10th Anniversary Needham Market
Model Railway Exhibition
Sunday, 24th September 2017 10.30am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm)
We organise an annual model railway exhibition, which has been held at Needham Market Community Centre since 2008.
This year's exhibition will feature layouts in various gauges/scales, trade stands selling new and secondhand rolling stock and scenics, societies and our popular hands-on modelling demonstrations.
NEW FOR 2017: FREE ADMISSION for accompanied children.
We are pleased that we will be joined by Haddon Bank which has featured on the front cover of both Model Rail and Hornby magazines.
Appearing for only the second time is our own layout Weihnachtsstadt (Christmas Town), an HO gauge tramway layout depicting several Christmas Markets surrounded by half-timbered buildings, featuring many moving features and internal lighting.
As this will be our 10th anniversary exhibition we are running a competition that a number of model railway clubs are entering. The entries will be judged by the public on the day of the show.
We pride ourselves in being a friendly show suitable for train enthusiasts and families alike.
We look forward to seeing you!
Layouts In Attendance
NB: Correct as of 21st May 2017, and subject to change.
Bassington's Garden Centre
Inspired by Bressingham Museum in Norwich, by Robin French and Brian Bassington
Bottrill Street Yard
Period Diesel depot in East/North London by Peter Rye
French outline tinplate trains by Norwich MRC
1940s main line by Chelmsford MRC
Hayling Island Station in the 1960s by Robin French
by Kelvin Fellingham
Modern image Suffolk branch line by Barry Aldous
Norfolk Coke & Tar Co.
Industrial layout by Kelvin Barnes
Maldon Market Hill
1950s Essex branch line by Chelmsford MRC
New Mexico Mining Layout set in 1952 by Luton MRC
Slate Mine in the Lake District by Robin French
BR Eastern Region by Cambridge MRC
German Christmas market tramway by One MRC
by Mike Woolnough
Traders & Societies
B & E Models
used railway equipment
weathering demonstrations and services
Great Eastern Models
new and used railway equipment
Mid Suffolk Light Railway
Suffolk's only standard gauge heritage railway
used railway equipment
Model Scenery Supplies
scenery supplies for realistic landscapes
Railway Correspondence and Travel Society
Britain's leading organisation for people interested in all aspects of railways.
new railway equipment
Wookery Nook Scenics
scenic supplies and lighting
NB: We have test tracks for both OO gauge and N gauge, so you can test any purchases before you go home.
Advent Modellers will be demonstrating construction and modelling techniques.
Comments from our previous exhibitions
We'd like to thank everyone who completed our comments form. Your feedback helps us improve the show year on year.
“...a most enjoyable show today. You arranged an excellent mix of layouts and trade stands...”
“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the exhibition on Sunday... a real mix for all... good to see practical demonstrations...”
“ ...friendly atmosphere, well laid out, plenty of room, good mix of exhibits and layouts...”
“The most friendly show I have ever attended. There were no unachieveable standards, just mildly aspirational. Looking forward to your next show”
- Adults £4.00
- Concessions £3.00
- Children FREE (with paying adult)
Interested in exhibiting with us?
Additionally, we have advertising space available for purchase in our programme, which is provided free-of-charge to all attendees, as well as on this web site. Please get in touch if you'd be interested in advertising!
All information is correct at the time of publishing. E&OE