Welcome to our exhibition page. This year our very popular annual exhibition which attracts up to 1000 visitors will be held on :

Saturday 16 March 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.


Sunday 17th March 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Here you can find information on the layouts booked to appear in 2019. Please keep an eye on this page as it is regularly updated as more information

becomes available


You can find some pictures from last years exhibition here


                             Bottle Kiln Lane

A 4mm scale/OO gauge layout by Kendal Model Railway Club

Scorbiton is an imaginary medium sized town situated on the banks of the River Severn. The station is located on the northern part of the Welsh Marches line, between Shrewsbury and Crewe. South of the station there is the original masonry viaduct across the Severn gorge, but, as the town and the railways grew, further viaducts were built to take the increased traffic. This included rail access to the small goods yard on the north bank of the river and later, to the brewery on the south side. The layout is modelled in the mid 1980’s, just before the onset of sectorisation.

A 4mm scale/OO9 gauge layout by John Thorne

Set in the 1930’s this small narrow gauge line runs through the English country side and serves a small canal and pottery. The pottery is based on the buildings of the Coalport factory found at Ironbridge in Shropshire. The layout is purely fictional, but is typical of a narrow gauge railway serving this type of industry. The majority of the locos and rolling stock are scratch built and feature both steam and diesel locos.


                              Brook Lane

A 2mm N gauge layout by Paul Butler

Brook lane is a modern image layout depicting a modern image depot and small yard. There will be a variety of modern diesels stabled in the depot as well as movement of stock in and out of the yard. This layout is designed to show what can be modelled in a smallish space running modern locos and stock.

Vintage OO9/4mm/ft layout by David Johnston

A last chance to view this iconic 009 layout which was noted for the tremendous detail put into the buildings and the mine area as well as the winding and twisting track work which formed the layout at different levels. There are a variety of RTR narrow gauge locos as well as scratch built stock moving around the layout. Well worth a close look at some of the modelling in the buildings.

An EM gauge layout by Graham Hudson, Graham Dixon and Martyn Harrison 

This layout depicts the now closed North British line which ran from Hexham up through the Borders and joined with the Waverley line into Edinburgh. When it was operational the line carried freight and general goods as well as mineral and stone traffic. The line was also used to ferry the many thousands of young trees to be planted for the Kielder Forest. The locos and stock reflect the type used at the time on the line.



A 4mm/OO gauge layout by Wakefield Model Railway Society

This is a modern image layout based loosely in the West Yorkshire region, the name Troutons is an anagram of Stourton. The layout has a medium sized container yard with working crane, small depot and scrap yard. The aim of the layout is to provide mainline running of modern stock from 2005 onwards, typical of that to be seen in the area. The scrapyard buildings and equipment are mainly scratch built and various shunting operations are to be see here. The layout features a motorway bridge at one end and a mill building under renovation at the other.




                             Cascade Yard

A 3.5mm scale HO gauge layout by Peter Jarvis

Cascade yard is an imaginary location somewhere near Revelstone, British Columbia. The yard handles mixed traffic such as lumber and grain. It is served by Canadian Pacific and the odd Viarail passenger service. This is a Lenz DCC operated layout and is viewed from the ‘Town’ side. Loco’s are Athearn, Bachmann and Rapido.

An On30 layout by Charles Oldroyd

In the 1940’s the Redwood Logging Co. continues to fell timber in the High country and bring it down to the coastal sawmill to be processed into lumber at the sawmill which is located near the silted up creek. The Creek is no longer navigable and the finished lumber is transported by rail by the RLC’s Shays and Climax. There local goods and mail traffic brought into this remote area to the small Depot.


                          Redwood Lumber

Model Railway Exhibition 2019

Layouts booked for 2019




            Bachdale and Dibley Level


                            Holegn Bridge

A freelance 009 narrow gauge layout

This independent narrow gauge railway evolved despite a lack of capital and the ups and downs of the mining and extraction industries. Given a new lease of life by the demands of the Great War the railway subsequently suffered a slump in the post war depression before new investors set about rebuilding the railway.A last roll of the dice for the railway.


                            Kielder Forest

A 4mm/OO gauge layout by Ben Adlington

Cottleston is a fictitious station set somewhere in the Derbyshire/ South Yorkshire area in the mid 2000’s. It depicts a heavy rationalised steam era junction with a recently reintstated passenger service calling at a restored station. Though it is built as a terminus to cassette fiddle yard layout, Cottleston is operated as a through station where trains are forced to reverse to continue their journey. DMU services operate as well as a mixture of military freight traffic to exchange sidings.


The Watlington and Princes Risborough Railway

A 2mm/Ngauge layout by David Wilsond

The line opened on the 15th August1872, connecting to the GWR mainline at Princes Risborough in Oxfordshire. Independent running ceased on the 15th July1883 when the GWR took over the branch. The last passenger train ran on the 29th June 1957, with freight traffic to Watlington, stopping on the 2nd January 1961. Freight still ran up to Chinnor, supplying the Chinnor Cement and Lime works until 1989.This section is now preserved as the Chinnor and Prices Risborough Railway, a length of 4 miles. The layout features Chinnor Bridge and reflects the surrounding countryside, with Watlington station modelled.


                                 Hobbs Warren

An O gauge Eastern Region layout by Terry Cooke and Bernard Watson

Hobbs Warren is a haven for rabbits, it depicts the track (roads) on an Eastern Region loco shed and small wagon and loco light repair shed. The layout can be run covering distinct periods.

1. Ex GER steam and a few early diesels.2.Steam only (with a couple of Diesel shunters) 3. Green and blue diesels.4.Tanks for the memory with over 30 different Tank engines. The layout is DCC controlled with sound and some smoke units

Traders attending the 2019  exhibition

1 D&E Videos/DC Kits                  8 Squires Tools 

2 John Owens Models                  9 Grosmont Books 

3 Contikits                                 10 Stoneybridge Models

4 J&J Models                              11 RCTS 

5 Whiterosemodelworks              12 Durham Trains of Stanley

6 Northumbria Model Services     13 Smart Models

7 Anoraks Anonymous                14 Durham Loco Preservation Group