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KEY to QUICKINFO Symbols:
Disabled AccessWheelchair Friendly  No. of Layouts
L:16
 No. of Traders
T:8
 Club Stand
CS
 Modelling Demos
Md
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Refreshments

December 2018

  • Sat 1st - Letchworth Model Railway Society -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Etonbury Academy, Stotfold Road, Arlesey, Bedfordshire
    34th Model Railway Exhibition with 20 layouts covering most scales and gauges. Full trade support, also modelling demonstrations and displays by local and national railway societies. Refreshments available, free parking and full access for the disabled. No charge for children under 16 accompanied by an adult.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20
    T:15
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 1st - Brighton Toy and Model Museum -  Great Vintage Model Railway Show
    Brighton Toy and Model Museum, 52-55 Trafalgar St, Brighton, West Sussex
    This is one of occasional functions when the Museum operates the large vintage O gauge railway layout, when many of the Museums rare locomotives and rolling stock can be seen running. Trains operate between 11.00 and 1.00 and again 2.30 to 4.40. The Museum is directly underneath the forecourt of Brighton Mainline railway station. See web site for more information: brightontoymuseum  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    CS

  • Sat 1st - Healthy Living Club Committee -  2nd Hailsham Model Railway Show
    Civic Centre, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex
    To follow on from the Hailsham Model Railway Show held on 2nd December 2017, we have decided to Make this an annual event, a show that was full of fantastic Traders & Exhibitors alike. The Mayor opened the show, and picked Maxwell as the best in show, and a gold award was presented, later in the day, Maxwell also won the best in show as voted for by the Public, our Congratulations to Paul Osman and his team. 2018 Will be a slightly different format, less exhibitors, But Bigger Exhibits.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14
    T:5
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 1st - Sun 2nd - Manchester Model Railway Society -  The Manchester Christmas Show
    The Barnes Wallis Building, Altrincham Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester
    Once again we have assembled a careful selection of quality layouts for our Christmas Show. More details can be found on our website. As ever there will be a number of selected traders to supply your own modelling needs. Our website gives details of how to get to the venue by rail, by public and private transport. In the case of the last method there is a multi story car park very close to the venue costing £2.00 for all day parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20 +
    T:20+
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - Selkent Model Rail Group -  Bexleyheath Model Railway Show
    Bexleyheath Academy, Graham Road Entrance (Behind Asda), Bexleyheath, Kent
    Large show with 25 layouts T to O gauge spread over two large halls. 17 traders with some special show offers. Venue is situated in Central Bexleyheath, 3 mins walk from the major centre bus terminus and free parking on site for 200 cars. 2 x train Simuators. Discounts on ticket prices for pre booked tickets at £4.95 adults, £3.95 child / over 60 and £12.00 family. To pre book visit the shows website. Grand free raffle
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:24
    T:23
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - Gauge 1 Mra Vintage Tinplate Group -  Vintage Gauge 1 Tinplate Christmas Party
    Avoncroft Arts Centre, Redditch Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
    A meeting of people interested in vintage tinplate model trains
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:01

  • Sun 2nd - Gainsborough Model Railway Society -  Open Day
    Gainsborough Model Railway, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
    One of the largest O Gauge Model Railways in the Country!! a nostalgic, historical and colourful opportunity to see how the London and North Eastern Railway was actually run in the heyday of steam. Dozens of trains, formed from over 150 locomotives and over 400 items of rolling stock running on a total of over half a mile of track.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - The Model Railway Club -  Mini Exhibition - Open Day
    Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, Greater London
    The MRC's Mini Exhibition at Keen House near King's Cross features a modern image theme centred around the club's Ingatestone OO layout and our second hand shop and bookstall. Full details on our website, or follow us on social media.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:5
    T:1
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sun 2nd - DD Exhibitions -  Ringwood Model Railway Exhibition
    Greyfriars Community Centre, 44 Christchurch Road, Ringwood, Hampshire
    A massive Model Railway Show is steaming into Ringwood on Sunday 2nd December 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 plus great traders.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:15
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 7th - Great Eastern Models -  Great Eastern Goes Digital
    Great Eastern Model Railways, 199, Plumstead Road, Norwich, Norfolk
    Our Annual DCC day event hosted in our Norwich shop. come and learn about all things digital, for beginners and improvers. Layouts, demonstrations and advice from the experts. Retailers in attendance and layouts on show.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:6
    T:6
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Crawley Signal Box Preservation Society -  Open Day Event
    Crawley Signal Box, High Street, Crawley, West Sussex
    Crawley Signal Box Preservation Society is pleased to announce another of it's popular open days at the box at the top of Crawley High Street by the level crossing. Come and find out how railway signalling worked in the days before computer control when chips were what the signalman had for tea. You can play at being a signalman and pull some levers. Admission is free but donations are welcome to aid the continuing maintenance of the signal box. We look forward to welcoming visitors.

  • Sat 8th - Heywood Model Railway Group -  Open Day
    Unit 4 Park Works, River Street, Heywood, Lancashire
    Admission free (donations appreciated) layouts in N to G in bouth DC and DCC bring your own locos and stock to run
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:8-12
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Sandown Railway Enthusiasts Club -  Christmas 2018 Model Railway Exhibition
    Lake Community Centre, New Road, Lake, Sandown, Isle of Wight
    Sandown Railway Enthusiasts present the Christmas 2018 Model Railway Show at Lake Community Centre (Lions Club) on Saturday 8th December from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm Entry ?3.00 Accompanied children Free  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:8
    T:5
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Rhyl & District Model Railway Club -  Annual Charity Model Railway Exhibition
    Parish Church & Community Hall, High Street, Prestatyn, Clwyd
    *ONE CHILD FREE (up to 15yrs) WITH EACH PAYING ADULT* Friendly Club run show with a mix of Club and other layouts, in scales 'N' to 'G'. Various sales stands. In aid of Ty Gobaith Childrens & Young peoples Hospice & the Pet Rescue Welfare Association.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12+
    T:4+
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Sun 9th - Burnham and District Model Railway Club -  Christmas Show
    King Alfred School, Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset
    A range of layouts from T gauge to 0 gauge. Supporting trade stands, dispalys and demonstrations. Including the clubs own limited edition 00 wagons. Free car parking, disabled access and catering by Country Bumpkins. Accompanied Children free. 5 minutes from Junction 22 - M5
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:12
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Sun 9th - Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society -  Open Weekend 2018
    Redpath House, 40, Saville Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
    The Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society wish to invite you to our Open Weekend at our club house on the 8th & 90th December 2018  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:20+
    T:1
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Sun 9th - Warners Exhibitions -  The National Festival of Railway Modelling
    East of England Event Centre, Oundle Road, Alwalton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
    Once again the event, the largest model railway show in the East of England, will host over 30 must see layouts from a variety of major scales and gauges plus over 100 quality traders and demonstrators. Whether you’re looking to stock up on essentials for your hobby or enjoy a family day out, our Peterborough Show offers something for everyone. Booking in advance will ensure you save up to £2 on your entry, receive 30 minutes early entry and a free show guide on arrival.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:30+
    T:100+
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 8th - Sun 9th - Gresley and Wychnor Model Railway Group -  Annual Mince Pie Weekend 2018
    Gresley Social Centre, 5a Park Road, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
    Range of club layouts from N through to G with Om30 American, Dovedale Models (David Wright), Trader Martin Wright, Good refreshments and local parking. Club is on an unmade-up road off Coppice Side with two houses nearby in the process of construction next to a former pub. If you end up on York Road then Park Road is parallel to it on the opposite side of the common. Look forward to seeing you.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:9
    T:1
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - Guildford Model Engineering Society -  Christmas Open Day
    Stoke Park, London Road, Guildford, Surrey
    Stoke Park Railway. Our Christmas Open Day with miniature steam train rides, garden railways and 4mm indoor layout. Festive food available. Free entry and parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 9th - Stevenage & District Model Railway Club -  Mini Model Railway Exhibition
    Howard Shopping Centre, Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
    Working model railways and displays. Shunting Puzzle, drive the locomotive and arrange the train & wagons in a set order. Shabbey Road, a fun 00 gauge Underground Ernie layout for children to operate. Stevenage & District MRC 00 scale layout. Free event. Donations to Isabel Hospice gratefully accepted. Presented by S&DMRC and DHMRS
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:5
    T:1
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 12th - Tappers MRC -  Evening Club Meet
    Bromley Common Methodist Church, Bloomfield Road, Bromley, Kent
    This is our Wed night meet in the church lounge. Test track + traders. Canteen Open. Clockwork and electric running. No membership needed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:4
    T:2
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 15th - Nailsea & District Model Rail Club -  Open Day
    The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon, Bristol
    Club Open Day with 10+ 'home grown' layouts, some under construction. Various scales and gauges.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10+
    T:2
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 15th - Sun 16th - Famous Trains -  Christmas Event
    Famous Trains Model Railway Building, Markeaton Park, Derby, Derbyshire
    Our Chinley model railway is the biggest 00-scale model railway in the East Midlands. It leads to the imaginary village terminus at Darley Green with its highly-detailed hillside village. There is also a typical Derbyshire canal basin and Cromford-type inclined plane. Visitors can sometime operate the Hornby-Dublo table-top railway, and there are other layouts of various gauges to attract visitors. Families can try our Christmas raffle and the kids can also play with toy model trains and tracks.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:5
    T:1
    CS

  • Sat 29th - N Gauge Society North Wales Area Group -  N Gauge Charity Model Railway Show
    St Michaels Church Hall, Rosemary Lane, Conwy, Conwy
    Annual North Wales N Gauge Charity Model Railway Show in the historic walled town of Conwy, North Wales. 2 mins. walk from Conwy railway station.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:6
    CS

  • Sat 29th - West Camel Model Railway Society -  Christmas Model Railway Exhibition
    Davis Hall, Howell Hill, West Camel, Yeovil, Somerset
    Model Railway Exhibition in a nice friendly atmosphere. Light refreshments available.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:8-10
    T:3-4
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 29th - Sun 30th - Gainsborough Model Railway Society -  Open Day
    Gainsborough Model Railway, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
    One of the largest O Gauge Model Railways in the Country!! a nostalgic, historical and colourful opportunity to see how the London and North Eastern Railway was actually run in the heyday of steam. Dozens of trains, formed from over 150 locomotives and over 400 items of rolling stock running on a total of over half a mile of track.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    Refreshments

  • Sat 29th - Sun 30th - Taunton Model Railway Group -  Open Day
    Bishops Lydeard Station, Station Road, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset
    Bath Green Park and Coaley Junction fine scale layouts, plus enjoy full size main line live steam trains in the station outside our premises operated by the West Somerset Railway during their Gala event.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 30th - Keighley Model Railway Club -  Christmas Open Day
    The Clubrooms, Knowle Mill, South Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire
    Join us for our annual Christmas Open Day and run your presents on one of our layouts! Full catering, free parking and lift access. Club Sales Stand. Please note, whilst we have disabled access, we do not have wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14
    T:2
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

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