2018 Exhibition 2018-02-14T09:42:29+00:00

17th and 18th March 2018

Dates: Sat 17 March 2017 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 March 2017 09:30 – 16:30

 Venue: Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road, Nottingham NG8 4PB



British Outline

O Gauge

Burdale Colliery – Midlands colliery with NCB and BR trains set in the 1960s

OO gauge

Aberdeen Kirkhill – BR traction and rolling stock depot set in winter 1987-88
Calderwood – L&Y pre-grouping
Caradon Junction – Cornwall in the BR blue period
Cottleston – An East Midlands secondary line in the modern era
Herculaneum Dock – Liverpool seafront in 1950s complete with Liverpool Overhead Railway
Number 5 Passing Place – BR’s only tramway the Grimsby & Immingham electric railway in the post- WW2 era
South Town BR – Inspired by Yarmouth station in 1950s & 1960s
Streatham Main Line – South London in the Network Southeast era
Sutton Town – BR in the 1950s and 1960s
Thorncliff – BR in the sectorised era
Weaver Hill – West Coast Main Line in the present day
Welby Lane – Inspired by the Mickleover & Old Dalby test tracks in 1970s and 1980s


Forge Mill Sidings – Nottingham freight only line in the BR blue era


Kirkmellington – Scottish colliery NCB & BR trains early 1970s
Tanpit Lane – Present day quarry in the Derbyshire Peak District

N Gauge

Burnham on Sea – S&D branch terminus in the 1950s
Deansmoor – Stockport area in the modern era
Rise Park – The 1960’s on the former Great Central main line in Nottingham
Wickwar – BR 1960s on the North-East South-West main line


Lambourn – Great Western in the Berkshire Downs in the 1930s

OO9 Narrow gauge

Symonds Green – Brewery railway in 1950s/60s

North American


CSX Rensville – Modern day North Carolina USA
Hampshire Hills – Traction US Interurban
Selah (Fruit Row) -Overhead electric interurban railway Yakima, Washington USA




Industivej – Danish Railfreight in the 90s
Neuberg – German terminus station in the 1960s – 1970s.
Tyskie – Wielkopolska – Polish secondary line in the 1990s with steam specials


Kaprun – Austrian narrow gauge in recent era

Clayton waiting on Kirkmellington

Clayton waiting on Kirkmellington

Aberdeen Kirkhill


A1 Models, www.a1modelsuk.com

Anoraks Anonymous

Bill Hudson Transport Books, www.billhudsontransportbooks.co.uk

Booklaw, www.booklaw.co.uk will be launching several new titles at the show, with authors present for book signing.


Cheltenham Model Centre, www.cheltenhammodelcentre.co.uk

Dart Castings/Montys Models/MJT

Direct Train Spares

Green Scene, www.green-scenes.co.uk will also be demonstrating how to make model scenery.

Hobby Holidays

Isinglass Models, www.isinglass-models.co.uk will also be demonstrating 3D printing of coach sides.

Judith Edge Kits www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/catalogues/judithedge.html


MegaPoints Controllers, megapointscontrollers.com

Mount Tabor Models

N Brass Locos, nbrasslocos.co.uk

Online Models

Replica Railways


Sherwood Models, www.sherwoodmodels.co.uk

Stevenson Carriages

Sweets of Yesteryear

Ten Commandments, www.tencommandmentsmodels.co.uk

Trackside Videos

TTC Diecast, www.ttcdiecast.com

Wizard Models, www.wizardmodels.ltd

Societies & Demonstrations

Gauge O Guild


2mm Finescale Society




Scalefour Society

EM Gauge Society

European Railway Society

Great Central Railway Bridge to the Future


O gauge loco building – Charlie King and John Cockcroft

Cardboard locos

EM gauge modelling

3D printing (Isinglass Models, Doug Kightley)

Getting Started

This is a hands-on section of the exhibition showing how to get into railway modelling. The demonstrators will be showing visitors how to do modelling tasks and encouraging them to have a go. Topics included are:

Layout construction (NMRS members)

Layout wiring (MERG)

Model buildings (Dovedale Models)

Building scenery (Green Scene)

Layout Operating (Nick Quinn and Andy Gautrey)

Kit building (NMRS members, supported by PECO)

Loco running problems – the Loco Doctor (Tony Wright)



Getting here

The postcode for the park and ride site is NG8 6AS

Note: Parking at the venue in the car park is limited, but that the parking restrictions on Wigman Road outside the venue don’t apply on Saturdays and Sundays.

The nearest Railway Station is Nottingham, (formerly Nottingham Midland) and well serviced by local bus & tram services. You can also get the tram from Nottingham Station to Phoenix Park and then catch the free vintage bus service to the venue.

East Midlands Trains web link

Cross Country Trains web link

Nottingham Tram web link

From Nottingham city centre, catch pink line bus service 28 towards Bilborough alighting at Greylands Road (B105) (approx 20 mins ride) from here and Harvey Hadden entrances is almost opposite.

Nottingham City Transport web link

Pink line service timetable

If travelling by tram, please catch the service to Phoenix Park, where you’ll be able to catch the free vintage bus service to the venue.

Nottingham Tram Website

The Harvey Hadden Sports Complex, is only about ten minutes from the M1 (Jut 26), via A6002 and B6004 and less than five minutes from the Nottingham Ring Road (Western Boulevard A6514)

The entrance is found on Wigman Road, sat nav postcode NG8 4PB

Google maps to Harvey Hadden Sports Village

Car Parking

There is limited car parking at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, as we have to share with the general public doing sports.

Ticket prices

Information coming soon

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