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    • 22 February 2019 Until 24 February 2019
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      Event Name: Model Rail Scotland 2019

      Classification: Exhibition

      Address: SEC Glasgow

      Day 1: 22/2/19

      Opening times Day 1: 10:30 - 18:00

      Day 2: 24/2/19

      Opening times Day 2: 10:30 - 17:00

      Prices: At the doorAdult £13Child £6Family £29Advance pricesAdult £12Child £5Family £28

      Disability access: Yes

      Car parking: Yes

      Website: www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk

      Organising body: AMRSS

      Scotland’s biggest Model Railway exhibition returns for its 53rd year.
      The event returns to the SEC venue in Glasgow, Grant Thomson from Clyde 1 will open the show at 10am on Friday 22nd Feb
      Model Rail Scotland – 2019 will take place on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February at Hall 3 of the Scottish Event Campus Glasgow and bring together over 50 model railway layouts representing a wide range scales and eras. The event is expected to attract 15,000 visitors over the 3 days.
      The exhibition is ‘supported’ by Hornby Hobbies, Bachmann Europe, Peco and Squires Tools who will be present to show their latest range of products in addition a diverse range of trade exhibitors are participating accompanied by society and railway interest groups which will provide an excellent selection of exhibits for both the experienced and inexperienced in the hobby.
       
      A large number of layouts will be making either their first ever appearance at Model Rail Scotland or visiting a Scottish exhibition for their first time.
      Happisburgh Goods by the Model Railway Club is returning to the SEC it was last exhibited in Scotland in 2006 when it made it first trip to Glasgow.
      Model Rail Scotland – 2019 will be your last opportunity to see New Bryford by Mick Bryan and Wansbeck Road by Mick Simpson as both layouts are will be making their last ever appearance at a UK model railway show .
       
      The following table outlines the full list of the layouts participating in Model Rail Scotland 2019:
      *Layout never been exhibited in Scotland
      **Layouts first appearance at Model Rail Scotland
      A German Miscellany G Germany
      Angst-Lesspork* OO9 Fantasy
      Ardmore* O Irish Railways
      Bradford City Road* OO BR 70/80
      Bridgwater (S&DJR)* O S&D
      Broughton Sidings* EM BR various
      Calcutta Sidings P4 BR Sectorisation
      Cardwell OO Scottish
      Codgers Pass HO American
      Coldham Lane OO East England
      Crundells Estate** Gn15 UK
      Dubmill Sidings* O BR Blue
      Eglington Junction** N UK
      Farbine Road WRD* OO BR Blue
      Formakin HO British
      Framplington* OO BR (E)
      Fularton Junction N UK
      Ghylldale* OO9 UK
      Glebe Street** O Scottish
      Glenmore N Scottish
      Great Endon* OO NW England
      Happisburgh Goods O BR
      Hawkins Halt OO/N Fantasy
      Humber Yard HO Canadian
      Kylemore Road** O Scottish
      Los Mochos On30 USA
      Lymebrook Yard* N BR Blue
      Mauch Chunk PA* HO USA
      Millig Yard OO Scottish
      Montague Field OO BR (NE)
      Morven Terminal N USA
      Muirhead OO Scottish
      New Bryford OO NW England
      Newcastleton OO Scottish
      Peacock Cross OO Glasgow
      Rockfield Road N Scottish
      Ronshafen** N Germany
      Steindorff* HOe Austria
      The Lochty Branch* O BR (Sc)
      Todmorden Midland* N BR (M)
      Troutons* OO West Yorkshire
      United Mills P4 Scottish
      Wansbeck Road 2mmFS BR (NE)
      Waterhulme* OO9 Derbyshire
      Wellpark OO Scottish
      West Pickering HO Canadian
      Woodside Central** OO UK
       
      In late 2018 the first ever model railway ‘reality’ TV show The Great Model Railway Challenge was broadcast by Channel 5 and the winners of the first series Aberdeen Model Rail Club will be exhibiting their winning layout City of Tiers along with Clucas Bay with which they won their heat to participate in the final.
      The club members who were involved in the programme will be available to answer questions from visitors about the layouts and their experience of being involved in the show.
      The layouts will be situated adjacent to the Peco stand which will also give visitors a chance to catch up with Steve Flint who along with Kathy Millatt was the ‘other’ judge on the show.
       
      To assists visitors a vintage Glasgow Corporation bus will operate a shuttle service between the Scottish Event Campus and the city centre collecting passengers at George Sq and Central Station.
      Detailed information on the daily timetable for this service will be published on the Model Rail Scotland website.
       
      Come along and enjoy one of the finest events in Model Railway exhibitions in the UK. The event Opening times are Friday 10:30am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10:30am – 5pm. Advance ticket holders can enter 30 minutes prior to the official opening times.
      Ticket prices at the Door – Adults - £13, Child - £6 Family - £29 (2+2)
      Full information is available on our website www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk
    • 22 February 2019 13:00
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      The North East Cheshire Gauge '0' Group
      Chairman: Ron Pugh - 01663 762629 - [email protected]
      Secretary: Mark Owen - 07957864303 - [email protected]
      Treasurer: Tony Zajac - 07812041316 - [email protected]
       
      Meetings at the Scout Hut, High Lane are usually on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month (except April and December, due to NWOGM Show and Christmas. See Diary Dates page for actual dates. Start time around 12.30pm till around 5pm. See you there! All are welcome.
       
    • 23 February 2019 Until 24 February 2019
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      This exhibition is being hosted at Homewood School in Tenterden, with various traders, exhibitors and demonstrators in attendance. There is free parking on-site, disabled access and toilets for all, and refreshments are available at reasonable prices - or, you're hankering for something warmer, there's a rather good fish and chip shop just a short walk from the venue door. 
       
      Ticket prices are as follows; 
       
      Adults: £5.00 
      Seniors: £4.50
      Children: £3.50
      Family (Two adults, two children): £12.50
       
      For more details please view our webpage.

    • 23 February 2019 Until 24 February 2019
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      Event Name: Lincoln & District Model Railway Exhbition

      Classification: Exhibition

      Address: Newark Showground, Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Lincoln Road,Winthorpe,Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY

      Day 1: 23/02/2019

      Opening times Day 1: (09:30) 10:00-17:00

      Day 2: 24/02/2019

      Opening times Day 2: (09:30) 10:00-16:30

      Prices: £8.00 Adult£3.00 Child£20.00 Family (2 Adults 3 Children)

      Disability access: Yes

      Car parking: Yes

      Website: www.ladmrc.co.uk

      Organising body: Lincoln & District Model Railway Club

      Organiser: Sean Tyler 07873 735464 [email protected]

      The Lincoln & District Model Railway Club are pleased to announce our 5th general exhibition in 2019 at the ever popular Lady Eastwood Pavilion in the Newark Showground which will run alongside our Post Modernisation exhibition on October 19th/20th 2019 also held at the Newark showground.
       
      The dates are Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th February 2019.
      We are having a good variety of layouts of most scales and gauges, traders, demonstrators and societies...see below.
       
      LAYOUTS.
      7mm scale, 0 gauge; Amalgamated Wagon Works.
      3.5mm scale, H0m; Bergeller Bahn, Swiss metre gauge.
      4mm scale, 00 gauge; Boston Sleeper Works.
      2mm scale, N gauge; Blyth.
      0N30 scale, Narrow gauge; Karolina Falls.
      7mm scale, 0 gauge; Crompton Road Stabling Point.
      4mm scale, 00 gauge; Bostcroft.
      4mm scale, EM gauge; Canada Street Wharf.
      4mm scale, 00 gauge; Drinkallby.
      4mm scale, 00 gauge; Coppell.
      7mm scale, 0 gauge; Foston Mills.
      7mm scale, 0 gauge; Glen Bogle.
      2mm scale, N gauge; Heworth Sidings.
      2mm scale, N gauge; Kayreuth.
      4mm scale, 00 gauge; Victoria Road.
      4mm scale, 00 gauge; Newburn.
      7mm scale, 0 gauge; Shunters Road.
      2mm scale, N gauge; Melton Mowbray North.
      0N30 scale, Narrow gauge; Redwood Lumber.
      4mm scale, 00 gauge; Victoria Road MPD.
      009 scale, Narrow gauge; Lane End.
      7mm scale, 0 gaugeAhrtalzneibruck.
      4mm scale, 00 gauge; Cottleston.
      7mm scale, 0 gauge; Mill Bank Alley.
      3.5mm scale, H0 gauge; Bayern Neustadt.
      4mm scale, 00 gauge; Middle Muddleton, Thomas.
       
      DEMONSTRATORS.
      Peter Brinded; Soldering techniques.
      Richard (Dick) Dockerill; 7mm modern image loco building.
      John Fownes; Cardboard works.
      David Wright, Dovedale Models; Scenic buildings etc.
      Roger Garrett; Weathering techniques.
      Andrew Baldwin; Scratchbuilding 7mm wagons etc in plastic.
      Keith Tiplady, KFT Design; Automatic couplings.
       
      CLUBS & SOCIETIES
      Lincoln & District Model Railway Club.
      Gauge 0 Guild.
      Great Northern Railway Society.
      Lincoln Vintage Vehicle society.
      Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society.
      Railway Correspondance & Travel Society.
       
      TRADERS
      A1 Models.
      Booklaw.
      Caistor Loco.
      Country Scenes & Trees.
      Elaines Trains.
      Electra Railway Graphics.
      J & C Model Railways.
      Helmsman Model Rail.
      Hobby Holidays.
      Layouts4U.
      Mad About Trains.
      Modelmania.
      Replica Railways.
      Starlight Models.
      Tools 2000.
      The Tower Collection Blackpool.
      KFT Design.
      S.M.Models.
       
      Free show guide included with entry fee.
       
      The Newark Showground has free parking, disabled access, cafe within exhibition hall and a good rail service for the East Coast Mainline and the Leicester/Nottingham/Lincoln routes. The venue is easily accessible by road from the A1, A17, A46 and A617.
       
      A free vintage bus shuttle runs between the showground and Newark Northgate/Castle stations on both days...see www.ladmrc.co.uk for PDF timetable.
    • 23 February 2019
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      Event Name: RISEX 2019 Model Railway Exhibition

      Classification: Exhibition

      Address: Community Centre(adjacent to Springs swimming pool), Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 9AX

      Day 1: 23/02/19

      Opening times Day 1: 10.00-5.00

      Prices: Adults £4.00, Child £2.00

      Disability access: Yes

      Car parking: No

      Website: http://www.rdmrc.org.uk

      Organising body: Risborough & District Model Railway Club

      The whole of the Community Centre in Princes Risborough is taken over one day in the spring each year. Allowing local modellers to display their layouts and model making.
       
      We have 10 layouts, trade support and demonstrations, one of the layouts that is attending is ‘Ealing Road’, this was built by the Missenden Modellers for the Channel 5 TV series 'The Great Model Railway Challenge', which you may have seen back in October/November of 2018, the theme of their heat was ‘Movies’ and the team opted to base theirs on a medley of the Ealing Studios films of the early fifties, regarded by many as the high point in British Cinema.
       

       
      Ealing Road, Photograph Courtesy of Knickerbockerglory TV
       
      Light refreshments will be available including LOTS of HOMEMADE CAKES
       
      Confirmed Layouts:
       
      7mm Scale
      Central Works O Gauge, Exhibited by Luton Model Railway Club, The location is based on the intense network of sidings that once existed at Longbridge, Birmingham. This enables us to run a great variety of locos and stock from the late 1950s through to the 1960s.
      Grange West Tramway O-16.5 Gauge, Exhibited by John Dean, The layout is a fictitious narrow gauge system situated in the middle of England. It is modelled in O-16.5 (7mm) and depicts Beldam Road Station on a non tramway section.

      4mm Scale
      Canute Road Quay, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Graham ‘Muz’ Muspratt, Canute Road Quay is a dock / quayside layout located somewhere around the Canute Road area within Southampton Docks operated primarily by the Southern Railway between 1946 to 1949. Occasionally it can be operated in different eras such as early or late British Railways periods.
      Ealing Road, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Missenden Modellers, Built for the Channel 5 TV series 'The Great Model Railway Challenge', the theme of the heat was ‘Movies’ and the team opted to base theirs on a medley of the Ealing Studios films of the early fifties.
      Mount Road Shed, OO Gauge, Mark Bacon, Set in the late 1960s, almost at the end of steam, see this fictitious shed that has been created based upon Mark's early childhood memories of Leicester.
      Norwood Road, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Simon Paley, With Norwood Road set in the 21st Century, it remains unchanged since BR Days, services are now in the hands of Southern and London Overground, while also seeing some Thameslink Services as the route is used as an occasional diversionary route.
      Ottilies, OO Gauge, Exhibited by Andrew Hicks, This is a double sided layout set in Yorkshire during the LNER period, with a town station scene on one side and a county station scene on the other, the whole layout folds in half for storage.

      3.5mm Scale
      Lemmington Park, HO Gauge, Exhibited by Western Model Railway Society, A station in the outskirts of Chicago, on what was once a through line but now truncated to serving as an outer-suburban terminus receiving push-pull trains as used by Metra.
      Salinas Valley, HO Gauge, Exhibited by John Baggaley, This is a small US switching layout, with relatively modern rail served industries. It is assumed to be situated on the outskirts of a city in the 1960/70s.

      1:148 Scale
      Whitmoor, N Gauge, Exhibited by Astolat Model Railway Circle , The layout has a continuous run, via a fiddle yard, on a double main line through the station. Additional terminal platforms at one end of the station are intended for branch line traffic and suburban traffic to the "big city". The layout includes a goods yard and locomotive depot.

      Confirmed Traders
      Club 2nd Hand: Risborough Club Members' items for sale.
      Keith's Model Railways: New and high quality second-hand 'OO' railway items to suit all ages and all pockets. From all manufacturers, for all enthusiasts.
      Len Bunning Books: Pre-owned books and magazines.
      P & G Engineering Supplies: Selection of Tools and N/OO9/OO kits.
      Richard Boddington Postcards: Dealers in second-hand postcards.
      Sunningwell Command Control: Digitrax, Soundtraxx, North Coast Engineering, Train Control Systems (TCS) and CML and other products.

      Confirmed Societies
      Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway: The preservation and running of the line between Chinnor and Princes Risborough.
      Great Central Railway Society: The society promotes interest in and study of the former GCR lines which is valuable information for modellers.
      Princes Risborough North Signal Box: The Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Association appeal and restoration of this building.

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