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January 2018

  • Mon 1st - Tappers Train Collectors Club -  Holiday Monday Meet
    Bromley Common Methodist Church, Bloomfield Road, Bromley, Kent
    Our Xmas Open Day meet . 3-4 layouts + 3-4 traders. Bring something to run. . sit and chat with a cuppa.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:3
    T:3-4
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 6th - 24a Model Railway Group -  Accrington Model Railway Exhibition
    Accrington Market Hall (Upstairs), Peel Street, Accrington, Lancashire
    A small local model railway exhibition, the second in Accrington town centre since 1982, after a successful exhibition in 2017. FREE entry with donations to a local charity. Selection of local layouts and some trade stands. The venue is warm, with free WIFI, and has disabled access via a lift and there is a choice of cafes within the market hall. There is plenty of free parking within walking distance of the market hall.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:4+
    T:1
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 6th - Ipswich Railway Modellers Association -  Ipswich Railway Modellers Association Open Day
    Club Headquarters, 40a Norfolk Road, Ipswich, Suffolk
    Join IRMA for our next club open day. See many running layouts in a variety of scales (including N, OO & O), ask questions of members, find out about IRMA & how you could join us in 2018. Plus, if Santa brought you something new for Christmas & you'd like to run it on a large model railway feel free to pop along for a running session! Refreshments available & a small number of disabled parking spaces. The closest car park is a 5 minute walk away opposite the Regent Theatre o  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:9
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 6th - Marlow Maidenhead & District Model Railway Club -  Maidenhead Model Railway Exhibition
    Cox Green Community Centre, 51 Highfield Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire
    Maidenhead annual model railway exhibition with model railways, model railway displays, demonstrations of how to improve and build parts for your model railway. The show is put on by MMDMRC Maidenhead's local model railway club who meet on a weekly basis in Maidenhead. We will also have specialist model railway traders and our local model shop attending the show.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 6th - Sun 7th - Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust -  Annual Model Railway Display
    Edington Village Hall, Lippetts Way, Edington, NR Bridgwater, Somerset
    This year's annual model railway display will be held on our usual first weekend of the year in the usual venue - Edington Village Hall. Entrance prices are held as last year, with free entry for accompanied children under 16. Proceeds go towards the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust's activities in Washford.
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:8
    T:3
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 6th - Sun 7th - Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs -  Frome 2018 Model Railway Exhibition
    Cheese & Grain, Market Road, Frome, Somerset
    This exhibition covers the best in layouts from the Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs, with layouts from N gauge to 0 Gauge, with some very detailed specialist gauges to add to the interest. A show not to be missed, with full trade support, excellent venue, good refreshments and easy parking (Pay & Display Saturday).  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14
    T:9
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 6th - Sun 7th - 33rd (Kidlington) Oxford Scout Group -  Scout Rail
    Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire
    ScoutRail model rail exhibition in Kidlington has been running for more than 30 years. At our 2018 event, we will welcome back some of our most popular exhibits as well as a number of exciting new layouts that we have not seen before. Layouts range in size from the very large to table-top. We will be joined by traders selling a wide range of modeling equipment and books. Our café offers bacon rolls, lunches, hot and cold drinks and cakes throughout the weekend. Come along - all welcome  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:7
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 13th - Heywood Model Railway Group -  Open Day
    Club Rooms, Unit 4, Park Works River Street, Heywood, Lancashire
    Layout's in gauges in N to g gauges in DC to DCC bring your own loco and stock to run Or run the clubs stock Free entrance though donations appreciated
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:09
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 13th - Sun 14th - Bognor Regis MRC -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Felpham Community College, Felpham Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
    Our Model Railway Exhibition, will feature layouts of various gauges. There will be a range of products from top quality traders, plus support of various local railway societies. there will be a selection of homemade light refreshments available. There is also a raffle which gives you the chance to win and take home your own OO Gauge layout, one of the prizes in our raffle. Venue offers level wheelchair & scooter friendly access. More information will be provided as it becomes available.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14
    T:10+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 13th - Sun 14th - Renfrewshire Model Railway Club -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Johnstone Town Hall, 25 Church Street, Johnstone, Renfrewshire
    Renfrewshire Model Railway Club's 2018 Exhibition (and our second since the successful relaunch of the event in Nov 2016) will again be in Johnstone Town Hall. The layouts will range from N gauge to G Scale. This Exhibition will be multi-national with layouts depicting scenes from ten different countries. There will also be an interactive zone where visitors are permitted to control locos and racing cars.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:16
    T:6
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 13th - Sun 14th - Orpington and District Model Railway Society -  Pratts Bottom Model Railway Exhibition
    Pratts Bottom Village Hall, Norsted Lane, Rushmore Hill, Pratts Bottom, Orpington, Kent
    This is the ideal show for enthusiasts and and families alike with top quality layouts and fascinating miniature worlds. Get your trains running superbly at our loco clinic, build a miniature tree at our interactive workshop and have fun on the drive it yourself layout. Visit our largest ever club sales shop with extensive stocks of N and OO gauge items.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:10+
    T:1
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 13th - Sun 14th - Chiltern Model Railway Association -  Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
    The Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
    After a first successful exhibition at this venue, the show will be held in the well-lit halls with an area of 2, 000 square metres on a single level. The venue is opposite the railway station, near the bus station, town centre & Leisure Park and is surrounded by affordable car parking. Prices:- adults £9 including free entrance for two children between 5 & 16 inclusive, additional children £4. Unaccompanied children £4 (must be 10 to under 16). Free colour guide. Early  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:34
    T:39
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sun 14th - Weston Hospice care -  Model Railway Exhibition
    The Campus, Highlands Lane. Locking Castle, Weston Super Mare, Somerset
    This is our 13th show at the Campus(behind Morrisions)raising money as usual for Weston Hospicecare.Now a well established show catering for all tastes in model railways, through from Z gauge to G scale.Somthing for everyone, with layouts coming from far afield as usual.So why not come and join us and raise money for the Hospice at the same time.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:28
    T:12
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 19th - Sun 21st - Meridienne Exhibitions Ltd -  London Model Engineering Exhibition 2018
    Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, London, Greater London
    The South’s Largest Model Engineering & Modelling Exhibition returns in January from the 19th - 21st. This exhibition is regarded as one of the leading model shows in the UK and attracts over 14, 000 visitors annually. Come along and see the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to the more modern gadget and boys’ toys including trucks, boats, aeroplanes, helicopters and robots.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:55
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 20th - Egham & Staines Model Railway Society -  Egham & Staines Model Railway Show
    Strode's College, High Street, Egham, Surrey
    We now have a new venue which is larger and wheel chair friendly with use of college catering facilities.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:9
    T:10
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 20th - Brambleton Model Railway Club -  Harpenden Exhibition  - **Updated**
    Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Our 2018 exhibition will be held at the Harpenden Public Halls on the Saturday 20th January. As always, the exhibition will cater for both families and model railway enthusiasts with the usual mix of layouts, preservation stands and traders. In addition, there will be our ever-popular refreshments area.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:9
    T:7
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 20th - Define Modellers -  Define Modellers Day
    Risley Village Memorial Hall, 5 Derby Road, Risley, Derbyshire
    This is the second event held by DEFine Modellers. It is not a traditional Model Railway Show. It is aimed mainly at serious modellers of all competencies who want to improve their skills and engage with others in learning and sharing. There will be layouts in attendance but there will be no traders other than those demonstrating. Refreshments will be available. For full details check out our blog, a link is included in the event entry. The structure of the event proved very popular last year.
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:5
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 20th - Model Bus Federation -  Worksop Model Transport Exhibition
    The Crossing Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
    A family-friendly model transport exhibition organised and supported by the Model Bus Federation and members of the Crossing Church. There will be a variety of model railway, tram and bus layouts and displays plus associated sales stalls. Hi
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:3
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 20th - Sun 21st - East Lancashire Model Railway Charitable Organisation -  11th Charity Model Railway Exhibtition
    Accrington Road Community Centre, Accrington Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
    This our 11th Annual Charitable Model Railway Exhibition  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:6
    T:3
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 20th - Sun 21st - Bentley Model Railway Group -  Calne Model Rail Show
    Calne Leisure Centre, White Horse Way, Calne, Wiltshire
    The 25th annual Calne Model Rail Show will be held at its usual venue, Calne Leisure Centre.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:18
    T:15
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 20th - Sun 21st - City of Canterbury Model Railway Society -  Canterbury Model Railway Exhibition
    St Anselms School, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent
    Our 29th annual exhibition includes a number of well-known and published layouts, including Loftus Road in OO, based on Kensington Olympia in the 2000's; Rolvenden in P4 based on the real station in the 1920's; and Melin Llechi, Tormouth, and Canada Street, all of which have been published in model railway magazines this year.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:15
    T:16
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 21st - Astolat Model Railway Circle -  Guildford's Model Railway Exhibition
    The Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey
    All traders/layouts are in one ground floor hall making access easy for all visitors including wheelchair users, also there's a coffee shop and a bar. Free on-site car parking plus a free vintage bus service from & to Guildford railway station. Should you buy a Loco on the day or just have one with you, you can test it on our test track. Our Loco Doctor can look at and advise on your poorly running loco  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:15
    T:10
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 21st - French Railways Society -  Model Rail Show and Winter Reunion
    Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, Kent
    The annual winter get together of the French Railways Society (formerly SNCF Society). The Society is a must for anyone with an interest in the railways of France whether its modern day travel on TGV's or preserved Steam. Come along and see what we are about. Slide and Video shows will be taking place during the day, refreshments available, trade stands, layouts, society sales stands Note that the venue is wheelchair friendly except the stage.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 21st - DD Exhibitions -  Witham Model Railway Exhibition  - **Updated**
    The Public Hall Witham, Collingwood Road, Witham, Essex
    A massive Model Railway Show is steaming into Witham on Sunday 21st January the perfect opportunity for fans both young and old to see more than 15 model railway layouts  in a variety of scales from tiny Z gauge to O Gauge. The event is being held from 10am to 4.30pm at Witham Public Hall and will be the first one in Witham for over ten years, this is bound to be a popular event and is a great opportunity for people to enjoy nostalia in miniature.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20
    T:5+
    Refreshments

  • Thu 25th - Mickleover Model Railway Group -  Les Nixon 50 Years of Railway Photography Part 2
    Mickleover Royal British Legion, Poppyfields Drive, Mickleover, Derbyshire
    The renowned railway photographer Les Nixon gives his presentation 50 years of railway photography part 2
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 27th - 7mm Narrow Gauge Association (Trent Valley Group) -  Trent Valley Group Annual Open Day
    St Johns Church Hall, Devonshire Drive, Mickleover, Derby, Derbyshire
    Once again the Trent Valley Group of the 7mm NGA are hosting an open day with layouts, demos and specialist trade but with a new venue for this year. The format of the day is very much come and have a go or bring your models to show us  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:3+
    T:3+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 27th - Sun 28th - Southampton Model Railway Society -  Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
    Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    Barton Peveril College is about 1 1/2 miles from M3 Junc 13 or M27 Junc 5 and will be AA signed from the junctions. Please use SO50 5BX for SatNav. Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkway stations are both about 25 mins walk. Buses - Bluestar route 2 from Eastleigh station stops a few minutes walk away; Xelabus route X4 from Eastleigh bus station (A short walk from the railway station) or from Southampton Airport Parkway stops outside the college. Please see our website for more details.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20+
    T:24
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 27th - Sun 28th - Kendal Model Railway Club -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria
    Model Railway Exhibition held in three rooms in Kendal Leisure Centre, with good access, including on Saturday buses between Kendal town centre and Oxenholme Station passing the site  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:14
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 27th - Sun 28th - Erith Model Railway Society -  Longfield Model Railway Exhibition  - **Updated**
    The Longfield Academy, Main Road (B260), Longfield, Kent
    The Erith Model Railway Society's annual January show, one of South East England's largest shows (and probably Kent's largest by stand numbers), will return to the Longfield Academy for our 3rd show there. The show will encompass at least 30 layouts, extensive trade and society support, demonstrators (including the club's Foxley Service Centre - Loco Diagnostics & Cleaning Service), static exhibits & charity raffle, making over 100 stands in total.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:30+
    T:40+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 27th - Sun 28th - Normanton and Pontefract Model Railway Society -  Pontefract Model Railway Exhibition
    New College, Park Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
    49th Model Railway Exhibition.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:21
    T:20
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 28th - Bristol 0 Gauge Group -  Bogg 2018
    University of the West of England (uwe), Filton Road, Bristol, Bristol
    The exhibition is held annually on the last Sunday in January. In 2018 this date is 28th January, it is a mix of 70+ traders, up to 10 layouts & demonstrators giving advise on the required skills to fulfil your modelling requirements. Our supported charity is again ' CHILDREN's HOSPICE SOUTH WEST'. The 2017 show donated £1, 450.00 to this charity.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:70+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 28th - G Scale Society Kent -  Indoor Meet
    Teynham Village Hall, Belle Friday Close, Station Road, Teynham, Kent
    An indoor Meet for those into large scale railway modelling using. Entry for members of the G Scale Society is free. Light refreshments will be available.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:5
    T:1
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

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