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You will find Dave and Rachael at most of the local model railway shows; sometimes with the Gas Cupboard Trade Stand; sometimes with their own layouts; Wisteria Collop, Devil’s Bridge or Sydney Gardens and sometimes just wandering around the fantastic array of superb, intricate and beautiful layouts that this hobby is currently producing.

Below is a list of the recommended local shows, and some from further away that we are involved with.

Come and say hello, there’s always time for a chat…. 

Show information taken from the very excellent - a superb resource for the model railway hobby.

The Trowbridge shop will still be open as usual when we are attending exhibitions.


2017 SHOWS


The Town Hall, Market Place, Wells, Somerset BA5 2RB

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30am-5.30pm SUN 10.00am-4.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £6.00 Children £4.00

Please note accompanied children under 15 FREE. Free car parking is available on Saturday and Sunday just follow the Railwells Parking signs. Railwells 2017 will include Scalefour Southwest and is the 40th show in the same location, we think this is a record in the same venue. The EM gauge society will be represented by Roger Sawyer's hands on soldering for you to learn to solder, the membership sec, demo and EM gauge layouts. The 2mm road show and Scale 7 Soc will also be in attendance

More details on UKModelShops Website LINK


REDDITCH MODEL RAILWAY SHOW - Sat 16 – Sun 17 September
50th Anniversary Redditch Model Railway Exhibition

Trinity High School, Grove Street, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 8AH

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am - 5pm, SUN 10am - 4.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £5.50 Concessions £5.00 Children £2.00 Family £14.00

Redditch Model Railway Club will be staging the 50th Anniversary Redditch Model Railway Exhibition over the weekend of September 16th and 17th at the Trinity High School, Grove Street, Redditch Town Centre. It is only fifteen minutes from Junction 2 on M42. Access is via Access 1 on the town centre ring road and is only a 15 minute walk from the rail and bus stations. There is ample on site free parking.

More details on UKModelShops Website LINK

Sydney Gardens will be at this show


FARNHAM 2017 - Sat 14 – Sun 15 October
Connaught Leisure Centre Tongham Road Aldershot GU12 4AS

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am-5pm, SUN 10am-4.30pm

ADMISSION: Adults £6.00 Concessions £6.00 Children £2.00 Family £15.00

Entrance includes free show guide. About 20 layouts and 30 traders are expected - see our web site for full details.

More details on UKModelShops Website LINK


Wey Valley School, Dorchester Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 5AN

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.30am - 4.30pm, SUN 10am - 3.45pm
ADMISSION: Adults £6.00 Children £2.00 Family £14.00

The Weymouth Model Rail Exhibition is one of the premier Model Railway Shows on the South Coast with approx 30 Layouts and 9 Traders. A friendly show with a great atmosphere. Please feel free to ask questions of any exhibitors or traders.

The Weymouth Model Railway Association is again pleased to invite you to our Model Railway Exhibition for 2017. We have a good selection of exciting new layouts to see together with some old favourites. The 00 Test Track will be available for all the budding Engine Drivers to try their skills. A varied selection of Traders will be on hand to offer help and tips and hard to find items for your model railways. As usual a friendly welcome awaits you. Meals will again be provided by the Catering Staff from Wey Valley School at competitive prices.

More details on UKModelShops Website LINK

Sydney Gardens will be at this show


The Paragon Hall, Haynes Road, Westbury, Wiltshire BA13 3HA

OPENING TIMES: 10.00am-4.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £4.50 Concessions £4.00 Children £2.00 Family £10.00

There is a variety of layouts attending this year show. Kieth Wareham's test track Gauge 0. Isbury Road Gauge 0. Gogton Middle Gauge 0, this layout can be operated by visitors to the show. 00 Margate Road, Buckleigh, Llanteulddog.7mm Narrow Gauge Cotehole Quay, Longmoor N Gauge. The popular Scalextric layout also returns. Traders and Demonstrators will also attend. Last but not least delightful Refreshemnts.

There is a ramp down from the car park, and a 50mm step into the show hall the rest is level.
There will be refreshments available at the show, including teas coofees and soft drinks with filled rolls cakes and sweets.

More details on UKModelShops Website LINK

Gas Cupboard will be at this show



2018 SHOWS



Contact the shop for details

Sydney Gardens, Bath - OO - The Park Keepers

Chilcompton - OO - Steve Jones

Wisteria Collop - OO9 - Dave Simpson

Devil's Bridge OO9 - Eddie & Rachael Field

Margate Road OO - Lee Thorp


For more information on shows, local, nationwide and worldwide visit the UK Model Shop Dirctrory

This is a great resource, not just for exhibitions & shows, but for many aspects of the modelling world.

THE British Railway Modelling Directory on the Internet.



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