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on Sat 7th October - Sun 8th October 2017.

at British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, 
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June 2018

  • Sat 2nd - Bressingham Steam Museum -  Narrow Gauge East
    Bressingham Steam Museum, Low Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk
    Narrow Gauge East: A new event in the East Anglia Region showcasing narrow gauge model railways of various scales and gauges. For this event the museum will be in Full Steam, running all of its narrow gauge steam fleet, proving passenger services and demonstration freight trains. There will be plenty of opportunities for footplate rides (Over 18s only). Standard Gauge railway in operation too!  MORE DETAILS HERE...

  • Sat 2nd - Gauge O Guild -  Summer Show
    Doncaster Dome, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
    This is the Annual Summer Show of the Gauge O Guild a society dedicated to railway modelling in O gauge (7mm:ft) There are numerous traders selling all sorts of Railway modelling paraphernalia particularly dedicated to this scale. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ENTRY TICKET PRICE ALOWS ENTRY BY THE BUYER, THE BUYERS PARTNER AND UP TO TWO CHILDREN UNDER 16. Members of the Guild get entry at £10.00. There is free parking both at the Dome and in nearby car parks  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Lionel Collectors Club Uk -  Annual American Classic Toy Train Show
    Trinity Methodist Church, Narborough Road, Leicester, Leicestershire
    Operating Layouts - Trade Stands - Teas, Coffees and Snacks
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Sleaford & District Model Railway Club -  Sleaford Model Railway Show
    St Georges Academy, West Gate, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
    After the success of our 2017 show we are pleased to announce our 2018 show.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd - West Riding Small Locomotive Society -  Annual Steam Rally 2018
    Behind Freedom House, Bradford Road, Tingley, West Yorkshire
    Train rides and an exhibition of live steam models including locomotives and traction engines will be held on Saturday & Sunday the 2nd and 3rd of June 2018 on the WRSLS site. Admission fees are £3 for adults and £0 for children. Full catering facilities for food and drink will be available on both days, opening times are from 10 am until 5.00 pm. Email or ring if you require any further information.We are also open to the public every Sunday for train rides in summer no charge t  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Sat 9th - 7mm Narrow Gauge Association -  7mm Nga Exhibition
    Burton Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire
    Come and join us for the premier exhibition in 7mm O Scale narrow gauge modelling featuring a number of layouts, demonstrations, competitions and specialist traders. Limited on site pay and display parking but other car parks nearby. Please respect our neighbours if parking in the residential area. The venue is only a few hundred yards from Burton Station on the Derby Birmingham line.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 3rd - Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club -  Live Steam Open Day (Ride on Railway)
    Adjacent to North Side of Chadwell Heath Station, Station Road, Chadwell Heath, Greater London
    Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club is holding the usual monthly open day.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Sun 10th - Chesterfield Railway Modellers -  Peak Model Railway Exhibition 2018
    Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire
    The 2018 Peak Model Railway Exhibition again takes place at our established venue in Bakewell, the friendly town at the heart of the Peak District. The venue has step free access with a completely flat floor and is surrounded by a large pay and display car park. On site are a cafe and bar with the town centre being a short level walk away with many shops, cafes and pubs. Bakewell is well served by frequent bus services from the surrounding cities, towns and villages.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sat 9th - Sun 10th - Strathclyde O Gauge Group -  Glasgow 2018
    Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, 2025 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
    GlasGOw 2018 is the 18th year of Scotland's major gauge O only event. The halls are opposite Pollokshaws West station on the East Kilbride/Barrhead lines or 5-10 minutes walk from Shawlands station on the Cathcart Circle. Bus services 3/57A (First) and 3 (McGills) pass the door. by car follow the signs for the Pollok Country Park & Burrell Collection from M77 Junction 2 or M8 Junction 22 - the halls are on the opposite side of the road.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 15th - Sun 17th - Great Central Railway -  The Model Event
    Quorn & Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire
    The Model Event is to be held for the fifth year after its successful launch in 2014. It will be spread across Loughborough, Quorn and Rothley Stations, where visitors can buy an all inclusive ticket to travel on the only main line double tracked heritage railway in the country and stop off at one or all of the exhibition sites at each station, i.e. travel behind the real thing to the model equivalent. Early bird tickets will be available for on line bookings up to May 1st 2018.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sat 16th - Hucclecote Methodist Church -  Hucclecote Model Railway Show
    Hucclecote Methodist Church, Carisbrooke Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
    Organised by local modellers and church members, this is our eigth annual show. The range of exhibits will appeal to both keen modellers and local families. Various layouts are booked in scales from N to O including one for children to operate. It is a charitable show and proceeds will be divided between the church and a mental health charity. Our previous shows have been enjoyed by all, not least for the excellent buffet. We are located on the No. 10 bus route. All aboard!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 16th - Hazel Grove and District Model Railway Society -  Open Day
    Hazel Grove Methodist Church Hall, Wesley Street, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire
    The Society's annual Open Day. Entrance is free. There is a chair lift to the upper floor  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 23rd - Sun 24th - Bluebell Railway -  7th Bluebell Model Railway Show
    The Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, NR Uckfield, East Sussex
    The Bluebell Railway will be holding its 7th Model Railway Weekend over the 23rd and 24th of June 2018. There will be a wide selection of Layouts, Traders Exhibitors and Practical Sessions held across our 11 mile railway where miniature will meet full size.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 30th - Sun 1st July - North East of England N Gauge Group -  3rd Model Railway Exhibition
    Gateshead Masonic Hall, Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
    The Club are working towards this being an annual event. This will be its third exhibition. It is the only exhibition in the north of England to be wholly dedicated to N Gauge. Layouts will be mainly those belonging to members and the club itself with at least one visiting layout. It is another opportunity to find out more about N Gauge modelling. The Club are always on the lookout for new members and are available to answer your questions.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

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