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October 2005

Sat 1st - Beaconsfield & District MRC - Model Railway Exhibition,
The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, BEACONSFIELD, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1SJ.
Tel: 07913 285992 E-Mail: prharristiscali.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: 10.30am to 5.30pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.00, Concessions £2.00, Children £1.00
12 plus layouts in scales from Z to G, trade stands, club secondhand stand, light refreshments, ample free parking.

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd - Manchester MRS - Model Railway Show,
New Century Halls, Corporation Street, MANCHESTER, Greater Manchester, M60 0AL.
E-Mail: contactmmrs.org.uk
OPENING TIMES: Fri 5pm to 9.30pm, Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 10am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £5.00, Concessions £4.00, Children £3.00, Family £14.00

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd - St John's (Mickleover) MRG - Model Railway Exhibition,
Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Road, MICKLEOVER, Derbyshire, DE3 5DA.
OPENING TIMES: Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 10am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £2.00, Concessions £1.00, Children £1.00, Family £5.00
Working Layouts, Trade stands, Demonstrations, Tombola, Cafeteria. All layouts belong either to the club or to club members. Come and see the progress on the clubs rebuilt '00' layout 'Duffield' and theclubs new '0' gauge layout 'Warner Street'

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd - Ilford & West Essex MRC - 75th Anniversary Celebration & 50thAnnual Exhibtion,
St Edwards School, London Road, ROMFORD, Essex,
Tel: 07730 420283 E-Mail: 2005eventbarefoot.org.uk
OPENING TIMES: 10am each day
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50, Children £1.50, Family £8.50
Concessions over 65 Children under 16

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd - Taunton MRG - Open Day,
Bishops Lydeard Station, Station Road, Bishops Lydeard, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA4 3BX.
Tel: 01823 331016 E-Mail: steverosecottage74.freeserve.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: 11am to 4.30pm
In conjunction with the West Somerset Gala Weekend. Admission charges will apply.

Sat 8th - Risborough & District MRC - Open Day,
Community Centre, Wades Park, Stratton Road, PRINCES RISBOROUGH, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9AX.
OPENING TIMES: 11am to 4pm
Free entrance. Demonstrations and displays of club projects will cover baseboard construction, track laying, scenery, electrics, layout research, kit-building, detailing and weathering in a variety of scales from N through 00, 4mm finescale and 009 to 7mm. Visitors most welcome. Large car park adjacent to the Community Centre. Half hourly bus service from Aylesbury or High Wycombe. Ten minute walk from Chiltern Railway station with regular trains from Birmingham, Banbury, Aylesbury or London Marylebone, 15 minutes drive from M40 Junction 6 via B4009. Prospective senior and junior members welcome. Light refreshments will be available.

Sat 8th - Sun 9th - Farnham & District MRC - 31st Annual Exhibition,
Connaught Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, ALDERSHOT, Kent, GU12 4AS.
Tel: 01252 344 438 E-Mail: farnhammrcbtinternet.com
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £4.00, Concessions £3.00, Children £1.50, Family £9.00
20 layouts and 20 traders invited. Layouts include Alton (OO), Bishop Wearburn (N), Fallgate (OO9), Stapleforth Main Line (N), Rock Springs (HO), Weydon Road (O) - our new club layout to be featured in the October Railway Modeller, Woodbridge Halse (OO), and a live steam passenger carrying railway (weather permitting). See web site for more details.

Sat 8th - Sun 9th - Heathcote O Gauge Society - 7mm+ Railway Modelling Weekend,
Hind Leys Community College, Forest Street, SHEPSHED, Leicestershire, LE12 9DB.
Tel: 01509 567131 E-Mail: kevin.pearson1ntlworld.com
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 4.30pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £2.50, Concessions £2.00
SATURDAY 8th - Test Tracks (no live steam) in O Gauge, G1 & G Scale (using PECO track) and other layouts. Supported by leading manufacturers & traders in O Gauge, the invited trade includes Acme Models, Acorn Models,Agenoria, Alphagraphix, Martin Bloxsom, C&L, Connoisseur Models, B D Coutts, Peter Cowling, George Dawson, Dragon Models, Duncan Models, Gladiator Models, G P Models, Haywood Railway, Invertrain, Karlgarin Models, Ian Kirk, Laira Models, Meteor Models, Midland Carriage Co., Model Graphics, Modellers Mate, Newbold Models, NMB Models, Old Originals, Bob Pearman Books, Port Wynnstay Models, Premier Components, Ron Chaplin, Warren Shephard, SLATERS Plastikard and WEP Models.
SUNDAY 9th - A popular day for anybody interested in Railway Modelling. The test tracks and layouts will still be there, as will most of the trade stands. The space left by the few traders who attended on Saturday only will be taken up be a number of modellers demonstrating many different modelling techniques in a `hands-on' fashion. We hope to have examples of modelling in Card, Plastikard, Resin Cast Modelling, Etched Brass Locomotive and Rolling Stock Construction, Scenery, Signalling and more! The modellers are more than willing to help anybody with their modelling queries. The days are sufficiently different to make the weekend ticket worthwhile!
BRING & BUY - a stand will be open at the show on Saturday only. All weekend there will be society stands from The Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers, The Gauge O Guild & 7mm Narrow Gauge Association. As usual there will be a wide selection of light refreshments available and the car parking is FREE!

Sat 8th - Sun 9th - Somerset Modellers Club - Rail-Ex Taunton-Southwest,
Richard Huish College, South Road, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA1 3DZ.
E-Mail: smdsomerset-modellers.org.uk
OPENING TIMES: 10.30am to 5pm

Sun 9th - South Devon MRS - Annual Open Day,
The Church House, , ABBOTSKERSWELL, NR NEWTON ABBOT, Devon,
E-Mail: richard.saltertorbay.gov.uk
OPENING TIMES: 11am to 4pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £1.00, Concessions £1.00, Children £0.50, Family £2.50
The 15th Annual Open Day held in the Clubrooms of the South Devon Model Railway Society. On display will be the Societies own large OO and N gauge layouts plus the M.A.P groups 2mm model of Kingswear. There will also be a display of railway paintings by a local artist, and light refreshments. All proceeds go to the Abbotskerswell Church House Trustees.

Wed 12th - Train and Toy Collectors Evening,
Sheredes School, Cock Lane, HODDESDON, Hertfordshire, EN11 8JY.
Tel: 01992 422436
OPENING TIMES: 7pm to 9pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £0.80, Concessions £0.40
A chance to buy, sell, or swap model railways and model road vehicles with other modellers and collectors. the school is only 10 mins from junction 25, M25 just off the A10

Thu 13th - Train and Toy Collectors Evening,
Merton Abbey Primary School, High Path, MERTON, SOUTH WIMBLEDON, London, SW19 2JY.
Tel: 01992 422436
OPENING TIMES: 7pm to 9pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £0.80, Concessions £0.40
A chance to buy, sell, or swap trains and old toys with other collectors or modellers

Fri 14th - Sun 16th - Blackburn & East Lancs MRS - 40th Model Railway Exhibition,
King George's Hall, Northgate, BLACKBURN, Lancashire, BB2 1AA.
E-Mail: chairmanbelmrs.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: Fri 5pm to 9pm, Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 10am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £4.50, Concessions £4.00, Children £3.50, Family £12.00
Premier model railway exhibition in Lancashire. High quality layouts and full trade support.

Sat 15th - Abingdon & District MRC - Wantage Model Railway Exhibition,
Civic Hall, Portway, WANTAGE, Oxfordshire, OX12 9BX.
Tel: 01235 225480 E-Mail: wantageabingdonmrc.org.uk
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £4.00, Concessions £3.00, Children £2.00
Working Layouts, Trade and Display Stands plus Live Steam Rides in association with Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Sat 15th - Sun 16th - MIGO+1 - MIGO+1 Annual Exhibition,
Saltney Community Centre, Sandy Lane, Saltney, CHESTER, Clwyd, CH4 8UB.
Tel: 01244 661006 E-Mail: mikedunningbtinternet.com
OPENING TIMES: Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 4pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.00, Concessions £1.00, Children £1.00, Family £5.00
6 Modern Image O gauge railways, Trade Stands and Demonstration Stands

Sat 15th - Sun 16th - Elizabethan Railway Society - Model Railway Exhibition,
Summit Centre, Pavilion Road, KIRKBY IN ASHFIELD, Nottinghamshire,
E-Mail: ERSocietyaol.com
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 5pm
New venue just around the corner fron last years venue. Free parking, good lighting. Pavilion road is off Lowmoor road and opposite to Astra Carpets.

Sat 15th - Sun 16th - Uckfield MRC - 21st Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition,
Uckfield Civic Centre, Bell Farm Lane, UCKFIELD, East Sussex, TN22 1AE.
Tel: 01903 745759 E-Mail: adrianmcuckfieldmrc.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50, Children £1.50, Family £7.50
Over 15 high quality layouts in a wide range of scale/gauge combinations. Specialist trade support, demonstrations and engineering displays. Licensed Restaurant. 5 minutes walk from Uckfield Railway and Bus Stations. Free parking in adjacent High Street car park. Venue will be signposted from bypass. Bluebell Railway and Lavender Line within 15 minutes drive.

Sat 15th - Sun 16th - Wessex Association of Model Railway Clubs - Wessex Association Model Railway Exhibition,
King Arthur's Community School, West Hill, WINCANTON, Somerset, BA9 9BX.
Tel: 01747 838603 E-Mail: wessex.exhibitionhalfacre.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 4.30pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.00, Concessions £2.50, Children £1.00, Family £7.00
12+ Layouts together with Trade Stands & Demonstrations

Sun 16th - Reading Vintage Toyfair,
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, READING, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ.
Tel: 0118 9618017 E-Mail: J.W.Toysbtinternet.com
OPENING TIMES: 10.30am to 3.30pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.00, Concessions £2.00, Children £0.50
170 stalls plus working vintage displays.

Thu 20th - Train and Toy Fair,
Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row (B172), THEYDON BOIS, Essex,
Tel: 01992 467967 / 01992 422436 E-Mail: j.lock4ntlworld.com
OPENING TIMES: 7pm to 9pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £0.80, Concessions £0.40
New event train and toy collectors event. Close to M25 junction 26 and M11 junction 5. Theydon Bois is situated in a triangle between Waltham Abbey, Loughton, and Epping. A bright modern hall within easy reach of East Herts, West Essex the nearby station has direct links to London.

Sat 22nd - Barry & Penarth MRC - Open Day,
Cadoxton Conservative Club, 31 Vere Street, BARRY, VALE OF GLAMORGAN, South Wales, CF63 2HU.
E-Mail: davidmurky.net
OPENING TIMES: 11am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £1.50, Concessions £0.75
A chance to see the layouts which do not leave the clubrooms - Holton Junction (OO gauge), Cadoc Buffs (American HO scale), Machynlleth (N gauge), Tafsil (O gauge), together with at least six other layouts built by the club members. There will be some trade support.

Sat 22nd - Gauge 'O' Guild, Scottish 'O' Gauge Group - ScotGOG 2005,
Low Port Education Centre, Blackness Road, LINLITHGOW, West Lothian, EH49 7HZ.
Tel: 0131 333 3624
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 4.30pm

Sat 22nd - Cornwall 'O' Gauge Group - Model Railway Exhibition,
Richard Lander School , Tresawls Road, TRURO, Cornwall, TR1 3LD.
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 4.30pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.00, Concessions £2.50, Children £2.00, Family £8.00
Featuring: 'The Iron Bridge' - The Padstow Branch in 7mm as featured in British Railway Modelling July 2005, 'A Shop' and 'The Engine Shed' - As featured in MRJ No's 109 and 144, 'Trerice' - 4mm Clay Dries by Iain Rice. Plus 7 more layouts in 'O' Gauge and other scales. Test track - bring your 'O' 2 Rail F/S Loco's or stock to run. Numerous trade stands. Light refreshments. Sponsored by Kernow Model Rail Centre.

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd - Norbury & South London Transport Club - 70th Anniversary Exhibition,
Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, CROYDON, Surrey, CR9 1DG.
Tel: 020 8240 7465 or 020 8764 8194 E-Mail: norbury.clubtiscali.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: Sat 10.30am-6pm, Sun 10.30am-5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.75, Concessions £3.00, Children £1.75, Family £9.00
Model Railway & Transport Exhibition to mark the club's 70th Anniversary.

Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd - Dundee MRC - Annual Hobbies Extravaganza,
Dundee International Sports Complex, Mains Loan, DUNDEE, Angus,
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 5pm

Wed 26th - Petersfield Toyfair,
Festival Hall, Heath Road, PETERSFIELD, Hampshire, GU31 4EA.
Tel: 0118 9618017 E-Mail: J.W.Toysbtinternet.com
OPENING TIMES: 7pm to 9pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £1.00, Concessions £0.70, Children £0.50
Approximately 45 stalls.

Thu 27th - Train and Toy Collectors Fair,
West Byfleet Junior School, Camphill Road, WEST BYFLEET, Surrey, KT14 6EF.
Tel: 01992 467967 / 01992 422436 E-Mail: j.lock4ntlworld.com
OPENING TIMES: 7pm to 9pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £0.80, Concessions £0.40
A small provincial train and toy collectors evening featuring a limited number of quality dealers. Come and visit us you never know what you might find!

Fri 28th - Sun 30th - Merseyside MRS - Merseyside Model Railway Exhibition,
Pacific Road Arts Centre, Pacific Road, BIRKENHEAD, Merseyside, CH41 1LJ.
E-Mail: eventsmerseysidemrs.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: Fri 6pm to 9pm, Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 10am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.50, Concessions £3.00, Children £1.50
17 layouts, 16 traders, heritage trams and free historic buses giving rides from the venue. A great day out for enthusiasts and families alike.

Fri 28th - Sun 30th - British Railway Modellers of Australia - 2005 Annual Convention,
, PERTH, Western Australia,
E-Mail: rejohnsonozemail.com.au

Sat 29th - West Wales O Gauge Group - Carmarthen Model Railway Exhibition,
Carmarthen Community Education Centre, Furnace Road, CARMARTHEN, Carmarthenshire, SA31 1EU.
Tel: 01267 241232 E-Mail: mikeandpauleenllanybripo.fsnet.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: 10:30am to 4:30pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £2.50, Concessions £1.50
At least 6 layouts in various gauges.Traders, refreshments, easy parking.

Sat 29th - South Devon Garden Railway Group - Exeter Garden Railway Show,
St Peters School, Quarry Lane, Heavitree, EXETER, Devon, EX2 5AP.
Tel: 01803 863429 (eves) E-Mail: twentyone.stillvirgin.net
OPENING TIMES: 11am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £4.00, Concessions £3.00, Children £3.00, Family £12.00
6th Indoor Garden Railway Show. 16mm, G Scale, Gauge 1, Gauge 3 Gauge O Live Steam, Battery, Clockwork and Electric exhibition layouts. 20+ Traders selling all you need to start, equip and maintain a garden railway. Bring and Buy Stall, Food and Refreshments, Free Parking and a great atmosphere. Supporting the Devon Air Ambulance

Sat 29th - Liphook & District Model Railway Club - Open Day,
Liphook Village Hall, Headley Road, LIPHOOK, Hampshire,
OPENING TIMES: 11am to 3.30pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £1.00
An opportunity to see model railway club in operation-members running layouts, making models. Displays to help those considering model railways as a hobby. Tea Coffee Biscuits & Cake available all day

Sat 29th - Sun 30th - Haywood Permanent Way - Railway Show 2005,
Great Haywood Memorial Hall, Main Road, GREAT HAYWOOD, Staffordshire, ST18 0SU.
Tel: 01889 881561 E-Mail: Andrewlowe-3.fsnet.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: Sat 10am to 5.30pm, Sun 10am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £2.00, Concessions £1.50, Children £1.00, Family £5.00

Sat 29th - Sun 30th - Leeds MRS - Leeds Model Railway Exhibition,
Leeds Grammar School, Alwoodley Gates, Harrogate Road, LEEDS, South Yorkshire, LS17 8GS.
Tel: 01274 642991 E-Mail: david.bowerlmrs.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: Sat 10am - 6pm, Sun 10am to 5pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £4.00, Concessions £3.00, Children £2.00, Family £10.00
Full trade support, Working layouts, Refreshments, Free parking for 350 cars.

Sat 29th - Sun 30th - Hazel Grove & District MRS - Model Railway Exhibition,
Hazel Grove Leisure Centre, Jacksons Lane, Hazel Grove, STOCKPORT, Cheshire, SK7 5JX.
Tel: 01663 763274 E-Mail: kevinkpdisley.fsnet.co.uk
OPENING TIMES: Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 4pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £3.50, Concessions £2.50, Family £9.00

Sun 30th - Abingdon & Radley 'O' Gauge Group - Running Session,
Radley Village Hall, Gooseacre, RADLEY, ABINGDON, Oxfordshire, OX14 3BL.
Tel: 01235 510573 E-Mail: dougtantrumhotmail.com
OPENING TIMES: 10am to 4pm
ENTRANCE: Adults £2.00
O Gauge Electric Finescale Running Session , Using Roy Slaymakers William Street 2 Layout ,Refreshments provided by Radley WI , Some Traders may be present.

Sun 30th - Mon 31st - Colchester & District MRC - 38th Annual Colchester Model Railway Exhibition,
Colchester Institute of Higher Education, Sheepen Road, COLCHESTER, Essex, CO3 3LL.
Tel: 01376 570156 E-Mail: paulcolchestermrc.org
OPENING TIMES: Sat 10am to 5pm, Sun 10am to 4.30pm

Happy modelling
Gary
 
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