CMRA Exhibition Insurance Scheme
The CMRA Exhibition Insurance Scheme is available to all members of the Chiltern Model
Railway Association and is brokered by Magnet Insurance Services Ltd. Association Members will benefit
from a 10% discount off the standard premiums. The policies are also available for non-members but the 10%
discount doesn't apply. The CMRA Exhibition Insurance Scheme provides cover for both liability and material
Loss, to meet most needs of those Clubs or Societies organising Model Railway Exhibitions, as well as providing
for those organisations attending exhibitions or events where insurance is not provided by the exhibition or
CMRA Clubroom Insurance Scheme
The CMRA Clubroom Insurance Scheme is available to all members of the Chiltern Model
Railway Association and is brokered by Magnet Insurance Services Ltd. Association Members will
benefit from a 10% discount off the standard premiums. The policies are also available for non-members
but the 10% discount doesn't apply. The CMRA Clubroom Insurance Scheme provides cover for both liability
and material Loss, to meet most needs of those Clubs or Societies operating from a Clubroom.
Loan of Exhibition Equipment
The Association has available for the use of members, free of charge and subject to
availability, a range of equipment to assist members run their exhibitions. This includes crowd barriers,
banners, electrical leads, display cases, etc.. The equipment is held in depots in Welwyn Garden City,
Kettering, Crawley and Stafford.
Details of what equipment is available and the relevant Exhibition notification and
Equipment Booking form is available within the Members Area.
This register gives details of the exhibition layouts available from member organisations
and their individual members. The register is designed to aid the exhibition organiser. It is potentially
useful in enabling searches to be made for different sorts of layouts.
These are ticket only events, generally held once a year, open to all those who are members
of those organisations which are Association Members. A series of lectures and talks are run throughout the day. In
addition attendees are encouraged to bring a bit of whatever they are working on and get on with it in the
informal atmosphere. There are no constraints as at a public exhibition, so work of any type or standard is
welcome and everyone can just chat and discuss their different methods at leisure.
Exhibition Managers Forum
Run every year or two, these are one day events aimed at enhancing the organisation of
exhibitions by a series of talks on particular aspects of the exhibition, combined with the opportunity to
exchange ideas with other organisers.
One of the original purposes for the formation of the Association was to assist in the
co-ordination of exhibitions and to avoid unnecessary clashes of dates within the local area. The diary
holds all known exhibitions affecting our members for up to three years in the future and also acts as an
early booking system for the loan of exhibition equipment.
Please note that the edited version of the diary offered on this Website consists mainly of those
exhibitions organised by Association Members. However other exhibitions being held in the south-east corner
of the country, where the majority of Association Members are located, are also listed for completeness. Association
Members have access to dates beyond those shown on this Website as well as details of any relevant equipment
These are offered to our members as suggested guidelines for good practice when organising,
or attending, exhibitions. Though not formally enforced they are followed voluntarily by many clubs, being seen
as a good guide to acceptable standards for such areas as provision of catering for exhibitors and similar matters.
The guidelines are a definite must for anyone organising an exhibition for the first time or for checking that
every thing has been covered.
In recent years papers, have been distrubuted to members covering technical areas such
as taxation and the data protection act. These get updated and new matters of general interest are raised
at general meetings.
Financial & Legal Assistance
Though not offering the services available from professional advisors in these areas the
Association will endeavour to provide limited assistance and advice on an informal basis. In addition, the
contacts with other bodies will often allow the discovery of an organisation which has had a similar problem
which would be prepared to discuss the implications with others.