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Hornby Magazine,
Here is your chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets to the
The Great Electric Train Show 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 13th October - Sun 14th October 2018

at Arena MK, Stadium Way, 
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK1 1ST.

The Great Electric Train Show 2018 will take place on the weekend of October 13/14 with more than 30 layouts and 35 traders taking part. ArenaMK at Milton Keynes is a change of venue for this year’s show, offering a larger space and a more enjoyable experience for all who attend. Free parking will be available and a free bus service will operate between the railway station and ArenaMK throughout the day.

Competition ends Sat 29th September.


The Great Electric Train Show 2018

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Disabled AccessWheelchair Friendly  No. of Layouts
 No. of Traders
 Club Stand
 Modelling Demos
 Free ParkingFree Parking  Refreshments
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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

  • Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd - Alton Model Railway Group -  Febex 2019  - **Updated**
    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 preseved bus service will once again be running from Alton station.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd - Stafford Railway Circle -  Model Railway Exhibition Stafford  - **Updated**
    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
    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
    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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 15th - Sat 16th - The Salvation Army, South Shields -  Model Rail 2019
    Salvation Army Centre, Wawn Street, South Shields, Tyne and Wear
    Family orientated Exhibition with layouts mainly from local clubs and modellers. Something for most everyone from fine scale for the big kids to no scale for the little kids. Smashing cafe with home made cakes, pies and other treats all run by voluntees.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking 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
    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

  • 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
    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

  • 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
    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.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking 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
    T:3 +

  • 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
    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 16th year, we welcome our regulars and look forward to meeting some new faces each year, our 2019 show is on the 24th of February and already has some great items booked  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

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