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October 2017

  • Sun 1st - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, West Sussex
    Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Hornby trains, Meccano, Lego and lots more. Extensive advertising campaign, well signposted & free parking. Refreshments available. FOR TABLE BOOKINGS / INFORMATION CALL: PETE 01424 846676 or DAVID 07742 609865 HAVE YOU GOT TOYS TO SELL? BRING THEM ALONG!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 1st - Stowmarket Railway Club -  Toy, Train and Model Collectors Fair
    Needham Market Community Centre, School Street, Needham Market, Suffolk
    Buy, Sell and Swap your old and new Model Railways, Diecast Vehicles, railway Books, Photos and Magazines. There will also be modelling demonstrations and for the children Thomas the Tank Engine will be there to run.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:7
    T:22
    CS
    Md
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 1st - J & D Toy & Train Fairs -  Norwich Toy & Train Fair
    CNS School, Eaton Road, Norwich, Norfolk
    Another fair presented by John Parsonage and Dennis Payne at this spacious & comfortable venue located between A140 & A11 on south side of Norwich (Behind Notcutts). Good free level parking and level access to the fair. Accompanied children under 16 free. Light refreshments. Our usual traders keen to buy as well as sell, offering a good selection of model railway, diecast, kits and other model ephemera both new and used.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:20
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 1st - R M Toys Ltd -  Kempton Park Toyfair
    Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury On Thames, Middlesex
    Located inside the hall at Kempton Park Racecourse we have approx 200 tables of toy and model dealers. Buying, selling and part exchanging a wide variety of collectables including model railways, model cars and buses, scalextric, dolls and teddy bears, white metal, aircraft, display cabinets, memorabilia and much much more.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:200
    T:200
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Cardiff Toy & Train Sale
    Penarth Leisure Centre, Andrew Road, Cogan, Cardiff
    WALES's BIGGEST & BEST TOY & TRAIN SALE - four times per year. Major event with 120 tables and 50+ top traders from all over Wales & England. Top catering by Rita Limbrick & crew. COGAN STATION (ATW) is alongside the venue with very frequent services from all areas so WHY NOT TRAVEL BY TRAIN? A show which truly has something for everyone and a show that must not be missed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:50
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 7th - Crewe Model Railway & Engineering Society -  Crewe Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe, Cheshire
    Model and toy collectors sale of new and used model trains in gauges 'n', 'OO' and 'O'. Also diecast model cars, trucks and buses, transport books and railwayana.

  • Sat 7th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Nottingham Bluecoat Toy and Train Fair
    Bluecoat Academy, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    Terrific venue for our Nottingham swapmeet. On the city ring road(A6514), junction with Aspley Lane(B690) -close to M1 JN 25 or JN 26, good public transport, city bus route no.77(St. Margaret's church stop) Refreshments, Free parking. Well lit hall with excellent access. Earlybird available £4.Acc.U/16's free. Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down'Memory Lane'. A good variety of traders mean plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail and diecast.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Carmarthen Toy & Train Sale
    Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Our great West Wales show in this excellent and large venue, close to the town and just off the man A40 dual-carriageway westward (first slip-road after B&Q). Massive free car parks, level and easy access and a good in-house cafe.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - SRP Toyfairs -  Colchester Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Langham Community Centre, School Road, Colchester, Essex
    5th of 6 events for 2017 here. U14 accompanied Children Free. 65 tables plus train layouts in a single hall. Dependent on stallholders all the popular scales and sizes , Bachmann, Trix , Hornby , Tri-Ang etc , US, Continental Outlines , diecasts, scenics DVDS and books. New and Second Hand. Follow on Dates for 2017 8th October, 3rd December Sundays
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:35
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Haydock Park Racecourse Train and Toy Colletors Fair
    The Exhibition Centre, Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows, Cheshire
    This is a long established event and has always been a firm favourite with Collectors and Enthusiasts. Many top traders attending. Buy, Sell or Exchange your Toys and Models including new and pre-owned Model Railways in most gauges, Diecast, Meccano, Tinplate Toys, Scalextric, Sci-Fi, Trade Cards etc. This is a superb ground floor venue with flat unloading for Traders and excellent Free Public Parking facilities for 100's of cars. Come and join us at this excellent show.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:80
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Bulldog Fairs -  Shepton Mallet Toy Collectors Fair
    Royal Bath & West Showground, Castle Cary Road, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
    Shepton Mallet Toy Collectors Fair now in its 29th year, up to 300 stalls selling the very best in collectable toys, models and trains from the all the manufacturers you can think of. Model Railways in abundance both new and obsolete. Have a look at our website ***bulldogfairs*** for more info. Children under 16 go free with a full paying adult. Book a stall Online, its that bit cheaper or call us for table deals. Call us on 01373 452857 or 07917 125641.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 10th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    (Odiham) Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hampshire
    Hook's monthly toy and train collectors fair good food, good diecast, good railway, couldnt get much better for £1
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 11th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Burton Upon Trent Toy and Train Fair
    Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire
    One of the longest established swapmeets, with a warm welcome and really friendly atmosphere.Excellent access, good major road links and free parking.Super town centre venue with excellent public transport(Bus and rail).Accomp.U16's free.Refreshments, (Incl.Home made cake).Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down 'Memory Lane'.Plenty of bargains, always a good selection of rail, diecast and themed, new and used, from a wide range of regular, knowledgeable traders.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Chester Toy & Train Fair
    The Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire
    THE NEW VENUE now hosts this long established fair, offering one of the best selections in the North West of new and used model railways, die-cast models, tinplate etc; This fair has been a favourite with many collectors for over 35 years.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:100
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - SRP Toyfairs -  Henfield Saturday Toy Train and Model Collectors Fair
    The Howth Theatre, Howth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex
    4 Saturday Events in 2017 in Crawley under the management of SRP Toyfairs Toyfair Henfield for trains in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys, action man, meccano dependent on stallholders as vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free Follow on Dates 2017 25th November 2017
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:22+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Corn Exchange, Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire
    The Biggest in Wiltshire - Devizes' own dedicated Weekend Toy and Train collectors fair - right in the Market Place. Free parking and homemade catering. Good selection of dealers from all over the country bring buy and sell at this one! NOTE REVISED OPENING HOURS
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - SRP Toyfairs -  Worthing and Sussex Coast Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, West Sussex
    Worthings finest single site display of trains and diecast from a multitude of vendors and dealers. Trains from Hornby , Bachman , Trix and Tri-Ang , Classix Base Toys and Corgi new and best pre-owned diecasts. Classic and vintage toys dependent on dealers. Plenty of books on related subjects. U14 Accompanied children Free admission, single hall with two running classic loose lay train layouts running. Follow on Dates for 2017 27th Dec
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:30+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 16th - UK Toy and Model Auctions Ltd -  Model Train and Toy Collectors Sale  - **New Entry**
    Craxton Wood Hotel, Parkgate Road, Ledsham, Near Chester, Cheshire
    600 Lots to include: 0 gauge, 00 gauge Hornby Dublo 2 and 3 rail, Bachmann, Hornby including Ex-shop stock and pre-owned, Dinky Toys, Corgi Toys, Matchbox, Britains, Mamod Live Steam and Accessories, N gauge Farish, Peco, Diecast Ex-shop stock and pre-owned, Corgi Commercials, EFE and OOC Buses and Coaches, Plastic Kits, Minichamps including F1 Racing Cars, Onyx, Trackside, Books, Catalogues, plus much more.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 17th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Memorial Hall, Station Road, Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
    Wootton Bassetts dedicated evening toy and train collectors fair - just off the High Street. Free parking and homemade catering!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 19th - Steven Clements Fairs -  Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire
    Thatcham For Reading and Newbury, great friendly evening toyfair for sales and swaps. New earlier openingtime. Easy free parking. All the normal popular scales of railway, road models and die-cast, with other collectibles including tractors, books, ships, figurines, depending on trader avaliblity.  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Oswestry Toy & Train Sale
    The Pavilion, Oswestry Show Ground, Park Hall, Oswestry, Shropshire
    Our big borders Sale just on the English side of the Welsh border and located alongside the A5 London to Holyhead trunk road. One mile from the interesting town centre and places of railway interest. Close to the Midland, North-West, South-West of England and also to all parts of Wales. Large free car park and an excellent caterer present.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:40
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - SRP Toyfairs -  Bexhill Toy Train and Model Collectors Fair
    Glenleigh Park Primary Academy, Gunters Lane, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
    4 Events in 2017 in Bexhill-On-Sea under the management of SRP Toyfairs Toyfair for trains6 28th De in popular brands and scales, diecast buses and lorries to scale and size, collectible vintage and classic toys. Good selection of books, and other toys, action man, meccano dependent on stallholders as vary at each event. U15 accompanied children free. Follow on Dates for 2017 28th December (Thurs). Good sized venue with two rooms of traders. Out of town but accessible on two regular bus routes
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:21+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Toy Fair - Swap Meet
    Bingham Hall, 28 King Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Welcome to Retro Ronnie's Cirencester show, be your interest Model Railways/Planes/Die cast, Vintage Toys, Sci-Fi Models and related products there is something for everyone at this show. At the bottom of king Street to the right is a school offering free Car Parking, please be aware of parking regulations. The Cafe will be open offering good quality Hot and cold food and drinks at very reasonable prices. Come along, meet new people, grab some bargains and have a really good day out.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:25+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Colwyn Bay Toy & Train Sale
    Colwyn Bay Leisure Centre, Eiras Park, Colwyn Bay, Conwy
    Great North Wales venue located close to the A55 Expressway and Town Centre. Large, light and spacious and with almost unlimited free parking. Lots of top traders from all over the UK will be present and there is an excellent in-house cafe within the complex.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - Ashlar Promotions -  Preston Vintage Toy & Train Fair
    Preston Masonic Hall, Ashlar House Saul Street, Preston, Lancashire
    We are pleased to announce our 2nd Vintage Toy Collectors event for Preston and surrounding areas, offering up to 35 tables of Trains, Hornby, Wrenn, Bachmann, Diecast, Matchbox, Corgi, Dinky, Spot-On, 40’s, 50’s 60’s, 70’s , Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Tinplate, Vintage Games, Britain’s Soldiers, Action Figures, James Bond, War Gaming Figures, Bears, Dolls, Model Kits, Lego, Modelling Accessories and much more. Don't miss this new event.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - Wheelbase Fairs Ltd -  Mansfield Toy and Train Fair
    The John Fretwell Sporting Complex, Sookholme Road, Sookholme, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
    An established event. Lots of the UK's leading dealers attending selling a wide variety of obsolete and new toys, model cars, vans, trucks, planes, trains and accessories by Corgi, Dinky, Spot-On, Hornby and Bachmann etc. Dolls, Teddy bears, Lego etc. Refreshments available. Plenty of free parking. Early entry available from 8am £5. Easy to find. Located on the B6407 opposite the Hostess Restaurant, just off the A60 between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 24th - Newcomen Fairs Ltd -  Elsecar Toy Train & Doll Fair
    Ironworks (Building 21) Elsecar Heritage Centre, Wath Road, Elsecar, Barsley, South Yorkshire
    Early entry available from 5pm £2 Stands selling, tin plate and collectable toys. Model Railway and diecast models. Teddies and dolls. Free parking - refreshments available. Follow the brown Heritage Centre signs.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - SRP Toyfairs -  Hawkinge and Kent Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Hawkinge Community Centre, Heron Forstal Avenue, Hawkinge, Kent
    Hawkinge (For East Kent and Canterbury)'s SATURDAY event of finest single site display of trains and diecast from a selection of vendors and dealers. Trains from Hornby , Bachman , Trix and Tri-Ang , Classix Base Toys and Corgi new and best pre-owned diecasts. Classic and vintage toys dependent on dealers. Plenty of books on related subjects. U14 Accompanied children Free admission, Follow on Dates for 2017 : Saturday 16th December
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:16+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - SRP Toyfairs -  Orpington Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Crofton Halls, Station Road, Orpington, Kent
    Orpington for Bromley Sunday Monthly Toy fair presents Die-Cast New , Classic and Vintage Model Trains , Books , Toy Soldiers etc. With the added attraction of 2 running layouts up the stairs on the stage (No wheelchair access to this part , sorry ). Accompanied Child U14 up to 2 per adult free Follow on Dates 2017 Sunday 17th December
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:32+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - Big Southern Promotions -  Reading Vintage Toyfair and Exhibition
    Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire
    Vintage Toy fair and Exhibition with approximately 150 sales tables of toys and models made before 1995. To include many famous makes e.g. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Hornby, Hornby-Dublo, Tri-ang, Trix, Bassett-Lowke etc. Plus vintage style models, and over half of the tables selling model railway items. Plus Vintage layouts in 00, TT and 0 gauge and other working displays such as Meccano, Bayko etc.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:10
    T:120
    CS
    Refreshments

  • Tue 31st - Garstang Toyfair
    Kirkland and Catterall Memorial Hall, Corner of A6 and A586 - the Avenue, Churchtown Near Garstang, Lancashire
    Small friendly Toy Fair with diecast and trains etc. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:18
    Free Parking Refreshments

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