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THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!

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THE Christmas Model Railway Show  Manchester 2018!

 

Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30

Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30

 

Doors open for advance ticket holders at 09:45 (or a bit earlier if it’s safe!)

Advance tickets: £8.  Tickets on the door: £9

Accompanied children under 16 free. (max 3 with each adult)

 

On line ticket sales through our website, together with full details:

http://www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition/

 

Variety: Nineteen layouts, thirteen different gauge/scale combinations, prototypes from seven countries in eras ranging from 1880 to 2018.

 

Convenience: Three minutes walk from Piccadilly mainline station, Piccadilly Metrolink tram stop and Chorlton Street Coach station.  Bus stops for 35 routes all within six minutes walk, plus Piccadilly Gardens bus hub les than ten minutes away. Cheap parking in a multi-storey car park 150m from venue (£2 all day)

 

Entertainment: Demonstrations, trade stands, historical re-enactors, Armistice display, children’s layouts, competitions, festive catering.

 

 

Layout Name                  Scale/ Gauge     Location                           Era

Addison Park                            3mm/14.2              London Transport                           1950s

Ambleton Vale                          N                            Western region, Southern England   1965

Arcadia Pennsylvania terminal   O (1/48)                 US                                                   1960s/70s

Arun Quay                                O (7mm)                 Sussex                                            1950s

Barton Road (MMRS)                  OO                         Manchester                                     2000

Behind the Lines                       OOn9                      France: The Somme                        1918

Black Lion Crossing                  EM                          Welsh borders                                 1950s

Danny at the Zoo                     10mm/OO               Fantasy                                          

Deansmoor                              N                             Stockport area                                2000 -15

Dufton Road                               OO                            UK                                                  1980/90s

Fort Whiting                             OOn9                      South Africa                                    1930s

Hallam town                            2FS                          Sheffield                                         1970s

Hounslow Sidings                    OO                          West London                                   50s-60s

North Ballachulish                  EM                           Scotland                                         1970s

Oakhurst Town                        S7                            Kent                                               1880s

Pwllheli                                    P4                           North Wales                                    2000 - 12

Readham                                 OO                          Cotswolds                                       2018

Tarring Neville                         OO                          BR(S)                                               1960s

Zauberwald                              Oe                          E Germany                                       1960s

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THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
(Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance.  Accompanied children under 16 FREE
(max three children with each adult.)

We pride ourselves on offering  Entertainment, Convenience and Variety. 

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This year we can show you layouts covering 135 years of railway history.  From Kent in the 1880s, modelled at 7mm/ft, -

to Stockport in 2015 modelled at 2mm/ft,
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and a whole host of other layouts in between.  Add to that our children’s activities, our traders and our other attractions and you have the recipe for a perfect pre-Christmas treat.
Full details and on-line advance booking (no fees) available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
Oh, and by the way, we NEVER pass your details on to anyone else.

Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society

Location of the Barnes Wallis building: M1 7JA.
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The Manchester Model Railway Society tries to be a bit different when it stages its annual exhibition.  Of course you can expect to see some of the best model railway layouts in the country; of course there will be a wide range of traders and demonstrations of modelling techniques, - but we try to add something that you won’t find at other exhibitions.  
In the past we have staged a film premiere and held an art exhibition; this year our Armistice Display honours the memory of two Manchester men.  Both were employees of the London & North Western Railway, both volunteered to join the army, both served with distinction and, at the end of World War 1, returned to their jobs on the railway.  Both had locomotives named in their honour.   
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Find out more at
THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
(Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance.  Accompanied children under 16 FREE
(max three children with each adult.)

Full details and on-line advance booking (no fees) available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society
 

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What do you think – is it real or is it a model?
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Find out at
THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
(Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance.  Accompanied children under 16 FREE
(max three children with each adult.)

You’ll be able to wander among a wide variety of top class model railway layouts, traders selling the perfect Christmas gifts, interesting demonstrations of modelling techniques, historical re-enactors, and have the chance to win valuable prizes.  It’s the perfect recipe for a pre-Christmas treat, and it’s only 3 minutes walk from Piccadilly station.
Also, making a return visit from Turin, Italy is Jelly Models, who were involved with Channel Four’s Great Model Railway Challenge as well as at least one of the contestants from the show.

Full details and on-line advance booking (no fees) available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society
 

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Come and see Andy Cooper’s superb “North Ballachulish” 
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© Chris Nevard / Model Rail
Gordon Gravett’s Sublime “Arun Quay” 
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© Gordon Gravett.
Geoff Kent’s fantastic “Black Lion Crossing”
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© Geoff Kent.
and many more TOMORROW at

THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
(Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance.  Accompanied children under 16 FREE
(max three children with each adult.)

You’ll be able to wander among a wide variety of top class model railway layouts, traders selling the perfect Christmas gifts, interesting demonstrations of modelling techniques, historical re-enactors, and have the chance to win valuable prizes.  It’s the perfect recipe for a pre-Christmas treat, and it’s only 3 minutes walk from Piccadilly station.
Also, making a return visit from Turin, Italy is Jelly Models, who were involved with Channel Four’s Great Model Railway Challenge as well as at least one of the contestants from the show.

Full details available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
Please note: on-line advance booking is now closed but tickets are still available at the door, of course.
Best wishes

Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society

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I have ‘snapped’ a few very quick and nasty shots of some of my favourites at the show today;
32262271148_738190ac6b_c.jpg44316806650_70865f02bc_c.jpg    Oakhurst Town S7.
44316806850_8f00e4a781_c.jpg46083375892_3400f8fcc2_c.jpg   Arun Quay 7mm 0.
46083374982_a24b9ed97f_c.jpg31194262647_db1b7fe286_c.jpg44316807800_6bc6ae2fc3_c.jpg  Barton Road 4mm 00.        
45409618654_4b3b6166f6_c.jpg Addison Park 3mm TT.
46083377372_f7ca4bbe15_c.jpg32262278198_b367161972_c.jpg Someone knows their way around a building site! 46083375972_0ba295c9a2_c.jpg Pwllhelli P4.
31194270787_026a8d3833_c.jpg32262271068_6799a427df_c.jpg North Ballachulish 4mm EM. Note the RAF passing overhead.
46083369692_9fa653051d_c.jpg46083370012_e6627fe17b_c.jpg Zauberwald Oe

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45409618404_82013a55eb_c.jpg Tarring Neville 4mm 00.

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32262272788_2a1941659c_c.jpg Arcadia, Pennsylvania 0 1/48.

46133295921_fa04942e73_c.jpg Hallam Town 2mm fs.

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46083372712_f3f36d1137_c.jpg Black Lion Crossing 4mm EM.

45222813445_8f83c03304_c.jpg Ambleton Vale N scale with sound.
Come and see these and more TOMORROW at

THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
(Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance.  Accompanied children under 16 FREE
(max three children with each adult.)

You’ll be able to wander among a wide variety of top class model railway layouts, traders selling the perfect Christmas gifts, interesting demonstrations of modelling techniques, historical re-enactors, and have the chance to win valuable prizes.  It’s the perfect recipe for a pre-Christmas treat, and it’s only 3 minutes walk from Piccadilly station.
Full details available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
Please note: on-line advance booking is now closed but tickets are still available at the door, of course.
Best wishes

Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society
 

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