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St Albans
Model Railway
Exhibition 2016

Portchullin (P4) - Expo 2016 Layout
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St Albans Model Railway Exhibition 2016

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St Albans
Model Railway
Exhibition 2016

organised by the CMRA will be held on

Saturday & Sunday
16th & 17th 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 5.30pm - Sunday 10am to 4.30pm

Amber (Sn3½) - Expo 2016 Layout Chelma Canyon (On30) - Expo 2016 Layout London Road (P4) - Expo 2016 Layout

Layouts expected to attend include:-

B.A. Bodil by the ModelSpoorGroep Valkenswaard
Perspective diorama featuring four different scale/gauge combinations
Tucking Mill by Jerry & Kim Clifford
1920s North Somerset Light Railway in 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge
Horseblock Lane by Neal & Callum Cooper
Post-privatisation layout in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Loch Tat by Adrian Lambourne
Early 2000s West Highland Line in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Priory Lane by Malcolm Goodger
4ft x 1ft 6in imaginative micro layout in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Red Wharf Bay by Paul Derrick
1920s LMS Anglesey branch terminus in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Smallford by Alastair Cameron
Diorama celebrating 150 years of the station in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
50 x 50 Shades of Grey by Nick Salzman
Small GWR shunting puzzle layout in 3mm/ft scale 14.2mm gauge
Villefrance-la-Chapelle by Graham Broad
1990s fictional French SNCF station in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (H0)
Bryn y Felin by Matthew Kean
1920s Welsh Highland line in 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9)
Missenden St Marys by Missenden Abbey Modellers
Layout under construction in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Orchard Road TMD by Richard Slater
BR Southern Region, 1975 to 1983 in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Prospect Wharf by Mike Bell
1930s extensive LMS goods yard in 4mm/ft scale 18.2mm gauge (EM)
Roundtree Sidings by the DEMU North East Group
A 1985 view of the Tyne & Wear Metro in 4mm/ft scale 18.2mm gauge (EM)
London Road by Jol Wilkinson
1907 London North Western Railway in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Portchullin by Mark Tatlow
1970s Dingwall & Skye Railway in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Rolvenden by Robin Gay
Early 1920s Kent & East Sussex Railway in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Amber by One Track Minds
New Zealand 3ft 6in gauge railway in 1:64 scale 16.5mm gauge (Sn3½)
Kingsmere by Chris Longley
1930s Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway in 1:64 scale 0.884in gauge (S)
Tresparrett Wharf by Maurice Hopper
Minimum space Cornish LSWR in 1:64 scale 0.884in gauge (S)
Chelma Canyon by Chelmsford Model Railway Club
1940s US narrow gauge mining layout in 1:48 scale 16.5mm gauge (On30)
Wendsleydale by Derek Reeve
Fun industrial narrow gauge with mice in 7mm/ft scale 16.5mm (0-16.5)
Dock Green by Chaz Harrison
1950s BR Eastern Region in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Webb's Wharf by Michael Watts
Devon branch and wharf in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Arigna Town by David Holman
1950's SLNCR Irish 5ft 3in Broad Gauge in 7mm/ft scale 36.75mm gauge
Portpyn by Christopher Payne
South Wessex Light Railway station & port in 1:34 scale 16.5mm gauge
Yellow Ridge Mine by Nick Wright
1970s Canadian uranium mine railway in 1:24 scale 16.5mm gauge (Gn15)

Portpyn (1:34 scale) - Expo 2016 Layout Tucking Mill - Expo 2016 Layout Rolvenden (P4) - Expo 2016 Layout

Trade Stands expected to attend include:-

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, London Road Models
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, Severn Models
Ten Commandments, Toy444 Auctions, 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.

Yellow Ridge Mine (Gn15) - Expo 2016 Layout Arigna Town - Expo 2016 Layout Dock Green (0) - Expo 2016 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 16 or under,
will be admitted FREE with each paying adult

Additional or unaccompanied children aged 5-16 inclusive will be charged £4.00 admission
Children aged 4 and under free admission

Villefrance la Chapelle (H0) - Expo 2016 Layout Roundtree Sidings (EM) - Expo 2016 Layout B.A. Bodil - Expo 2016 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 throughout the City centre. Please note that the Civic Centre car park directly behind the venue - including basement and upper levels - has been recently designated by the local Council as short stay with a maximum period of 3 hours (cost £3.10) on the Saturday with no return within 2 hours. However you can park there all day on the Sunday for a £1.

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:

2016 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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