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2018 marks the 17th year of The Midlands Garden Rail Show, Large Scale Model Rail, which continues to go from strength to strength and is regarded as one of the leading garden rail exhibitions in the UK.


The exhibition, which will take place at the Warwickshire Event Centre near Leamington Spa, attracts over 2,000 enthusiasts from all over the UK and Europe.  Organisers are looking forward to presenting another inspiring exhibition showcasing exciting railway layouts covering the larger gauges and scales.


This exhibition is well supported and organisers are expecting 35 leading suppliers and 15 layouts and displays covering many gauges.  Visitors will see live steam model locomotives hauling coaches and wagons - the real thing in miniature.


Returning layouts include;

Fiddlers Green – 16mm scale

G Scale Society Publicity Layout

Hampton End – G Scale

Gauge 1 Vintage Tinplate Trains Group

Stanley Midland – Gauge 1

Tyddyn Bach – 16mm scale/32mm gauge.


We also welcome the following new layouts for the 2018 Show;

Smoghampton- Gauge 2

Walesby - G Scale

G Scale Society Three Counties Area Group Layout

Belbroughton - Western MRS- O Gauge

Ian's British Lego Railway - 6mm

Hortus Halt G scale

Dominic's Demo - 16mm scale

16mm Association Modular Layout

Chalfont - Gauge 3


Three clubs will also be joining us in 2018; Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers, Coventry Model Engineering Society and the National 2½" Gauge Association.


Confirmed specialist suppliers include;


Accucraft UK Ltd

Airframed Glass Display Cases

ALD Models

All Components

Anything Narrow Gauge

Barrett Steam Models Ltd

Blackcat Bridges

Bole Laser Craft

Bowande Live Steam UK Ltd

Brunel Models

Chalk Garden Rail

Chuffed 2 Bits

East Coast Railway

FineScaleBrass (UK) Ltd

Garden Railways Limited

Garden Railways Specialists

GDMK Images

G S Model Supplies Ltd

G.W.R Benches Ltd

IP Engineering

John Sutton Books and Models

Just the Ticket Engineering Supplies

Loco Boxes

Malcs Models

Mamod Ltd

Model Earth Design

Model Engineers Laser


Motley Miniatures

P & G Engineering Supplies

The Sparesman


Steve Currinn Books

Tony Green Steam Models

Vale of Rheidol Trading Ltd


Visitors will see live steam model locomotives hauling coaches and wagons - the real thing in miniature.


For further details please see www.largescalemodelrail.co.uk.


Harriette Tel: 01926 614101 

                                                Email: office@meridienneexhibitions.co.uk


Venue:                                   Warwickshire Event Centre, Nr Leamington Spa

On the Junction of the A425/B4455 (SAT NAV CV31 1XN)


Opening Times:                  10am – 4pm Daily (last admission one hour before closing)


Admission Prices:                                                             On Line*                Full Price**

                                                Adult                                       £7.50                      £8.50     

                                                Senior Citizen                       £6.50                      £7.50

                                                Child (5-14)                           £2.00                      £3.00                     

*On Line        -               Tickets are available via our website at discounted prices.

**Full Price    -               Tickets are available on the day from the ticket office.


Website:www.largescalemodelrail.co.uk        Twitter:@MeridienneEx   Facebook:Meridienne Exhibitions Ltd

I've spent the day at the show, and will be back tomorrow. For those interested, I shot a little video:


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