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Exhibition 2019

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Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2019

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Model Railway
Exhibition 2019

organised by the CMRA will be held on

Saturday & Sunday
12th & 13th January

at the

Stevenage Arts
& Leisure Centre

Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ


There will be more than thirty superb working model railway layouts with a well balanced coverage of scales, gauges and prototypes. An excellent 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

The event handbill can be downloaded by clicking here.

A copy of our extensive colour programme will be handed out FREE
to all paying adults.

Refreshments will be available in the exhibition and there is a seperate coffee bar in more relaxed surroundings adjacent to the venue's Box Office.

Ackthorpe (00) - Expo 2019 Layout Launceston Steam Railway (00-9) - Expo 2019 Layout Halte Tombroekstraat (H0m) - Expo 2019 Layout

Layouts expected to attend include:-

El Cremallera by Piers Milne
Spanish metre gauge rack railway in 1:160 scale 6.5mm gauge (Continental Nm)
Burg Oberlöwenstein by the Modelspoorclub Maas en Waal
Early 1960s German Epoch III in 1:160 scale 9mm gauge (Continental N)
Horsethief Bridge by Anthony Quinlan
USA Burlington Northern Santa Fe scene in 1:160 scale 9mm gauge (American N)
Kringloop by the Modelspoorclub Maas en Waal
Dutch industrial scene in a suitcase in 1:160 scale 9mm gauge (Continental N)
Modbury by Ian Smith
1906 GWR branch through station in 2mm/ft scale 9.42mm gauge (2mm fs)
Brixham Bay by Kevin & Judith Cartwright
1940s GWR terminus in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Hookshills Viaduct by Chris White
1960s Kingswear branch in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Rugby Central by the Tring & District MRC
1960s Great Central London Extension in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Wickwar by the Farnham & District MRC
1955 British Railway Midland Region station in 1:148 scale 9mm gauge (British N)
Beijiao by Paul Stapleton
2004 Chinese industrial scene in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (H0)
Halte Tombroekstraat by Gerard Tombroek & Hugo Valcke
Late 1950s local Belgian tramway in 3.5mm/ft scale 12mm gauge (H0m)
San Maria Gandia by Robin Marie & Ian Milroy
1967 Spanish scene in 3.5mm/ft scale 16.5mm & 9mm gauges (H0 & H0e)
Launceston Steam Railway by Richard Holder
Cornish narrow gauge tourist line in 4mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (00-9)
Abbey Park by the Abbey Park Group
London Underground scene in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Ackthorpe by the Southampton MRS
1950s BR West Riding coalfields in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Cadiford Water by the Bristol East MRC
Coastal BR(S) West Country line in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Coleware by the Stevenage & District MRC
1950s town & coal marshalling yard scene in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Ealing Road by the Missenden Modellers
Great Model Railway Challenge layout in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Grantham - The Streamliner Years by Graham Nicholas and friends
1930s LNER East Coast mainline in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Matford Chilli & Freezer Factory by the Diesel Dynamos
Great Model Railway Challenge layout in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Norwood Road by Simon Paley
2000s Southern scene with trams in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Shabbey Road by the De Havilland MRS
Fun layout for children to drive in 4mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (00)
Hebble Vale Goods by Karl Crowther
Late 1970s, ex GNR/LYR West Riding in 4mm/ft scale 18.2mm gauge (EM)
Ferring by Michael Ball
1911 LBSCR branch terminus in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Kitedale by Ray Hodson
1950s/60s North Rochdale ex LYR station in 4mm/ft scale 18.83mm gauge (P4)
Koningswaal, Augustus 1933 by the Modelspoorclub Maas en Waal
1930s Dutch steam tram line in 1:64 scale 16.5mm gauge (Sm)
Canalside Iron Works by David Atkinson
Fictitious 1920s/30s Derbyshire ironworks in 1:50 scale 9mm gauge
Clearwater Harbor by Steve Waterfield
Bold Beaver Mines Railway, N. USA in 1:48 scale 16.5mm gauge (On30)
Pyn Valley Railway by Christopher Payne
British narrow gauge forestry railway in 7mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (0-9)
Ramma Wood by Simon Andrews
Woodland light railway in 7mm/ft scale 9mm gauge (0-9)
Wilstone by Geoff Evans
Small narrow gauge through station in 7mm/ft scale 16.5mm gauge (0-16.5)
Aber Emlyn by the Great Yarmouth & District MRC
1930s GWR South Wales terminus in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Grindley Brook by the Hillingdon Railway Modellers
1950s/60s BR ex LNWR through station in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Oldham King Street Parcels by David Hampson & Keith Harrison
1970s NW BR station & parcels depot in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Polcombe Depot by Mark Pollard
BR Southern 1950s/60s locomotive shed in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
The Tar Works by Mike Perry
1930s compact Midland tar distillery in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Tollesbury Quay by Martin Stringer
Late 1940s Essex coast light railway terminus in 7mm/ft scale 32mm gauge (0)
Plus a new layout from Peter North
Set in 1934 the layout will be making its debut at the exhibition

Grantham - The Streamliner Years (00) - Expo 2019 Layout Oldham King Street Parcels (0) - Expo 2019 Layout Pyn Valley Railway (0-9) - Expo 2019 Layout

Trade Stands expected to attend include:-

ADM Turntables, AirFramed Display Cases, Ambis Engineering
BH Enterprises, Buzz Models, C & L Finescale Track Building Systems
Coastal DCC, Dart Castings, DC Kits/D & E Video, Eileen's Emporium
Graham the Glue Man, Gramodels, Green Scene, H & A Models
Hobby Holidays, Isinglass Models, John Dutfield Model Railways
Kernow Model Rail Centre, KS Laser Designs, London Road Models
Matthew J Cousins GRA, MegaPoints Controllers, Mount Tabor Models
Model Scenery Supplies, Petite Properties, Phoenix Precision Paints
Plus Daughters and Granddaughter, Poppy's WoodTech, Rail-Books
R.C.T.S. (Hitchin Branch), Roger Carpenter (Photographs)
Roxey Mouldings, Roy Allen, Severn Models, TCC Diecast
Ten Commandments 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.

Modbury (2fs) - Expo 2019 Layout Norwood Road (00) - Expo 2019 Layout Ferring (P4) - Expo 2019 Layout

Our team of demonstrators will be covering many facets of the hobby:

Maggie Gravett - scenic modelling with children able to have a go
Dave Walker & Liz Marsden - the larger scales, Cat Gibbs - figure painting
Jerry & Kim Clifford - 2mm scale modelling, Tim Easter - weathering
Jonathan Hall - laser cutting, Julia Adams - 2mm scale modelling
Michael Tucker - modelling buildings, Gordon Gravett - modelling grass
Roger Sawyer - hands on soldering, Roy Hickman - scenic modelling
Ian Morgan - 3D CAD Wagons, Tony Wright - locomotive clinic
Mick Woolridge - white metal soldering, Jacqui Perrat - modelling trees

They will be joined by a wide selection of Clubs and Societies:

2mm Scale Association
7mm Narrow Gauge Association
De Havilland Model Railway Society
Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU)
Double 0 Gauge Association
EM Gauge Society
European Railways Association
Great Northern Railway Society
Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Society
Missenden Abbey Railway Modellers
Model Electronics Railway Group (MERG)
N Gauge Society
Scalefour Society
St Albans Signal Box Preservation Trust
Stevenage & District Model Railway Club

Kitedale (P4) - Expo 2019 Layout Hebble Vale Goods (EM) - Expo 2019 Layout Brixham Bay (British N) - Expo 2019 Layout

On the door Admission Charge is £10 per Adult

Up to two children, aged 5 to 15,
will be admitted FREE with each paying adult*

Special Advanced Ticket Offer - £8 per Adult
£2 off each Adult ticket if purchased in advance on or before the
7th January 2019.

Advance bookings can be made by telephoning 01438 363200
or in person at the venue's Box Office. Alternatively go online at


where advance £8 Adult tickets and £4 Child tickets* can be purchased.

No booking fee will be applied for advance online Exhibition ticket purchases.
There will be a charge of £1 per transaction if tickets are to be posted.

A further reduction of £1 off each Adult ticket for residents in SG1 & SG2 postcodes is
available when purchasing by telephone or in person at the Box Office on or before
7th January 2019. Sorry not available online.

*Additional children (aged 5 to 15) or unaccompanied children (aged 10 to 15)
will be charged £4 admission. Children aged 4 and under free admission.
Children aged under 10, unless accompanied by an adult (aged 16 and over),
will not be admitted.

Wickwar (British N) - Expo 2019 Layout San Maria Gandia (H0 & H0e) - Expo 2019 Layout Tollesbury Quay (0) - Expo 2019 Layout

Situated only a couple of hundred yards from Stevenage's main shopping area, the venue offers a town centre location with the benefits of good transport links and car parking.

For those coming by public transport the railway station is literally just over the road and is joined to the venue and town centre by a pedestrian bridge. Services are mainly operated by Great Northern, lying on the route from London King's Cross to Peterborough & Cambridge. The station is also served by trains between London and Letchworth via Hertford North. The bus station is also close, less than a minutes walk away.

For those travelling by car the venue is on the dual carriageway A602 which is easily accessed by two junctions on the A1(M), one from the north and one from the south, with an estimated 5 minute travelling time from the motorway. Several large car parks are next to the venue.

For a map supplied by Google maps, see below.

Further enquires regarding 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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