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London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexandra Palace, 25/26 March 2017


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From 25-26 March, The London Festival of Railway Modelling will return to the Alexandra Palace, London for its 18th year.

 

With 40+ hand-picked layouts from around the globe on display, for all railway enthusiasts - this is one show you won't want to miss. Aside from the awe-inspiring venue and superb layouts, there will also be in excess of 100 exhibitors to browse and purchase from. The vast selection of trade covers those 'must-have' items to the more obscure 'specialist' items in rarer scales and gauges.

See you there!

 

 

 

Layouts

 

Keep checking back for the 2017 layouts as we have them confirmed!

Layouts are hand-picked by The Model Railway Club.

 

Layout Gauge Country

Aldgate Hill & Norton Folgate  TT  

Binns Road OO  

Blackgang  (modular) 3  

Blackwells Brewery EM  

Canada Street EM  

Castlederg OOn3 Northern Ireland

Central Works O  

Chelma Canyon On30  

Copenhagen Fields 2mm  

Dobris HO CZ

Donegal On3 Ireland

Eaton Gomery OO Wales

Essex Beltlines and Freemo HO USA Modular

Hallam Town 2mm   

Kaprun HOe Austria

Kettlewell S4  

Kirkmellington EM Scotland

Lancaster Green Ayre O  

Lemmington Park HO  

Leysdown P4  

Minories EM  

Much Murkle OO  

Newton Peverill N  

North Bridge OO  

Obervaz HOm Switzerland

Prospect Point HO USA

Runswick Bay O  

Staindrop O  

Stamford East N  

Teign House Sidings Ob7  

Towcester OO  

Trowland S  

Victoria EM  

Woodfield Road EM  

Woodville NH HO USA

 

 

 

Clubs & Societies

The following clubs and societies have already confirmed their attendance at our 2017 event. Keep checking back for more updates.

 
73082 Camelot Locomotive Society 
Austrian Railway Group 
Battle Of Britain Locomotive Society 
Class 47 Locomotive Society 
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society 
Deltic Preservation Society 
Friends Of Nat. Railway Museum 
German Railway Society 
Historical Model Railway Society 
Medway Queen Preservation Society 
North London Railway Historical Society 
OO Live Steam Road Show 
Railway Correspondance & Travel Society(RCTS) 
The Kitmaster Collectors Club

 

Traders

Exhibitor list updated 30-11-16

The following exhibitors will be attending the show:

 

 

 

 

Hornby

Bachmann Europe

BRM Magazine

 

 

  • 3mm Scale Model Railways
  • 73082 Camelot Locomotive Society
  • ABC Model Railways
  • All Components Ltd
  • Anoraks Anonymous
  • Aspire Gifts & Models
  • Austrian Railway Group
  • Battle of Britain Locomotive Society
  • BH Enterprises/Buzz Models
  • Black Dwarf Lightmoor
  • Book Law/Santona Publications
  • Bratchell Models
  • Carrs - C & L Finescale
  • Ceynix Railway Trees
  • Cheltenham Model Centre
  • Class 47 Locomotive Society
  • Connoisseur Wrenn
  • Craftlights
  • Dapol Ltd
  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society
  • DC Kits - D & E Videos
  • DC Kits - Legomanbiffo
  • REALTRACK Models- DE Videos
  • DCC Trains Automation
  • Deltic Preservation Society
  • Deluxe Materials Ltd
  • Digitrains Ltd
  • Doon Valley Models
  • DoubleO Scenics
  • Eileens Emporium
  • Elaines Trains
  • Ellis Clark Trains
  • Fawn Electronics
  • Footplate/Flangeway
  • Friends of National Railway Museum
  • Gaugemaster.com
  • GC Weathering
  • German Railway Society
  • GFB Designs (Sig-na Trak)
  • Golden Age Models Limited
  • Gramodels
  • Green Scene
  • Grimy Times
  • H&A Models
  • Hafixs Industrial Products
  • Historical Model Railway Society
  • Hobby Holidays
  • International Railway Master Index
  • Invicta Model Rail Ltd
  • Irwell Press Ltd
  • James Green
  • Jangles UK
  • Keen Systems
  • Kernow Model Rail Centre Ltd
  • Kytes Lights
  • Langley Models
  • Layouts4U
  • Mad About Trains
  • Marks Models
  • Medway Queen Preservation Society
  • Mike Thorp (Photographs)
  • Model Masters
  • Model Railway Developments
  • Model Railway Electronics
  • Modelmania
  • Modula Layouts
  • North London Railway Historical Society
  • OO Live Steam Road Show
  • Origin Product Design Limited
  • P & D Marsh Models
  • Parkwood Arts Limited
  • Penduke Models
  • Plus Daughters
  • Railfuture
  • Railway Correspondence & Travel Society
  • Railway Nameplate UK Ltd
  • Replica Railways
  • Road Transport Images
  • Roxey Mouldings
  • S & M Tools
  • Saddletank Books
  • Scale Locos
  • Severn Models
  • Shawplan Model Products
  • Simply Southern
  • Skytrex 2013 Ltd
  • Smalspoor Nederland BV
  • South Western Circle
  • The Hereford Model Centre
  • The Kitmaster Collectors Club
  • TMC Custom Finish Locomotives
  • Tonys Trains at Barby Model Rail
  • Totem Signs (Made On Site)
  • Trainset.com
  • Train-Tech
  • Travelling Art Gallery
  • TTC Diecast
  • Videoscene
  • W M Collectables
  • Wizard Models
  • Wrenn Specialist
  • You Choos
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Booking for 2017 show will open 5th December 2016

 

ADVANCE TICKET PRICES

BRM Subscriber: £10.00

Adult: £11.00

Child (5-16): £6.00

Family (2 adults, 3 children) £36.00

Booking in advance saves you money on entry, gives you 30 minutes’ early entry and a free showguide on arrival. Booking closes at 12 noon on 24th March 2017

In order to receive your BRM discount, you need to enter your subscriber number prefixed with L17 in the promotion code box on the next page. This should be done in the format below.

Example: 0006789 becomes L176789.

On the Door prices:

Adult: £12.00

Child (5-16yrs) £6.00

Family (2 adults,3 children) £36.00

OPENING TIMES 

Saturday 10.00am-5.00pm

Sunday 10.00am-4.30pm

Doors open at 9.30am for pre-booked ticket holders

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Are Bachmann going to have their discounted returns items (a.k.a. The infamous Bachmann Scrum!) there this time? It was missing last time and I was disappointed as a result.

 

Why not ring them and ask ?

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But you will/should have a better chance of actually getting close enough to see them!

 

TBH I don't usually have much of a problem in that regard at Warley - I've always tended to go straight down to the far end and work back rather than follow the crowd. Yes, I have to pass them about halfway down the hall but it tends not to affect that many layouts.

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Would anybody taking a layout to this show from afar please be kind enough to let me know, either by open reply or by PM, the location of the accommodation that has been arranged for them? I'm keen to know for future reference just how far exhibitors are expected to travel through London traffic in order to get to and from their accommodation before and after set-up and the full days at the show. Thanks in advance.

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Here we go again

Anybody else having a problem booking their discounted Subscriber tickets? After putting into the promo box L17+my subs no, I`m getting the error message that the code is no longer valid

Andy is there a problem?

 

I've asked for them to look into that for you.

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Hello

 

  In the past accommodation has been at the Travel-lodge on the North circular road at Walthamstow. we are there next year so I assume it will be the same. Takes between 15 and 45 minutes depending on the time of day and the traffic.

 

                                                                                        Cheers

 

                                                                                                       George

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Thanks. Strangely, my search isn't showing a Travelodge ON the N. Circular at Walthamstow. Either way, a potential 45 minute journey in / out doesn't sound very attractive. When show weekends replace the only rest from the working week, the early morning starts needed in order to ensure that all aspects of layout and stock are ready, can be too early for me even when the accommodation is close to the show.

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Thanks. Strangely, my search isn't showing a Travelodge ON the N. Circular at Walthamstow. Either way, a potential 45 minute journey in / out doesn't sound very attractive. When show weekends replace the only rest from the working week, the early morning starts needed in order to ensure that all aspects of layout and stock are ready, can be too early for me even when the accommodation is close to the show.

 

Hi Graham,

 

I'm there with Green Ayre and have asked Nick Freezer the same question, the answer is that is it the Premier Inn at Enfield near Junction 25 of the M25.   The RAC route planner is showing the distance as approx. 10 miles depending on route with a travel time of approx. 30 minutes.

 

Jamie

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Hi Graham,

 

I'm there with Green Ayre and have asked Nock Freezer the same question, the answer is that is it the Premier Inn at Enfield near Junction 25 of the M25.   The RAC route planner is showing the distance as approx. 10 miles depending on route with a travel time of approx. 30 minutes.

 

Jamie

had somewhere similar this year, I could only do one day and it took the operating crew an hour and a quarter due to roadworks, I was back in Sandy with a cuppa before they got to the hotel.

Accommodation was fine it was the roadworks on the North circular which were the issue.

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So Vic line to FPK, then you have a choice of Picc to Wood Green and bus up the hill, or GN to Ally Pally for the bus? Sounds quicker to me.

 

If you're taking the Victoria line to Finsbury Park, there's also the option of the W3 bus (from outside the Wells Terrace entrance), up the hill to the bottom of the steps in front of the main foyer at Ally Pally. This bus then continues down the hill to the GN Alexandra Palace railway station and Wood Green station (Piccadilly Line).

 

Over the years, I've used all 3 of these stations when visiting shows at Ally Pally - I tend to avoid the GN "Alexandra Palace" station, mainly because the train services are less frequent than the tubes (and the changes seem a lot more awkward).

 

I've generally found changes between Victoria and Piccadilly lines (or vice versa) at Finsbury Park to be very straightforward - get off one train - find one of the link passages to the adjacent platform and you can see your connecting train either waiting for you or on its way into the platform.

 

As for the Finsbury Park v. Wood Green question, I usually use Finsbury Park on my way to shows - and Wood Green on my way back (especially if I've got time for a meal at the Wetherspoons across the road from Wood Green tube).

 

 

Huw.

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