THE Christmas Model Railway show - Manchester 2018!

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  1. allegheny1600

    allegheny1600 Western Thunderer

    THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!



    Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30

    Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30



    Doors open for advance ticket holders at 09:45 (or a bit earlier if it’s safe!)

    Advance tickets: £8. Tickets on the door: £9

    Accompanied children under 16 free. (max 3 with each adult)



    On line ticket sales through our website, together with full details:

    - Manchester Model Railway Society



    Variety: Nineteen layouts, thirteen different gauge/scale combinations, prototypes from seven countries in eras ranging from 1880 to 2018.



    Convenience: Three minutes walk from Piccadilly mainline station, Piccadilly Metrolink tram stop and Chorlton Street Coach station. Bus stops for 35 routes all within six minutes walk, plus Piccadilly Gardens bus hub les than ten minutes away. Cheap parking in a multi-storey car park 150m from venue (£2 all day)



    Entertainment: Demonstrations, trade stands, historical re-enactors, Armistice display, children’s layouts, competitions, festive catering.





    Layout Name Scale/ Gauge Location Era

    Addison Park 3mm/14.2 London Transport 1950s

    Ambleton Vale N Western region, Southern England 1965

    Arcadia Pennsylvania terminal O (1/48) US 1960s/70s

    Arun Quay O (7mm) Sussex 1950s

    Barton Road (MMRS) OO Manchester 2000

    Behind the Lines OOn9 France: The Somme 1918

    Black Lion Crossing EM Welsh borders 1950s

    Danny at the Zoo 10mm/OO Fantasy

    Deansmoor N Stockport area 2000 -15

    Dufton Road OO UK 1980/90s

    Fort Whiting OOn9 South Africa 1930s

    Hallam town 2FS Sheffield 1970s

    Hounslow Sidings OO West London 50s-60s

    North Ballachulish EM Scotland 1970s

    Oakhurst Town S7 Kent 1880s

    Pwllheli P4 North Wales 2000 - 12

    Readham OO Cotswolds 2018

    Tarring Neville OO BR(S) 1960s

    Zauberwald Oe E Germany 1960s
     
  2. iak63

    iak63 Western Thunderer

    An essential show frankly!
    Saturday beckons post Christmas Market gluttony... ;)
     
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  3. MartinWales

    MartinWales Western Thunderer

    Tickets already booked!
     
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  4. allegheny1600

    allegheny1600 Western Thunderer

    THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
    Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
    (Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

    Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance. Accompanied children under 16 FREE
    (max three children with each adult.)

    We pride ourselves on offering Entertainment, Convenience and Variety.

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    This year we can show you layouts covering 135 years of railway history. From Kent in the 1880s, modelled at 7mm/ft, -

    to Stockport in 2015 modelled at 2mm/ft,
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    and a whole host of other layouts in between. Add to that our children’s activities, our traders and our other attractions and you have the recipe for a perfect pre-Christmas treat.
    Full details and on-line advance booking (no fees) available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
    Oh, and by the way, we NEVER pass your details on to anyone else.

    Philip Sweet
    Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society

    Location of the Barnes Wallis building: M1 7JA.
    Google Maps
     
    Last edited: 17 November 2018
  5. allegheny1600

    allegheny1600 Western Thunderer

    The Manchester Model Railway Society tries to be a bit different when it stages its annual exhibition. Of course you can expect to see some of the best model railway layouts in the country; of course there will be a wide range of traders and demonstrations of modelling techniques, - but we try to add something that you won’t find at other exhibitions.
    In the past we have staged a film premiere and held an art exhibition; this year our Armistice Display honours the memory of two Manchester men. Both were employees of the London & North Western Railway, both volunteered to join the army, both served with distinction and, at the end of World War 1, returned to their jobs on the railway. Both had locomotives named in their honour.
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    Find out more at
    THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
    Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
    (Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

    Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance. Accompanied children under 16 FREE
    (max three children with each adult.)

    Full details and on-line advance booking (no fees) available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
    Philip Sweet
    Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society
     
  6. allegheny1600

    allegheny1600 Western Thunderer

    What do you think – is it real or is it a model?
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    Find out at
    THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
    Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
    (Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

    Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance. Accompanied children under 16 FREE
    (max three children with each adult.)

    You’ll be able to wander among a wide variety of top class model railway layouts, traders selling the perfect Christmas gifts, interesting demonstrations of modelling techniques, historical re-enactors, and have the chance to win valuable prizes. It’s the perfect recipe for a pre-Christmas treat, and it’s only 3 minutes walk from Piccadilly station.
    Also, making a return visit from Turin, Italy is Jelly Models, who were involved with Channel Four’s Great Model Railway Challenge as well as at least one of the contestants from the show.

    Full details and on-line advance booking (no fees) available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
    Philip Sweet
    Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society
     
  7. allegheny1600

    allegheny1600 Western Thunderer

    Come and see Andy Cooper’s superb “North Ballachulish”
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    © Chris Nevard / Model Rail
    Gordon Gravett’s Sublime “Arun Quay”
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    © Gordon Gravett.
    Geoff Kent’s fantastic “Black Lion Crossing”
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    © Geoff Kent.
    and many more TOMORROW at

    THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
    Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
    (Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

    Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance. Accompanied children under 16 FREE
    (max three children with each adult.)

    You’ll be able to wander among a wide variety of top class model railway layouts, traders selling the perfect Christmas gifts, interesting demonstrations of modelling techniques, historical re-enactors, and have the chance to win valuable prizes. It’s the perfect recipe for a pre-Christmas treat, and it’s only 3 minutes walk from Piccadilly station.
    Also, making a return visit from Turin, Italy is Jelly Models, who were involved with Channel Four’s Great Model Railway Challenge as well as at least one of the contestants from the show.

    Full details available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
    Please note: on-line advance booking is now closed but tickets are still available at the door, of course.
    Best wishes

    Philip Sweet
    Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society
     
    Last edited: 30 November 2018
  8. Ian@StEnochs

    Ian@StEnochs Western Thunderer

    Excellent show last year so Ken & I are going again on Saturday and having a bit of time on the East Lancs Railway on Sunday.

    Ian.
     
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  9. allegheny1600

    allegheny1600 Western Thunderer

    I have ‘snapped’ a few very quick and nasty shots of some of my favourites at the show today;
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Oakhurst Town S7.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Arun Quay 7mm 0.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Barton Road 4mm 00.
    [​IMG] Addison Park 3mm TT.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Someone knows their way around a building site! [​IMG] Pwllhelli P4.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] North Ballachulish 4mm EM. Note the RAF passing overhead.
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    [​IMG] Zauberwald Oe
     
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  10. allegheny1600

    allegheny1600 Western Thunderer

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    [​IMG] Tarring Neville 4mm 00.

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    [​IMG] Arcadia, Pennsylvania 0 1/48.

    [​IMG] Hallam Town 2mm fs.

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    [​IMG] Black Lion Crossing 4mm EM.

    [​IMG] Ambleton Vale N scale with sound.
    Come and see these and more TOMORROW at

    "THE Christmas Model Railway Show – Manchester 2018!
    Saturday 1st December, 10:00 – 17:30 and Sunday 2nd December, 10:00 – 16:30
    (Doors open at 09:45 for advance ticket holders.)

    Adults £9 on the door, £8 in advance. Accompanied children under 16 FREE
    (max three children with each adult.)

    You’ll be able to wander among a wide variety of top class model railway layouts, traders selling the perfect Christmas gifts, interesting demonstrations of modelling techniques, historical re-enactors, and have the chance to win valuable prizes. It’s the perfect recipe for a pre-Christmas treat, and it’s only 3 minutes walk from Piccadilly station.
    Full details available from our website: www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
    Please note: on-line advance booking is now closed but tickets are still available at the door, of course.
    Best wishes

    Philip Sweet
    Exhibition Coordinator, Manchester Model Railway Society"