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December 2017

  • Sat 2nd - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Bridgend Toy & Train Sale
    Bridgend Leisure Centre, Angel Street, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
    Our annual show at Bridgend in this fine Centre; it is situated opposite Bridgend Fire Station and is within easy reach of the M4. Plenty of car parking on site with a nominal pay & display charge, level and easy access into the large, spacious & well-lit hall where some 80+ tables will be in operation.The Centre has it's own Cafe within the premises and the town centre is closeby.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:35
    Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Micklover Model Railway Group -  Derby Trains Only Swapmeet
    Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Centre, 36 Uttoxeter Road, Derby, Derbyshire
    Trains Only Swap-meet, come and chat, buy, sell or swap with like minded people. Run by a friendly group of enthusiasts for enthusiasts all very welcome
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:10+
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Tynedale Trains -  Hexham Toy & Collectors Fair
    Hexham Auction Mart, Tyne Green, Hexham, Northumberland
    The first annual Hexham Toy & Collectors Fair. Featuring the regions best traders with Model Railways, diecasts and toys. £5 early bird special from 9:30. ample free parking and a short walk from Hexham Station. Christmas bargains not to be missed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:10+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Ludlow Model, Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Ludlow Racecourse, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire
    Ludlow Racecourse is a fantastic venue for a Toy fair, being approx 2 miles north of Ludlow just off the A49. Stallholders from various parts of the country will be on hand to sell, buy or exchange new And pre-owned model railways, diecast models etc.The venue offers easy access, free parking and refreshments. A great event not to be missed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:60
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 2nd - 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 3rd - 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 3rd - SRP Toyfairs -  Colchester Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Langham Community Centre, School Road, Colchester, Essex
    6th 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 3rd December Sundays. 2018 to be confirmed.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:30
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 3rd - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Holmes Chapel Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, Selkirk Drive, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
    A popular well established event for Collectors and Enthusiasts of New and Pre-owned Model Railways in most gauges, Diecast, Scalextric, Meccano, Sci-fi, Transport-related models and Books etc. held in a well-lit ground floor Leisure Centre Soorts Hall, with flat unloading for traders. Come and visit us, we are only 1 mile from M6 junction 18. Free public parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:70
    CS
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 3rd - Ray Heard Model Railways -  Newton Abbot Train & Toy Fair
    Newton Abbot Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon
    This is one of the largest Train & Toy Fairs in the South West, with over 60 traders, with 160 tables in this well known venue. Good refreshments and free parking make this a event not to be missed, whether you are looking for the collectable or the new models of the train, and dicast market or unusual toys you will probably find it here. Large selection of model railways, from the traders of the South West from N Gauge to larger.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:60
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 3rd - Ron Lines -  Southampton Diecast & Train Collectors Fair
    Freemantle & Shirley Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton, Hampshire
    New & Pre-owned model railways & diecast, Light refreshments, Free local parking & 2 Minute walk to public transport. Buses from Southampton Train station to Grove Road bus stop every 10 minutes, First bus 2 & 3, Blue star 17 & 18.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 9th - 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

  • Sun 10th - 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

  • Tue 12th - 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

  • Tue 12th - 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 13th - 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, super town centre venue with excellent public transport(Bus and rail).Free parking.Accomp.U/16's free.Refreshments, (Incl, home made cake).Buying, selling or just have a nostalgic trip down "Memory Lane".Lots of bargains, always a good selection of rail, die-cast & themed, both new & used, from a wide range of regular, knowledgeable traders.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Wed 13th - Joe Lock Model Railways -  Toy and Train Collectors' Fair
    St John's Community Hall, Upper Selsdon Road, Selsdon, South Croydon, Surrey
    Close to Superstore, near to Selsdon Park. Local buses no. 412 stops outside hall or nos. 64 and T33 from East Croydon Station. The opportunity to buy, sell or swop or obtain valuations on your old traditional toys, i.e. Cars, buses and trains. Also the opportunity to purchase the latest models. Please contact us if you have any queries.

  • Thu 14th - Joe Lock Model Railways -  Train & Toy Collectors Fair
    Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, NR Epping, Essex
    The Essex event, to buy, sell, swap or obtain valuations on your old traditional toys, i.e. Cars, buses and trains plus the opportunity to purchase the latest models. Lots of model railways, free parking on site. Direct rail link to London (Central Line). by road M25, J26 or M11, J5.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking

  • Sat 16th - 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 2018 TBC.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:16+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 17th - SRP Toyfairs -  Orpington Toy Train and Model Collectors Toyfair
    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) Books / Follow on Dates for 2018 tbc  MORE DETAILS HERE...
    QUICKINFO: 
    L:2
    T:30+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 19th - 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

  • Wed 27th - 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 2018 TBA
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:1
    T:30+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 28th - 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 2018 tbc. Good sized venue two selling rooms, accesible by two regular bus routes.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:21+
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 28th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Carmarthen Toy & Train Sale
    Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
    Our special Christmas/New Year show at Carmarthen and one which is always popular & busy as our customers shake-off the "turkey, tinsel & telly" and begin to return to normal life! Great Centre, just off the A40 dual-carriageway (take the first slip road after B&Q) and it has massive amounts of free car parking, level and easy access and an excellent cafe within the complex. 80+ tables packed by top UK traders.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:30
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 28th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Haydock Park Train and Toy Collectors 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

  • Fri 29th - SRP Toyfairs -  Rayleigh Toy and Model Train Collectors Fair
    Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex
    9 Events for 2017 Ideal for for Southend-On-Sea access. Two train layouts on stage (One is steam). Diecast in sizes and scales and model railways from popular manufacturers. U15 Accompanied Children Free , Dublo, O Coarse , American and Continental Outlines Trix etc plenty of variety DVDS books too dependent on vendors attending, 75 table spaces. Contact organiser for table price if you have items to offer for sale. Follow on Dates 2018 tba
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    L:2
    T:35
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 29th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Worcester Model, Toy and Train Collectors Fair
    Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester, Worcestershire
    It is with great pleasure that we can announce the return of the fair at this excellent venue which has been completely renovated. Many of the long established stallholders will be in attendance along with some new ones offering both new and pre-owned model railways, die-cast etc.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    T:45
    Free Parking Refreshments

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