Free parking for up to 3 hours is available at the venue. Please note we are not able to extend this period and that during busy periods this car park will fill up quickly and you may be advised to find one of the alternatives mentioned below.
Parking is also available at Fareham railway station and the main town centre car parks which are within a 10 minute walk of the leisure centre.
Our 50th anniversary exhibition featuring over 30 layouts and demonstrators from around the country. We have tried to bring layouts not seen in the area before plus a few local favourites and some which feature models from 50 years (or more ago).
A new feature of our show this year is our "club room". This is a dedicated room in which we will present a number of current layout projects currently being undertaken within the club plus our drive a train layout. Possibly the most exciting new development in this room will be our new modelling tables where children (old and young) can try their hand at kit building under the watchful eye and guidance of our members. We thank Peco, Freestone Models and Squires for their support with these tables.
Layouts confirmed as attending at the time of posting this information:
Ackthorpe - 4mm Finescale OO gauge - BR Steam/Early diesel - Yorkshire colliery and passing main line from Southampton MRS
Addistone South - 4mm EM gauge - BR 1970s - Southern third rail suburban terminus by Paul Egleton
Andeer - 3.5mm HOm gauge - Modern RHb - Swiss modular layout featuring construction on foamboard by Julia and Derek Boswell
Bahnhof Laufenmuhle - 3.5mm HO scale - Epoch 1 Germany - A country passing station by Alan Peacock
Blythburgh - 1/48 finscale 3/4in guage - 1920s - Southwold Railway in Suffolk by Peter Kazer
Brankstone - 4mm OO gauge - BR Steam - Bournemouth area locomotive yard by Roger Bradgate
Calstock's Halton Quay - 7mm On16.5 gauge - Turn of the century - Cornish quayside by Chris and Val Peacock
Chris will also be demonstrating his modelling techniques beside the layout
Charlieville - 2mm N gauge - 1950s/1960s - American Prairie by Christine and Rodney Hodge from the Warley Club
Harton Gill - 4mm P4 gauge - BR/NCB 1960s - Colliery, local and exchange lines based on the overhead electrics used at Harton Colliery at South Shields from the Carshalton and Sutton MRC
Glenwood Springs - 7mm On30 - American narrow gauge by Richard Pretious
Holm - 4mm OO gauge - GWR 1930s - Terminus based around the Severn Estuary by Chris Thomas
I 'ad That - 4mm OO gauge - BR 1950s - As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations a scenic layout featuring Hornby Dublo trains by Andy Miller
Kiddies layout* - 4mm OO gauge - Colourful locomotives which can be driven by our younger visitors in exchange for a donation to the Hampshire Air Ambulance service
Klapping - 3.5mm HO gauge - Modern Austria - Small terminus station with exchange yard and local industry by Mike Roulle
Ludlow - 4mm Finescale - GWR/LMS joint 1930s - A detailed model of the station on the Welsh Marches line between Hereford and Shrewsbury from the North Gwent MRC
Minories - 4mm EM gauge - 1970s BR - The classic Minories suburban terminus design now transformed into a through station by Tom Cunningham from The Model Railway Club
Moorside - 4mm OO9 gauge - Narrow gauge terminus in the Pennines by Richard Glover
Priddys Yard - 2mm N gauge - Modern American - Switching yard
and featuring a demonstration on modular baseboard construction by the Gosport American N gauge modelling group
Red Hook Bay - 3.5 mm HO gauge - 1940s America - Maine town terminus with port and townscape by Mike Carter
Redford Junction - 3mm 12mm gauge - Interchange between third rail electric and non electrified services by Paul Hopkins
Rothern Bridge - 7mm O gauge - SR or BR steam - Through station based on Torrington in Devon by the Crawley and District MRC
Sandford - 4mm P4 gauge - 1930s GWR - Cheddar valley station by Pete and Jeff Day
St Kenvince - 4mm OO gauge - Modern image - Cornish china clay loading and through station from Nick Warren
The End Of The Line - 7mm O gauge - 1960s industrial - Narrow gauge and road transport combine to feed standard gauge by Tim Crockford
The Ridgeacre Branch - 2mm N gauge - Chris Morris from the Warley club, just awaiting final details
Thorpe-le-Soken - 7mm tinplate O gauge - LNER 1930s - Unique depiction of GER country junction using Hornby tinplate clockwork trains by Roger and Nigel Mann from the Hornby Railway Collectors Association another of our 50th anniversary layouts
Todmorden Midland - 2mm N gauge - Ed Purcell from the Warley club, just awaiting final details
TT display - 3mm TT gauge - Display of Triang and associated TT products as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations by the 3mm society
Watt Estate - 7mm O9 gauge - Anytime - Modular Garden Estate railway featuring a special golden 50th anniversary module by the Fareham and District MRC
Weslo Steels - 4mm finescale OO gauge - BR 1980s - Steel terminal in the West Midlands by Dave Tailby
Demonstrators attending at the time of posting this information:
Chris Peacock showing his building techniques
The Gosport American N gauge group showing their modular layout construction
The Fareham and District MRC showing elements from a number of their current layouts under construction*
Layouts and demonstrators marked * are planned to be located in our "club room".
Clubs and associations attending at the time of posting this information:
The N Gauge Society - The Society for all those modelling in N gauge
Sir Nigel Gresley Locomotive Trust - The owner and operator of the A4 Pacific locomotive "Sir Nigel Gresley"
The Lynton and Barnstable Railway Trust - The trust are restoring the "L&BR" narrow gauge railway in North Devon
Traders confirmed as attending
AAR Models - Model die-cast cars. lorries, buses in N to O gauge. Plastic kits in Dapol, Knightwing and Javis scenics also some ideas for Christmas gifts.
Book Law Publications - The UK's leading publisher, Trade & mail order specialists, in new and end of run transport publications, together with a large section of DVD's.
Ceynix Trees - The home of individually crafted Trees with Personalitree of specific species plus tree making materials.
Country Park Models - Model railway spares for all leading OO gauge makers
Dave Jones Model (DJM) - Manufacturer + Supplier of high quality RTR model railway locomotives in N,OO and O gauges
Elaine's Trains - quality second hand model trains
Freestone Models - Card Modelling specialists. Kits and materials for all main railway scales, plus background scenic sheets, cast metal detailing components, glues, modelling and drawing equipment.
Harrison Brown Models - Stockists of Southern Electric kits, model railway scenery, buildings, figures & accessories, die-cast vehicles, plastic kits, glues, tools, paints and much more.
Gaugemaster - Demonstrating their Prodigy DCC equipment
Kernow Models - We stock a large range of models and accessories in all scales. Limited editions and mail order are our specialty
Kytes Lights - Model lighting specialist offering the largest selection of modelling lights in the UK.
Lord and Butler - Suppliers of quality weathered model locomotives and rolling stock (Dirty Boy) in various scales from 'O' gauge to 'N' gauge, new releases, and quality second-hand stock as well as scenics, airbrushes and paints
Masterpiece Figures – Produce quality figures for 4mm, 7mm and On30 scales, specialising in crews for specific OO loco’s.
Modelmania - wide range of Ratio,Wills and other kits as well as a good selection of Bachmann Hornby and Graham Farish ready to run. American and Continental outlines also stocked
RonLines - Model railway shop run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. We have a large section of pre-owned model railways as well as new Peco, Hornby, Bachmann, Graham Farish, Metcalfe and much more.
Squires - Small hand and power tools for the modeller, including paints, scenics, adhesives and electronics.
Wessex Wagons - Specialise in commissioning Limited Edition 00 wagons from the South and West of England.
Weston Models - Handmade buildings and dioramas in N, OO and O gauges.
Wheels of Southsea - We sell and buy model railways, Transport Books, Die-cast items & DVD’s
Wicor Models - Model railway items and bits & pieces