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Full Steam Ahead at the Midland Garden Rail Show

Stuart and Rachel of the 16mm Association Modular Layout at the 2022 show. Photo by Rob Tysall.

Midlands Garden Rail Show, Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March 2024 from 10am to 4pm daily, at the Warwickshire Events Centre, A425, Southam Road, Leamington Spa CV31 1FE.


If you’re into model railways – particularly the larger gauges – O Gauge, G Scale, Gauge 1, 16mm and more, this is the show for you.

It's an opportunity to see a diverse range of layouts in the larger gauges and scales. If you don’t already have your own layout, you might find yourself inspired to create your own, after seeing what other people have done.

There will be around 40 specialist suppliers at the show, who will be more than happy to guide you in the right direction for the best products to purchase to see your dreams take shape. As well as specialist trade stands there will be layouts, live steam model locomotives, hauling coaches and wagons, and everything you’d see on a real railway only in miniature.

Newchapel Junction at the 2022 show. Photo by Rob Tysall.

Here’s a quick look at some of the traders who will be there: Amazing Little Trains will be bringing new and second-hand stock, live steam models, track and accessories; also digital and RC products including ESU and Fosworks. Blackcat Bridges will be bringing Blackcat Aluminium Bridges and turntables made to order. John Sutton Models will have new and second-hand books and ‘n’ gauge locos and rolling stock. Model Engineers Laser will have larger and water jet cut parts and kits for over 100 popular designs of locomotives and traction engines. The Craftlight Company have innovative lighting solutions for the model engineer. And there will be many more plus a variety of great railway layouts.

Such attention to details on the track. Photo by Rob Tysall.

Around 20 different clubs and societies will be in attendance. Naming just a few, there will be the Coventry Model Engineering Society; The Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society; Midsummer Norton will be there – this group is based on the Somerset & Dorset railway station at Midsummer Norton, South of Bath; and popular amongst the junior members will be the Thomas Trackway which features the famous Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends – and lots more besides.

So, get on the right track and book your tickets for the Midlands Garden Rail Show:





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