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Tonbridge MRC 39th exhibition Saturday 15th February 2020

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Tonbridge MRC will be holding their 39th exhibition at the Angel Leisure Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge TN9 1SF, on Saturday 15th February 2020. 

Admission prices are: Adults £6.00, Children (between 10-16) £1.00, Children under 10 FREE.


Following criticism of the over crowding situation this year, especially around the Jubilee room, the club has taken the decision to put demonstrators/Loco doctors and possibly a society in the Jubilee room, and there will be a larger area just off of the main hall that will house layouts in there.


I will update with a list of layouts and traders in the near future.




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I have now been given a list of layouts booked to attend the show, there are 34 of them.  I will list them with gauge and when set (if I have them!)


Alt Furka                                      HO      Swiss

Bottom Works Sidings              OO       BR and British Steel c1973  

Canute Road Quay                    OO       Southern 1940's

Cheffley                                       OO       Southern 1930's

Coldharbour Lane                      O          GWR shed

Durston                                        OO        GWR 1930's

Edington Junction                       O          Somerset & Dorset 1920's

Forrestone                                   N          South London main line station

Four Oaks                                    OO       BR Southern region

Gasworks Basin                          OO       Gasworks in 1950's

Hayning Island                             EM       BR Southern region 1960's

Hoch Feldberg                             Z

Kuchon                                         3mm   German Black Forest branch line

Lianbruck                                     OO9     Austrian

Lydgate                                         OO       Lancs & Yorks railway set in 1960's

Lyndale                                         OO9     small layout built to fit inside under bed box

Lynwood                                       OO9     small layout built to fit inside under bed box

Manston Airport                          OO      BR Southern region 1950's

Morfa Mawr                                             West Wales 

Rixworth Green                            P4      Southern 1920's

Rotherbridge Goods                   OO     Lancs & Yorks railway set in 1950's

Scatchy Bottom Halt                   Gn15

Sheepcroft                                    EM     South West 1960's/70's

Shellsea Harbour                         OO    Southern 1920's

Sillean MR                                     N

St. Elizabeth Street                      N

St. Luke's                                      OO     BR Western region

St. Mary's                                     O        Welshpool & Llanfair light railway 1930

Tansey Bank                                OO9   Preserved ex industrial line 1960's

Welford Bridge                            N        BR Western region 1960


I will add a list of traders once we have final confirmation.



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I can now add a list of traders, societies & demonstrators attending the show



ACE Products

C&L Finescale

Carriage & Wagon Models

Coastal DCC

Dart Castings

David Wills

Dingo Servo Mounts

DoW Scenics

Golden Arrow Productions

Hardy's Hobbies

Harrison-Brown Models

Heritage in motion

Kent Garden Railway

KS Laser Designs


Matthew Cousins (Artist, with Drive Thomas)

Mike Turner (Artist)

Plus Daughters


Railroad Trading

Ray Morris

Roxey Mouldings

Simply Southern

South Eastern Finecast

Squires models & tools




Gravesend Rail Enthusiasts Society

Network South East


Spa Valley Railway

Tonbridge Model Engineering Society



Michael Tucker - Scratch built buildings

Roger Sawyer - Basic soldering techniques

Steve Sharp - Steve's model building service, Locomotives & rolling stock built in Plasticard


Also, Butley Quay was added to the list of layouts by mistake, and will be attending our exhibition in 2021.  The list above has been amended.  Will up date when I have more information



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A quick update.  Unfortunately Rectory Grove to West Park is no longer attending, but we have several confirmations to add to the exhibits.



Coffee table layout            N gauge

Trams to the park             O gauge



Severn Models



Colonel Stephens railway museum


More information will be given when I have it.



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Unfortunately The End of the line and Lower Exbury have had to withdraw from attending the show.  More information will be given when I have it



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Some travel information.


Travelling by road:  Please note that there will be no specific road signs for the exhibition itself.  People are advised to follow road signs to the railway station, which is a 5 minute walk away.  As they get closer, the road signs will start to show Sainsbury's or the Angel Centre.  There are several Pay & Display car parks close by, both short and long term, the long term ones are mainly the smaller ones just away from Sainsbury's.

Travelling by rail:  Tonbridge station is served by trains coming from Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford International, Folkestone, Dover, Canterbury, Ramsgate, Redhill, and from London Charing Cross, Waterloo East & London Bridge.  At the moment there are planned engineering works between Hither Green and Chislehurst, which means that Tonbridge services may be diverted or slightly delayed.  Also the Tonbridge - Redhill line is partly closed, between Edenbridge and Redhill because of a landslide.  It is hoped that this should be repaired and opened by the time of the exhibition.


On arrival at Tonbridge station, People should leave by the main entrance, turning left and walk down to the roundabout.  As soon as you leave the station you should be able to see Sainsbury's.  As you get to the roundabout, you need to cross over the road, (please note there are pedestrian crossings just to the right of the station entrance) and then follow the road round to the right.  You will see Sainsbury's petrol garage.  Walk towards this, again crossing over the road.  As you get to the mini roundabout by the petrol station, turn left and walk towards the car park.  The Angel Centre is at the far end of this car park.



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With 4 weeks to go to the exhibition, we have unfortunately had Polcombe Depot (layout) and Roneo Models (trader) withdraw from the show.  We have been able to bring in 2 more layouts and another trader.



Docklands            O                 BR East London 1957-1964

Lynsford               OO              BR Southern region South Coast



Doug's model trains & tools.


More information will be given when I have it.



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