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August 2018

  • Sat 4th - Train Collectors Society -  Toy Train & Model Railway Show
    Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann RD, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    The Train Collectors Society will be holding their 20th Summer show in Aylesbury Bucks at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in a large sports hall allowing large displays and wide aisles. There will be plenty of free parking space and food and refreshments at the centre's cafeteria. There will be over 20 model and vintage train layouts running all day and approx 20 specialist toy train traders. Children under 10 are admitted free with an adult. The venue is easily reached from the M1 or M40  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 4th - Exmoor Coast Railway Modellers -  Exmoor Rail
    The Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset
    This is the fifth exhibition in this great venue, which is adjacent to the West Somerset Railway's station in Minehead, on the seafront. The venue is bright, modern and disabled friendly and offers hot & cold food/drink all day. Parking is available right outside (Pay & Display) plus free parking in the surrounding streets. There will be an excellent selection of high quality layouts plus demonstrations and wide and varied trade support, all included in a slightly enlarged exhibitio  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sat 4th - Sun 5th - Waveney Valley Model Railway Club -  Southwold Model Railway Exhibition
    Saint Felix School, Halesworth Road (A1095 Off A12), Southwold, Suffolk
    From Toy Trains to Finescale Modelling, Southwold Model Railway Exhibition, the biggest in East Anglia, features around twenty layouts in the major scales including Gauge One live-steam, representing various periods and regions. Trade and Society stands, Modelling Demonstrations etc. Miniature Train and Traction Engine rides Light refreshments, wheelchair access to all exhibits and Free Car Parking. Adnission:- Ages 18+ £7.00; 12-18 £3.00, Under 12 Free!  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 5th - 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

  • Tue 7th - Sun 2nd September - Chesterfield Railway Modellers -  Cromford Mill Charity Exhibition
    Arkwright Mill, Mill Lane, Cromford, Derbyshire
    A charity exhibition featuring Mettesford(N Gauge)(based on Matlock 1945-68)and Wingfield Junction(OO Gauge)(Freelance North Midlands 1948-1972(pre-TOPS)). Free entry, but request donations in support of Sheffield and Chesterfield Special Care Baby Units. Display stands and information on Peak Rail, Ecclesbourne Railway and Chesterfield Railway Modellers. Venue is at the historic Arkwright Mill and canal, which has canal barge rides on Wed, Thurs and weekends.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sat 18th - Sun 19th - The National Tramway Museum -  Model Tram and Railway Exhibition  - **Updated**
    Crich Tramway Village, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire
    Elstree Fantasy Land with a tram fitted with a miniature video camera for live views of the layout, Nottingham City Transport Parliament Street Garage, Robert Whetstone exhibition layout, Marague - SNCF, Heanor South Station and Marston Preserved Tramway.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 18th - Sun 19th - Scarborough & District Railway Modellers -  Pickering 2018 Model Railway Exhibition
    Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, North Yorkshire
    A great day out for all the family (kids go free). Why not make a full day of it? Visit our exhibition AND take a trip on the fabulous NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY, Their Pickering station is just around the corner from our venue.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sun 19th - Guildford Model Engineering Society -  Public Open Afternoon
    G M E S, Stoke Park, London Road, Guildford, Surrey
    Our Teddy Bear's Picnic afternoon, with 2 miniature steam railway circuits running plus the 4mm indoor, 16mm and G1 garden railway layouts in operation. Free entry, free parking. Refreshments. Please see our website for further information. We are on Facebook.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 20th - Northants & Rutland O Gauge Group -  Coarse O Gauge Running Meet
    Harringworth Village Hall, Gretton Road, Harringworth, Northamptonshire
    Very friendly coarse O gauge 3-rail group, no membership needed. Bring your own locos and stock to run, vintage or modern, clockwork or electric or just come to watch and chat with fellow enthusiasts. Home-made snacks, cakes, tea and coffee available. Fantastic location next to the mighty Harringworth viaduct.Car parking. Bi-monthly. NB this is not an exhibition as such, the accent is on running. There is usually a bring and buy table.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 25th - Bournville Model Railway Club -  Bournville Model Railway Exhibition
    The Hollymoor Centre, 8 Manor Park Grove, Northfield, Birmingham, West Midlands
    Bournville MRC presents its annual exhibition on Saturday 26th August 2017 at the Hollymoor Centre. 8 Manor Park Grove. Northfield. Birmingham. B31 5ER. Doors open 10.00am - 4.30pm. Hot and cold food available. Access by bus: No 61 bus stops outside the main entrance. Access by rail: Cross City Line to Selly Oak station and X61 bus out of city on the A38 Bristol Road to the main entrance. PLEASE NOTE due to a route change the X61 now stops outside Big Johns the stop after Selly Oak station  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 25th - Sun 26th - Burnham and District M.R.C -  Sedgemoor Rail 2018
    King Alfred School, Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset
    Burnham and District Model Railway Club's 2018 Sedgemoor Rail Summer Bank Holiday Exhibition will again be held at KING ALFRED School Highbridge TA9 3EE. Use this post code for Satnav. Further details as to Exhibitors will be anounced later.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 25th - Sun 26th - Inverness & District Model Railway Club -  Annual Exhibition
    Jurys Inn, Millburn Road, Inverness, Highlands
    2018 will be our 5th Exhibition at this venue, we shall have our Shunting Puzzle for the older folk to try their hand, as well as the photo opportunity for the young ones to pose at the controller at the Thomas stand.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 25th - Mon 27th - 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

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