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    • 27 April 2024 08:30 Until 16:00
      Don't miss the 2024 National Garden Railway Show at Stoneleigh, probably the largest event of its kind where 16mm,
      G-Scale and G1 traders and exhibits are all under one roof. This is the show where manufacturers launch new products and where you will find garden railway traders that dont attend other shows, and in some cases, don't trade online!
      At least 16 layouts are expected, most with live steam, in various garden gauges and scales, and over 60 exhibitors.
      FREE onsite parking.  FREE ENTRY for accompanied Under 18's - it's a great family day out!
      Full steam ahead to Stoneleigh! - the National Garden Railway Show returns to this venue in Warwickshire.
      If you've not been here before then it may be signposted as the National Agricultural Centre as well as Stoneleigh Park.
      Book Online NOW and bring the family - Theres something for everyone to enjoy!
      16 layouts have accepted an invitation to the show - Most with live steam garden scale locos running all day! 
      Over 60 exhibitors are currently expected, new faces and old favourites, selling everything from nuts and bolts to fuel, locos, rolling stock, line side features and garden railway equipment
      Free parking for over 2000 vehicles.
      Shuttle mini bus from Coventry BR Station (Pre-Booked bus tickets required)
      Massive prize draw, model of the year competition, Member to member sales, cafe / food and drink outlets
      NB : There is no cash machine - Make sure you bring plenty with you, as not all traders will accept cards / contactless payment!
      Don't miss out on a grand day out at the biggest show of its kind in Europe.
      Tickets bought in advance £15.00 (Longer opening hours - All day, 9.30 - 5.00) 
      Important : Online advance ticket sales stop at 09:00 am on 25th April 2024 
      Please make sure you print your tickets and bring them with you! Visitors without a printed ticket or with fraudulent tickets will be refused entry.

      Tickets also available on the gate for entry from 9.30 am. Card payment subject to availability of wifi connection. 
      Please note : Due to significant fraudulent activity at the 2023 show including ticket duplication, additional security measures will be in place for 2024 which may slow entry. So please make sure you have printed your Online ticket and brought it with you, and dont be tempted to purchase tickets from any source other than the official association ticket shop. The association will be taking action against anyone seeking to defraud or gain unauthorised entry to the event, and venue provided security personnel will be present to assist with this.
    • 27 April 2024 09:00 Until 16:00
    • 28 April 2024
      The SWAG Members day for 2024 is scheduled for Sunday 28th April 2024. 

      A show provided by modellers for modellers. 
      10AM- 4PM 
      Staplegrove Village Hall, 
      214 Staplegrove Road,
      TA2 6AL 
      ☆☆☆Please note- There is limited parking at the venue. If parking in the residential areas, please do so with consideration for local residents☆☆☆
      Entry is FREE but donations are gratefully received to go towards ensuring we can do this again in 2025. 
      Ten layouts in 2mm F/S, 00, EM, P4, 0-16.5NG and 7mm. 
      Bring and buy.
      Cake, cups of tea accompanied by a large dollop of gentle banter, good humour. 
      Please refer to main thread in area group section of the forum for more details but we hope to see you there. 
    • 02 May 2024 23:00 Until 04 May 2024 23:00
    • 11 May 2024 09:00 Until 15:00
      Annual Immingham Model Rail Show.
      We invite you to another of our highly commended model railway shows.
      2024 Saturday May 11th 10am to 5pm and Sunday May 12th 10am to 4pm. Entry price Adults £5, accompanied Children FREE,  Refreshments available,  Disabled access to main exhibition area
      Invermire – Scottish terminus in 1970’s – 0
      Copper Wort – Burton brewery railway - 00
      North Colton – ECML modern image - N
      Cockshute – mid 1970’s depot near Stoke - 00
      Splott – South Wales steel terminal in the late 1980’s – P4
      Chatsworth Road – Peak District in the 1970’s – P4
      Bytoft Creyk – East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire in the 1960’s - N
      Back ut Shed – Modern image shed scene - 00
      Manygates – East London line scene - 00
      Renewable Railways - Drax – 00
      Wits End - box file layout - N
      Kyle of MacAllan – Scottish shed layout based on Kyle of Lochalsh - EM
      Moorton Bottom Yard – Moorton canal basin goods yard - 009
      Horncastle – What might have been in Horncastle in 1970’s – 00
      Access to Immingham Museum with its two large permanent  layouts and docks and Great Central history;
      Immingham Shed - Scale 1950's Shed Scene in 00
      Barnetby to Wrawby - Modern Image in N
      There will also be trade stands and society stands including Caistor Loco, CM3 Models, Elaine’s Trains, Peak Rail, Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, O Gauge Guild, Great Central Society, Paul King books
      Address: Civic Centre, Pelham Road, Immingham. DN40 1QF
      Ample Parking satnav DN40 1QF
      No5 bus from Grimsby Town station every 20 mins on Saturday and hourly on Sunday
      Disabled access to main exhibition area
  • Recent Event Reviews

    • Mendip24
      By John P.,
         Quite easy and fairly straightforward to enter an event.
    • Hillingdon Railway Modellers - Test Track Open Day
      By Solderpete,
         A friendly get-together and good chance to run your models.
      The refreshments are pretty good too. 
    • Lincoln district model railway exhibition
      By Dagworth,
         A well presented local club show with around a dozen layouts in 2, 4 and 7mm scales. The O gauge layout was actually one of the smallest layouts present.
      Layouts were a mix of entertaining fiction through to well researched models of real places and places that had previously had railways but modelled as though those lines had survived the Beeching cull. A good mix of steam era and more modern diesel content too. One exhibit showed the true definition of a tail chaser, the train missing it's own tail by about 2 millimetres.
      I was there helping with a layout presented as a work in progress that got quite a lot on interest showing how a layout was built.
      A good social and meal on the Saturday evening in a local pub added to a great all-round weekend.
      The show was VERY busy both days!
      My thanks to the organising club and to @Clive Mortimore for letting me be his wingman for the weekend
    • Lincoln district model railway exhibition
      By Clive Mortimore,
         Well done to Sean who organised the show.
    • Lincoln district model railway exhibition
      By Grampus,
         A really enjoyable local show. I've just come back from spending a couple of hours there this afternoon. Friendly people and some great modelling. My personal favourite layout was 'Horncastle', which ticked a lot of (mostly blue and yellow with Railfreight grey and red) boxes for me. Well worth popping along tomorrow if you have a few minutes to spare. Thanks to all concerned for a nice afternoon out. 
      All the best,
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