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on Sat 8th December - Sun 9th December 2018

at East of England Event Centre, Oundle Road, Alwalton, 
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 6XE.

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.

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Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 2AX.

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.

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This Exhibitions and Events calendar covers many of the Railway events in the forthcoming months. If your event is not listed just complete the SUBMISSION FORM with your details and we will add them on the next regular update.

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Disabled AccessWheelchair Friendly  No. of Layouts
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February 2019

  • Sat 2nd - Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club -  35th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
    St Mary's Church Hall, Church Road, Yate, South Gloucestershire
    Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club's 35th Annual Model Railway Exhibition will again be held in the fantastic setting of St Mary's Church and the Church Hall, right in the centre of Yate. an easy walk from the Yate Shopping Centre Car Park. Please note that there is only disabled parking adjacent to the Church. Admission for accompanied children (under 16s) is FREE.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14
    T:6
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd - Alton Model Railway Group -  Febex 2019
    Eggars School, London Road, Alton, Hampshire
    Alton Model Railway Group will be holding their annual exhibition once again at Eggars School. The exhibition will be opened on Saturday morning by Steve Flint who will also judge the best layout in the exhibition and present the Railway Modeller Shield to the winning layout. Due to rising costs we have had to increase the admission price for all Adults to £5.00 and accompanied children under 16 are still free. The free preserved bus service will once again be running from Alton station.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:15
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd - Kilmarnock & District Model Railway Club -  Model Railway Exhibition
    Linthouse Building, Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire
    Show still in planning stage. Traders, Layouts and other Exhibitors will be posted when confiormed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd - Stafford Railway Circle -  Model Railway Exhibition Stafford
    Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire
    We will once again have plenty of layouts, traders and demonstrators for you to enjoy at the exhibition. This year, amongst our 40 plus layouts, we will have two themed areas, the Woodhead route and the Isle of Wight. Refreshments available from the catering area. Admission cost of £10 includes a free guide book (whilst stocks last) and there is no charge for accompanied children (under 16).Our usual free bus from the railway station will operate on both days.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:44
    T:43
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 3rd - South Buckinghamshire O Gauge Running Group -  Public Running Session
    St. Dunstan's Catholic Church Hall, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
    Bring your O gauge locos and stock to run on the East Midlands Group Test Track, which can accommodate 2 rail DC & DCC and 3 rail models. Or you can just watch the trains go by and talk to like minded modellers. In addition there will be at least three traders, a loco clinic, light refreshments and free parking. Bourne End Station (served by Great Western Railway) is an easy five minute walk away.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Blackpool & North Fylde MRC -  Club Open Day
    Cleveleys Community Centre & Church, Kensington Road (Off Beach Road), Cleveleys, Lancashire
    Annual Club Open Day featuring both club & local layouts in various gauges together with trade support and a club sales stand. Light refreshments available. ample local parking. Easy access for disabled. Event also to include our first ever Club Members Diorama Competition.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:7+
    T:2
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Heywood Model Railway Group -  Open Day
    Club Rooms, Unit 4, Park Works, River Street, Heywood, Lancashire
    Club layouts in N to G gauge in DC to DCC bring your own loco, s and stock to run or use the clubs own Entrance is free but donations appreciated
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:9
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Sun 10th - East Dorset Area N Gauge Group -  Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition
    THC, Magna Road, Wimborne, Dorset
    Besides the main Hall we have the Function Suite, the Pool Room and Two Squash Courts. Please be aware that there are steps down to the squash courts which may limit access to a few visitors. With the exception of that and the stage, the venue is fully wheelchair accessible. If you would like to attend as an exhibitor or trader in 2020 or beyond, please contact us as soon as possible.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:15+
    T:10+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - Sun 10th - Cale Rail and Gartell Light Railway -  14th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
    Gartell Light Railway, Common Lane, Yenston, Near Templecombe, Somerset
    14th Annual Model Railway Exhibition hosted by Cale Rail & GLR. 12+ layouts (Details to follow), Historical Displays of Templecombe, Trade Stands, Refreshments, Train Service on GLR, Admission Adults £4 (Model Railway show only) GLR train tickets excluded  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:14+
    T:3
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 10th - The French Railways Society -  Winter Rendezvous & Exhibition  - **Updated**
    Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, Kent
    The annual Winter get together of the French Railways Society offers a wide mix for the enthusiast or modeller as well as anybody with an interest in railways, non members are very welcome. There will be 8 model railway layouts, trade stands selling models, books, paintings and other memorabilia plus other railway society stands. We have a varied programme of talks and slideshows including two guest presenters. Refreshments are available throughout the day.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:8
    T:1
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 10th - Grange Community Association -  Modellers Exhibition
    The Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex
    Annual Modellers Exhibition held at the Grange. As in past years we will be hosting a full show with local modelling clubs and society as well as railway clubs from the local area and further afield in attendance.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:15
    T:10
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 15th - Sat 16th - Salvation Army, South Shields -  Model Rail 2019
    Salvation Army, Wawn Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
    Our annual exhibition providing a family friendly show with exhibits that should suit most visiters. from "profesional" scale layouts to something for the kids. A smashing cafe with home made food at reasonable prices makes this a great day out and you are supporting an extremely good charity.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:5
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 16th - Gosport Model Railroad Club -  Public Running Meet & Mini Exhibition
    St. Mary's Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire
    Quarterly running meet and mini exhibition with HO, On30 narrow gauge, and N scale layouts. Trader selling rolling stock and other equipment. Club sales table. Refreshments available. We always try to give a friendly welcome.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:3
    T:1
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 16th - Hillingdon Railway Modellers -  Test Track Open Day
    Yiewsley Baptist Church Hall (Side Door), 74 Colham Avenue, Yiewsley, Hillingdon, Greater London
    Bring your O, OO or N gauge locos and trains to run on our clubs' three separate test tracks. DC and DCC available, but sorry no "live steam". Please note that this is NOT an exhibition, but a good opportunity to meet fellow friendly modellers, chat, and test out your models. Expert help is on hand from knowledgeable club members if you have any problems with your models. Refreshments will be available all day. Nearest station: West Drayton. Local bus services 222, 350, U1, U3, U5
    QUICKINFO: 
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 16th - The Sussex Downs OO9 Group -  Members Day
    Lancing Parish Hall, 96 South Street, Lancing, West Sussex
    A selection of Narrow Gauge Model Railways in 4mm and 7mm scales hosted by the Sussex Downs OO9 Group (area group of the OO9 society). Specialist traders and the ever popular OO9 society trade sales.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:2
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 16th - Tonbridge Model Railway Club -  Tonbridge Model Railway Exhibition
    The Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent
    The Angel Centre is 5 minutes walk from Tonbridge Railway Station. It is believed that the Tonbridge Model Railway Exhibition is the largest one day show of its kind in the South East. it is always well attended with visitors from as far away as Bristol, Somerset and even from the North of England. A wide selection of layouts of all popular gauges will be on view as well as a broad selection of traders with support from railway societies and demonstrators.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:33
    T:26
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 16th - Sun 17th - Sedgemoor Gauge 0 Group -  Seggog 0 Gauge Show
    King Alfred School, Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset
    This is the second 0 Gauge Show that we will have held. Our aim is to Promote 0 Gauge to a wider audience. Advertising and show details will appear in the various railway hobby and club publications as well as this web site, local press and media, over the forthcoming months. Children up to 13 years FREE We look forward to seeing you at the Exhibition. If there is any Information that you require about railway modeling do not be afraid to ask  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:8+
    T:6+
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 16th - Sun 17th - Syston Model Railway Society -  Leicester Model Railway Show
    Sileby Community Centre, High Street, Sileby, Leicestershire
    The club annual show features 12 layouts in gauges T to O. A feature of the displays is the scale model of the Forth Bridge in T gauge. Habbaniya (Iraq 1941) will be making its debut. There will be the usual array of trade stalls, refreshments and our Tombola. The venue is wheelchair friendly other than on stall on the stage. ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN UNDER 14 WILL BE ADMITTED FREE OF CHARGE!!!  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:10
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 17th - Hubberts Bridge Model Show
    Hubberts Bridge Community Centre, Langrick Road, Boston, Lincolnshire
    Model Railways, Boats, Trucks, Dolls Houses and Miniatures, Farming Displays, Fairground and many other models. Trade Stands and Refreshments. Come and see fantastic scale models. Meet the experts from local model clubs to talk about the hobby and give advice on all aspects of model making. Drive a train on our model railway, have a race on the Scalextric track and build your own creation in the Lego building area. Proceeds to the Lincs and Notts Air ambulance. Children Under 16 Free Admission.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:6
    T:2
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 22nd - Sun 24th - Association of Model Railway Societies in Scotland -  Model Rail Scotland
    Scottish Event Campus, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
    The annual gathering of model railway exhibits will be held in the SEC in Glasgow from Friday 22nd Feb to Sunday 24th Feb 2019. There will be 50+ layouts, Free exhibition Guide upon entry, 150 Exhibitor Stands, Gauge Societies and demonstrations. Advance tickets available up to early February from our website giving you entry 30 minutes prior to advertised times. There will be something for all ages and interests.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:50+
    T:150
    CS
    Md

  • Sat 23rd - Sussex Vintage Model Railway Collectors -  Spring Toy and Model Train Show
    Knoyle Hall, Knoyle Road, Preston Park, Brighton, East Sussex
    Summary: A friendly show featuring traditional all action layouts of old favourites such as Hornby Trains, Hornby Dublo, Tri-ang, Trix Twin, and much more. About 12 layouts and displays and eight traders, and a good refreshment service. The venue is just off the A23 close to main bus routes and a short walk from Preston Park Station. There is unrestricted kerbside parking in the vicinity. Disabled facilities and wheelchair access to the main hall but regrettably not upstairs. More later.

  • Sat 23rd - Mid-Norfolk Railway -  Dereham Model Railway Exhibition
    Dereham Memorial Hall, Norwich Street, Dereham, Norfolk
    The 20th year of this exhibition. Details of layouts etc. will follow. But book this date. For this show we are expanding into the MNR station with a few small layouts. Anyone with one that is suitable please send details.

  • Sat 23rd - Gauge 3 Society -  Winter Show and Agm
    The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire
    Public ?5 entry for individuals and families. Society Members & partners a ?3 donation please. The show will feature two exhibition layouts and around 16 traders, plus bring and buy, society stands and demonstrations, all focused on Gauge 3 - 2 1/2 inch gauge track, 17/32" to the foot standard gauge model trains. The show is aimed at supporting and promoting modelling in Gauge 3 standard gauge railways. Most of the traders that specialise in this scale will be present at the show.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:16
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 23rd - Risborough & District Model Railway Club -  Risex 2019 Model Railway Exhibition
    Community Centre, Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire
    The whole of the Community Centre in Princes Risborough is taken over one day in the spring each year. Allowing local modellers to display their layouts and model making. Large car park adjacent to the Community Centre. Half hourly bus service from Aylesbury or High Wycombe. Ten minute walk from Chiltern Railway station with regular trains from Birmingham, Banbury, Aylesbury or London Marylebone, 25 minutes drive from M40 Junction 6 via B4009. Light refreshments will be available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:9
    T:6
    CS
    Md
    Refreshments

  • Sat 23rd - Saffron Walden Model Railway Club -  2019 Exhibition
    United Reformed Church / Salvation Army Halls, Abbey Lane, Saffron Walden, Essex
    Our 2019 Exhibition is being held in the United Reformed Church and Salvation Army Halls which are all adjacent to each other. There is disabled access available to all halls. Parking is available at Swan Meadow Car Park which has around 350 spaces all at ground level (Postcode CB10 1BX). Currently charges (05/18) for this Local Authority Car Park are 70p for 1 hour, £1.20 for 2 hours, £2 for 4 hours etc. It is a short walk to the hall and it will be signposted.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:3 +
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Sat 23rd - Sun 24th - Lincoln & District Model Railway Club -  5th General Exhibition
    Newark Showground Lady Eastwood Pavillion, Lincoln Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire
    Lincoln & District Model Railway Club proudly presents the 5th annual exhibition being held at the Lady Eastwood Pavillion (Newark Showground). Free show guide included with entry fee. Approximate layouts 27-30 of various gauges and era's. (Some layouts listed and/or confirmed, some still to be added). Approximate traders 20. (These will be listed nearer the time). Early access for disabled visitors, Free Parking, Cafe within the exhibition hall.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:26
    T:18
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 23rd - Sun 24th - Ebor Group of Railway Modellers -  The Eighth Annual 'York Against Cancer' Model Railway Show
    Heworth Church Hall, Melrosegate, Heworth, York, North Yorkshire
    This is the EBOR Groups' 8th Model Railway Show,supporting YORK AGAINSt CANCER, do please come along and enjoy a variety of layouts including American 0n30, British P4, EM, OO and N gauges. Paul Lunn Layout Design of Model Rail fame will be there to assist you in the design and advice of your new layout. Trade also includes Grosmont Books, Bob Dawson model building construction. EBOR Groups own 2nd hand stall will be in attendance AND our Sponsors of our show once again MONK BAR MODEL SHOP.   MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:4
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 24th - Ilkeston (Woodside) M.R.C -  16th Annual Show
    Trowell Parish Hall, Stapleford Road, Trowell, Nottinghamshire
    Our friendly show is now in its 17th year, we welcome our regulars and look forward to meeting some new faces each year, our 2020 show is on the 23th of February and already has some great items booked  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:12
    T:8
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 25th - Northants & Rutland O Gauge Group -  Coarse O Gauge 3 Rail Running Meet
    Harringworth Village Hall, Gretton Road, Harringworth, Northamptonshire
    Classic 0 gauge, vintage and modern but 2-Rail now possible. Fine-Scale locos capable of negotiating 50" Curves welcome. Bring your vintage or modern locos and rolling stock to run. Electric or clockwork welcome - Bring your ace, darstaed, mth or seven mill locos and rolling stock. Home made refreshments, disabled-Friendly, friendly informal group. Members of HRCA, Bassett-Lowke society, TCS and Gauge 0 Guild regularly attend our meets. Theme for this meet: continental.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:2
    Free Parking Refreshments

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