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The Christmas model railway show - Manchester 2019

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THE Christmas Model Railway ShowManchester 7th & 8th December 2019!  

Is by no means the biggest in the exhibition calendar, but we believe it is one of the best.  Its unique city centre location means that access from all over the country is easy and also makes us environmentally friendly, since about 75% of our visitors use public transport.  This quality and ease of access has been recognised by UKRailtours Ltd who this year are running a special charter train from London Kings Cross which features us as one of the must-see attractions that Manchester has to offer. So, if you live in London, Potters Bar, Stevenage or Peterborough and fancy a very special day out, go to https://www.ukrailtours.com/product/over-the-pennines-to-manchester/


But whether you are travelling a long distance or are more local, you can be sure of an exhibition which showcases a wide selection of top quality model railways, together with traders and other activities for all the family.  As always, the children will have the chance to enter our Free Treasure Hunt Quiz with a chance to win a complete train set to take away with them.  In response to feedback from our visitors, the traders will be offering a range of transport themed Christmas gifts as well as railway items and modelling supplies.
You don’t have to take my word for it.  Have a look at the article recently published on the Manchester Evening News website, which includes video footage of some of the layouts attending this year: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/special-features/christmas-model-railway-show-manchester-17122763

 
Full details about all aspects of the exhibition are on our website where you can buy advance tickets.  It’s worth buying in advance, since not only are they a bit cheaper, but the doors open earlier and there’s a dedicated entrance point which means the queueing to get in is very much reduced.
www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition


Adult admission is £10 on the door or £8.50 in advance (no booking fee) and all children are FREE.  A complimentary exhibition guide is included in the price.
 

 

Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society
 

 

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Already booked my ticket and a seat on the UK Railtours charter …… even though it does mean having to start my journey by catching the 6:02am Southeastern Highspeed to St.Pancras!

 

Keith

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Layouts

 

Axmouth 00                                  Devon, 1930s
Cheadle Ridge Lane MPD 00       Stockport, 2019
Chelfham 00n9                             L&BR Devon, 1930s
Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane P4    London, 1908

Hartley Poole N                            Somerset, 1945-48
Hazelwood Jct. N                         Derbyshire, 1960s
Kings Park N                                London WCML, 1980
Kozel Cement H0                         Czechoslovakia, 2000s
Maristow 0                                   Devon, 1900
Marx Engels Platz N                    East Germany, 1990
Moormead Sidings G                  Isle of Sodor, always
Moorton Bottom Yard 00n9        Yorkshire, 1930s
Netherwood Sidings 0                S. Yorkshire, 1970s
Bricksville L (Lego)                       Legoland, always
TGB Metal Recyclers 0                South Wales, 1990s
Thomas Christmas Surprise 00  Isle of Sodor, always
Ulvaryd H0e                                 Sweden, 1950s
Upwell Drove 00                          East Anglia, 1950s
West Hill Wagon Works 00          Derbyshire, 1960-2000

 

19 layouts in total!
 

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Will "The Big Trams" be there ?

 

Brit15

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Im going to assist / hinder Steve Lindley on his Cheadle Ridge Lane Layout - will also be exhibiting as Bens Resprays so will be bringing along a few goodies to sell on the day and also be happy to talk to folks about my work and what i can offer as well as bringing along my portfolio.

 

Feel free to stop by and say hello and obviously look at all the wonderful layouts on display at the show.

 

Ben

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Traders;

 

Bespoke Signs & Prints
Bill Hudson Transport Books
Bower Books
Cheltenham Model Centre
DCKits - Legomanbiffo Digital Sounds
EBMA Hobby & Craft
Eileen’s Emporium
Going Loco
Gordon Coltas Trust
Judith Edge Kits
Made in Manchester Models
Manchester Locomotive Society
Model Railway Developments
Powerbond 806 Glue
The Loco Fleet Shop
The Locoshed Manchester
TMS Models
 

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MMRS Exhibition 2019

Here is a selection of pictures of the layouts booked to appear at our forthcoming show;
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Cheadle Ridge Lane TMD (c) S. Lindley

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Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane (c) Chris Mitchell

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Upwell Drove (c) A. Warren

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TGB Metal Recyclers (c) P. Rolley

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Netherrwood Sidings (c) G. Clark

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Hazelwood Junction (c) W. Pugh

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Kozel Cement (c) D. Paylor

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Maristow (c) Tony Wright, BRM

 

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Moormead Sidings (c) P. Dibben

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Moorton Bottom Yard (c) S. Flint


 

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I'm hoping to get there on a local service from Daisy Hill station and hopefully it'll be a last bumpy ride on a 142 pacer before they all go.:butcher: Course i'm only really coming to see the 'O' gauge class 76's on Netherrwood and the TGB scrap layout.:yes::clapping:

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Here is the second part looking at various layouts that have been invited to our show;

 

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Netherwood Sidings (c) G. Clark

 

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Clarendon &a Scrubs Lane (c) David Brandreth

 

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Axmouth (c) S. Saxby

 

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West Hill Wagon Works (c) Chris Bower

 

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Maristow (c) Tony Wright, BRM

 

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Kings Park (c) Model Rail

 

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Chelfham (c) B. Barnard

 

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Hartley Poole (c) A. York, BRM

 

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Ulvaryd (c) A. Burnham

 

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Marx Engels Platz (c) Derek Shore

 

Again, please ignore anything not appropriate to this forum with the reminder that good modelling is good modelling whatever the scale.
 

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Hello 

 

Had a very enjoyable day at the show today , helping to operate " HartlyPoole " layout , come along plenty to see , Also as a bonus you might win £40.00 and free entry if you are lucky enough to be the 4000 visitor .

 

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Just returned home from the exhib and to be honest felt underwhelmed by the show. It just felt as though something was missing compared to exhib in the past, and I've been comming since the late 1960s! Sorry fellas but just my personal feeling. 

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Hi John,

Thanks for your feedback, good, bad, indifferent, it's all useful to know.

It would be very interesting to know what that missing thing is, please - if you can put your finger on it?

I was there most of the day yesterday and besides being busy, it seemed fine to me but I've only been involved for the past ten years or so - which is nothing compared to some!

Cheers,

John.

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18 hours ago, johnd said:

Just returned home from the exhib and to be honest felt underwhelmed by the show. It just felt as though something was missing compared to exhib in the past, and I've been comming since the late 1960s! Sorry fellas but just my personal feeling. 

Peterborough being on the same weekend won't have helped as many traders will have been there.  Hopefully it will be different next year?

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36 minutes ago, 5050 said:

Peterborough being on the same weekend won't have helped as many traders will have been there.  Hopefully it will be different next year?

Bill Hudson Books and Eileens were at both, but AGW didn't appear at this year's Manchester show. After hassles with the B&B I went to Peterborough but was underwhelmed too.

Cheers

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Overall quite a good show, with a goodish variety of layouts and reasonable trade support, with the exhibitors largely friendly and chatty. After about 1100 on Saturday it got very crowded and warm in the main area, and the room with the lego and Thomas stuff seemed way too small to hold all the younger modellers and their parents. I was kicked in the head twice, I believe, although accidentally.

The exhibition manager, again firiendly and approachable, seemed very aware of the sites limitations, especially in terms of space, but I agree with him that suitable venues for the MMRS are getting rarer in Manchester. Unless you can hold a model show over 10 floors of large luxury appartments of courrse, which is what seems to be being built at the moment.

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I would like to put on record, our thanks  for the friendly and helpful manner in which we were received, looked after and entertained by Mr. Sweet and his fellow MMRS members.

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We thoroughly enjoyed the show

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Brian & Paul R.

Trading as.....

TGB Metal Recyclers & Block Paving Specialists.

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21 hours ago, 5050 said:

Peterborough being on the same weekend won't have helped as many traders will have been there.  Hopefully it will be different next year?

Not sure how many traders it really affected. As said Eileens and Bill Hudson books "doubled up" at both. 

 

Are the dates for Manchester changing next year anyway?

Baz

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