Diary Dates

Compiled by Jon Longman

At RMM we make every attempt to include all diary date listings but due to the increasing popularity and limited space we can no longer guarantee to include all events. Paid-for listings will always be included. Please contact: lyoung@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.

Open daily

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.

Open Saturday-Monday

Famous Trains Model Railway, Markeaton Park, Derby. Nearest postcode for sat nav users is DE22 3BG. www.famoustrains.org.uk/.11am-4pm. Largest OO-scale model railway in the East Midlands plus other layouts. Members present to give expert advice.

Open most weekends and Bank Holidays

Pendon Museum of Miniature Landscape and Transport

Long Wittenham, Abingdon, OX14 4QD. Models to show life and railways of the 1930s. www.pendonmuseum.com for more details.


AMERSHAM & CHORLEYWOOD MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY. Clubroom 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 further details.

Cardiff Model Engineering Society. King George V Drive East, Heath, Cardiff, CF14 4AW. Non-members welcome but please arrange your visit 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. Contact Rob 029 2025 5000 10am to 5pm or secretary@cardiffmes.com and www.cardiffmes.com



Romiley Methodist Modellers 28th Model Railway Exhibition. Romiley Methodist Church, Stockport Road, Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 3AH Opening times: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Prices: Admission by donation, All proceeds to Action for Children.


Roade Local History Society, as part of the National Heritage Open Days Festival 2018, Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Road, NN7 2LS. Opening times: Saturday 12-6pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Prices: Exhibition admission FREE.

International N Gauge Show. The Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1XN. www.ngaugeshow.co.uk Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm. Online booking: adult £10, concession £9, child (5-14) £4.50. On the door – adult £10.50, senior £9.50, child £5. Advance discounted tickets available via www.ngaugeshow.co.uk

Coventry Model Railway Club Open Day. Unit 3, Coventry Canal Basin Warehouse, Leicester Row, Coventry CV1 4LH

Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Part of Canal Basin Heritage Open Day, with a range of events and no admission charge.

Faversham Model Railway Club Exhibition. The Abbey School, London Road (A2), Faversham, Kent ME13 8RZ Opening times: Saturday 10am to 4.30pm Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Prices: Adults £5, children over 5, £3 under 5s free.



SRP Toyfair. The Kings Hall, The Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 6BA.

Opening times: 10am to 2pm Prices: Adults £2, children free. Website:


Theydon Bois Toy & Train Fair. Village Hall, Coppice Row (B172), Theydon Bois, Epping, Essex CM16 7ER.

Opening times: 7pm to 9pm. Price: Admission £1.

Tel: Joe Lock 07866 641215.


Lichfield Model Railway Show (organised by the Trent Valley Model Railway Society). The Life Church, Netherstowe, Lichfield WS13 6TS

Opening times: 10am to 4.30pm. Price: adults £4, children £3, family (2+2) £11. Tel: 0121 329 2487

Website: www.tvrms

Loddon Vale Model Railway Club Exhibition. St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY. 10am-4.30pm. Adult £4, child £2, family(2+2) £9.

Culm Valley Model Railway Club Exhibition. Willand Village Hall, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL (between M5 J27 & 28). www.cvmrc.co.uk. 10am-4.30pm. Adult £4, child £1.50.

Mid Essex Model Railway Club 41st Annual Model Railway Exhibition Shenfield High School, Oliver Road, Shenfield, Essex CM15 8PX. Opening times: 10am to 5pm. Price: adults £6, children £4. Tel: 01277 216098 Email: exhibition@midessexmrc.org or secretary@midessexmrc.co.uk


Blackpool and North Fylde Model Railway Club’s 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 5s free.

The Model Show. Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1PU. Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4.30pm. Adult: £7.50. www.themodelshow.co.uk/

Dartford Model Railway Exhibition The Leigh Academy, Green Street Green Road (B260) Dartford DA1 1QE. Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm. Adult £6, child free,


45th annual Redditch Model Railway
Exhibition Trinity High School, Grove Street, Redditch Town Centre B98 8HB. Opening times: Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4.30pm. Price: adults £5.50, children £2, senior citizens £5 and families (2+2) £14. www.redditch-mrc.com or email enquiry@redditch-mrc.com


SRP Toyfair. The Grange, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9HG.

10am to 2pm. www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk


Leigh Model Railway Society Exhibition. St Joseph’s Hall, Chaple Street, Leigh WN7 2DA www.leighmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/LeighMRS 10am–5pm both days. Adult £5, under 15 free (accompanied by an adult).

Halifax Model Railway Club Exhibition.Northbridge Leisure Centre, Northbridge, Halifax HX3 6TE. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4.30pm. Adult £6.50, accompanied children free, unaccompanied children
£3. Website: www.halifaxmrc.co.uk


SRP Toyfair. Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9BZ. Opening times: 10am to 2pm. www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk


SRP Toyfair. Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF. 10am to 2pm. www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk


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


Sompting and District Model Railway Club Open Day. Sompting Village Hall, West Street, Sompting, West Sussex BN15 OBE. www.somptingdistrictmrc.co.uk 10am-4pm. Adult. £1.


Boston Model Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition. Stickney Village Hall PE22 8BG (seven miles north of Boston on A16). Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Adult £3, concession £2, child £1, family £7.


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


Horsham Model Railway Club 10th anniversary model railway exhibition. Drill Hall, Denne Road, Horsham. 10am-5pm. Adult £5, child 10-16 £2, family (2+2) £12.


Shildon Model Railway Club Autumn Exhibition. Locomotion, The National Railway Museum, Shildon, Co Durham DL4 2RE. 10am-5pm both days. Visit www.shildonmrc.com/

Wigan Model Railway Exhibition 2017 (organised by the Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers). Robin Park Sports & Tennis Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan WN5 0UH. www.wiganfrm.co.uk Saturday 10am-5.30pm; Sunday 10am-4.30pm. Adult £10, accompanied under 16s free. Free
vintage bus service from Wigan NW Station to the exhibition hall, leaves 9.35am from station.


Gainsborough Model Railway Society. Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincs DN21 IBE. www.gainsborough modelrailway.co.uk

1.30-5.30pm. Adult £4, concession and child £3, family £10.


Corby and District
Model Railway Society. SS Peter & Andrew Church Hall, Beanfield Avenue, Corby, Northants
NN18 0EH.
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Adult £4, seniors £3, child £2, family (2+2) £10.

Croydon Model Railway Society Exhibition. Warlingham School, Tithepit Shaw Lane, Warlingham CR6 9YB. www.croydonmrs.org.uk Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Adult £6, child £2, concession £5.


2018 Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. Warwickshire Event Centre.With upwards of 1000 superb models on display.

Call 01926 614101 for further details or visit www.midlands


34th Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition. Uckfield Civic Centre, Civic Approach, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AE

www.uckfieldmrc.co.uk 10am-5pm. Adults £6, accompanied child free. Ample free parking, refreshments available from licensed restaurant, disabled access and facilities. 15 high quality layouts with trade, demonstration and society stands.

October 27

Amersham Classic Model Train Show. St John’s Methodist Church Hall, 60 Woodside Road, Amersham, Bucks HP6 6AN. 10.30am-5pm. Adults £4, child (up to 15) £2, under 5 free, family (2+2) £10. Vintage model trains from 1920s to 1960s. Up to 14 working layouts and displays, mainly from the Meccano Company’s iconic Hornby ranges. Excellent specialist trade support. Ample nearby parking. Light refreshments. In conjunction with St John’s Methodist Church in aid of community projects.

October 27-28

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

www.cheltmodrail.org.uk Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-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

November 1

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

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.

November 24-25

Scunthorpe & District Model Railway Club Annual Show. Sunshine Hall, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe DN16 2ND

Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 9.30am-4pm. Adult £2.50, concession £2, family £7.50. The 26th Annual Show will feature the model of Crowle Station alongside a new build O gauge layout from Terry Larder. Trade stands, refreshments.

December 12

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

December 13

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

February 24-25

New Mills & District Railway Modellers Annual Model Railway Exhibition. Chapel-en-le Frith Leisure Centre, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le Frith, Derbys SK23 0TQ

www.nmdrm.co.uk Saturday10am-5pm; Sunday10am – 4.30pm. Adult £6, concession £5, family(2+2) £15

More than 20 layouts, 20 traders, demonstrations and society stands. Free parking. Refreshments.

April 20-22, 2019

York Model Railway Show. Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse YO23 1EX. Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm; Monday 10am-4.30pm. Admission: For latest prices go to www.yorkshow.org.uk. Discount will be available on tickets bought in advance when booking opens on October 1. 120 stands.