The Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2020
Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre
Saturday 11th January 2020 - 10am till 5.30pm.
Sunday 12th January 2020 - 10am till 4.30pm.
Organised by the Chiltern Model Railway Association (CMRA).
There will be more than thirty superb working model railway layouts with a well balanced coverage of scales, gauges and prototypes. An excellent selection of specialist and general trades will be present together with demonstrations, static exhibits and society stands.
List of layouts expected to attend:
Soller by Chris Hales - very loosely based on the Spanish Mallorcan line in 1:220 scale 6.5mm gauge (Z)
St Frazal D'Ardeche by Piers Milne - Chemin de fer du Vivarais tourist line in 1:160 scale 6.5mm gauge (Continental Nm)
Freshwater by Ian Morgan - BR (S) Isle of Wight terminus in 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge (2mm fs)
Brinklow by the Milton Keynes MRS - BR Midland through station in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Feldspar by Ray Taylor & Anna Bass - coffee table layout BR 1960s in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Hatch End by Andy Stephney - 1980s North London BR and LT overground in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Hedges Hill Cutting exhibited by the Bentley MRG - 1990s NSE South London suburbia in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Little Salkeld by Paul Moss - 1960s Settle Carlisle line through station in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Sandmarch by the Stevenage & District MRC - extended continuous run through station in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Heybridge Wharf by Mike Corp - fictitious Suffolk light railway scene in 3mm/ft scale 14.2mm gauge (3mm fs)
Bastogne Rue de Clervaux by Phil Coulton - post 2000 Belgian terminus/through station in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (H0)
Eight Dollar Canyon by the Carshalton & Sutton MRC - octagonal North American layout in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (H0)
Ryders Green Wharf by Peter Cullen - late 1950s West Midlands industrial scene in 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9)
Vale of Maentwrog by Paul Bason - echoes of the Ffestiniog Railway in 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9)
Aerodrome Park by Peter North - Southern Electric 1930s Art Deco terminus in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Bee Road by Gerard Pearson - 1960s BR (M) West Midland terminus in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Dublingham Goods Station by Tony Harris - Dublo 3 rail BR Goods station in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Frampton on Severn by Dave Fryer - 1950s BR (W) branch terminus in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Gosberton by the Spalding MRC - 1950s BR (E) mainline through station in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Little Colne by Peter Vestey - 1950s BR (E) North Essex branch terminus in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Middleton by the de Havilland MRS - 1930s LNER Tees Valley branch line terminus in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Mothecombe by the High Wycombe & District MRS - South West coast BR (W) through station in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Shabbey Road by the de Havilland MRS - fun layout featuring Underground Ernie stock in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Trinity Dock Street Bridge by Gavin Rose - 1939 atmospheric industrial winter scene in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Wemblesden Park by Dave Bentley - North London mid 1980s electrified WCML in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Burntisland by the East of Scotland 4mm Group - 1883 North British Railway terminus in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Nonsuch by Derek Reeve - novelty Tudor mouse railway in 7mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (0-16.5)
Slindon Vale by the South Downs Group; 7mm Narrow Gauge Association - West Sussex narrow gauge scene in 7mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (0-16.5)
Fintonagh by Dave Holman - Irish 3ft gauge roadside tramway in 7mm/ft scale 21mm gauge (0-21)
Docklands by Andrew Jones - 1950/60s East London with early diesel traction in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Harlyn Pier by Peter Beckley - 1960s BR (S) ex LSWR Cornish seaside terminus in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Johnstown Road by the Barrowmore MRG - 1908 Cambrian Railway Tanat Valley line in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Teesside Steel by the Royal Air Force Kinloss MRC - 1950/60s Industrial iron and steel works in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Paradise Mining Co. by Christopher Payne - minimum gauge SW American mineral railroad in 1:25 scale 16.5mm gauge
Orange River & Portland by the Hallellujah Players - 3ft narrow gauge American terminus in 15mm/ft scale 45mm gauge (Fn3)
Further details about the exhibition including trade, demonstrators and societies can be found on the CMRA website:
On the door Admission charge is £10 per Adult. Up to two children, aged 5 to 15 will be admitted FREE with each paying adult. Charge for additional or unaccompanied children is £4.
Special Advanced Ticket Offer - £8 per Adult - £2 off each Adult ticket if purchased in advance on or before 8th January 2020.
Advance bookings can be made by telephoning 01438 363200 or in person at the venue's Box Office. Alternatively go online at:
where advance £8 Adult tickets and £4 Child tickets can be purchased. There is no booking fee. A charge of £1 will be made per transaction if tickets are to be posted.
The venue is situated only a couple of hundred yards from Stevenage's main shopping area and offers a town centre location with the benefits of good transport links and car parking.
For those coming by public transport the railway station is literally just over the road and is joined to the venue and town centre by a pedestrian bridge. Services are mainly operated by Great Northern, lying on the route from London King's Cross to Peterborough & Cambridge. The station is also served by trains between London and Letchworth via Hertford North. The bus station is also close, less than a minutes walk away.
For those travelling by car the venue is on the dual carriageway A602 which is easily accessed by two junctions on the A1(M), one from the north and one from the south, with an estimated 5 minute travelling time from the motorway. The Leisure Centre is to the east of the railway station and has several ground level car parks. A little further away are the town's multi-storeys.
The rates vary for the car parks shown with the most expensive ones being the two railway station ones - marked as RS and RN.
If you wish to keep your car parking charges to a minimum it is best to visit on the Sunday where the rate for all the car parks - except for the railway station ones - is currently £2.00 for all day.
Note the one marked P is reserved for exhibitors on the Saturday and Sunday.
Please note the very large car parks to the west of the station - off the plan to the left - are for the Leisure Park, not the Leisure Centre, and although free for users of the Park will attract a PCN with a charge of £100 should you leave your car there and walk over the footbridge to the station and the exhibition venue.