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This year, the ever-popular Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition will be returning to the Warwickshire Event Centre from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st October.


It is established as one of the leading model engineering exhibitions and the second longest running show of its kind in the UK. At four days in duration it is a comprehensive and full exhibition for everyone to enjoy, This is THE show for model engineers.


Over 50 of the leading suppliers to the Model Engineering world will be present - check out the confirmed list of trade attending on the website.


The exhibition showcases hundreds off models from over 40 societies and individuals for visitors to enjoy along with a wide range of outside attractions, workshops and lectures.


There are also a wide range of outside attractions to see, like the well regarded 5” gauge outdoor track, operated by the Coventry Society of Model Engineers and the Polly Owners Group, who will return with the magnificent Fosse Way Steamers.  There will be demonstrations from the Gas Turbine Builders Association and also Noel Shelley with his foundry work.


2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the world speed record, when the Mallard achieved 126mph (203km/h) near Grantham, in Lincolnshire in 1938.  To celebrate this great achievement, several exhibitors will have Mallards on their stands and the Gauge 3 Society’s ‘Style and Speed’ display is expected to include some Mallards featuring larger scale models of locomotives, carriages and ephemera from the golden ages of railway travel.


The exhibition remains focussed on the core model engineer modellers who have a real passion for what they do - whether they be new to the hobby or experienced and acknowledged modellers.


Why not be part of the show and enter your work? Entry is free and there are 32 classes of which 16 are competition and 16 are display.  These classes include: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Stationary and Internal Combustion Engines.  Models still under construction can also be entered in the display classes.  A commemorative plaque and exhibitor’s certificate will be presented to every entrant, with trophies and cash prizes awarded to winners - please call the organisers for an entry form on 01926 614101 or download it from the website.


See www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk or call 01926 614101 for full competition details, further details of the show and to book tickets. 



Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

Dates:                         Thursday 18th – Sunday 21st October 2018

Venue:                         Warwickshire Event Centre, Nr Leamington Spa

On the Junction of the A425/B4455



Opening Times:          10am – 5pm daily.  Closes at 4pm on the final day.

                                                                        Online Tickets             Full Price Tickets

                                    Adult                            £9.50                           £10.50

                                    Senior Citizen              £8.50                           £9.50

                                    Child (5-14 inclusive)  £3.00                           £4.00


Online tickets at discounted prices are available via the website.  Full price tickets are available on the day from the ticket office.


Web: www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk

Facebook: Meridienne Exhibitions Ltd          Twitter:@MeridienneEx

Edited by MeridienneExhibitions
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Some photos I took at the exhibition on Saturday 20th October:




Fosse Way Steamers greeted visitors queuing up before the doors opened.
Young Engineers competition models.
National 2 1/2 Inch Gauge Association stand.
Under construction 7 1/4" gauge Britannia on the 17D Miniatures stand.
Some more of the competition models.
Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers stand.
'Little and large' Rob Roy's on the Erewash Valley Model Engineering Society stand.
Kingsbury Water Park Model Boat Club stand.
Guild of Model Wheelwrights display.
7 1/4" gauge LNER B1 No. 61283 on the Nottingham Society of Model & Experimental Engineers stand.
Under construction 5" gauge model of gas turbine locomotive 18100, complete with a working gas turbine and alternator.
Model traction engine powering a wood saw.
Large Model Association's Avro Lancaster remote control aircraft, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the RAF.
9 1/2" gauge LBSCR K class locomotive No. 337 built by the original's designer L.B. Billinton for his never completed garden railway.
Under construction 5" gauge 9F Evening Star, being built to the BR works drawings.
5" gauge Midland 'Spinner' single wheeler model of No. 2602.
Edited by Dan Hamblin
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