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Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

November 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, the UK’s Premier Model Railway show, opens its doors in November as usual. The world renowned event is also a fun day out for local families, and the largest model railway show in the UK. This year sees over 90 model railway layouts on show. As usual there will be a huge trade interest with all the major model manufacturers and most of the smaller ones on hand.

OPENING TIMES:  SAT 9.45 – 6pm and SUN 9.45 – 5pm


Layouts booked to attend


N gauge

Blackwood Junction – Glenrothes MRC

Burghead – Bob Rowlands

Dunkow Road – Andy Small

Elmfield – Dave Westwood

Little Aller – Chris Morris, Warley MRC

Middle Elmton – Peter Brackenbury

Monsal Dale – Southport MRC

Rusbury Basin – Billericay MRG

Todmorden Midland – Ed Purcell, Warley MRC

Vale of Oxbury – Carl Woodwards

Scale 2

Copenhagen Fields – The Model Railway Club


16.5mm – 00 gauge

Allerton Junction – Shildon MRC

Anderby Creek – Coventry MRC

Billingham – Middlesborough MRC

Bleach Green – NCC Group – NIR 4mm

Dalby Wood – Warley MRC

Earls Court Model Railway – Terry Tew and friends

Fenchurch St Peter – George Woodcock

Forleigh – Fareham MRC

Grantham – Graham Nicholas

Loftus Road – Worthing MRC

Merstone IOW – Mark Pretious

Mill Lane TMD – Barry Brocklehurst and Connor Ford

Milton Street MPD – 12 AD MRG

Oil Drum Lane – Terry Robinson

Penna Lane TMD – Raymond Batchelor, Shildon MRC

Studley and Astwood Bank – Steve Monk

The Stoneford and Oxney Model Railway – Andrew Strongitharm

Ynysafan – John Cox

18.2mm – EM gauge

Abbey Street – Dave Tailby

Llawryglyn – Richard Loydall


Blackgill – Eddie Ford

Clarendon & Scrubs Lane – Leamington & Warwick MRC

Birmingham Moor Street – Simon Stevens

Minories – Howard Bolton

London Road – Jol Wilkinson

Croft Depot- Duncan Willcock

4mm Narrow Gauge

Hergest – Peter Cullen

Ryedown Lane – Pat Collins

4mm Trams

Grime Street to Florin Street – Mark Casson


32mm O gauge

Bridgwater – Trevor Gibson

Calvercar Town – Peter Bessant

Chalworth – Phil Dawling

Eigh Bay Halt – Colin Heard

Frecclesham – Colin Heard

Johnstown Road – Barrowmore MRG

Lochty Lane – Ian Futers

North Foreland – John Smith, Warley MRC

Plas Edwards Shed – Nigel Adams

Staple Edge – Robert Tivendale

Stodmarsh – Kevin Cartwright

The Summit (Draper’s Sidings) – Yeovil MRG

Wellington Street – Mike Bragg

7 mm Narrow Gauge

Brink Valley Tramway – Christopher Payne

Gweek North Quay – Helston and Falmouth MRC

Rumbow Edge – Warley MRC Odd Scales Group

Skimbleshanks Mill – Alison Barker

T Gauge

The Bridge – Doug Kightley

Z Gauge

Standen Watchett – Graham and Damien Jones


Addison Park – Phil Hutchings

Chipping Compton – Bob Brown

Portsea – Paul Hopkins

Sabins End – Kevin West

3.5mm/ft British

Burford – Tom Howells & Mick Scarrow Warley MRC

Collectors Corner

Hornby Acho Layout – Dave White

Lego Layout – Jonathan Tansley

Triang Big Big Train Collection – Stephen Smith

Gauge 1

Midsomer Norton – G1 MRA Midlands Group

G Scale; 16mm & larger (see also overseas)

Albion Estates – Bill Bateson – 1/12th Scale

Hambleden Valley Railway – Stephen Howard – G Scale

Heywood Celebrations – -3 layouts and ‘Effie’ – Paul Towers, Mick Bartleet and Peter Leadley

DEMONSTRATIONS Theme for 2016 “Developing your skills”

Whitemetal Kit Building – Tony Wright – How to make the prototype fit into the available space

Etched kit design & construction – Mike Edge – Designing and building etched locomotive kits in 4mm and 7mm

3D printing – Simon Thompson – A look at this state of the art technique

Materials in Modelling

Skills and Information for all Scales

Realistic ground cover – Gordon Gravett – Hands on use of static grass applicator and ground materials for your scenery

Signals – Steve Hewitt – The ins and outs of building and control of signals

DCC support – Simon Howard – Fitting, tuning, fixing DCC chips and systems

Gauge & Scales – David Fairhurst – Gauges and scales explained and how to update “old” models

Modifying modern RTR stock – Mick Bryan – Converting RTR stock to replicate modern Network Rail stock

Loco and stock servicing – Ian Mellors – Need help with getting your locos to run? Bring one along and have a go at cleaning its wheels and checking out its servicing levels.

Warley MRC develops your skills

Building O gauge wagon kits in plastic – Dave Roberts – Rolling stock from an earlier era – your chance to have a go at trying  some of the techniques needed to build plastic wagons kits in 7mm

Couplings – Richard Syms – Look at an alternative coupling and see if it fits your stock

Painting and lining in the smaller scales – Ian Rathbone – How to paint and line loco’s and stock (0 gauge and below) and the equipment you need explained and demonstrated.

Large Scale Design – RDE Brown – Designing for the larger scales- O gauge and above

Weathering stock – Barry Oliver – Bring a wagon or loco and have a go at weathering it

Coach Building -Ian Woodward – Kit built coaches in 4mm scale

Scale 7 (S7) Modelling – Paul Stokes – This demo is part of our S7 area. It will be showing you the basics of  Scale 7

Meet the Expert

Large scale (O gauge and above) – Dave Walker – Locomotive and rolling stock construction

Large scale (O gauge and above) – Liz Marsden – Painting and lining

2mm Loco & Wagon Building – Jerry Clifford – Working in 2mm Fine scale looking at locos and buildings

Narrow Gauge Modelling – Peter Kazer – Hands on use of DAS for scribing stonework etc

Coach Building in Smaller Scales – John Aldrick – An award winning 2mm FS coach builder and painter shows you how he undertakes work in this scale.

“Shows You How”  courtesy of the Railway Modeller

Electrics and scenic – Kendal MRC – Basics of getting started in Model Railways





November 26, 2016 @ 8:00 am
November 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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