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In conjunction with
Warners Exhibitions,
Here is your chance to win one of four Adult tickets to the
Festival of British Railway Modelling 2019 Exhibition
on Sat 9th February - Sun 10th February 2019

at Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, 
Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN2 6BB.

Visitors can enjoy browsing over 30-handpicked layouts with a 'Best of British' theme and purchase must-have items in a variety of major scales, era and gauges from over 80 quality traders. There will be expert demonstrations, giving you an opportunity to enhance your modelling skills. Whether you're new to the hobby or looking to stock up on essentials, our Doncaster Show offers something for everyone. The show is kindly supported by:Doncaster & District Model Railway Club

Competition ends Sat 26th January.


Festival of British Railway Modelling 2019

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 2019

  • Thu 4th - 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
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Thu 4th - 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 6th - Chris Dyer Fairs -  Cardiff Toy & Train Sale
    Penarth Leisure Centre, Andrew Road, Cogan, Cardiff
    Our major Welsh show - the biggest in the Country - with some 130 tables supported by top traders from all over the UK in this fine venue. Cogan Railway Station (ATW) is alongside this venue with frequent services from all parts so why not travel by train? Wel-lit, warm and with a great caterer present.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 7th - Retro Ronnie Fairs -  Retro Ronnie's Toy Fairs
    Swindon Town Football Club, The Energy Check County Ground, County Road, Swindon, Wiltshire
    A fantastic event held in the grounds of the football club. A well attended show by Traders offering a range from Vintage Toys, Die-Cast and model Railways through to Star Wars, Soldiers and a whole lot more. Should you have any items you wish to have valued or to sell bring them along for a free quotation. Dee's Cafe will be there offering her fantastic cooked breakfast, sandwiches and of course her famous home made cakes.
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 13th - Model Car Mart -  Henfield Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Henfield Village Hall, High Street, Henfield, West Sussex
    A traditional, friendly, British toy fair organised by collectors and hosted in the heart of rural West Sussex. Buy, sell and swap from a large range of toys old and new. Including Triang and Hornby trains of all gauges plus continental makes. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox diecasts. Other toys including Meccano, Lego, action figures, comics, action figures and TV & film related merchandise plus lots more. Hot food and drinks available. Extensive advertising campaign, well signposted & parking.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly

  • Sat 13th - 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. 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

  • Sat 13th - Sun 14th - 794 Preservation Society -  Sixth Annual Wellingborough Bus Rally
    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 14th - Northern Toy Fairs -  Haltwhistle Toy, Train & Sci-Fi Fair  - **New Entry**
    Haltwhistle Leisure Centre, Greencroft, Haltwhistle, Northumberland
    Brand New Fair for 2019 near the Northumberland/Cumbria Border. Buy, sell & swap; Hornby Trains, Tri-ang, Continental, Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Yesteryear, Hotwheels, Britains, Slot Cars, Tin Plate, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Dr Who, Lego, Model Soldiers, Action Man, Air Fix, Aeroplanes, Comics & Books, James Bond, TV & Film Memorabilia and much more. A great mix of new & vintage collectables ! Early Entry Available from 8: OO am: Adult/Senior £5. OO , Under 16s £3. OO . 5 min
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sun 14th - Big Southern Promotions -  Reading Toyfair and Exhibition (Incorporating Reading Vintage)
    Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire
    Reading Toy fair and Exhibition (Incorporating Reading Vintage) will now have a far greater selection with both new and pre-owned toys and models. With approximately 150 sales tables offering many great deals from many famous makers e.g. Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, Hornby, Hornby-Dublo, Tri-ang, Trix, Bassett-Lowke, Bachmann etc. 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

  • Fri 19th - Barry Stockton Fairs -  Leigh Train and Toy Collectors Fair
    Leigh Sports Centre, Sale Way, Leigh, Lancashire
    This is an excellent ground floor Leisure Centre Sports Hall Venue with easy unloading, free parking, reasonably-priced refreshments and good lighting. Only a short distance from M6 Junction 23. Many top traders attending. Always a good selection of new and pre-owned Model Railwys, Diecast, Meccano etc Come and join us.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

  • Sat 20th - Tony Oakes Fairs -  Chester Toy & Train Fair  - **Updated**
    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 20th - Geoff Martin Toyfairs -  Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair
    Lockmeadow Market Hall, Barker Street, Maidstone, Kent
    Kents largest toy collectors fair
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Refreshments

  • Sun 21st - BB & PC Fairs -  Toyfair
    Copdock Village Hall, Old London Road, Copdock Near Ipswich, Suffolk
    Copdock Village Hall has excellent Lighting and easy access. The Catering is excellent wtth hot and cold food being served. Some of the best Dealers in East Anglia will be trying to tempt you with either Diecasts or Model Trains. Early entry from 9am £5.00. Buy , Sell or Swap try Copdock.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

  • Mon 22nd - 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

  • Fri 26th - 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 27th - Junction Fairs -  The North Staffs Toy & Train Fair
    St Wulstans Community Centre, Church Lane, Wolstanton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire
    Junction Fairs have 20yrs experience in putting on events in other collecting fields, we have for the past 5yrs attended toy fairs nationally as stallholders. We hope to bring, choice/value and a friendly atomosphere to the tade/collector or browser and to raise interest in the North Staffs Area.Buy/Sell/Browse a wide variety from Trains,Transport Diecasts,Sc-Fi,Tinplate,Star Wars, Lego, ActionMan,Subbuteo. Model Kits. Superheroes. .Great Carparking. Great Road links and regular bus service
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking

  • Sun 28th - Model Car Mart -  Ashington Vintage Toy & Train Collectors Fair
    Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, Surrey
    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 28th - 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

  • Tue 30th - 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 cakes available.
    QUICKINFO:  Wheelchair Friendly
    Free Parking Refreshments

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