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In conjunction with
Warners Exhibitions,
Here is your chance to win one of four Adult tickets to the
The London Festival of Railway Modelling 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 24th - Sun 25th March 2018

at Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, 
London, Greater London N22 7AY.

Visitors can enjoy over 40 hand-picked layouts from around the globe and in excess of 100 exhibitors to browse and purchase from. The vast selection of trade covers those ‘must-have’ items to ‘specialist’ items in rarer scales and gauges. Don't miss the expert demonstrations and meet the BRM magazine team. Sponsored and supported by Bachmann Europe, Graham Farish and the Model Railway Club

Competition ends Sat 10th March.


London Festival of Railway Modelling 2018



In conjunction with
Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society,
This was your chance to win one of three Family tickets to the
Leamington and Warwick MRS 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 3rd March - Sun 4th March 2018

at Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road, 
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5JE.

The third year at our new venue and we are learning and improving the way we layout the exhibition to improve the visitor experience. The college is centrally located, on bus routes giving access from a wide area and within walking distance of the railway station or you can use the free minibus shuttle service that will operate. There is a large free car park onsite and overflow parking available. The college catering staff operate the refectory restuarant at affordable prices.

Unfortunately the competition is now closed and the lucky winners are -
Congratulations and we will be contacting you within the next couple of days to get your prize to you.
If you did not win this time please do not worry as we will be holding further competitions.
So watch this space.

Annual Model Railway Exhibition 2018

This calendar covers many of the Swapmeets and Toyfairs 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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April 2018

  • Mon 2nd - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Bridgnorth Toy & Model Collectors Fair
    Bridgnorth Leisure Centre, High Town, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
    Bridgnorth Toyfair is one of the longest established fairs in the U.K. Its success it due mainly to the quality and variety of the new and pre-owned models on offer. It is also not far from the Severn Valley Railway which if combined the attractions make for a very enjoyable day out.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Thu 5th - 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 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, West Sussex
    A traditional, friendly british toyfair organised by collectors for collectors. Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Triang and Hornby trains, all gauges plus continental makes. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Other toys including Meccano, Lego, action figures and lots more. Hot food and drinks available. Extensive advertising campaign, well signposted & free parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy Fair
    Bingham Hall, 28 King Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    A well established Toy Fair with a great atmosphere offering everything from Model Trains, Planes and Automobiles, Star Wars, Books, Vintage Toys and loads more. Wonderful Home Made Food and refreshments available. Parking is provided off site at the bottom of the road and is well sign posted. Should you have any products for sale please bring them along for a free valuation. A show for all the family.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - SRP Toyfairs -  Colchester Model Train and Toy Collectors Fair  - **Updated**
    Langham Community Centre, School Road, Colchester, Essex
    For 2018 SRP Toyfairs Presents 6 events at the West Colchester location at the Langham Community Centre , Being 1st January .4th February, 8th April, 3rd June, 7th Oct, 2nd December.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Haydock Park Racecourse 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 8th - Wimborne Toyfairs -  Wimborne Toy & Train Fair
    Queen Elizabeths Leisure Centre Sports Hall, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset
    The fair has now moved out of the main school halls into the Sports hall immediately behind. Access will be via the main Leisure centre entrance from either the QE school or QE leisure centre car parks. Direction signs will be made visible. The hall is big, bright and with refreshments at one end. There is the capability of up to 85 stalls. I hope you enjoy the new surroundings and continue to support the event. There will be as usual a good mix of both railway & die cast, old & new.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - Geoff Martin Toyfairs -  Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair
    Lockmeadow Market Hall, Barker Street, Maidstone, Kent
    Kents largest toy collectors fair
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Refreshments

  • Sat 14th - 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 15th - J & D Toy & Train Fairs -  Norwich Toy & Train Fair  - **Updated**
    CNS School, Eaton Road, Norwich, Norfolk
    Another fair presented by John Parsonage & Dennis Payne at this very accessible and spacious location with good car parking. Located on the South side of Norwich between the Ipswich & Newmarket Roads behind Notcutts Garden Centre. The regular traders will be present offering a varied range of new & used model railway equipment, diecast & tinplate toys, kits and model related ephemera. They are also keen to buy your surplus or unwanted collections.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - SRP Toyfairs -  Rayleigh Toy and Model Train Collectors Fair
    Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex
    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.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 15th - 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

  • 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Chester Toy & Train Fair
    The Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, Chester, Cheshire
    THIS SUPERB 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - SRP Toyfairs -  Crawley Saturday Toy Train and Model Collectors Fair
    The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex
    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.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 21st - Sun 22nd - 794 Preservation Society -  Sixth Annual Wellingborough Bus Rally  - **New Entry**
    Wellinborough Museum, Castle Street, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
    Bus rally and collectors fair. Vintage bus trips available, buses to include bristol flf, olympians, alexander ps, daimler cvg and others. Parking for buses not in service is rather limited on Saturday. Adjacent free multi storey car park with level access to town centre and lifts to ground floor to access the museum. The museum have a scale model of wellingborough station in steam days in operation.Please note free admission to all.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - Bulldog Fairs -  Exeter Toy Collectors Fair
    Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon
    Up to 250 stalls available with top dealers in attendance selling the best in collectable toys. Many obsolete early tin plate toys and models available for sale, along with lots of obsolete Corgi and Dinky toys. Model Railway items in abundance, new and quality used. Also Sci-Fi, Lego, Transformers etc. BTTF Delorean on display at this event. Early Bird ticket from 8am £10.00. Light refreshments available. U16 free with full paying adult. Call us on 01373 452857
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 22nd - 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)
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Sun 22nd - J & D Toy & Train Fairs -  Sheringham Toy & Train Fair  - **Updated**
    Sheringham Community Centre, Holway Road, Sheringham, Norfolk
    A fair again to be held at this easily accessible location supported by local traders who will be happy to buy as well as sell used model railway equipment, diecast models, kits and other toy related ephemera. Good parking with level and easy access to the hall.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Tue 24th - Garstang Toyfair  - **Updated**
    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 cakes available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Fri 27th - Townsend Toy & Train Fairs -  Alfreton Toy and Train Fair
    Leisure Centre, Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire
    As one of the longest established swapmeets, for years, 'Alfreton-Friday' has been the place for toy collectors and rail enthusiasts.Excellent access, good public transport and major road links. Refreshments, Free parking.Acc.U/16's free.Earlybird from 5pm.Buying, selling or just having a nostalgic trip down'Memory Lane'.A good variety of traders so plenty of bargains with a good mix of rail, diecast and themed, both new and used.Always expect the unexpected at Alfreton!
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - Joe Lock & Colin Penn -  Bluebell Railway & Toy Collectors' Fair
    Horsted Keynes Station, Station Approach, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex
    Model Railways (New and secondhand), Die-Cast, Collectables, Railway Books & Emphemera, Railwayana, Photographs & Preservation Societies. Admission by platform ticket, or free with train travel ticket or Bluebell membership card.
    QUICKINFO:  Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 28th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Worcester Toy & Train Fair
    Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Bilford Road, Worcester, Worcestershire
    A friendly toyfair with stallholders offering a good selection of new and pre-owned models for sale or exchange.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - 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. This is a SUNDAY show.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - Northern. Toy Fairs -  Chester Le Street Toy & Train Fair
    Park View School, North Lodge, Lombard Drive, Chester Le Street, Durham
    Follow A167 Birtley, near the Lambton Worm pub. Bus route No 21. Great selection of Dinky, trains, model soldiers etc
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - R & G Toy Fairs -  Toy Fair
    Village Hall, Plough Road, Great Bentley, Essex
    Friendly local toy fair at village hall opposite Great Bentley railway station. Admission £2 Tables £15 for bookings call Gary on 01206 251351 or Richard on 01255 473509

  • Sun 29th - SRP Toyfairs -  Northfleet For Dartford Toy and Railway Modellers Collectors Fair
    Northfleet Girls School, Halll Road, Northfleet, Kent
    New Location for Traders and Visitors for the DA Postcode. All your normal railway and collectible toy traders here in a good accessible venue. Just the one event here in 2017 but look out for more dates planned for 2018
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 29th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Wirral Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Hulme Hall, Bolton Road, Port Sunlight, Merseyside
    This established event is now a firm favourite with collectors and enthusiasts of new and pre-owned Model Railways, Diecast Toys, Scalextric, Model Soldiers, Trade Cards, Books etc. and is held in a beautiful well lit, ground floor hall in the beautiful surroundings of the highly acclaimed tourist attraction village of Port Sunlight Village, excellent quality reasonably-priced refreshments also plenty of adjacent free parking for vehicles.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

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