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ALSRM Annual Reading Show 2017

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The UK’s largest 1 day Model Railway show covering all the “Larger” scales from S Scale up to 7+1/4in. The show has a broad selection of layouts covering finescale and “tail chasing” interests of both UK and overseas protoypes.

We have two main halls, one for layouts, one for the trade. A side hall usually contains the test track, bring and buy and society stands. There will be a seating area next to the real ale bar located in a corner of the layout hall. Make sure you take in all the attractions, some have failed to do so in the past. ALSRM members get in free, you can join or renew your subscription on the day.Approved society members (G0G, G1MRA, Gauge 3 Soc. etc) get a discount on entry.

The refreshment and bar areas in the Leisure Centre have been newly refurbished. Breakfast is available from 8.00 am.

ADMISSION:  Adults £9.00  Concessions £8.00

Layouts booked to attend:

S Scale


O Gauge


Central Works


Durham Road

Lochty Lane

Reading Model Engineers new layout

O-16.5 Scale

Watchet Town

Gauge 1

Surrey Oval

16mm NG

Hambledon Valley

Indian Hills

Gauge 3


Test tracks also available

O Gauge East Midlands Test Track

ALSRM Gauge 3 Test Track

Traders attending the show:

ALSRM Bring & Buy
Agenoria Models – specialise in the smaller type of steam locomotive that were mainly employed on Branch Lines, Industrial and Docks work
Amberly Services – small tools, figures
Airframe Display Cases
APK Models
Bill Hudson Books
Black Dwarf Lightmoor
Buzz Models
Ceynix Railway Trees – scale model railway trees
Chalk Garden Rail
Connoisseur Models – a range of etched model railway locomotive, wagon and carriage construction kits
B D Coutts
Cromford Designs – premier model locomotive builder in the larger scales. Painting and finishing also available (see Liz Marsden at the show)
Dapol – including Lionheart Trains
Duncan Models – 7mm models cast in white metal and Resin, wide variety of models and detail items – animals, Traction Engines, Steam Horse Drawn Vehicles etc
Easy Build
EDM Models – loco kits and rolling stock as well as parts stockist
Eileens Emporium – suppliers of a range of tools, equipment and materials
Electrifying Trains – O Gauge Ready-to-Run EMU’s and rolling stock
John Emerson
Furness Railway Wagon Co – bespoke ‘O’ Gauge wagon kits
Golden Age Models – Pullman luxury coaches and quality model train locomotives in scales from 00 to Gauge 1
Laurie Griffin Miniatures – 7mm locomotives and parts
GWR Benches Ltd
Haywood Railway
Ray Heard Model Railways – Supplier of model railway locos, rolling stock and accessories of all gauges
Helmsman Electronics – Hand-Built Controllers and lighting effects
Invertrain  – model buildings, castings, accessories
J&M Hughes – ‘O’ gauge coaches and wagons scratchbuilt in plasticard, also some DMU and EMU in etched brass
Javelin Kits / Geoff Stratford
Just Like the Real Thing – Manufacturers of O gauge Model Rail, Kits, parts and accessories
Just the Ticket – Engineering supplies
Ian Kirk Models – injection moulded 0 gauge plastic kits (coaches)
Peter Korzilius – Steel Wagon Underframes and Coach Bogies
Lynx Models
Masterpiece Models
Megapoint Controllers
Mercian Models – high quality multiple scale kits of model railway locomotives & rolling stock
Metalsmith (Leeds) Ltd
Meteor Models – 0 Gauge Model Railway Trains. Loco, Coach, Wagon, Crane Kits and Parts
Midland Railway Centre
MSC Models – motors and gearboxes suitable for 0 gauge and Gauge 1
Northampton Model Railway Supplies – white metal and resin casting service as well as loco kits
Omen Miniatures – figure manufacturer selling figures either painted or as unpainted castings
P&G Engineering Services
Parkwood Arts – wooden case manufacturers
Peartree Engineering
Phoenix Precision Paints – paint suppliers
Poppy’s Woodtech – wooden kits for platforms, crossings etc
Radley Models – high quality Resin / white Metal model Train Kits that cover’s the London Underground
Ragstone Models – produce kits for locomotives, carriages, wagons and can provide models built from any manufacturers kits
Railroad Trading/75D Railway Books
Roxey Mouldings – fine scale kit makers and also parts to complete your loco
Robin L Saxton (3.0.1 Models)
Skytrex (2013) Ltd
Slaters Plastikard – loco, coach and wagon kits as well as suppliers of wheels – 0 gauge and Gauge 1
Squires Model and Craft Tools – Tool supplier
Gordon Stemp Engineering
John Sutton Books & Models
Timber Tracks – model buildings
Totems While-u-Wait
The Tower Collection
Walsall Model Industries – cast wheel and locomotive fittings suppliers
Western Wagon Works
Roy Wood Models – 16mm scale live steam locomotives, upgrades and accessories

There will be demonstrations by:

Andy Ross (Hunslet Works/Locos adn Leeds MRS)

The Model Railway Club

Bristol O Gauge Group

Derek Mundy

Brian Daniels

Liz Marsden

Other displays by:

Gauge 3 Society (And AGM being held during the show)

Reading Model Engineers (5in and 7 1/4 Models)

Broad Gauge Society

Gauge O Guild

Scale 7 Society

Broad Gauge Society

Gauge 1 Model Railway Association

Warley Model Railway Club

16mm Narrow Gauge Association

Fawley Hill Museum Supporters

Steam Museum Swindon

Festiniog Railway Society

King Edward Locomotive Support Group


LNWR Society


May 6, 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Rivermead Centre
Richfield Avenue
Reading, Berkshire RG1 8EQ United Kingdom
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