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Leigh Festival of Model Railways & Transport Modelling 2022 at Leigh Sports Village September 10/11th

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Leigh Model Railway Society are pleased to announce our new exhibition The Leigh Festival of Model Railways & Transport Modelling 2022 to be held at Leigh Sports Village, Leigh Leisure Centre, Sale Way, WN7 4JY.

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Saturday 10th September 10am - 5pm

Sunday 11th September 10am - 4pm

Entry is £5 and accompanied children under 15 are free

Layouts/displays 25+

Traders 15+

Demos 4+

Originally we planned to launch our new exhibition in 2020 but due to Covid it delayed us but we are pleased to say we are launching it in 2022 instead. There will be model railway layouts, boats, planes, vehicles, trams, wargaming etc all inside 11,440sq-ft of sports hall. 

We have layouts in N, TT etc all the way up to 16mm Live Steam and a wide selection of traders including Eileen's Emporium, Sawyer Models, Coastal DCC Sound.

The club stand will be there & there is also a raffle with the prizes kindly donated by Sawyer Models of Leigh. 

Over the coming weeks we will reveal the layouts, which include several have a drive yourself and the traders attending etc.

Catering and free parking available as well. 

We hope to see you all there!

For now, it is back to finalising the floor plan.




Leigh Model Railway Society Exhibition Manager 




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We are pleased to reveal the layouts, displays & demos which will be attending:


Live Steam SM32
16mm Live Steam - 16mm Association Modular Layout, Live Steam
N Gauge British
Brush With Time (First Ever Exhibition) - Stephen Beck & James Barrs, Brush Traction Depot, DCC Sound
Upton - Richard Thompson & Arthur Mallet, BR Steam, Analogue
Rethlow - Tame Valley Scouts, Modern Image, North West, Analogue
London Trams - AVRMRC, London Trams, Analogue, have a go layout

N Gauge American

Boston & Maine American - Leigh MRS, Container Depot with working Container Crane, Digital, have a go layout

Eagle River Canyon American - Darren McHugh, 1980s, Analogue

N Gauge Japanese

Japanese Trams - Pete Sayers, Hakone Mountain Railway, Analogue
OO Gauge
Leigh Bridge Stabling Point - Craig Holt, 1970s-1980s, Leigh, DCC Sound
Goodley Lane TMD - Stuart Bailey, Privatisation, North West, DCC Sound
Euxton Junction - Preston & DMRS, Modern Image, Preston, DCC Sound 
Hornby Dublo - Phil Delnon, All Eras Steam & Early Diesel, Analogue
Newbury Mills - Blackburn & DMRS, Steam Post World War II Manchester, Analogue
Rothbury - Richard Williams, BR Steam North East, Analogue, 
Kexby - Mark Howarth, Steam LNER, Analogue
Bickersleigh - Leigh MRS, NCB 1970s Colliery, Analogue
Thomas Drive It - Leigh MRS, Thomas & Friends, Analogue, have a go layout

EM Gauge

Angel Bank - Liverpool Model Railway Society, Clee Hill Granite Tramway Incline Railway BR Steam, Analogue
HO Gauge
Rensville American - Keith Renshaw, Industrial Complex 1990s onwards, DCC Sound
O Gauge
Arcadia Pennsylvania American - David & Sue George, 1960s - 1980s Eastern USA Diesel, DCC Sound
Narrow Gauge/009/OOn3
Dienw - Warrington MRC, North Wales World War II Steam, Analogue

Abhainn an Scail Irish - Paul Titmuss, Tralee & Dingle Light Railway Steam 1891 -1953, Analogue 
Mixture of Gauges
Museum of Transport - Robin Brogden, Transport Museum, Analogue, Digital & Sound
TT Gauge
Motive Power Depot - David Payne, BR Steam & Diesel, Analogue, have a go layout


Boats - North West Scale Model Boat Club


Plastic Kits - Veterans Model Club

Wagon Loads - Brian Davies Rainhill MRC

Wills Craftsman Kit Series - Stan Crane Leigh MRS

Wargaming - Veterans Wargaming Group


Traders are all finalised and will be revealed in the coming days.

Raffle prizes have kindly been donated by Sawyer Models of Leigh and various manufacturers including Hornby, Metcalfe & Rapido Trains and will be revealed soon! 




Leigh Model Railway Society Exhibition Manager


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1 hour ago, 70000 Britannia said:

That looks to be a really interesting set of layouts.  Looking forward to bringing US O Arcadia Pennsylvania Terminal - say hello.



Looking forward to seeing this layout. All the best Charles

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We are pleased to reveal the traders attending the 2022 exhibition:


Leigh Model Railway Society Club Stand - magazines, books, members items
Sawyer Models of Leigh - new, pre owned, diecast, scenics, Thomas & Friends, weathered, renumbered, renamed railway items etc
Eileen's Emporium - tools, glues, scenics, wire, metal tubing, plastic card, building aids, Expo, ModelU, spray guns, DCC Concepts etc
North Western Models - kits, scenics, PD Marsh, diecast, Springside etc
Loco Fleet - mugs, signs, postcards, badges, DVDs etc
Coastal DCC & Sound - sound decoders, speakers, controllers etc 
Powerbond Glue - glue
Stitchamabobs Crafts - hand made crafts
Thunderbolt Models - pre owned trains, kits, scenics etc
GM Transport Books - railway & transport books
JS Models Laser Cut Kits - laser cut buildings 
Roy Lister Models - pre owned trains, diecast, buildings etc
Leigh Models & Hobbies - custom lighting kits for diecast, pre owned trains, diecast etc
SMTF - New, pre owned, diecast etc 
Along Classic Lines - New, pre owned 
Peter Metcalfe Hornby Dublo Specialist - Hornby Dublo Three Rail 
Rail Stuff - scenics, tools, paints etc 
EBMA - lazer cut paint stands, storage, display stands
MMR Kits Laser Cut Kits - Laser cut kits 
Mount Tabor Models - Continental Railway Specialist 


We now have all the raffle prizes which have been kindly donated  by Hornby, Rapido Trains, Bachmann, Gaugemaster, Metcalfe, Peco & Sawyer Models of Leigh. These will be revealed very soon!




Leigh Model Railway Society Exhibition Manager 

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We are pleased to reveal the raffle prizes that have kindly been donated for the raffle at the Leigh exhibition September 10/11th at Leigh Sports Village.

7 chances to win!

Hornby: BR Intercity Class 91 'Durham Cathedral'

Sawyer Models of Leigh: GWR HST Train Set

Bachmann: 3x 1:35 British Tanks Plastic Kits

Metcalfe: 3x Cardboard Kits

Peco: Tracklayer's Tool Set

Rapido Trains: 2x 'New Look' Guy Arab Buses with lights

Gaugemaster: A goody bag containing various items including scenics and diecast

We are extremely grateful for these raffle prizes and it is an amazing selection worth over £700!

Tickets cost £1 per strip and are only on sale at the exhibition. The draw will take place at 3pm Sunday 11th.




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Layout focus:

Arcadia Pennsylvania American - David & Sue George, 1960s - 1980s Eastern USA Diesel, DCC Sound, O Gauge, Layout size 16ft x 2ft

A busy American freight yard with shed & goods area with lots of little cameos to spot as well. All the locos are sound fitted and weathered. David & Sue are always happy to answer any questions you might have. You can find Arcadia Pennsylvania at exhibit space 27 at the exhibition. 



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