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SHMRC Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition - 16th November 2019

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Each November, the South Hants Model Railway Club hosts the annual Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition.


Please note: The SHMRC portsmouth Exhibition is NOT connected to the Victory Club Exhibition (4th/5th April 2020).


Our venue is the Admiral Lord Nelson School on Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, between 10:30 and 16:30.

Not only is this the longest running model railway show in the area, but it is rapidly gaining a national reputation as an exhibition that shows the very best of this fascinating hobby.

Each exhibition has a carefully chosen selection of top-class model railway layouts and demonstrators. We are supported each year by a loyal band of traders and ‘gauge’ societies.

Full details of layouts, traders, demonstrators and societies, plus details of how to get there, can be found on the Club's website - https://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/



The Admiral Lord Nelson School is being enlarged, and pedestrian access and parking arrangements will be different this year. Please refer to the club website where information will be added and updated as we get closer to the exhibition.



Allt Y Graban Road - (4mm scale)
Arun Quay - (7mm scale)
Clifton & Lowther - (2mm scale)
Cornwallis Yard - (4mm scale
Faringdon - (4mm scale)
Kitedale - (4mm scale)
Navigation Road - (4mm scale)
Normandy Junction MPD - (7mm scale)
Obbekaer - (3.5mm scale)
Sandford & Banwell - (4mm scale)
Wickwar - (2mm scale)

Widley and St George (4mm scale) - One for our younger visitors - come and drive trains pulled by Thomas, Percy, Gordon and more of their friends



Booklaw Publications
C & L Finescale
Coastal DCC
Frome Model Centre
London Road Models
London Road Models
Model Railway Developments
Squires Model & Craft Tools
The Model Shop Portsmouth
Tim Horn Baseboards
Plus our Members’ Sales Stand


Full details of layouts, traders, demonstrators and Societies can be found on our website using the links below:

Layouts - https://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/2019-exhibition-layouts/

Traders - https://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/exhibition-traders/

Demonstrators & Societies - https://www.shmrc.org.uk/exhibition/exhibition-demonstrators-societies/


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A quick note to let you know about changes to our traders, and some parking information.


Unfortunately, London Road Models, Masterpiece Falcon Figures, and Frome Model Centre have had to pull out at the last minute for unavoidable personal reasons - we look forward to seeing them back in 2020.


We've been able to secure one extra trader ... Dingo Server Mounts - see the Trader page for more details.


Parking will be more difficult this year as the school is part way through some major building works. There's more information on our website Exhibition page, and we've produced a handout to help people park this year - a copy is attached to this post.


We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday - we have a cracking show this year!


Parking handout dated hi-contrast-gs-hires.pdf

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Many thanks for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to do this show, not only from the point of view of the organisation (which was excellent), but also for the rapport with the many interested visitors on the other side of the barrier. All too often there appears to be very little interaction with the paying public, which in my case I have often put down to the possibility that they don't know what they're looking at, but on this occasion it was exactly the opposite, which made the whole experience all the more enjoyable. I know that many of the exhibitors I talked to felt the same. Judging from the favourable comments that have appeared on the Scalefour Society Forum, it seems that a number of modellers at the finescale end of the spectrum now have marked this down as one of the key one-day shows in the calendar, which speaks volumes for the quality of the event.


I have the luxury of family to stay with in Hampshire, so next year's date is already in the diary for a visit as a paying customer!


All the best,



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