2017 EXHIBITION

SATURDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2017, 10.00am – 4.30pm

Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes. MK14 6BN

  • Adults – £6.00
  • Children – £1.00

Over 40 layouts and 30 traders – a great family day out! See our Chairman’s video of our 2016 show on YouTube.

Free vintage bus service

Routemaster busTravel by London Midland or Virgin Trains to Milton Keynes Central and take our free vintage bus every 30 minutes from the station (stand Z6) to the exhibition venue. This will be an ex-London Transport Routemaster vehicle hired from A Route 2 Hire.

Click the ‘TRAVEL’ tab below for full details.

Further details

Ticket purchase and prices

Tickets are available online now with NO BOOKING FEE – see below (via WeGotTickets) – and will also be available at the door on the day.

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Adults: £6.00

Rail ticket discount – available at the door only. Reduction on adult price to £5.50 if you travel to the show by rail. Simply show your valid rail ticket at the door when purchasing your ticket to obtain discount.

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Children: £1.00

Location

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 exhibition will be held at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes:

Stantonbury Leisure Centre
Stantonbury Arts & Leisure
Stantonbury
Milton Keynes
MK14 6BN

Visit the Stantonbury Leisure Centre website (opens new window).

Our Exhibition Manager, Terry Silver, comments:

‘Following the success of our 2016 exhibition, we are delighted to be returning to Stantonbury once again for our 2017 show. We look forward to seeing everyone in February.’

FREE BUS SERVICES

Free bus services will be in operation from MILTON KEYNES CENTRAL for use by rail and bus ticket holders. See ‘TRAVEL’ section for details.

Layouts confirmed to date.

PLEASE NOTE: We regret that Brinklow has been withdrawn from this year’s show, but will appear in 2018! We are delighted to announce that the award-winning Dentdale will appear in its place.

Z scale

Sankei Kansen 2

Peter McConnell
A modern Japanese scene with realistically long freight and passenger trains and featuring the world-famous Shinkansen / Bullet train.

Standen Watchett

Graham Jones
Freelance exhibition layout featuring the LNER just prior to Nationalisation progressing through the ages to BR Eastern Region in the mid 1990s when diesel was king and on into electrification. The area modelled is somewhere on the East Coast Mainline.

N scale

Burshaw North Western

David Forshaw
Burshaw North Western is a fictitious station location on the West Coast Main Line (WCML), in North West England. The overhead wires are approaching as part of the Weaver Junction to Glasgow project to complete the WCML electrification from Euston to Glasgow, which will be switched on in a couple of years’ time.

Castleside Junction

Colin Joyce
A home and exhibition layout which shows how much can be done in N gauge, when two enthusiasts get together, to produce an interesting large layout in a reasonable space.

Dentdale

Wayne Webb, Bob Taylor
Award-winning (Warley 2015 Best N Gauge layout!) Settle and Carlisle-based layout which runs from the Coal Road Bridge to Blea Moor Tunnel and includes features such as Dent station and sidings, Arten Gill viaduct and St Leonard’s Church.

Dowdam International

Jonathan Wilkins
Based loosely on Schipol Airport in the Netherlands. A busy train service is running between the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France. Observant viewers will notice the cargo plane taxiing ro its stand!

Greystones Central

Ann Sturman
This British outline layout is set in the late 1950s/early 1960s on two levels. This offers continuous running on the lower level and operational movement on the upper layout, using both steam and diesel motive power.

Horseblock Lane

Neal Cooper
A small shunting layout set in the post-privatisation era. The premise is a West Midlands through route, truncated under Beeching leaving access to the wagon repairers and cement terminal. More recently, the station, “Rood End”, has been reopened for a DMU commuter service.

Malmesbury

Chris Burch
Malmesbury Station opened in 1877: a short branch line from the GWR with an unusual track plan and unique station buildings. It can be run in 2 eras: 1933 and 1960. For exhibition purposes you’ll find the station much busier than ever it was in real life!

N.E. Where

Ian Redman
We use the modular system where each member builds and owns their own board and we then join them together to form various size layouts. It can be set anywhere in the world from Japan to the UK scenes. We don’t run to any timetable but whatever we do we always keep the trains moving. We are always willing to talk so if you have a question, please ask.

Rugby Central

Robert Longman
Rugby Central was built by the Great Central Railway and opened in 1899. We are modelling the station, goods yard and its environs as it was in the late 1950s until closure, under the Beeching closure programme, on 3rd September 1966. Our “N” gauge layout is based on the station and its environs in the late 1950s/early 1960s.The layout is on 4 boards with an overall size of 16′ x 3′. We have managed, with some slight modellers licence to include all the main areas of the Station and Goods Yard to scale.

Tanners Hill

Stephen Farmer
Tanners Hill is set in the late Network SouthEast era. It is an imaginary suburban station built in N gauge and is set in the New Cross area of South London. Most of the units have been built from kits and represent types of units and liveries seen around at the time.

William’s Curve

Bill Ball Peter Ball
Based somewhere on the Canadian and American borders. This layout is built and operated for our pleasure, so we run both American and Canadian stock.

Wolverton Mill

Angela Hawker
An imaginary layout loosely based on Wolverton Carriage Works – two millers arguing about who produces the finest flour!

009 scale

Coleford

John Wilkes
Coleford is based on a real railway in the Forest of Dean, with history having been warped a little to suit a “narrow” (gauge) mind. The railway from Coleford to Monmouth had its origins as a 3’ 6”gauge plateway, the Monmouth Tramway carrying coal, clay and lime to the river Wye at Monmouth. But it’s been reinvented as a 2’ gauge railway serving a quarry, gold processing and a chocolate factory.

Ilfracombe East

Brian Key
Based on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, Ilfracombe East is the terminus of a fictitious Blackmoor Gate – Ilfracombe branch. Set in the ‘Southern’ period (1923-1935), with a number of vehicles retaining their L&B colours. Includes a number of items of rolling stock representing developments had closure not taken place in 1935.

Stanton Cum Lacy

Mark Howe
Freelance narrow gauge layout purchased in 2009 and given a complete scenic overhaul including a new station building and scratch built goods shed. A variety of small tank locos can be seen pottering about to keep the trains running.

Timber Valley

Dale Gillard
Fictitious location set somewhere in Yorkshire depicting the local community working at a sawmill. The main station takes passengers off to meet the main line with the small branch line heading off into the hills and adjoining valley.

00 scale

Castle Mawr

Geoff Trenholme
A rural landscape with a more protoypical platform length station able to accept longer trains. Twin track oval with siding functioning as a scenic fiddle yard.

Chalk Hill

Paul Martindale, Neville Townend
Modern image small suburban terminus with adjacent freight depot for container/palletised goods. Small diesel depot/signing on point and stone yard/CE stabling. To the front is a small steam shed and running line for preserved steam/diesel locos. DCC with sound.

East Quay

Mick Payne
Small fictitious Cornish Quayside serving the local fishing industry and ferry to the other side of the estuary. A Great Western branch line set in the mid to late 40’s.

Elmwood Quay

Mick Wooldridge
A cross London line with a variety of locos and stock from all regions. Based on the 1950s-60s period, although some modellers license is used. All the buildings interiors are fully detailed and most are illuminated.

Hornby Road

Jim Rainer
Double main line, engine shed and goods yard. On 5 baseboards, running Hornby Dublo trains with a few ‘never wazzers’ (never was made!) included.

Thomas at Silverfox Island

Gareth Homersley
A DCC layout built for children to operate. A double track loop passing through scenery – come and try your driving skills using DCC operation.

Triang Railways and Minic Motorways

Dave White
Manufactured by the Triang Company Line Brothers, the railways were manufactured in Margate while the motorway was made in the Canterbury factory. Triang was the largest toy company in the World during the 1960s!

Wandlebury Road

Dan Deathe
Modern day diesel depot with a variety of diesel freight and passenger locomotives.

Whitehall

Roger White Don Hall
Typical large example of the ‘perfect tabletop’ railway as advertised by Meccano Ltd in the 40s and 50s for the Hornby Dublo three rail system. Features locos and rolling stock wth accessories as provided by Meccano.

0n30 (0-16.5)

Glendon Halt

MKMRS
Compact narrow gauge layout illustrating use of 0 gauge in a limted space. Layout and stock are scratch built. With thanks to John Mileson who kindly donated the layout to MKMRS.

Snowy River

Terry Rowe
North American narrow gauge.

EM scale

Burton Bradstock

Chris Lester
Imagines the Abbotsbory branch was extended towards Bridport. It is set in BR(W) days and features kit built and converted RTR stock.

Pentrefan

Mike Morley
A very minor halt on an extremely obscure byway somewhere in the deepest, darkest depths of 1920s mid-Wales!

Roadwater

Stephen Walker
Terminus on a ‘might-have-been’ truncated GWR branch. I have changed history and assumed the line remained, linking to the Taunton – Minehead branch at Washford.

0 scale

Belbroughton

Ron Bailes
A Western Region branch-line in the late 1950s. Belbroughton in North Worcestershire is a village in an area bounded by Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Longbridge and Stourbridge. In real life the village never had a railway but this is what could have been if the LMS and GWR had built a line into the town.

Blackshaw Yard/Coopers End

M Hazeltine
Blackshaw Yard was built in memory of my partner, Sandra Blackshaw. All structures are scratch built, with the locos and rolling stock being a mixture of kit and RTR. Coopers End was built as an addition to Blackshaws Yard, but can be exhibited on its own.

Harpenden East

Andy Ward
Harpenden East is a small country station and good yard, situated on the border of the Midland and Eastern regions of British Railways just to the south of Luton on the now defunct line between Leighton Buzzard and Welwyn Garden City.

Lionel 0 Gauge

Paul Draycott
Lionel 0 Gauge began manufacture in the early 1900s and continues to the present day in the traditional form of 20 volt AC running on 3-rail track. One feature of the system is the many working accessories which can be seen around the layout.

The Wagon Works (a pointless layout)

Colin French
This layout is a fictional ‘0’ gauge, minimum space shunting layout, influenced by what the builder remembers of Wolverton Works in the town from where he originates. The back scene represents a workshop and wagons are worked into this, via a working turntable. Locomotives are from different companies depending on region represented. The layout was featured in the April 2016 edition of Railway Modeller. To save space there are no turnouts on the layout, hence the title.

Wildean

John Forman
Scenic tinplate layout set in the early 1930s using items that were around in those days: tinplate trains and accessories, lead figures and animals, tin houses, horse drawn farm implements etc.

G scale (inc. G9 & Gn15)

Gneiss Cider

Barry Weston
Depicts the cider producing end of the Gneiss Farm Estate with the cider press, underground storage and Pub. The layout is Gn15 Scale, and uses 16.5mm track at 1:22.5/1:24 scale to represent 15” gauge. The Underground storage tunnels provide a home to the resident Artist studio, and a ghostly spirit can sometimes be seen and heard.

PG Wood House

Barry Weston
Built in G9 scale, the layout is located near the Orchard by the Tennis Courts adjacent to the Formal Gardens on the fictional Katham House Estate. The railway was constructed (with help) by the brother of the present Lord of the Manor for his niece & nephew in order that they had somewhere to run smaller scale trains and locomotives, The main Estate Railway is constructed to 15” gauge and follows Sir A. P. Heywood’s principles.

Putnoe Halt

Simon Marshall
Demonstrates that although these are large trains you don’t have to have a large space! Based on a small country village station with a couple of goods sidings, most trains and rolling stock used is of foreign origin.

Other scales & demonstrations

Brickville Town Harbour

Martin Shenton
Lego layout featuring harbour, beach and train ferry!

Ride-on railway

A chance to ride on a real railway, courtesy of our friends and near neighbours at Milton Keynes Model Engineering Society. Sit tight as your train glides along the gallery corridor!

FULL LIST OF ALL LAYOUTS TO DATE

Z scale

Sankei Kansen 2

Peter McConnell
A modern Japanese scene with realistically long freight and passenger trains and featuring the world-famous Shinkansen/Bullet train.

Standen Watchett

Graham Jones
Freelance exhibition layout featuring the LNER just prior to Nationalisation progressing through the ages to BR Eastern Region in the mid 1990s when diesel was king and on into electrification. The area modelled is somewhere on the East Coast Mainline.

N scale

Burshaw North Western

David Forshaw
Burshaw North Western is a fictitious station location on the West Coast Main Line (WCML), in North West England. The overhead wires are approaching as part of the Weaver Junction to Glasgow project to complete the WCML electrification from Euston to Glasgow, which will be switched on in a couple of years’ time.

Castleside Junction

Colin Joyce
A home and exhibition layout which shows how much can be done in N gauge, when two enthusiasts get together, to produce an interesting large layout in a reasonable space.

Dentdale

Wayne Webb, Bob Taylor
Award-winning (Warley 2015 Best N Gauge layout!) Settle and Carlisle-based layout which runs from the Coal Road Bridge to Blea Moor Tunnel and includes features such as Dent station and sidings, Arten Gill viaduct and St Leonard’s Church.

Dowdam International

Jonathan Wilkins
Based loosely on Schipol Airport in the Netherlands. A busy train service is running between the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France. Observant viewers will notice the cargo plane taxiing ro its stand!

Greystones Central

Ann Sturman
This British outline layout is set in the late 1950s/early 1960s on two levels. This offers continuous running on the lower level and operational movement on the upper layout, using both steam and diesel motive power.

Horseblock Lane

Neal Cooper
A small shunting layout set in the post-privatisation era. The premise is a West Midlands through route, truncated under Beeching leaving access to the wagon repairers and cement terminal. More recently, the station, “Rood End”, has been reopened for a DMU commuter service.

Malmesbury

Chris Burch
Malmesbury Station opened in 1877: a short branch line from the GWR with an unusual track plan and unique station buildings. It can be run in 2 eras: 1933 and 1960. For exhibition purposes you’ll find the station much busier than ever it was in real life!

N.E. Where

Ian Redman
We use the modular system where each member builds and owns their own board and we then join them together to form various size layouts. It can be set anywhere in the world from Japan to the UK scenes. We don’t run to any timetable but whatever we do we always keep the trains moving. We are always willing to talk so if you have a question, please ask.

Rugby Central

Robert Longman
Rugby Central was built by the Great Central Railway and opened in 1899. We are modelling the station, goods yard and its environs as it was in the late 1950s until closure, under the Beeching closure programme, on 3rd September 1966. Our “N” gauge layout is based on the station and its environs in the late 1950s/early 1960s.The layout is on 4 boards with an overall size of 16′ x 3′. We have managed, with some slight modellers licence to include all the main areas of the Station and Goods Yard to scale.

Tanners Hill

Stephen Farmer
Tanners Hill is set in the late Network SouthEast era. It is an imaginary suburban station built in N gauge and is set in the New Cross area of South London. Most of the units have been built from kits and represent types of units and liveries seen around at the time.

William’s Curve

Bill Ball Peter Ball
Based somewhere on the Canadian and American borders. This layout is built and operated for our pleasure, so we run both American and Canadian stock.

Wolverton Mill

Angela Hawker
An imaginary layout loosely based on Wolverton Carriage Works – two millers arguing about who produces the finest flour!

009 scale

Coleford

John Wilkes
Coleford is based on a real railway in the Forest of Dean, with history having been warped a little to suit a “narrow” (gauge) mind. The railway from Coleford to Monmouth had its origins as a 3’ 6”gauge plateway, the Monmouth Tramway carrying coal, clay and lime to the river Wye at Monmouth. But it’s been reinvented as a 2’ gauge railway serving a quarry, gold processing and a chocolate factory.

Ilfracombe East

Brian Key
Based on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, Ilfracombe East is the terminus of a fictitious Blackmoor Gate – Ilfracombe branch. Set in the ‘Southern’ period (1923-1935), with a number of vehicles retaining their L&B colours. Includes a number of items of rolling stock representing developments had closure not taken place in 1935.

Stanton Cum Lacy

Mark Howe
Freelance narrow gauge layout purchased in 2009 and given a complete scenic overhaul including a new station building and scratch built goods shed. A variety of small tank locos can be seen pottering about to keep the trains running.

Timber Valley

Dale Gillard
Fictitious location set somewhere in Yorkshire depicting the local community working at a sawmill. The main station takes passengers off to meet the main line with the small branch line heading off into the hills and adjoining valley.

00 scale

Castle Mawr

Geoff Trenholme
A rural landscape with a more protoypical platform length station able to accept longer trains. Twin track oval with siding functioning as a scenic fiddle yard.

Chalk Hill

Paul Martindale, Neville Townend
Modern image small suburban terminus with adjacent freight depot for container/palletised goods. Small diesel depot/signing on point and stone yard/CE stabling. To the front is a small steam shed and running line for preserved steam/diesel locos. DCC with sound.

East Quay

Mick Payne
Small fictitious Cornish Quayside serving the local fishing industry and ferry to the other side of the estuary. A Great Western branch line set in the mid to late 40’s.

Elmwood Quay

Mick Wooldridge
A cross London line with a variety of locos and stock from all regions. Based on the 1950s-60s period, although some modellers license is used. All the buildings interiors are fully detailed and most are illuminated.

Hornby Road

Jim Rainer
Double main line, engine shed and goods yard. On 5 baseboards, running Hornby Dublo trains with a few ‘never wazzers’ (never was made!) included.

Thomas at Silverfox Island

Gareth Homersley
A DCC layout built for children to operate. A double track loop passing through scenery – come and try your driving skills using DCC operation.

Triang Railways and Minic Motorways

Dave White
Manufactured by the Triang Company Line Brothers, the railways were manufactured in Margate while the motorway was made in the Canterbury factory. Triang was the largest toy company in the World during the 1960s!

Wandlebury Road

Dan Deathe
Modern day diesel depot with a variety of diesel freight and passenger locomotives.

Whitehall

Roger White Don Hall
Typical large example of the ‘perfect tabletop’ railway as advertised by Meccano Ltd in the 40s and 50s for the Hornby Dublo three rail system. Features locos and rolling stock wth accessories as provided by Meccano.

0n30 scale

Glendon Halt

Club
Compact narrow gauge layout illustrating use of 0 gauge in a limted space. Layout and stock are scratch built. With thanks to John Mileson who kindly donated the layout to MKMRS.

Snowy River

Terry Rowe
North American narrow gauge.

EM scale

Burton Bradstock

Chris Lester
Imagines the Abbotsbory branch was extended towards Bridport. It is set in BR(W) days and features kit built and converted RTR stock.

Pentrefan

Mike Morley
A very minor halt on an extremely obscure byway somewhere in the deepest, darkest depths of 1920s mid-Wales!

Roadwater

Stephen Walker
Terminus on a ‘might-have-been’ truncated GWR branch. I have changed history and assumed the line remained, linking to the Taunton – Minehead branch at Washford.

0 scale

Belbroughton

Ron Bailes
A Western Region branch-line in the late 1950s. Belbroughton in North Worcestershire is a village in an area bounded by Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Longbridge and Stourbridge. In real life the village never had a railway but this is what could have been if the LMS and GWR had built a line into the town.

Blackshaw Yard/Coopers End

M Hazeltine
Blackshaw Yard was built in memory of my partner, Sandra Blackshaw. All structures are scratch built, with the locos and rolling stock being a mixture of kit and RTR. Coopers End was built as an addition to Blackshaws Yard, but can be exhibited on its own.

Harpenden East

Andy Ward
Harpenden East is a small country station and good yard, situated on the border of the Midland and Eastern regions of British Railways just to the south of Luton on the now defunct line between Leighton Buzzard and Welwyn Garden City.

Lionel 0 Gauge

Paul Draycott
Lionel 0 Gauge began manufacture in the early 1900s and continues to the present day in the traditional form of 20 volt AC running on 3-rail track. One feature of the system is the many working accessories which can be seen around the layout.

The Wagon Works (a pointless layout)

Colin French
This layout is a fictional ‘0’ gauge, minimum space shunting layout, influenced by what the builder remembers of Wolverton Works in the town from where he originates. The back scene represents a workshop and wagons are worked into this, via a working turntable. Locomotives are from different companies depending on region represented. The layout was featured in the April 2016 edition of Railway Modeller. To save space there are no turnouts on the layout, hence the title.

Wildean

John Forman
Scenic tinplate layout set in the early 1930s using items that were around in those days: tinplate trains and accessories, lead figures and animals, tin houses, horse drawn farm implements etc.

G scale

Gneiss Cider

Barry Weston
Depicts the cider producing end of the Gneiss Farm Estate with the cider press, underground storage and Pub. The layout is Gn15 Scale, and uses 16.5mm track at 1:22.5/1:24 scale to represent 15” gauge. The Underground storage tunnels provide a home to the resident Artist studio, and a ghostly spirit can sometimes be seen and heard.

PG Wood House

Barry Weston
Built in G9 scale, the layout is located near the Orchard by the Tennis Courts adjacent to the Formal Gardens on the fictional Katham House Estate. The railway was constructed (with help) by the brother of the present Lord of the Manor for his niece & nephew in order that they had somewhere to run smaller scale trains and locomotives, The main Estate Railway is constructed to 15” gauge and follows Sir A. P. Heywood’s principles.

Putnoe Halt

Simon Marshall
Demonstrates that although these are large trains you don’t have to have a large space! Based on a small country village station with a couple of goods sidings, most trains and rolling stock used is of foreign origin.

Other scales

Brickville Town Harbour

Martin Shenton
Lego layout featuring harbour, beach and train ferry!

Traders confirmed to date; more to follow.

Bachmann Europe Plc

www.bachmann.co.uk
Representatives from the model manufacturer will be available to speak to with examples of the company’s models.

Cheltenham Model Centre

www.cheltenhammodelcentre.com
Model railways old and new; from N to 0 gauge.

Country Park Models

www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/suppliers/41071-RichardsSpares
Model railway spares for all leading makes. New and second hand available, part exchange welcome. Model railway collections wanted any size including damaged and non working locos – spare parts always wanted.

Derby Trees and Scenics

www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/suppliers/41393-Derby_Trees_and_Scenics
Specialists in scenery items. Range includes JTT Trees Plants and Flowers, Busch, Mini Natur, Dapol Kits, Scatters etc, plus Thomas range.

DoubleO Scenics

We manufacture a budget-priced static grass applicator and supply a comprehensive range of static grasses, enabling the modeller to produce realistic looking grass scenes on their layout for less than £30.00.

East West Rail

www.eastwestrail.org.uk
East West Rail is reinstating the former Oxford – Cambridge railway to connect East Anglia with Central, Southern and Western England, via Bletchley. Come and talk to the team!

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

www.e-v-r.com
Operating passenger services on the line between Wirksworth and Duffield using mainly heritage diesel railcars, and on selected days steam hauled services on the short branch between Wirksworth and Ravenstor.

Elaine’s Trains

www.elaines-trains.co.uk
Specialist in pre-owned model railway items, particularly Hornby, Lima and Tri-ang with a splash of continental H0 stock as available.

Ian’s Trains

A comprehensive selection of pre-owned desirable models in 0, 00 and N scales. From mint boxed items to useful bargain accessories.

JB’s Model World

www.jbsmodelworld.co.uk
Supplier of adaptable rolling stock storage solutions for N – 00/H0 Gauge

Keith’s Model Railways

Second hand and new modern image plus good selection of diecast cars, lorries, buses etc. bought and part-exchanged; all guaranteed.

London & North Western Railway Society

For £30 per year, members receive four journals, newsletters & portfolios and can access original drawings & information about the LNWR from archives. Very useful for railway modellers and those interested in railway history.

Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership

www.marstonvalecommunityrail.org.uk
The Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership is one of a growing number of Community Rail Partnerships across the country. Promoting the Marston Vale (Bedford-Bletchley) line.

Milton Keynes Model Engineering Society

www.mkmes.org.uk
Our near neighbours who operate the Caldecotte Miniature Railway at Caldecotte Lake.

Milton Keynes Model Railway Society

www.mkmrs.org.uk
Exhibition and club information stand. Find out more about what we do and how to join us.

Model World

New and secondhand model railway locos, rolling stock and other items.

P & D Marsh

www.pdmarshmodels.com
White metal kits, painted models and laser cut structures in N and 00 scales.

Plus Daughters

www.plusdaughters.co.uk
Specialists in N Gauge model railways and accessories – American, British, Continental and Japanese.

Railroom Electronics

www.railroomelectronics.co.uk
Electrical items, switches, wire, signal, lamps, LEDs, bulbs, plug & sockets, metal tubing, soldering, DCC items, connectors and much more!

Railway Artist – James Green

www.jamesgreenart.co.uk
Railway paintings, limited edition prints and greetings cards.

Railway Correspondence & Travel Society (RCTS)

www.rcts.org.uk/branches/milton_keynes
Society publications, second hand books, postcards and information about the Society and its local Milton Keynes branch.

Rural Railways

Detailing parts, kits and accessories in both 4mm and 2mm scales – now in our 25th year!

Royal Train/Wolverton Works and Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

www.royaltrain.co.uk & www.chinnorrailway.co.uk
The official 68 page Wolverton Works 175th anniversary and Royal Train book, associated images for sale. Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway publicity plus steam and diesel locomotive DC sound chips for sale. ALL profits go to the railway!

Sunningwell Command Control Ltd.

www.scc4dcc.co.uk
The UK’s premier supplier of Digitrax, Soundtraxx, North Coast Engineering, Train Control Systems (TCS) and CML and other products.

Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society (Milton Keynes Group)

The Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society was formed in 1950. Local members meet at Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway. Come and talk to us today, find out more about what we do and try our children’s Lego play layout.

TPA Books

New and secondhand railway books plus a selection of railwayana including lamps and signs.

Tootally Thomas

www.tootallythomas.co.uk
One of the largest selections of Thomas toys in the UK. Stockists and importers of the Bachmann models, Take-n-Play die-cast and Trackmaster battery powered engines and sets.

Totem Signs

www.modelrailsigns.co.uk
Custom railway signs made to order.

Wrenn Specialist – Andy Dayton

www.wrennspecialist.co.uk
Wrenn and Hornby Dublo model railways including refurbishment services. An extensive range of decorative “Railway” wall plates.

How to get there

Address

Stantonbury Leisure Centre
Stantonbury Arts & Leisure
Stantonbury
Milton Keynes
MK14 6BN (click postcode for map).

Although additional and ample free parking will be available this year, we do encourage our visitors to travel by public transport as this helps to ease congestion around the exhibition venue.

By Train and/or Bus

MILTON KEYNES CENTRAL STATION

Travel by London Midland, Southern Railway or Virgin Trains.

Free vintage bus service

Routemaster busA FREE VINTAGE BUS SERVICE WILL BE IN OPERATION FROM MILTON KEYNES CENTRAL STATION FOR RAIL AND BUS TICKET HOLDERS.

All buses will depart from stand Z6 at the bus station immediately in front of the rail station exit. Walk out of the station and head to the bus stops to your left.

BUSES WILL DEPART FROM THE STATION AS FOLLOWS:

  • From MILTON KEYNES CENTRAL STATION at 00 and 30 mins past each hour from 9.30am until 4.00pm.

RETURN SERVICES WILL LEAVE FROM THE EXHIBITION AS FOLLOWS:

  • To MILTON KEYNES CENTRAL at 15 and 45 mins past each hour from 9.45am until 4.15pm

Accessible vehicle

We will also be operating an accessible minibus vehicle every 30 mins from Milton Keynes Central station to the exhibition. Buses will leave at 15 and 45 minutes past each hour from 9.45am until 12.15 and then 1.30 until 4.00.

Return services will operate at 00 and 30 mins past each hour form 10am until 12.30 and then 1.45pm until 4.15pm.

Visit our friends at the Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership website:

Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership

 

 

By Car

General directions are given below. However, you may also wish to try using the free AA Routefinder service by entering the venue’s postcode of MK14 6BN. The AA website is available at: www.theaa.com.

CAR PARKING

The venue has a large free car park and staff will be on hand to direct you to vacant spaces. However, at times it may be necessary to make use of our overflow car parks which will be signposted and are approximately ten minutes’ walk from the exhibition.

Directions

DOWNLOAD THESE DIRECTIONS AT:

www.mkmrs.org.uk/resources/downloads/directions.pdf

From M1 North
Leave the motorway at junction 14 and take the 3rd exit. Follow the AA signs from there.
AA sign

From M1 South
Leave the motorway at junction 14 and take the 1st exit. Follow the AA signs from there.
AA sign

From A5 South
Take A5 to Monks Way roundabout (junction with A422). Take fifth exit onto A422 (Monks Way). At third roundabout (Saxon Street), take the first exit onto Saxon Street and then take the first right into Purbeck which is the access road to Stantonbury Leisure Centre.

From A5 North
Take A5 to Monks Way roundabout (junction with A422). Take second exit onto A422 (Monks Way). At third roundabout (Saxon Street), take the first exit onto Saxon Street and then take the first right into Purbeck which is the access road to Stantonbury Leisure Centre.

From A421 (West and East)
Head for the roundabout junction with Watling Street. Take the 3rd exit (from the west) or 1st exit (from the east) onto Watling Street. Continue under the railway bridge to the first roundabout. Take the first exit onto Grafton Street. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto the A5 and then head north and follow the instructions for travelling from A5 South above.

Programme and Floor Plan

The exhibition programme and floor plan will be available for download in early February 2017. Check back here in the New Year!

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