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St Albans
Model Railway
Exhibition 2015

Fence Houses (2mm/ft finescale) - Expo 2015 Layout
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St Albans Model Railway Exhibition 2015

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St Albans
Model Railway
Exhibition 2015

organised by the CMRA will be held on

Saturday & Sunday
10th & 11th January

The Alban Arena
Civic Centre, St Albans AL1 3LD
Box Office Tel: 01727 844488


There will be more than twenty good quality working model railway layouts with a well balanced coverage of scales, gauges and prototypes. A wide selection of specialist and general trades will be present together with demonstrations, static exhibits and society stands.

Open Saturday 10am to 6pm - Sunday 10am to 5pm

Michaelerplatz (H0) - Expo 2015 Layout Oldshaw (EM) - Expo 2015 Layout 59th and Rust (H0) - Expo 2015 Layout

Layouts expected to attend include:-

Woolacombe Bay by Frank Combe
1980s freelance narrow gauge North Devon line in 1:13.7 scale 45mm gauge
Great Train Robbery by the Luton Model Railway Club
1963 BR, diorama and display of the event in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Hospital Gates by the East Riding Finescale Group
1945 Industrial, mental hospital railway in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Lambton & Verdan Regis Tramway by Stuart Marshall
Early 1900s narrow gauge steam tramway in 7mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (0-16.5)
Enigma Quay by Richard Williams
18 inch gauge freelance dockyard railway in 7mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (0-9)
Ahrtalzweibrück by John Illingworth
Mid 1960s Deutsche Bahn in 1:45 scale 32mm gauge (Continental O)
Kingsmere by Chris Longley
1930s Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway in 1:64 scale 0.884in gauge (S)
Rixworth Green by Colin Wilson
1930s Sussex branch line in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Fryupdale by Nigel Hawkins
LNER Branch line through station in 4mm/ft scale 18.2mm gauge (EM)
Oldshaw by Alan Bevan & Maggie Clark
1980s Western Region branch line in 4mm/ft scale 18.2mm gauge (EM)
Bradfield Gloucester Square by Tring & District Model Railway Club
BR layout based on Bradford Forster Square in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Evington St John by Shaun Greet
1968 East Anglian line in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Aldbourne by Adrian Ponting
Narrow gauge terminus in 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9)
High Stamley by Paul Windle
1930s narrow gauge line in 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9)
Broadford by Iain & Aileen Hunter
Australian Victoria state railways in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm (H0) & 18.2mm gauges
59th & Rust by Ray O'Neill
1960s North American diesel line in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (H0)
Michaelerplatz by Mike Upton & Mike Roualle
Current Austrian OBB in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (H0)
Bulverhythe by Peter Bossom
1941 Southern Railway Central Section station in 3mm/ft scale 12mm gauge (TT)
Vlčetínec by Blair Hobson
Modern Czech narrow gauge in 3mm/ft scale 6.5mm gauge (TTe)
Redford Junction by Paul Hopkins
BR Southern Region in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Smallford by Alastair Cameron
1960s St Alban's Great Northern branch in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Fence Houses by Bob Jones
BR North Eastern mainline circa 1952 to 1962 in 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge
Switzerland on the Move by Chris Atkinson
Current Swiss mainline in 1:220 scale 6.5mm gauge (Z)

Aldbourne (00-9) - Expo 2015 Layout Ahrtalzweibrück (Continental O) - Expo 2015 Layout Enigma Quay (0-9) - Expo 2015 Layout

Trade Stands expected to attend include:-

ALL Components
C & L Finescale, Ceynix Miniature Trees, Coastal DCC
Dart Castings, DC Kits/D & E Video, Eileen's Emporium
Freestone Model Accessories, Geoff Gamble Books, Gramodels
Green Scene, Isinglass Models, John Dutfield Model Railways
Kernow Model Rail Centre, Layouts4U, Magnet Insurance Services
Matthew Cousins GRA, Old Time Workshop, Plus Daughters
Poppy's WoodTech, R.C.T.S. (Hitchin Branch)
Roger Carpenter (Photographs), Roxey Mouldings
Ten Commandments, Trackside Signs, Wealistic Models
Wessex Wagons 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.

Refreshments and a licensed bar will be available.

Hospital Gates (0) - Expo 2015 Layout Bradfield Gloucester Square (00) - Expo 2015 Layout Woolacombe Bay (1:13.7 scale) - Expo 2015 Layout

Admission Charge is £8.00 per Adult

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

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

(Additional or unaccompanied children will be charged £4.00 admission)

Bulverhythe (TT) - Expo 2015 Layout Evington St John (00) - Expo 2015 Layout Fryupdale (EM) - Expo 2015 Layout

The Arena is in the centre of the City and is adjacent to the shopping centre and Saturday market. Roman Verulamium and St Albans Abbey are close by. The Arena is well served by car parks which on Sundays are only a £1 to park all day.

Trains to the Abbey station from Watford Junction on the Premier Line - London (Euston) and all points north.

Trains to the City station from Brighton, Gatwick and London (Kings Cross/St Pancras) connecting St Albans, Harpenden, Luton, Bedford and the East Midlands.

We are pleased to announce that, on behalf of the CMRA, the 712 Preservation Group will once again be running a free bus service between the railway stations and the venue over the duration of the exhibition opening hours. Click below for more info:

2015 Exhibition Bus Service Information & timetable

The current intention is for the bus service to operate a circular route:
St Peters Street (Alban Arena) Bus Stop 4, Abbey Station Bus Stop,
City Station Bus Stop B, St Peters Street (Alban Arena) Bus Stop 4.

Please note that the exhibition uses three floors of the venue with only one floor accessible without using flights of steps. Free entrance for people with critically impaired mobility.

Further details about 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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