Diary Dates

RM MODELLING LISTINGS FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018
Compiled by Jon Longman. Send details of your events to RMModellingeditor@mortons.co.uk

MUSEUMS

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 on winter weekends

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. Winter opening:
Weekends only and Christmas and
half-term holidays.

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. Famous Trains
also has a shop in the model railway building, which
has the same opening hours as the model railways. Members are present to give expert advice to visitors.

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
for more details.

CLUBS

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. Please contact Roger on 01494 726449 for further details.

EXHIBITIONS

JANUARY 27-28

Erith Model Railway Society Exhibition.
Longfield Academy, Main Road, Longfield, Kent
DA3 7PH. www.erithmrs.ukmodelshops.co.uk

10am-5pm Sat, 10-4pm Sun. Adult £8,
concession £7, child £3, family £20. Layouts
and demonstrations.

Normanton & Pontefract Railway Modellers’ Society Pontefract Model Railway Exhibition. New College, Park Lane, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 4QR. www.nprms.org 10am-5pm Sat, 10-4.30pm Sun. Adult £5, child (under-16) free. 20 layouts and demonstrations.

Southampton Model Railway Society Exhibition. Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 5BX. www.southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4.30pm. Adult £7, child £3, family £17. 23 layouts and demonstrations.

JANUARY 28

G Scale Society (Kent Group). Winter Meet and annual meeting. Teynham Village Hall, Belle Friday Close, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 9TU. www.gscalekent.co.uk 11am-4pm. Adult £2.50, child £1.

Large-scale layouts and live steam.

FEBRUARY 3

34th Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club Exhibition. St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, Yate BS37 5BG

www.sodburyvalemrc.co.uk 10am-4.30pm.

Adult £5, child free. 14 layouts, trade stands, demonstrations, refreshments and parking at nearby shopping centre.

FEBRUARY 3-4

Stafford Model Railway Exhibition. County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BE.

www.staffordrailwaycircle.org.uk Saturday
10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. Adult £2.50,
child £1. A bus service between Stafford station
and the County Showground will operate on
both days. Kilmarnock and District Model Railway
Club Exhibition. The Linthouse Building, Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire
KA12 8QE. www.kilmarnockmrc.com. Saturday
10am-5pm, Sunday noon-4pm. Adult £5,
concession £4, under 16 free.

FEBRUARY 4
SRP Toyfairs. Langham Community Centre, School Road, Colchester, Essex co4 5pa. www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk 10am-2pm. Adult £2,child FREE.

FEBRUARY 8

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.

FEBRUARY 10

Blackpool and North Fylde Model Railway Club. Cleveleys Community Centre, Cleveleys FY5 1ER. www.blackpoolandnorthfyldemrc.co.uk 10am-4pm. Adult £3, concession and children £2.50, family 2+2 £8.50. 10 club and members’ layouts. Club meets every Monday evening 7pm-10pm. Contact chairman Alan Hawkins at chairman@blackpoolandnorthfyldemrc.co.uk.

Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day.
Unit 3, Park Works, River Street, Heywood OL10 4AB. www.hmrg.co.uk 10am-4pm. Admission by donation.
Club layouts.

SRP Toyfairs NEW FAIR. The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Academy, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6YH

www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk 10am-2pm. Adult £2, child FREE.

FEBRUARY 10-11

Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition. The Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Canford Magna BH21 3AP. www.bmre.org.uk 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun. Adults £5, children free. N, 009, 3mm, 4mm, 7mm, HO, OO, P4, G1 gauge layouts.

FEBRUARY 17

Risborough & District Model Railway Club.
RISEX 2018 Model Railway Exhibition. Community
Centre (adjacent to Springs swimming pool),
Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough,
Bucks HP27 9AX. www.rdmrc.org.uk 10am-5pm.
Adult £4, child £2. Contact: Adrian Harford. Local modellers will display their layouts and model making. Nine layouts, trade support and modelling demonstrations, light refreshments.

King’s Lynn Model Railway Club Open Day.
Village Hall, Cliff-en-Howe Road, Pott Row, King’s Lynn PE32 1BY. Free entry but donations welcome www.klmrclub.simplesite.com 10am-4pm. Free admission. Club and members layouts.

Hillingdon Railway Modellers’ Test Track Open Day. Yiewsley Baptist Church Hall, 74 Colham Avenue, Yiewsley, Hillingdon, Middlesex UB7 8HF. www.hillingdonrailwaymodellers.co.uk 10am-4pm. Admission £4.O, OO and N test tracks.

Kenavon Railway Society Exhibition.
The Warehouse, Cumberland Road, Reading
RG1 3LB. Saturday 10am-5pm. Adult £4,
concession £2.50, child £2, family £9.50.
15 layouts.

FEBRUARY 11

SRP Toyfairs. Crofton Halls, Station Road,
Orpington, Kent BR6 8PR. www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk.
10am-2pm. Adult 2, child free.

FEBRUARY 18

Monmouth Rotary Model Railway Exhibition. Monmouth Leisure Centre, Old Dixton Road,
Monmouth NP25 3DP. Sunday 10am-4pm.
Adult £4, concessions £4, child £4, family £12.
30 layouts.
SRP Toyfairs NEW FAIR. New School Hall,
The Avenue, Boreham, Chelmsford CM3 3HS.
www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk 10am-2pm. Adult £2,
child free.

FEBRUARY 24

Dereham Model Railway Exhibition –
a fundraising event for the Mid-Norfolk
Railway. Memorial Hall, Norwich Street,
Dereham, Norfolk NR19 1AD.
Email: derehamexhibition@gmail.com
10am-4pm. Adult £2.50, child £1.
Large-scale layouts and live steam. Exmoor
Train & Toy Fair. Richard Huish College,
South Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3DZ.
10am-3pm. Adult: £2. 100 tables selling a
wide range of model railways,
die-cast vehicles, DVDs, books, toys, games.
Free parking and restaurant.

FEBRUARY 24-25

Lincoln & District Model Railway Exhibition.
Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground
NG24 2NY. Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday
10am-4.30pm, disabled admission from 9.30am.
Free bus service from both Newark stations.
Adult £7, child £3, family £20.
28 layouts.

FEBRUARY 25

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

Adults: £2, child: free.

MARCH 3

March & District Model Railway Club.
March Braza Club, Elm Road, March, Cambs
PE15 8NZ (next to March Railway Station).
10am-4.30pm. Adult £4, child £2,
family £10 (2 + 2). Free parking, refreshments.
disabled access, 19 layouts in various gauge,
11 trade stands, demonstrations, traction
engine rides in car park.

MARCH 4

SRP Toyfairs. The Kings Hall, The Beacon Hill, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6BA. www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk 10am-2pm Sun. Adult £2 Child: FREE

MARCH 7

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

MARCH 10

Wombourne Model Railway Exhibition.
Wombourne Civic Centre, Gravel Hill, Wombourne
WV5 9HA. 10am-4pm. Adult £5, concessions £3,
child under 12. Free parking, wheelchair access, children’s competitions, best in show.

Swindon Model Railway Club — Modrail 2018.
STEAM Museum of the Great Western, Fire Fly
Avenue, Swindon SN2 2EY. www.swindonmodelrailwayclub.com 10am–4.30pm.
Adult £5, child under 16 free when
accompanied by an adult, admission to STEAM
museum is not included and not required to
visit the exhibition. The museum will be offering
a combined discounted entry of £5.50 (adult)
and £4.40 (child) to show visitors.

Narrow Gauge North 2018, Model Railway Exhibition. Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawsons Corner,
Pudsey, West Yorkshire LS28 5TA. www.narrowgaugenorth.org.uk 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Adult £8, accompanied child under 16 £1. Disabled access to all areas except the stage. Hot and cold refreshments. Free parking. Proceeds to Sue Ryder
Care – Wheatfields, Leeds.

MARCH 11

SRP Toyfairs. Charmandean Centre,
Forest Road, Worthing BN14 9HS.
www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk.
10am-2pm. Adult £2, child free.

MARCH 17-18

Nottingham East Midlands Model Railway Exhibition. Harvey Hadden Sports Village,
Nottingham NG8 4PB. Saturday 10am-5pm;
Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm. A new feature for the
2018 show is the GETTING STARTED section
with demonstrations of basic techniques and
hands-on exhibits. 29 layouts of all sizes and prototypes. Full range of trade stands and
specialist societies. Free parking. Vintage bus
shuttle service from the Phoenix Park tram park
and ride site.

Midlands Garden Rail Show. Warwickshire Event Centre, Leamington Spa. www.largescalemodelrail.co.uk

MARCH 17

SRP Toyfairs. Hawkinge Community Centre,
Heron Forstal Avenue, Hawkinge, Kent CT18 7FP.
www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk. 10am- 2pm Adult £2,
child free.

MARCH 18

Model Railway Exhibition.
Memorial Hall, Trimley St Martin, IP11 0RJ.
10.30am-4.30pm. N and 00 gauge layouts,
Tri-ang collectors. Layout and trade.
Entrance £3, children £1.50. Contact
Colin on 01394 284398 for further details.

SRP Toyfairs Sweyne Park School. Sir Walter
Raleigh Drive, Rayleigh SS6 9BZ.
www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk

10am-2pm Sun. Adult £2 Child: FREE

MARCH 25

SRP Toyfairs Crofton Halls. Station Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 8PR. www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk 10am-2pm Sun.
Adult £2 Child: FREE

MARCH 27

SRP Toyfairs, Angel Centre, Angel Lane,
Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk Tuesday 6pm-8pm. Adult: £1.50 Child: FREE

MARCH 28

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.

MARCH 30

SRP Toyfairs, The Grange,
Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex,
GU29 9HG www.srptoyfairs1.co.uk
Friday 10am-2pm. Adult £2 Child: FREE