Scales)
Midsummer End (N Gauge)
Circleton Village (N Gauge)
Acacia Avenue (OO Gauge)
Transition -ERA (OO Gauge)
Thames Deltic Loco Works (Various Scales)
M A D Painting
Creekleigh Tramways (OO Gauge)
It's got to go somewhere (OO9 Gauge)
Brickfield Junction (Lego)
Tamiya Truckin (1:14 Scale)
RJC Models (Various Scales)
St Marnock Engine Shed (O Gauge)
Albert Frost coal & coke (O Gauge)
Crown Electrolytic Plating Works (O Gauge)
Websters Halt (O Gauge)
Pebblestone (SM32 Scale)
East Park Depot (OO Gauge)
Seagle Bay (N Gauge)


Sudbury Model Railways
Claire's Fudge and Sweets Stall
Mad about Trains
Roneo Models
Chaplin Diecast Models
Railway Memories
Andy Lynch Model Railways
Brian Baker Collectables
Heritage in Motion
Round in Circles
W M Collectables
Fair Rail
Aspire Gifts and Models
Railway Roundabout
Plus Daughters
Chalk Garden Rail
Piccolos Dolls Houses
Model Scenery Supplies
Finishing Touches
Freestone Model Accessories
Totem Signs
Powerbond Adhesives
Natural Scenics
SAT Model Rail


Preservation Societies & Charities
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway
Essex Air Ambulance Trust
Epping & Onger Railway Society
B17 Locomotive Trust
Holden F5 Locomotive Trust

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----- Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition
By kipford


Event Name: Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition

Address: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth PO3 5XT

Day 1: 18th November 2017
Opening times Day 1: 10:30 - 16:30
Prices: Standard adult admission charge of £5 (no concessions) but all accompanied children will be admitted free.

Website: http://www.rmweb.co....-november-2017/

Disability access: Yes
Car parking: Yes

Organising body: South Hants Model Railway Club
Organiser: exibition@shmrc.org.uk

Final layout lineup for the SHMRC’s annual exhibition. We think the list of layouts for this years for this year’s show is exceptional so please come to the friendly show with great catering.


Clutton 4mm P4 This is one of its last outings and a very rare one day show appearance

Benfieldside 4mm EM The first outing for a seminal layout under new ownership, it is looking stunning.

Great Bardfield 4mm P4

Chewton Mendip 4mm EM

Ynysybwl 4mm EM

Rowington for Shrewley 4mm OO

Heybridge Wharf 3mm

Brixham 4mm EM

Lee on the Solent 4mm P4

Staindrop 7mm 0

Wood's Wharf 7mm 0

Thomas 4mm OO For the kids


Gordon Gravett

Roy Hickman

Roger Sawyer

2 mm Road Show

S4 Society Stand

EMGS Society Stand


Ron Lines

Model Railway Developments

AAR models.

Falcon Masterpiece Models

C & L

Coastal DCC

Squires Tools

London Road


Rumney Models


Booklaw Publications

November 2017