The Christmas model railway show - Manchester 2019

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THE Christmas Model Railway Show  Manchester 7th & 8th December 2019!  

Is by no means the biggest in the exhibition calendar, but we believe it is one of the best.  Its unique city centre location means that access from all over the country is easy and also makes us environmentally friendly, since about 75% of our visitors use public transport.  This quality and ease of access has been recognised by UKRailtours Ltd who this year are running a special charter train from London Kings Cross which features us as one of the must-see attractions that Manchester has to offer. So, if you live in London, Potters Bar, Stevenage or Peterborough and fancy a very special day out, go to

But whether you are travelling a long distance or are more local, you can be sure of an exhibition which showcases a wide selection of top quality model railways, together with traders and other activities for all the family.  As always, the children will have the chance to enter our Free Treasure Hunt Quiz with a chance to win a complete train set to take away with them.  In response to feedback from our visitors, the traders will be offering a range of transport themed Christmas gifts as well as railway items and modelling supplies.
You don’t have to take my word for it.  Have a look at the article recently published on the Manchester Evening News website, which includes video footage of some of the layouts attending this year:

Full details about all aspects of the exhibition are on our website where you can buy advance tickets.  It’s worth buying in advance, since not only are they a bit cheaper, but the doors open earlier and there’s a dedicated entrance point which means the queueing to get in is very much reduced.

Adult admission is £10 on the door or £8.50 in advance (no booking fee) and all children are FREE.  A complimentary exhibition guide is included in the price.

Philip Sweet
Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society


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Axmouth 00                                  Devon, 1930s
Cheadle Ridge Lane MPD 00       Stockport, 2019
Chelfham 00n9                             L&BR Devon, 1930s
Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane P4    London, 1908

Hartley Poole N                            Somerset, 1945-48
Hazelwood Jct. N                         Derbyshire, 1960s
Kings Park N                                London WCML, 1980
Kozel Cement H0                         Czechoslovakia, 2000s
Maristow 0                                   Devon, 1900
Marx Engels Platz N                    East Germany, 1990
Moormead Sidings G                  Isle of Sodor, always
Moorton Bottom Yard 00n9        Yorkshire, 1930s
Netherwood Sidings 0                S. Yorkshire, 1970s
Bricksville L (Lego)                       Legoland, always
TGB Metal Recyclers 0                South Wales, 1990s
Thomas Christmas Surprise 00  Isle of Sodor, always
Ulvaryd H0e                                 Sweden, 1950s
Upwell Drove 00                          East Anglia, 1950s
West Hill Wagon Works 00          Derbyshire, 1960-2000


19 layouts in total!

Edited by Allegheny1600

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MMRS Exhibition 2019

Here is a selection of pictures of the layouts booked to appear at our forthcoming show;
Cheadle Ridge Lane TMD (c) S. Lindley

Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane (c) Chris Mitchell

Upwell Drove (c) A. Warren

TGB Metal Recyclers (c) P. Rolley

Netherrwood Sidings (c) G. Clark

Hazelwood Junction (c) W. Pugh

Kozel Cement (c) D. Paylor

Maristow (c) Tony Wright, BRM


Moormead Sidings (c) P. Dibben

Moorton Bottom Yard (c) S. Flint

Please ignore anything not appropriate to this forum, sorry!

Edited by Allegheny1600

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Here is the second part looking at various layouts that have been invited to our show;

Netherwood Sidings (c) G. Clark

Clarendon &a Scrubs Lane (c) David Brandreth

Axmouth (c) S. Saxby

West Hill Wagon Works (c) Chris Bower

Maristow (c) Tony Wright, BRM

Kings Park (c) Model Rail

Chelfham (c) B. Barnard

Hartley Poole (c) A. York, BRM

Ulvaryd (c) A. Burnham

Marx Engels Platz (c) Derek Shore

Again, please ignore anything not appropriate to this forum with the reminder that good modelling is good modelling whatever the scale.

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