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Your Hobby Club Events And News

If you have a hobby club event taking place, then please contact us and let us know. We’ll be happy to publicise your show or event free of charge on this page!

If you have any club news, you’d like us to publish, then we’re also very happy to show it on this page, free of charge! “There’s nothing like a bit of free advertising” says Bob….


March 2019

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Sat 16th – Abingdon & District Model Railway Club – Abrail 2019
Abingdon and Witney College, Wootton Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Abingdon and District Model Railway Club will be holding their annual show at Abingdon and Witney Collage. Admission £8, with accompanied children free. The venue offers free parking, disabled access, and good catering. Please visit our website for more details.

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Sat 16th – Bournville Model Railway Club – Open Day
Prospect Hall, 12 College Walk, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands
Bournville Model Railway Club will be holding its first open day at Prospect Hall, Selly Oak. Meet club members who will be able to answer your questions, see our layouts and drive the trains, enjoy some light refreshments and purchase new and used model railway items from the club stand and a trusted retailer. Ten minutes walk from Selly Oak Station and buses 61 and 63 stop at the end of the driveway on the A38 Bristol Road.

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Sat 16th – Crawley Signal Box Preservation Society – Open Day Event
Crawley Signal Box, High Street, Crawley, West Sussex
Crawley Signal Box Preservation Society is pleased to announce another of it’s popular open days at the box at the top of Crawley High Street by the level crossing. Come and find out how railway signalling worked in the days before computer control when chips were what the signalman had for tea. You can play at being a signalman and pull some levers. Admission is free but donations are welcome to aid the continuing maintenance of the signal box. We look forward to welcoming visitors.

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Sat 16th – Falmouth Society of Railway Modellers – Society Open Day
The Athenaeum Club, Kimberley Place, Falmouth, Cornwall
Our Annual Open Day with Free Entry various gauges on display and demonstrations come along and meet the team.

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Sat 16th – North Downs Model Railway Circle – Tadworth Spring 2019 Model Railway Exhibition
The Good Shepherd Church Hall, Station Approach Road, Tadworth, Surrey
Bigger and better Over thirty six layouts, demonstration, and trade support. Click on “North Downs Model Railway Circle” above to see exhibition website and video with details.

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Sat 16th – West Bromwich Rail Model Club – Club Open Day
Unit 1, Albert Street, Wednesbury, West Midlands
This is one of our annual open days with all the layouts on display are West Bromwich club layouts. Also there will be two trade stands and light refreshments. We are also just around the corner from Wednesbury metro station. There is lots of parking but it is not free I must say.

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Sat 16th – Sun 17th – East Grinstead Model Railway Club – Model Railway Exhibition
Sackville School, Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex
Loco building

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Sat 16th – Sun 17th – Perth Green (Jarrow) Model Railway Club – Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Perth Green Community Centre, Inverness Road, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear
Our annual exhibition features 12 layouts covering a wide range of gauges and scales (N,OO,OO9,EM,HO,O,On30). Both steam and diesel interests are catered for. There is free on site parking and a range of refreshments are available.Check out our web site for more details.

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Sat 16th – Sun 17th – Meridienne Exhibitions – Midlands Garden Rail Show
Warwickshire Event Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
The Show for larger scales covers O Gauge, G Scale, Gauge 1 and 16mm and more see live steam, gas & coal fired locomotives. The exhibition attracts enthusiasts from all over the UK. The event provides inspiration if you are planning your garden railway and has all the ideas you could possibly need.

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Sat 16th – Sun 17th – Nottingham Model Railway Society – Spring Show 2019
Highbank Community Centre, Farnborough Road, Clifton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Model Railway Society’s Spring Show 2019 which replaces the Nottingham East Midlands Exhibition at Harvey Hadden. It will take place at Highbank Community Centre which is a short walk from the Holy Trinity NET tram stop on Farnborough Road.

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Sat 16th – Sun 17th – Heywood Model Railway Group – Annual Show
Rochdale Masonic Hall, 2 Richard Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester
12+ layouts present , Trade support from Todmorden Model Supplies and Along Classic Lines. Light Refreshments. Close to Rochdale Metro and Railway Station.

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Sat 16th – Sun 17th – Tweedale Railway Society – Railways at War
Newlands Centre, Romanno Bridge, West Linton, The Borders
March sees the 4th Tweeddale Railway Society Railway & Model Layout Exhibition return to the Newlands Centre. This years theme is ‘RAILWAYS AT WAR’. Increased layouts, quality traders, a comprehensive & fascinating historical exhibition and a cafe second-to-none combine to make this one of the best ‘high quality’ exhibitions in the UK. Come and join us for a few hours in the ‘middle-of everywhere’.

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Sat 16th – Sun 17th – Wimborne Railway Society – Wimrail 2019
Queen Elizabeth’s School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset
We welcome you to our biennial exhibition at the same location as in 2017. There will be a wide range of layouts and displays with trade support and refreshments in a modern, spacious venue. Free parking at the school will be provided. Free for under-15’s with paying adult.

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Sun 17th – Sudbury Model Railway Club – Model Railway Exhibition
Acton Village Hall, High Street, Acton, Sudbury, Suffolk
A Model Railway Exhibition supported by the Sudbury Model Railway Club. Layouts by Sudbury Model Railway Club Members as well as support from privately owned layouts and also the Colchester Model railway club. We are trying to raise funds for an International adventure for the 1st Cavendish Girl Guides for a field trip to Iceland . We have a large selection of scales and gauges on show from OO9 to O gauge. There is free parking at the village hall which is situated behind the Crown Public House

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Sun 17th – Guildford Model Engineering Society – Stoke Park Railway Open Day
Stoke Park, London Road, Guildford, Surrey
Stoke Park Railway open afternoon, featuring model steam train rides, 16mm garden railway, Gauge 1 layout and permanent 4mm (00) Great Western Railway layout. Free admission, free parking, refreshments available.

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Mon 18th – Tramway & Light Railway Society, Merseyside Branch – National Museums Liverpool Transports Links
The Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Road, Liverpool, Merseyside
Sharon Brown (Curator of Land Transport and Industry, Museum of Liverpool) whom we know well returns this evening to reveal the background to some of the Museum’s exhibits which are either on current public display or in storage off site. When you have visited any museum and looked around at the carefully displayed exhibits, have you ever wondered to yourself, “I wonder what the story is behind that”? Well, come along this evening to learn and enjoy more about your important Museum’s practices
QUICKINFO: Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

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Sat 23rd – Leyland Model Railway Club – Charity Exhibition
St Peters Church Hall, Harpers Lane, Chorley, Lancashire
One day show in aid of St Peters Church Chorley.

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Sat 23rd – Train Collectors Society – Spring Show and Agm
The Trinity Church Halls, Off Narborough Road in Hallam Crescent, Leicester, Leicestershire
The Train Collectors Society will be holding their Spring Show and AGM just outside Leicester. The Trinity Church Halls has been a popular venue for the Autumn shows for over 25 years and is a few minutes drive from the MI junction 21. There will be over 10 vintage toy train displays running and over 12 traders. Trains from a dozen manufacturers over 70 years being displayed. Hot grub & free parking. The AGM for members will start at 3.00 pm and finish at 4.00pm.

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Sat 23rd – Great Eastern Models – Advent Modellers Day
Great Eastern Model Railways, 199 Plumstead Road, Norwich, Norfolk
Please pop in and see the very talented Advent Modellers group, who will be demonstrating their cardboard Modelling skills throughout this free event, meet the team and ask questions about all types of kit building. Ready to build and scratch building.

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Sat 23rd – Scout Rail – Model Railway Exhibition
Settle Primary School, Bond Lane, Settle, North Yorkshire
Model Railway Exhibition in aid of scout funds. Quality layouts in various gauges. Trade Stall. Refreshments available. Free entry for members of Scout Association in uniform. Venue is located close to Settle railway station.

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Sat 23rd – Felixstowe Area N Gauge Group – Group Open Day
The Welcome Hall, High Road, Trimley St Mary, Suffolk
This is an N Gauge Group Open Day. The layouts will all be provided by Group members and will run British Steam, Diesel and Electric trains. There will be some continental presence and we will have our clubroom open with further layouts and project Parking for this event is on street. We will have members on hand all day to talk about the Group. We are always looking for new members of all ages and skill levels.

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Sat 23rd – Sun 24th – Brierfield Model Railway Club – Model Railway Exhibition
St Lukes Church Hall, St James Street, Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire
After a years absence our show is back up and running in 2019 with a wide assortment of layouts. From Z to O in a variety of themes we feel there will be something to please all our visitors.

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Sat 23rd – Sun 24th – Carlton Railway Society – Model Rail Show
The Shire Hall, Market Place, Howden, East Yorkshire
Carlton Railway Society, Annual Model Rail Show. Under 11’s free when accompanied by an appropriate Adult. 11 to 16 years £2.

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Sat 23rd – Sun 24th – Warners Exhibitions – London Festival of Railway Modelling
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, Greater London
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

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Sat 23rd – Sun 24th – Wessex Miniature Steamers – 9th Wilton Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition
Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire
This is the 8th Model Engineering and hobbies exhibition that we have held in Wilton. As always we will have highest quality models. There will be a range of attractions, Ships, Boats, Trains, Traction engines etc. There will be some operating models inside the hall and outside there will be several live steam engines. There will be some trade stands and the model engineers will help with information about the exhibits. There will be refreshments available. Profits will go to Salisbury hospital

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Sun 24th – Aston Manor Transport Museum – Models in the Museum
Aston Manor Road Transport Museum, Shenstone Drive, Aldridge, Walsall, West Midlands
All forms of road, rail and water transportation will appear and, hopefully, will include a small rail layout in one of the exhibition halls suitable for children to ride on. There will be a mixture of static and working layouts. In addition the museum will operate a free bus service to and from Walsall half-hourly and a park and ride from Aldridge as car parking close to the museum is limited, apart from disabled visitors.

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Sun 24th – Hoddesdon Model and Railway Club – Free Welcome Day
Old Mill, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
The club will be displaying ‘N’, & ‘ OO ‘ gauges indoors, ‘0’ and ‘G’ scale outdoors, together with boats in the boat pond, radio controlled trucks & a ride on train There will be free parking for disabled adjacent to the club site. Free parking for other users is available off Nazeing New Road (B194), at Broxbourne Lido (Riverside), EN10 6TD. Follow the footpath from the car park, under the railway line to the club site.

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Sun 24th – Gloucester Gauge O Group – Hardwicke O Gauge Meet
Hardwicke Village Hall, Green Lane, Hardwicke, Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Annual Gloucestershire Gauge O Group public show at Hardwicke Village Hall, just off M5 junction 12. 2-rail finescale test track with DC and DCC tracks available, timeslot booking on the day.

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Sat 30th – Belper Model Railway Group – Model Railway Exhibition 2019 – **Updated**
Strutt Centre, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire
This is Belper Model Railway Groups annual one day show with a variety of layouts in gauges ranging from Z to O.

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Sat 30th – Horsham Model Railway Club – Club Open Day – **Updated**
St Leonard’s Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Horsham, West Sussex
Club Open day to showcase our activities including layouts under construction, “have-a-go”layout, club second hand stall and light refreshments

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Sat 30th – Merseyside & South West Lancs Group of OO9 Society – Narrow Gauge Model Railway Show Including the OO9 Society Agm
All Saints Parish Hall, Church Road, Rainford, NR St Helens, Merseyside
A Narrow Gauge Model Railway Show. The OO9 Society AGM will take place in the afternoon at a seperate hall. The show will remain open while the AGM takes place. Showtime 10am to 4.30pm Entry fee for Adults is £5.00, children under 15 admitted Free if accompanied by an adult.

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Sat 30th – Essex N Gauge Show – CANCELLED
Weeley Village Hall, Clacton Road, Weeley, Essex
EVENT CANCELLED – The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Sat 30th – Berkshire Area Group N Gauge Society – N Gauge Model Railway Exhibition & Open Day
Sindlesham Baptist Church Hall, Bearwood Road, Wokingham, Berkshire
Featuring six large continuous running layouts ranging from Heritage to Modern Image, Trade stands, our club Second Hand stand, modelling demonstrations, and the N Gauge Society stand. Light Refreshments available.

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Sat 30th – Sun 31st – Sheffield Model Railway Enthusiasts – Sheffield Model Rail Exhibition
Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sheffield Model Railway Exhibition 2019

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Sat 30th – Sun 31st – Taunton Model Railway Group – Open Days
Bishops Lydeard Station, Station Road, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset
Our Bath Green Park will be on show together with our Bishops Lydeard layout which should be finished and getting its first public showing over these two days. We might also have other layouts on show. Check our Facebook page for update nearer the time. Plus, enjoy steam trains in the station immediately outside our premises operated by the West Somerset Railway.

April 2019

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Sat 6th – Beckenham & West Wickham Model Railway Club – Vintage Toy Train Show
St John’s Church, Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham, Kent
South London’s Premier Vintage Toy Train Show. With Free on street parking and restricted parking on site for disabled only. Fully accessible by HAND POWERED wheel chair users. Hot meals and sandwiches available. Adults £6 and children Under 15 FREE with an accompanying paying adult.

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Sat 6th – 31a (Cambridge) Model Railway Club – Cambridge Model Railway Exhibition
Sawston Village College, New Road, Sawston, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Since moving to this venue in 2012 and enlarging in 2013, 2015 and 2019 (this year), the Exhibition has continued to be a great success. The venue has easy access from all local main roads M11, A11 & A505 (Note: please see below for directions). The Exhibition features: Working Layouts, Full Trade Support, Club Stand, Demonstrations, Refreshments and a LARGE FREE CAR PARK. We try to cater for both the enthusiast and the mildly interested, with a cross section of scales and eras

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Sat 6th – Hillingdon Railway Modellers – Test Track Open Day
Yiewsley Baptist Church Hall (Side Entrance), 74 Colham Avenue, Yiewsley, Hillingdon, Greater London
Bring your O, OO, or N gauge locos and trains to run on our club’s three test tracks. DC and DCC is available. Please note: This is not an exhibition but a chance to meet fellow modellers and try out your models. Expert help is on hand from knowledgeable club members if you have any problems with your models, and we very much welcome new members should you wish to join the club. Refreshments will be available all day. Nearest station: West Drayton (12 minutes walk): buses 222, 350, U1/3/5

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Sat 6th – West Wiltshire Model Railway Circle – Annual Spring Model Railway Exhibition
Holt Village Hall, The Street, Holt, NR Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Same larger hall in same village location close to the County Town of Trowbridge with parking in free village hall car park. from A350 follow National Trust signs for ‘The Courts.’ Sandwiches and drinks by our catering team. Holt is a small village 2 miles North of the County Town but has a post office, shop, several pubs, a cafe and easy road access. Layouts in N, 00, HO, OO9, and O

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Sat 6th – Ipswich Railway Modellers Association – Open Day – **Updated**
Club Headquarters, 40a Norfolk Road, Ipswich, Suffolk
Join IRMA for our next club open day. See many running layouts in a variety of scales (including N, OO & O), ask questions of members, find out about IRMA & how you could join us in 2019. Refreshments available plus we have a large selection of second hand locomotives, rolling stock & other items for sale. There are a small number of disabled parking spaces. The closest car park is a 5 minute walk away opposite the Regent Theatre on Woodbridge Road.

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Sat 6th – Newgog – The South Wales 0 Gauge Show
Lysaghts Institute, Orb Road, Newport, Gwent
This will be our 6th Newgog Exhibition at the Lysaght Institute ,

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Sat 6th – The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers – National Garden Railway Show
Peterborough Arena, East of England Show Ground, Peterborough, Northamptonshire
The largest garden railway event of the year in the UK, and possibly the world, with a huge range of specialist suppliers. There will be at least 15 16mm and other garden scale layouts with plenty of live steam, including coal firing, meths and battery power. We will welcome in excess of 100 traders including all the major suppliers of 16mm products and several traders who don’t attend other shows or have an Online shop. Competitions, FREE parking. Shuttle bus (£5) from Peterborough

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Sat 6th – Tring and District Model Railway Club – Beacon-Rail
Pitstone Memorial Hall, Vicarage Road, Pitstone, Bedfordshire
Our local exhibition, with good quality layouts in several scales, club stands and sales, refreshments and free parking.

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Sat 6th – East Surrey N Gauge Group – N Gauge Southeast 2019
Riddlesdown Collegiate, Honister Heights, Purley, Surrey
In 2019 East Surrey N Gauge are linking up with the N Gauge Forum to present a new N gauge show for the southeast. We will maintain the friendly club atmosphere of the ESNG, and of NGF, but will be able to present a larger show with more layouts and specialist readers. and will, of course, make every effort to serve real coffee. Details will be updated as we confirm layouts and traders.

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Sat 6th – Chelmsford and District Model Railway Club – St. Augustine Small Layouts Model Railway Exhibition
St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, St. Augustine Way, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex
For the ninth year running members and friends of the Chelmsford & District Model Railway Club are staging a model railway exhibition which showcases some of the very best of the Small Layouts produced. All these layouts are under sixteen feet in length and some of them are making their first appearance at a model railway event. Three Traders will be available for you to make purchases of model railway equipment.

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Sat 6th – Sun 7th – GWR Modellers – Cheltenham Model Railway Exhibition
St Margarets Hall, Coniston Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Bi-annual exhibition in aid of Pied Piper Appeal. Please see website for up-to-date information about layouts, displays and traders. Also travel directions and preview photos.

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Sat 6th – Sun 7th – Bingham Model Railway Club – South Notts Model Railway Show
Cotgrave Welfare, Woodview, Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire
Bingham MRC’s annual show at Cotgrave Welfare. At least 15 quality layouts. Wheelchair users free entry as much of the venue is inaccessible to wheelchairs. Family group is 2 adults plus up to 5 children.

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Sat 6th – Sun 7th – Severn Valley Railway – Open House Weekend
Severn Valley Railway, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
The Severn Valley Railway’s Open House Weekend is back, with dates you’ll want to put in your diary! With a number of model railways on display along the Railway, behind the scenes tours and a whole host of other attractions, this is an event not to be missed! With both full-size steam and diesel trains in service during the event running between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, there’s plenty to see both on and off the rails.

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Sat 6th – Sun 7th – Nailsea & District Model Railway Club – Nailsea Model Railway Exhibition 2019
Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, Bristol
Nailsea & District Model Railway Show 2019

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Sat 6th – Sun 7th – Rushden Historical Transport Society – Radio Control Weekend
Rushden Tansport Museum, Station Approach, John Clark Way, Rushden, Northamptonshire
Display of all kinds of Radio Controlled Model Vehicles, Demonstrating their capabilities, as well as their operators skills. You may even get to control a vehicle yourself !! £4.00 Adults, £3.00 Seniors , £2.00 Children. Tickets available at the venue.

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Sun 7th – South Buckinghamshire O Gauge Running Group – Public Running Session – CANCELLED
St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church Hall, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
EVENT CANCELLED – The Organisers have advised us that unfortunately this event has had to be CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Sun 7th – Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club – Live Steam Open Day (Ride on Railway)
Adjacent to North Side of Chadwell Heath Station, Station Road, Chadwell Heath, Greater London
Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club is holding it’s first monthly open day of the year with train rides (sometimes steam) for all the family. The train rides will be on our 7 1/4 inch outside railway for 70p a ride (4 pounds all day pass) and refreshments available. Children positively encouraged.

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Sun 7th – Aire Valley Railway Modellers Club – Spring Open Day – **Updated**
Melbourne House, Dalton Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire
Over a dozen layouts in 2mm finescale, N, TT, and OO gauges. Trade stand selling secondhand model railway items. Refreshments available. Free admission. Only a 5 minute walk from Keighley Station (BR and Keighley & Worth Valley Railway).

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Sun 7th – Guildford O Gauge Group – Open Day
Normandy Village Hall, Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, Normandy, Guilford, Surrey
Normandy Junction being a large 7mm layout 40’x18′ with trains representing all regions and many time scales. Also a test track will be in operation.

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Sun 7th – Colchester & District Model Railway Club – Open Day – **Updated**
Orpen Hall, Lexden Road, West Bergholt, Essex
Colchester and District MRC 2019 Open Day. Free entry – layouts, secondhand stall and light refreshments

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Wed 10th – Tappers Train Collectors Club – Evening Club Meet
Bromley Common Methodist Church, Bloomfield Road, Bromley, Kent
This is our Wed night meet in the church lounge. Test track + traders. Canteen Open. Clockwork and electric running. No membership needed.

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Thu 11th – Great Eastern Models – Ambleton Vale Layout Store Visit
Great Eastern Model Railways, 199 Plumstead Road, Norwich, Norfolk
Great Eastern Models are Pleased to have the acclaimed N Gauge Model railway layout ‘Ambleton Vale’ from Ray Taylor and Anna Bass visit our Store. This is a free in store N gauge event and the main highlight will be this prized 16ft layout. take a look at their website Ambletonvale for more details about the layout. Alongside ‘Ambleton Vale’ we will be putting on a Mini Instore N gauge showcase event.

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Sat 13th – Basingstoke & North Hampshire Model Railway Society – Club Open Day
The Old Scout Hut, Stratton Park, Off Pack Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire
An opportunity to view the clubs and members layouts and interact with members

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Sat 13th – Swiss Railways Society – AGM and Spring Get-Together
Hallmark Midland Hotel, Midland Road, Derby, Derbyshire
Swiss Railways Society AGM and Spring Get-Together. Members free but £2:00 donation from visitors would be appreciated. The AGM will commence at 15:30. The AGM is on the same date as the Austrian Railway Group event which is being held in a nearby hotel, Members of both Societies have free admission to both events on production of their relevant membership card. Free parking is available at the hotel but must be registered at the hotel reception to avoid a “fine”.

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Sat 13th – Fordingbridge Rotary Club – Fordingbridge Model Railway Exhibition – **New Entry**
Avonway Community Centre, 36 Shaftesbury Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire
This Event is organised by Fordingbridge Rotary Club creating interest based around the Salisbury and Dorset Joint Railway which operated until 1964 in the locallity, the event this year has many new and fresh layouts not seen before, some depicting local history scenes from pastimes.

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Sat 13th – Heywood Model Railway Group – Open Day
Unit 4 Park Works, River Street, Heywood, Lancashire
Admission free (donations appreciated) layouts in N to G in both DC and DCC bring your own loco and stock to run also A3 rail Hornby Dublin Layout. Free admission but donations are appreciated

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Sat 13th – Norwich Model Railway Club – Model Railway Exhibition
Hellesdon High School, Middletons Lane, Norwich, Norfolk
We will be holding our annual exhibition again this year at our usual venue of Hellesdon High School. There should be at least 15 working layouts and a good selection of traders. Free parking is available on-site and the exhibition is available to wheelchair users. Admission is £5. OO for all adult visitors and accompanied under 16 year old family members are free. We would like to invite you to pay us a visit.

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Sat 13th – Gauge One Model Railway Association (G1MRA) – Spring Show
Shepshed High School, Forest Street, Shepshed, Leicestershire
An exhibition of the larger scales with Gauge 1 tracks operating with live steam and battery electric radio control. Gauge 3 and 16mm Associations in attendance. Bring and Buy stall. This show is open to the public.

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Sat 13th – De Havilland Model Railway Society – Model Railway Exhibition
Methodist Church, Ludwick Way, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Two floors of exhibits all accessible to those with limited mobility. Over a dozen layouts in various gauges. Our famous club layout Havil Junction will be running together with Shabbey Road our infamous Underground Ernie layout for children and adults.The exhibition is supported by local traders and societies, free parking and refreshments available.

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Sat 13th – Sun 14th – North Down Model Railway Society – Model Exhibition
Bangor Grammar School, Gransha Road, Bangor, Co.Down
The 2019 show will be held in Bangor Grammar School and as usual the halls will be filled with exhibits, trade stands and societies. Model railway layouts, demonstration stands, model boats and aircraft, Meccano, model engineering and much more. Squires Model & Craft Tools will be attending for and you can pre order on their web site for collection at the show. As 2019 is the 75th anniversary of D Day we our having this as our theme with layouts and displays depicting this event.

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Sat 13th – Sun 14th – Beamish, the Living Museum of the North – Beamish Great North Steam Fair Model Tram Exhibition
Beamish Museum, Beamish, Durham
Beamish Model Tram Exhibition as part of the Great North Steam Fair. This will be held in the collections study room, which is a short walk from the Home Farm/Pit Village tramstop. The admission prices are for museum entry and are valid for entry throughout the year. Go North East buses to the museum from Newcastle. Service 28/28A from Sunderland Service 8 coast and country from Chester le Street Service 8/78 coast and country from Consett/Stanley service 78 coast and country

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Sat 13th – Sun 14th – Bentley Model Railway Group – Trainwest 2019
Springfield Community Campus, Beechfield Road, Corsham, Wiltshire
Trainwest is the largest model railway exhibition in Wiltshire and one of the major model railway shows in the West of England. The exhibition brings together the best layouts from all over. Britain, many of which have never before been exhibited in this part of the country. The layouts have been selected to represent a wide range of scale and gauge combinations and feature railways from Britain and overseas. Advance tickets save £2.00 per person – details on the web site.

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Sat 13th – Sun 14th – Tame Valley Scouts – Rail Road 2019
Astley Sports College, Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield, Cheshire
This is a Model Railway and Transport Show run by the Scouts to raise funds. All proceeds go to the Scouts. There is lots to see for yourself he whole family with over 70 exhibits, trade stands, craft stall, demos and full size vehicles to see.

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Sat 13th – Sun 14th – North East of England N Gauge Group – 4th Model Railway Exhibition
Gateshead Masonic Hall, Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
The Club are working towards this being an annual event. This will be its fourth exhibition. It is the only exhibition in the north of England to be wholly dedicated to N Gauge. Layouts will mainly belonging to members and the club itself with at least two visiting layouts. It is another opportunity to find out more about N Gauge modelling. The Club are always on the lookout for new members and are available to answer your questions.

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Sat 13th – Sun 14th – Crawley Model Railway Society – Annual Exhibition in Our 60th Year
Tanbridge House School, Farthings Hill, Guildford Road, Horsham, West Sussex
Crawley Model Railway Society is proud to be celebrating its 60th anniversary with yet another quality exhibition

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Sat 13th – Sun 14th – Rochdale Model Railway Group – The 55th Rochdale Model Railway Exhibition
The Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough, Lancashire
This is the 55th exhibition organised by the Rochdale Model Railway Group and the sixth to be held in Littleborough. In the style of our early exhibitions, showcasing the finescale modelling of our members and friends, this is a small, low-key but high quality event featuring a selection of top quality exhibits. Littleborough Coach House is a disability friendly venue with Lift access to upper floor.

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Sat 13th – Sun 14th – Ivanhoe Model Railway Society – Mountsorrel Model Railway Exhibition
The Mountsorrel Memorial Centre, 105 Leicester Road, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
The Ivanhoe Model Railway Society may well have been out of the exhibition game since Rolls Royce closed its Mountsorrel site back in 1994, but in 2019, we’re back and hosting a new and exciting event at the village’s brand new, “Mountsorrel Memorial Centre”. We look forward to seeing you.

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Sun 14th – Gaugemaster Controls PLC – Bahnfest 2019
Gaugemaster House, Ford Road, Arundel, West Sussex
Visit us this April for a FREE exhibition celebrating the railways from around the world, including Europe, North America, and Japan. We will have layouts and displays on show, with expert advice on-hand on how to get started in continental railways. There will also be special offers and show-only discounts in our shop over the weekend. Free parking is available and we are right next to Ford railway station, with regular trains from London Victoria, Brighton and Portsmouth.

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Sun 14th – Halifax Model Railway Club – Club Open Day
Clubrooms, 5 Deal Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire
The club is holding an open day. There will be layouts in OO9, n, OO, HO American and 0 gauge. Admission is free though donations would be most wecome. Come along and enjoy the day with a group of friendly enthusiasts.

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Sun 14th – Chantilly Grey Ltd – Market Drayton Model Railway Show
Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire
Hello, we welcome and invite you to attend the inaugural Model Railway Show in Market Drayton at the Festival Drayton Centre. We will have a variety of layouts and traders and hope you can join us for a fabulous friendly family day out! Adults £5, Children £2, under 5’s

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Sun 14th – Herefordshire Borders O Gauge Group – Running Session
Eardisland Village Hall, Church Road, NR Leominster, Herefordshire
This is an 0 Gauge fine scale running session using the East Midlands test track, food will be provided by the local W I in the form of bacon rolls, cake ,tea and coffee.No insurance will be taken out for stock etc. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mon 15th – Tramway & Light Railway Society, Merseyside Branch – The Tram Routes of South Liverpool
The Greenbank Sports Academy, Greenbank Road, Liverpool, Merseyside
Geoff Price presents how Electric tramcars commenced in 1898 as an experiment on the route from Dingle via Park Road and Park Lane to South Castle Street and swiftly gained approval. The established horse tram routes throughout the city were converted to electric as a matter of urgency. The fleet was progressively modernised into the late 1930’s then following WW2 as decline had set in lead to replacement with buses from 1948. Final trams ran through the the south city suburbs in June 1953.

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Fri 19th – Mon 22nd – Famous Trains Model Railway – Easter Special
Famous Trains Model Railway Building, Markeaton Park, Derby, Derbyshire
Famous Trains will open throughout the Easter weekend, Friday to Monday. Our big Chinley OO -scale model railway will be running lots of ‘famous’ and modern trains from around the UK and from many different decades. Children will enjoy attractions and goodies in our shop. Other layouts in our building will be N-gauge, Z-gauge and Gauge 3. Who knows, we may even have an 0-scale narrow gauge railway running! Famous Trains is in Markeaton Park, Derby, near the A38/A52 junction. Open 11am-

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Sat 20th – Crawley Signal Box Preservation Society – Open Day Event
Crawley Signal Box, High Street, Crawley, West Sussex
Crawley Signal Box Preservation Society is pleased to announce another of it’s popular open days at the box at the top of Crawley High Street by the level crossing. Come and find out how railway signalling worked in the days before computer control when chips were what the signalman had for tea. You can play at being a signalman and pull some levers. Admission is free but donations are welcome to aid the continuing maintenance of the signal box. We look forward to welcoming visitors.

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Sat 20th – Ilfracombe Model Railway Society – Model Railway Exhibition
The Space, Emmanual Church, Wilder Road, Seafront, Ilfracombe, Devon
Model railways of gauges in O, OO, N, OO9 local club stand, visiting layouts, Pay and Display Carpark near with level access. Lots of cafes, shops and beaches near

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Sat 20th – Mon 22nd – Gainsborough Model Railway Society – Open Day
Gainsborough Model Railway, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
One of the largest O Gauge Model Railways in the Country!! a nostalgic, historical and colourful opportunity to see how the London and North Eastern Railway was actually run in the heyday of steam. Dozens of trains, formed from over 150 locomotives and over 400 items of rolling stock running on a total of over half a mile of track.

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Sat 20th – Mon 22nd – York Model Railway Show
Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse, Racecourse Road, York, North Yorkshire
Held in the luxury of the Knavesmire Stand at York Racecourse the York Model Railway Show has become one of the premier events in the model railway calendar. On display will be 35+ layouts with a further 50+ trade stands from around the country as well as Society scale stands, Preservation groups and a host of well known demonstrators to answer your questions, totaling over 120 stands in all. For those traveling by car the venue is signposted from York ring road.

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Sun 21st – Bracknell Railway Society – Open Day
Pinewood Leisure Centre, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham, Berkshire
Club Open Day – Easter Sunday.

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Sun 21st – Mon 22nd – Gresley and Wychnor Model Railway Group – Easter Open Event
Gresley Social Centre, 5a Park Road, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
This is our annual Easter Event with 7 club layouts representing N OO9 OO O G On30 plus Thomas and visiting layout. NB the Gresley Social Centre is on an unmade-up road

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Mon 22nd – Forest of Dean Model Railway Club – Open Day
Baptist Chapel, Newland Street, Coleford, Gloucestershire
Part of the annual Coleford Festival of Transport held every Easter Monday, this is the Club’s opportunity to showcase our activities. Car parking is a little difficult, as the town centre is closed for the day, but there is some on-street parking. We do not charge for entry, but donations to the Chapel are always welcome.

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Sat 27th – 32a Model Railway Club – Bawdeswell Model Railway Exhibition
Bawdeswell Village Hall, Reepham Road, Bawdeswell, Norfolk
Please Note the NEW DATE for the 2019 Bawdeswell exhibition, which is being held by the 32A Model Railway Club. As usual there will be layouts in O, OO & N Gauge, together with a selection of traders and demonstrations.

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Sat 27th – The Burley Model Railway and General Modelling Group – Open Day
Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley, Hampshire
This event is an opportunity for our members to show and demonstrate group model railway layouts, individual model railway layouts, dioramas, engineering models, die cast models, etc. There will be light refreshments and entry is free with the opportunity to make a donation towards the hire of the hall. Parking is limited but there is plenty of parking in the centre of the village which is a 10 minute walk away.

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Sat 27th – Rotary Club of Fareham – Rotarail 2019
Fareham College, Bishopsfield Road, Fareham, Hampshire
This will be the Seventh Rotarail exhibition held in Fareham College and our aim is to provide some fine layouts in most gauges. Parking is all on-site and plentiful, everywhere is wheelchair friendly and you can refresh yourself in their superb restaurant. This charity event raised £2,300 for ‘Flat Spaces’ in 2018 and has raised over £10,500 since it started. For 2019, we will be supporting Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air ambulance.

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Sat 27th – Luton Model Railway Club – An Exhibition of O Gauge Model Railways
Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick, Bedfordshire
The Luton Model Railway Club O gauge exhibition has moved to a new venue for 2019, in the Flitwick Village Hall. Flitwick is easily accessible by train from St Pancreas and the hall is 5 minutes walk from the station. For those coming by car the M1 is approximately 3.5 miles away and there is plenty of free parking. A good selection of layouts including some being seen for the first time. Tea and coffee and light snacks will be available, and there is a pub & local cafe close by.

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Sat 27th – North West O Gauge Modellers – 0 Gauge North West Model Railway & Trade Show
Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, Greater Manchester
We would like to welcome you to the 7th “0′ Gauge North West Model Railway & Trade Show showcasing the best of “O” Gauge modelling here in the North West of England. The show seeks provide a rounded experience for all ages in terms of what 7mmrailway modelling is all about.

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Sat 27th – Pontypridd Model Railway Club – 2019 Model Railway Exhibition
Newtown Llantwit Community Centre, Crown Hill, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
This year’s event will take place at our usual venue, Newtown Llantwit Community Centre.

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Sat 27th – Hornby Railway Collectors Association Ltd – 50th Anniversary Hornby Train Show
Naec, Stoneleigh Park, Warwick Suite, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
Lots of Big Noisy Trains Running, Kids of All ages 18months to 118 will love it. Up to Twenty Large Multi-Track Working Layouts of Hornby 0 Gauge and Hornby Dublo plus Children’s running layout . All from the Golden Era of Toy Trains (1920 to 1964). Leading Hornby Toy Train Dealers and Spares Suppliers. Hot & Cold Refreshments. £5.00 per Adult. HRCA Members FREE and CHILDREN (under 15) accompanied by an adult FREE. Fully Accessible to HAND POWERED Wheelchairs

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Sat 27th – Wyre Forest Model Railway Club – Stourport Model Railway Exhibition
Stourport Community Centre, Lower Lickhill Road, Stourport-On-Severn, Worcestershire
Wyre Forest Model Railway Club Annual exhibition featuring at least 7 club and member’s layouts. Accompanied children 12 and under admitted free. Secondhand items for sale, of which half of the proceeds will be donated to the Midlands Air Ambulance.

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Sat 27th – Coventry and Warwickshire O Gauge Group – Open Day
The Church of the Holy Cross, St Austell Road, Wyken, Coventry, West Midlands
Our full test track will be up and running bring along your stock to run, all welcome, demonstrations on all areas of railway modeling, during the day we will be holding our Coach and Mike Lea memorial building competition, (Open to COVGOG membes) free entry free tea and biscuits, come along and meet a friendly group of modelers

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Sat 27th – Sun 28th – Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Club – The Epsom Show
North East Surrey College of Technology, Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey
Presenting a selection of inspirational layouts offering a mix of scales (N Gauge to 0 Gauge), traction & eras. Specialist & general traders, societies, demonstrations (space permitting). Refreshments: serving hot & cold snacks/meals. The venue has ample FREE parking on site with level access (no steps) to the exhibition halls. by rail: 10 minute walk (direct footpath) from Ewell East Station – services from London Victoria. by bus: services to Ewell Village (Green Man stop) 0.5 mile

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Sat 27th – Sun 28th – Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club – A Spring Model Railway Show in Cornwall
Helston Community College, Church Hill, Helston, Cornwall
Cornwall’s premier model railway show will be bigger and better than ever! Helston Community College. Ample free on-site parking and hot food, tea and coffee all day.

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Sat 27th – Sun 28th – Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club – West Essex Modelrail
St. Edwards School, London Road, Romford, Essex
Large model railway exhibition, both general and fine scale, presented by Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club, featuring 20+ layouts supported by trade and society stands. FULLY WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE to all layouts. Refreshments both hot and cold. Large FREE car park. Arguably the best quality show in the county, so please come and see for yourself.

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Sat 27th – Sun 28th – Neepsend Model Railway Society – Two Day Model Railway Exhibition
Park Centre, Samson Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Neepsend Model Railway Society (Sheffield) will be holding our second Model Railway Exhibition at the same venue over the weekend of 27 & 28 April 2019. With 15+ exhibitors 5 traders and and 4 demo stands there is something for everyone. In addition the Cafe will be offering a selection of sandwiches and cakes hot and cold drinks (free tea or coffee with adult entry) A few mins walk from Sheffield Midland Station or the 120 bus every few minutes.The new Tram-Train service is 10 min walk away

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Sat 27th – Sun 28th – Sutton Coldfield Railway Society – Model Railway Exhibition
Bishop Walsh School, Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
This year for the first time we will be having 3 demonstration stands at the exhibition showing you how to maintain your locomotive fleet, how to get the most out of DCC and how to build card kit buildings. Along with 14 quality layouts from near and far featuring the ever popular Museum of Transport and Watney & Worsted from the Warley Student Members group. This will be an exhibition not to be missed.

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Sat 27th – Sun 28th – Yeovil Railway Centre – Model Railway Show
Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction Railway Station, Yeovil, Somerset
Model layouts from around the area plus trade support. Light refreshments available all day.
QUICKINFO: Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

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Sun 28th – Keighley Model Railway Club – Spring Open Day
Keighley Business Centre, Knowle Mill, South Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire
People should pay us a visit at our Clubrooms in Knowle Mills, on South Street Keighley. There will be Layouts of various gauges and scales. Refreshments are available, Free Parking and, Lift access. We are a friendly group of like minded people. COME AND JOIN US MORE DETAILS HERE…
Wheelchair Friendly Free Parking Refreshments

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Sun 28th – The Model Railway Club – Open Day
Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London, Greater London
Our annual spring open day – a chance to come and visit our clubrooms, find out more about us and the benefits of joining the largest and oldest model railway club in the world. We’ll have at least three of our layouts running (in 2mm FS, N and EM). The extensive library will be open for browsing, there’s a range of pre-owned items for sale, and we’ll have refreshments available too.

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Sun 28th – Stowmarket Railway Club – Model Railway Exhibition
Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, Gainsborough Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk
A warm family friendly event where the exhibition committee have sought a selection of first class layouts, covering various localities, real and imaginary, modelled in different eras and scales.


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