London Festival of Railway Modelling 2017


Tom Cunnington


6th January 2017

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2 minutes

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The London Festival of Railway Modelling is the capital’s premier exhibition, held every March at the fabulous Alexandra Palace in North London.

The next show is on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March 2017, and we’re delighted to confirm that the following layouts, representing a wide range of scales and prototypes, have accepted our invitation to attend. There are also a wide range of demonstrations of modelling techniquies, and around 100 stands selling a huge range of items.

MRC layouts attending in 2017:

Copenhagen Fields (2mm FS)

Minories (GN) (EM gauge) (member’s layout)

Blacklade (OO) (member’s layout)

Plus out Hands-on layout “U2-Can”

Invited layouts for 2017

Gauge 3: Blackgang

1:25 Scale: Project Iraq 2003

Ob7: Teign House Sidings

O Gauge: Central Works, Lancaster Green Ayre, Staindrop

7mm scale narrow gauge: Chelma Canyon, Donegal

S Scale: Trowland

P4/S4: Kettlewell, Leysdown

EM Gauge: Blackwells Brewery, Canada Street, Hope under Dinmore, Kirkmellington, Victoria, Woodfield Road

OO Gauge: Binns Road, Crewlisle, Eaton Gomery, Much Murkle, North Bridge, Towcester

HO Gauge: Dobris, Essex Belt Lines and Freemo, Lemmington Park, Prospect Point, Woodsville NH, Kaprun, Obervaz

00n3: Castlederg

TT Gauge: Aldgate Hill & Norton Folgate

N Gauge: Stamford East

2mm Finescale: Hallam Town


Modelling Demonstrations: 

We also have a widen range of demonstrations to provide advice and ideas to modellers.

DEMU will be inpsiring the everyday modeller of the modern era to achieve better, including wagon weathering, scratch-builidng scrap loads for wagons, painting coach interiors, installing flashing tail lights and some westhered stock to talk about techniques.

The EM Gauge Society will be demonstrating a range of kit and scratch buiding techniques using white metal and etched brass, how to convert stock to EM gauge, and how to add extra detail to make models look more realistic, plus on the Sunday how to build track.

And we have demonstrations of how control your layout through electronics and/or computers from MERG; the Scalefour Society showing you how to take the next step in 4mm scale modelling, and the NMRA will be encouraging you to try out US modelling.

We hope the demonstrations inspire you to try a new technique – the teams are there to explain what they are doing, and provide free advice.


The Model Railway Club works with Warners (publishers of British Railway Modelling) to organise the 40 layouts which represent the best of the hobby, as well as the modelling demonstrations, club and society stands and also provides the stewards. Click the links to find out more about wide range of traders attending, or to book tickets in advance.


Please remember, the Sunday is always quieter than the Saturday which makes it even more enjoyable – especially if you are bringing children. We look forward to seeing you.



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