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Exhibition 2018

Ynysybwl (EM) - Expo 2018 Layout - photo Chris Nevard
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Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2018

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Model Railway
Exhibition 2018

organised by the CMRA will be held on

Saturday & Sunday
13th & 14th January

at the

Stevenage Arts
& Leisure Centre

Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ


There will be more than thirty superb working model railway layouts with a well balanced coverage of scales, gauges and prototypes. An excellent selection of specialist and general trades will be present together with demonstrations, static exhibits and society stands.

Open Saturday 10am to 5.30pm - Sunday 10am to 4.30pm

Refreshments will be available in the exhibition and there is a seperate coffee bar in more relaxed surroundings adjacent to the venue's Box Office.

Arun Quay (Finescale 0) - Expo 2018 Layout Sutton Wharf (1:25 scale) - Expo 2018 Layout Sandford & Banwell (P4) - Expo 2018 Layout

Layouts expected to attend include:-

The Bridge by Doug Kightley
Portayal of The Forth Bridge in 1:450 scale 3mm gauge (T)
Bridge at Remagen by Al Turner
German WWII Autumn 1944 in 1:160 scale 9mm gauge (Continental N)
Kingswear by the MAP Model Railway Group
1944 GWR Devon terminus in 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge (2mm fs)
Llangerisech by Nigel Ashton
Cambrian terminus in 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge (2mm fs)
Law Junction by the East Neuk MRC
2003-06 West Coast mainline in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Midsummer End by Steven Hughes
Fictional West Country GWR terminus in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Rannoch Moor by the Bristol East MRC
West Highland line in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Sandmarch by the Stevenage & District MRC
Current railway scene in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Addison Park by Phill Hutchings
1950s London Transport terminus in 3mm/ft scale 14.2mm gauge (3mm fs)
Lakebank by the Launceston & District MRC
1928-31 ex Furness Railway terminus in 3mm/ft scale 14.2mm gauge (3mm fs)
De Niggende Saligheyd by Hugo Baart
Dutch narrow gauge line in 3.5mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (H0e)
Mauch Chunk by the Barrowmore MRG
Late 1940s Central Railroad of New Jersey in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (H0)
Penhalig Quay & Black Rock Sands by Bob Farell
Welsh Highland inspired tourist railway in 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9)
Bradley Park by the Hampton Court MRS
Freight yard with warehousing in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Fisherton Sarum by Graham Muspratt
Late 1940s Southern scene in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Kepier Colliery by John Cook
North Eastern NCB industrial in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Missenden St Marys by the Missenden Abbey Modellers
Demonstration layout in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Readham by Steve Cox
Network Rail through station in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Vladston Field by Stevie Nicholson & Marisol Sanchez
Fictitious heritage railway in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Ynysybwl by the Cardiff 4mm Group
1922 Taff Vale Railway in 4mm/ft scale 18.2mm gauge (EM)
Lower Exbury by Alison Barker
South Hampshire by water in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Sandford & Banwell by Pete & Jeff Day
Early 1930s GWR Cheddar Valley line in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Shelvington & Rydes Hill by Matthew Farrell & Lee Polson
Mid 1970s Southern Electric in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Aerial & Pickles by Jack Trèves
USA Farming line in 1:48 scale 16.5mm & 9mm gauges (American On30 & On18)
Up the Line by Kevin Hughes
World War I western front light railway in 7mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (0-16.5)
Arun Quay by Gordon Gravett
BR(S) West Sussex quayside in 7mm/ft scale 31.2mm gauge (Finescale 0)
Fullers Wharf by Malcolme Hine
North Derbyshire industrial in 7mm/ft scale 32mm & 16.5mm gauges (0 & 0-16.5)
Staindrop by Chris Robertson
1928 South West Durham LNER terminus in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Teign House Sidings by Bob Harper
Teign Valley Railway broad gauge in 7mm/ft scale 49.15mm gauge (S7 standards)
Mers Les Bains by John & Peter Smith
Early 1950s French metre gauge line in 1:32 scale 32mm gauge
Sutton Wharf by Christopher Payne
Narrow gauge industrial scene in 1:25 scale 16.5mm gauge
Warton Road Preservation Society by John Witts
Preservation line in 13.5mm/ft scale 63.5mm gauge (Gauge 3)
Hambleden Valley by Steve Howard
Narrow gauge rural terminus in 1:22.5 scale 45mm gauge (G)

Kingswear (2mm finescale) - Expo 2018 Layout Lakebank (3mm finescale) - Expo 2018 Layout Law Junction (British N) - Expo 2018 Layout

Trade Stands expected to attend include:-

Ambis Engineering, BH Enterprises, Buzz Models
C & L Finescale Track Building Systems, Ceynix Miniature Trees
Coastal DCC, Dart Castings, DC Kits/D & E Video, Eileen's Emporium
Freestone Model Accessories, Graham the Glue Man, Gramodels
Green Scene, H & A Models, Hobby Holidays, Invertrain Model Railways
Isinglass Models, John Dutfield Model Railways, Kernow Model Rail Centre
KS Laser Designs, Layouts4u, London Road Models
Magnet Insurance Services, Matthew J Cousins GRA, MegaPoints Controllers
Model Scenery Supplies, Modelu, Old Time Workshop, Petite Properties
Phoenix Precision Paints, Plus Daughters, Poppy's WoodTech
Rail-Books, R.C.T.S. (Hitchin Branch), Roger Carpenter (Photographs)
Roxey Mouldings, Roy Allen, Severn Models, TCC Diecast
Ten Commandments and Wizard Models.

(Clicking the above names will take you to the trade stands' websites)

We will also be running our infamous CMRA Second Hand Stand.

Fisherton Sarum (00) - Expo 2018 Layout Addison Park (3mm finescale) - Expo 2018 Layout Shelvington & Rydes Hill (P4) - Expo 2018 Layout

Our team of demonstrators will be covering many facets of the hobby:

Maggie Gravett - scenic modelling with children able to have a go
Dave Walker & Liz Marsden - the larger scales, Cat Gibbs - figure painting
Jerry & Kim Clifford - 2mm scale modelling, John Russell - depth in backscenes
Jonathan Hall - plotter cutting card & plastic, Julia Adams - 2mm scale modelling
Matthew J Cousins - drive it yourself train, Michael Tucker - modelling buildings
Roger Sawyer - hands on soldering, Roy Hickman - scenic modelling
Ian Morgan - 3D CAD Wagons, Tony Wright - locomotive clinic

They will be joined by a wide selection of Clubs and Societies:

2mm Scale Association
Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU)
Elmwood Model Railway Group
Great Eastern Railway Society
Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society
Missenden Abbey Railway Modellers
Model Railway Electronics Group (MERG)
N Gauge Society
Scalefour Society
St Albans Signal Box Preservation Trust
Stevenage & District Model Railway Club,
Stevenage Locomotive Society,
1st Cheddington Scout Group (Train Simulation demonstration).

Penhalig Quay & Black Rock Sands (00-9) - Expo 2018 Layout Readham (00) - Expo 2018 Layout Mauch Chunk (H0) - Expo 2018 Layout

Admission Charge is £9.00 per Adult.

A copy of our extensive colour programme
will be handed out FREE to all paying adults.

Up to two children, aged 5 to under 16,
will be admitted FREE with each paying adult.

Advance bookings can be made by telephoning 01438 363200
or in person at the venue's Box Office. Alternatively go online at


Please note a small booking fee to cover postage etc may be applied.

Special Early Bird Offer
£2.00 off each Adult ticket if purchased in advance on or before the 31st December 2017. Purchases can be made online, by telephone or in person at the Box Office.

A further reduction of £1.00 off each Adult ticket for residents in SG1 & SG2 postcodes is available when purchasing by telephone or in person at the Box Office on or before 31st December 2017.
Sorry not available online.

Additional children (aged 5 to under 16) or unaccompanied children (aged 10 to under 16)
will be charged £4.00 admission. Children aged 4 and under free admission.
Children aged under 10, unless accompanied by an adult (aged 16 and over), will not be admitted.

Up the Line (0-16.5) - Expo 2018 Layout Teign House Sidings (7mm/ft scale) - Expo 2018 Layout Mers Les Bains (1:32) - Expo 2018 Layout

Situated only a couple of hundred yards from Stevenage's main shopping area, the venue offers a town centre location with the benefits of good transport links and car parking.

For those coming by public transport the railway station is literally just over the road and is joined to the venue and town centre by a pedestrian bridge. Services are mainly operated by Great Northern, lying on the route from London King's Cross to Peterborough & Cambridge. The station is also served by trains between London and Letchworth via Hertford North. The bus station is also close, less than a minutes walk away.

For those travelling by car the venue is on the dual carriageway A602 which is easily accessed by two junctions on the A1(M), one from the north and one from the south, with an estimated 5 minute travelling time from the motorway. Several large car parks are next to the venue.

For a map supplied by Google maps, see below.

Further enquires regarding the exhibition may be obtained from the
Association's Exhibition Manager, David Crossley, on 01438 715580.

Email: exhibition@cmra.org.uk

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