Diary Dates

Compiled by Jon Longman. Send details of your events to RMModellingeditor@mortons.co.uk


Open Tuesday to Sunday

Brighton Toy and Model Museum. 52/55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, West Sussex BN1 4EB. www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk

10am-5pm (Saturday 11am-5pm). See website for admission prices.

World of Model Railways. Meadow Street, Mevagissey, St Austell, Cornwall. www.model-railway.co.uk 10am-5pm. Adult £4.50, concessions £4, child (5-17) £3.50, family £14. Disabled access. Sunday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

Open Saturday-Monday

Famous Trains Model Railway, Markeaton Park, Derby. Nearest postcode for sat nav is DE22 3BG. www.famoustrains.org.uk 11am-4pm. Largest OO railway in East Midlands plus other layouts. There’s also a shop which has the same opening hours as the model railways. Members give expert advice.

Open most weekends and Bank Holidays Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport. Long Wittenham, Abingdon, OX14 4QD. Features models to show life and railways of the 1930s. An invaluable resource for the experienced and new modeller alike. Guides show railway operations; also audio guides and tea shop. www.pendonmuseum.com


AMERSHAM & CHORLEYWOOD MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY. Welcomes new members. The clubroom is located in Chorleywood with layouts in O, OO and OO N9 scales. Meetings on Mondays 2pm-4pm and Wednesdays 7.30pm-10pm. Contact Roger on 01494 726449 for details.

CARDIFF MODEL ENGINEERING SOCIETY. King George V Drive East, Heath, Cardiff, CF14 4AW. The club has 3½ inch, 5 inch & 7¼ inch outside track as well as a 32mm & 45mm garden railway, and a 15 inch ⅓ scale tramway. Inside there is an OO gauge layout, an extensive workshop and a comprehensive library of books members can borrow. Non-members welcome at all meetings, but please arrange visits in advance. Meeting times: Monday – 7pm to 9pm – OO meeting night; Tuesday – 7pm to 9pm – Workshop; Wednesday – 7pm to 9pm – Garden Railway meeting night; Thursday 7pm to 9pm – General meeting nights; Tuesday/Saturday/Sunday mornings – open for maintenance work.
Contact Rob Matthews 029 2025 5000 10am to 5pm or secretary@cardiffmes.com and


June 23

Plymouth Model Railway Exhibition. Abbey

Hall, Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD. 10am-4pm. Adult £3, child £1.50, family £8. Layouts and disabled access.

West Camel Model Railway Society open day. Davis Hall, West Camel, Yeovil BA22 7QX. 10am-3.30pm. Adult £3, child £1. 10 layouts.

Vale-Rail 2018 (Tring & District MRC). Aston Clinton Primary School, Twitchell Lane, off London Road, Aston Clinton, Bucks, HP22 5JJ. www.tdmrc.co.uk 10.30am-3.30pm Adult £3, child £1.50, family (2+2) £7. Refreshments. Access for disabled visitors. Ten layouts from N to G scale and preservation.

June 23-24

Model Railway
Weekend. Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park and Horsted Keynes stations, East Sussex. Exhibitions Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. Extensive three-train service also running. Passengers holding a travel ticket gain free entry to the show.


June 30 –

Model Rail Show. Great Central Railway (Nottingham). Saturday heritage diesel service, Sunday steam service, 10am-5pm. General admission including railway: Adult £12, child £6, family £30. Show only: Adult £6, child £3. Mere Way, Ruddington. NG11 6JS. www.gcrn.co.uk

July 1

SRP Toyfairs. 10am-2pm, Bepton road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9HG

July 4

Hertford Toy & Train Fair. Richard Hale School, Hale Road, Hertford, SG13 8EN. 7pm-9pm. Adult £1.

July 7

Beaconsfield Model Railway Exhibition. The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 1SJ. www.beaconsfieldmrc.org 10.30am-5pm.
Adults £5, child £2.50. Wheelchair users free. Layouts, trade and demonstrations.

July 7-8

North Wales Area Group of N Gauge Society Annual Show. Ysgol Porth y Felin, Llanrwst Road, Conwy LL32 8FZ. Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm. Adults £4, child £2. Refreshments, disabled access, car park.

Basildon 39th Model railway Exhibition, Saturday 10-5, Sunday
10-4, James Hornsby School, Leinster Road, Nicholas Lane,
Laindon, SS15 5NX. Admission: adults £5, senior £3, child £3, family (2+2) £12. Trade support, demonstrations, 25+ layouts, refreshments, car park, wheelchair suitable.

July 8

Sevenoaks Model Railway Show. Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, TN13 3LB. www.modelrailwayexhibition.com 10am-4pm. Adult £6, concession £5, accompanied child £5, family £15. Advance tickets available.

July 14

Friends of Robert Barclay 25th annual model railway exhibition. Robert Barclay Academy, Cock Lane, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8JY. 10.30am-4.30pm. Adult £4.50, conc £3, family £12. 21 layouts. Refreshments. Trade stands including new and second-hand model railways and vehicles, modelling accessories, books, DVDs, scenic materials, kits and tools. Also society and club stands, including model boats and lorries. All profits to academy projects. Free parking.

Tapper of Bromley present an exhibition of ‘Hornby and Products of Binns Road’. Bromley Common Methodist Church, Bromley Common Road, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9RZ. 10:30 to 5:30pm Adults: £5, Children £1, O and OO Layouts, Dinky Collection, Meccano Display, Traders and sales tables. Canteen, wheelchair friendly.
Free parking. 12 minutes from Bromley South Station, Buses 358 61 261. The Church opposite kings car showrooms. www.tappersinplate.weebly.com

N Gauge Society, Launceston Area group, All Gauges Model Railway Exhibition, Launceston Town Hall. The Royal British Legion Launceston branch will provide teas, coffees and a range of food which will be on sale in the foyer. Admission: adults £4, seniors £3, children free.

July 15

SRP Toyfair. 10am-2pm, Charmandean Centre, Forest Road, Worthing, BN14 9HS.

July 18

South Croydon Toy & Train Fair. St John’s Community Hall, Upper Selsdon Road, Selsdon, South Croydon CR2 8DD. 6pm-8pm. Adult £1. Contact Joe Lock
07866 641215.

July 19

Theydon Bois Toy &
Train Fair. Village Hall, Coppice Row (B172), Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7ER. 7pm-9pm. Adult £1. Contact Joe Lock 07866 641215.

July 21

6th annual exhibition by Pevensey Bay Model Rail Club. Pevensey Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5LA. 10am to 4.30pm. Admission: adult £4/child £2/family £10.
Ample parking.

Stockport and District Railway Modellers Open Day, 3rd Newton Scout Hut, Cartwright Street, Newton, Hyde, SK14 4FH, Saturday 10:30am-4pm, FREE, but donations welcome. There will be working layouts, Demonstration stands and both new and second-hand sales stands. Light refreshments available all day.

July 22

Gainsborough Model Railway Society. Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, DN21 IBE. www.gainsborough


1.30-6pm. Adult £4, conc and child £3, family £10.

SRP Toyfair. 10am-2pm, Crofton Hall, Station Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8PR.

July 24

SRP Toyfair, Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent,
TN9 1SF.

July 28

Bridport & District Model Railway Club Exhibition. Sir John Colfox Academy, Ridgeway, Bridport,

Dorset DT6 3DT. 10am-4pm. Adult £5, child £1, under fives free.

July 28-29

Colwyn Model Railway Club annual exhibition. Craig y Don Community Centre, Queens Road, Craig- y-Don, Llandudno LL30 1TE.

July 29

SRP Toyfair. 10am-2pm New Hall School, The Avenue, Boreham, Chelmsford, CM3 3HS.

August 4

Train Collectors’ Society Summer Show 10.30am-5pm. The Stadium, Guttman Road, Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP. Further details contact Bryan Pentland 07801 818764. Admission £4.50, accompanied children under 10 free.

Exmoor Rail – the
show next to the station. The Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BJ
Open 10am to 4.30pm, Adult: £5, child £1.50, family £11, Contact: David Nelhams – 01643-706736. About 15 layouts, demonstrations, trade support, societies.

August 5

Third annual toy and train collectors’ fair. National Brewery Centre, Horninglow Street, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1NG. Adults £4, children £1. Price includes entry to Brewery Museum.Contact National Brewery Centre 01283 532880 or Chris Eaton 07877 346371.

August 11

Bexhill Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition. St Richards Catholic College, Ashdown Road, Bexhill–on-Sea TN40 1SE. 10am to 5pm. Adult £5, child £2, family £12.

Layouts, sales stands, refreshments. Free parking.

Silverfox Model Railway Exhibition. Silverfox Model Railway Club, Oakgrove School, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK10 9JQ. 10am-4pm. Adults £6, children £2.

Contact: 01908 225249 Website: www.silverfoxdcc.org, Over 35 layouts, trade support, outdoor train rides, refreshments, free parking, disabled access.

August 17-18

Pickering Model
Railway Exhibition 2018, Memorial Hall, Potter Lane, Pickering, YO18 8AA

http://sdrmweb.co.uk/Pickering_Show_2018.php, Adults £5; Concessions £4.50; kids go free (accompanied by an adult)

12 layouts. Disabled access; lift to all floors.

August 25-26

Inverness & District Model Railway Club, Jurys Inn Hotel, Millburn Road, Inverness, IV2 3TR. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Ample parking, wheelchair access, refreshments in hotel, trade stands, several layouts, second-hand stall. Contact Gerry 07801 593 637.

August 25-26

Ulster Model Railway Club. Methodist College,
1 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 6BY. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm. Admission: Adults £4, concession £3, Children £2, Family £10. Amenities: Free parking, disabled access, local bus and train services Features: 20+ layouts, trade and Society stands, club sales table

Contact: Brian King 07712 261647.

August 26

SRP Toyfair. 10am-2pm, Sweyne Park School, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9BZ.

August 29

South Croydon Toy & Train Fair. St John’s Community Hall, Upper Selsdon Road, Selsdon, South Croydon CR2 8DD. 6pm-8pm. Adult £1. Contact Joe Lock
07866 641215.

August 31 – September 2

Bedford Model Engineering Society Gala. Summerfields Miniature Railways, Haynes, Bedford. Originally conceived as a Visitors’ Rally for 7¼in, 5in and 3½in gauge locomotives, all gauges from 7¼ down to 32mm can now be accommodated. Spaces available for caravans and camping. Early arrivals and later departures can be accepted for anyone wishing to stay longer than the allotted three days. Full details and booking arrangements by email to gala@bedfordmes.co.uk and on the BMES website and Facebook pages.

September 1

Tadworth Autumn 2018, North Downs Model Railway Circle, The Good Shepherd Church Hall, Station Approach Road, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 5AE, 10am-5pm. Admission: adults £5, under 16s £3, seniors £4, and families (2+2) £10. All profits to Good Shepherd Church. Parking, refreshments, facilities for disabled visitors.

Features 30 layouts, demonstration, and trade support. Exhibition Website http://www.ndmrc.info/Home/Tadworth.htm, Contact Stuart Robinson 077-5845-8827 & stuart.robinson27@outlook.com

SRP Toyfair. 10am-2pm, St Barnabas Church, Sea Road/Cantelupe Road, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex TN40 1JG

September 8

Romiley Methodist Modellers 28th Model Railway Exhibition, Romiley Methodist Church, Stockport Road, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 3AH. Opening times: 10:30 – 16:30Prices: Admission by donation, All proceeds to Action for Children.

September 8–9

Roade Local History Society, Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Road, NN7 2LS. Saturday, noon to 6pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Admission free, ample parking, refreshments available, disabled access and facilities, railwayana display, historic photographic and modern Video imagery.

Cutting Tours, Society and Group representation + other exhibits and attractions.

September 15

Lichfield Model Railway Shop, Hosts Trent Valley Model Railway Society, The Life Church, Netherstowe, Lichfield WS13 6TS Date Saturday 15 September 2018, Opening 10am -4.30pm, Adults £4, Children £3, Family (2+2) £11. 16 Layouts trade support, refreshments, Parking, disabled access, Contact 0121 329 2487, www.tvrms

September 15-16

Blackpool and North Fylde Model Railway Club 37th Annual Model Railway Exhibition. Cardinal Allen High School,

Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood, Lancashire FY7 8AY


Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm. Adult £6, concession £5, child £2.50, family (2+2) £14, under 5 free. Refreshments, disabled access and free parking.

20 Layouts with 10 Traders plus Club stand.

45th annual Redditch Model Railway Exhibition takes place on 15th and 16th September 2018 at the Trinity High School, Grove Street, Redditch Town Centre B98 8HB. The venue is off access one on the Redditch Town Centre Ring Road and is a 15 minutes drive from Junction 2 of the M42. There is a large free car park at the venue. The Town Centre Bus and Rail stations are a 10-15 minute walk. There are three trains an hour directly to/from Birmingham New Street station on Saturday and two an hour on Sunday.

There will be at least 15 working layouts of scales between 7mm and 2mm scales many of which are well known and featured in the model railway press, together with 12 sales stands The show is open from 1000 until 1700 on Saturday and until 1630 on Sunday. Admission prices are Adults £5.50, Children £2 & Senior Citizens £5.and Families (2+2) £14. The venue is wheelchair friendly Further information can be found on the web site at www.redditch-mrc.com or email enquiry@redditch-mrc.com or by telephoning 01527 540289 or 01527 67544

September 13

Theydon Bois Toy & Train Fair. Village Hall, Coppice Row (B172), Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7ER. 7pm-9pm. Admission £1. Contact Joe Lock 07866 641215.

September 22-23

Leigh Model Railway Society Exhibition

St Joseph’s Hall, Chaple St, Leigh. WN7 2DA


www.facebook.com/LeighMRS 10.00 – 17.00 both days

Adults £5, under 15s free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Free parking, refreshments, disabled access. 10+ layouts, trade stands.

September 26

Hertford Toy & Train Fair. Richard Hale School, Hale Road, Hertford, Herts SG13 8EN. 7pm-9pm. Adult £1. Contact Joe Lock 07866 641215.

October 3

South Croydon Toy & Train Fair. St John’s Community Hall, Upper Selsdon Road, Selsdon, South Croydon CR2 8DD. 6pm-8pm.

Adult £1. Contact Joe Lock 07866 641215.

October 18-21

2018 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. Warwickshire Event Centre.

The exhibition showcases hundreds of models from societies and individuals for visitors to enjoy along with a wide range of outside attractions, workshops and lectures. The Show for Model Engineers each year the event attracts thousands of visitors and is supported by around 50 specialist suppliers with displays by over 40 clubs and societies. With upwards of 1,000 superb models on display.

See www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk or call 01926 614101 for further details of the show or to book tickets.

October 27-28

Cheltenham Model Railway Society Exhibition. St Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham GL51 3NU


Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday 10am to 4.30pm

12+ layouts, trade stands, dioramas, demonstrations

Refreshments, free car parking, accessible for disabled visitors

Adult £4, child £2.50, family £9. All profits to the Pied Piper Appeal children’s charity


Rail Ex Taunton, Sat 27th Oct 2018  10.00 to 5.00, Sun 28th Oct 2018 10.00 to 4.00, Somerset Railway Modellers Club Taunton School, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, TA2 6AD

Adult £7.00 Senior £6.00 Child (5-16) £3.00 Child (Under 5) Free Family (2 Adult + Children) £15.00

Free parking (blue badge spaces). Fully accessible level venue. Fantastic catering in the historic main school restaurant, including Sunday roast. www.somersetrmc.org.uk/Rail-EX/index

November 1

Theydon Bois Toy & Train Fair. Village Hall, Coppice Row (B172), Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7ER. 7pm-9pm. Admission £1. Contact Joe Lock 07866 641215.

November 3-4

West Sussex Area Group of N Gauge Society N Gauge Show (incorporating NGS 2018 annual meeting). Forest School, Compton’s Lane, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 5NT www.wsng.co.uk

10am – 4.30 pm. Adult £3, child £1, NGS Members £2.

15 layouts (all N Gauge), traders, parking, refreshments and disabled access.

November 14

Hertford Toy & Train Fair. Richard Hale School, Hale Road, Hertford, Herts SG13 8EN. 7pm-9pm. Adult £1. Contact Joe Lock 07866 641215.

December 12

South Croydon Toy & Train Fair. St John’s Community Hall, Upper Selsdon Road, Selsdon, South Croydon CR2 8DD. 6pm-8pm.

Adult £1. Contact Joe Lock 07866 641215.

December 13

Theydon Bois Toy & Train Fair. Village Hall, Coppice Row (B172), Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7ER. 7pm-9pm. Adult £1. Contact Joe Lock 07866 641215.