Events

Nailsea Model Railway Show 2020 Cancelled

Monday 16th March 2020

 

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It is with great regret that we have to cancel the Nailsea & District Model Railway Show on 28 & 29 March 2020.
In view of the latest Government advice, and the fact the school have cancelled all outside bookings, we have no option but to cancel this years exhibition.
We apologise to all involved who have worked hard to put this exhibition together, and all being well we will be back next year.
 
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2019 Annual Exhibition Report

Saturday 27th April 2019

 

A little later than intended, but on a par with last year, a brief report and some photos of this year’s Annual Exhibition has been added to the website. The usual thanks go to all those who’ve supported the event especially:

 

  • The Exhibition organisers for all their hard work in making the show run smoothly
  • The Nailsea School Team for their helpfulness and support
  • The Catering team
  • All our Exhibitors and Traders for helping to make a great show
  • All the Club members who turned out to man the doors, shift tables & chairs and help out where needed
  • All you members of the public who paid to come to the show – our very special thanks to you!

 

A selection of photos taken by Victoria Jane over the weekend during the show can be seen below, with more photos from Adrian on the event report page. Click here to read the report and view photos of the event.

 

The date for next year’s show has also been set and planning is already underway. The 2020 Nailsea Model Railway Show is planned for Saturday and Sunday the 28th and 29th of March next year.

2019 Annual Exhibition Over

Monday 8th April 2019

 

The 2019 Annual Exhibition is now over and once again, planning will begin for the next show. A report and some photos of this year’s Annual Exhibition held at Nailsea School will be posted soon, but for now here is a video filmed during the Sunday of the show.
 
Featured in the video in order of appearance are:
 
Bristol (St Philips) – OO gauge
Calstock’s Halton Quay – O gauge
Cedar Canyon Junction – N gauge
Longmoor – N gauge
Port Washington Terminal – HO scale
Roundy Layout – OO-9 gauge
Amiens 1918 – Tracks & Trenches – OO-9 gauge
Sans Souci – N gauge
Sudrian Histories – The Railway Series Rebooted by Corwin Bainbridge – OO gauge
Vintner’s Yard – EM gauge
Studland – “A Brick Brothers Project” – Lego Layout
Nailsea & District MRC Test Track
Scharps Park & Kingswell Fairground – OO gauge
G gauge Trains
Smallcombe – OO gauge
Redford Junction – TT / 3mm scale
Cheddar S&DJR – P4 scale
Swanford – Gauge 1
Bristol Goods Shed – 7mm scale
Mutton – OO gauge
Beckenvick – HO scale
Weston-super-Mare N-gauge group modular layouts; Clifford Chambers, Otterhampton, and Harry’s Rail Tours – N gauge

 

 

Thanks to Callum for sharing this video he recorded during the Sunday of the Nailsea Model Railway Show 2019 and giving permission for us to feature it here. We hope everyone enjoyed the show and that we will see you all again next time.

March 2019 Update

Sunday 3rd March 2019

 

There’s now only five weeks left until the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s annual model railway exhibition for 2019. There’s been a couple of updates to the list of layouts, traders, demonstrators and stands that will be attending. To view the latest list and other details about the show, visit the events page by clicking here. Other preparations are also underway and some posters have started to be distributed around the local area earlier this week to help advertise the show. There is also an event listing on Facebook which can be found by clicking here.

 

 

It’s also been a while since we shared some photos of the general goings on during Club meetings, so below are a couple of shots of a recent running evening. First, demonstrating the range of interests our Club members have, is an overall shot of the Roundy Round test track featuring a mixture of N gauge, OO gauge and HO scale trains. Amongst those are a British diesel hauled train of bogie fuel tankers on the outer most loop of track, an American train of stone hoppers that almost entirely fills the loop of track, an Australian Intercity XPT and a couple of steam hauled passenger trains.

 

 

Moving over to the O gauge test track, pictured below is a work in progress pannier tank kit being given a run to check the assembly still allows smooth running before work on it continues.

 

2018 Open Day Show Report

Sunday 23rd December 2018

 

Following on from last weeks Open Day Show, a report has now been added to the website complete with a few photos. Thanks go to all those who’ve supported the event especially:

 

  • The Open Day Show team for all their hard work in making the show a success
  • The Barn, Clevedon for the venue
  • The Catering team
  • All our club members who brought their layouts and rolling stock to display
  • All the club members, family members and friends who turned out to man the doors, shift tables & chairs and help out where needed
  • All you members of the public who paid to come to the show – our very special thanks to you!

Click here to read the full report and view the photos of the event.

 

One Week Until Upcoming Open Day 2018

Friday 7th December 2016

 

There’s now just one week to go until the 2018 Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s Biennial Open Day. With this in mind, below is a quick run down of details for the show. There is also an event listing on Facebook which can be found by clicking here. Please share the Facebook event listing with anyone you think may be interested and don’t forget to tick the relevant box to show you’ll be attending.

 

Nailsea and District Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition 2018 - Saturday 15th December 2018 at The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 6HB

Download flyer as pdf

 

When – Saturday 15th December 2018, 10am to 4pm
Where – The Barn, Great Western Road, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 6HB
[Click here to view the location on Google Maps]

 

Ground floor with no known issues with disabled access
Free parking immediately outside the venue
Refreshments Available (Additional Charges Apply)

 

Admission Charges:
Adult – £3.00
Child (5 to 16) – £1.00

 

List of Layouts:
Cedar Gap – N scale – Doug Richards
GLB Bitterfeld – HO scale – Eric Bird
Morella Light Railway – OO-9 scale – Heather Hatch
New Mexico Railroad Museum – HO scale – Club layout
Paley Green – G Scale – Mike Brown
Pol Sands – 7mm scale – Ian Roll
Rowthorne – OO gauge – David Batstone
Shed 101 – OO gauge – Barry Larkin & Paul Lewis
Stanley Yard – N gauge – Adrian Croshaw
Wheal Nook – OO gauge – John Bristow

 

List of Traders:
Brian Tozer (formerly Modelmania)
Keith’s Bits & Pieces

 

List of Other Demonstrators and Stands:
Modelling Demonstration – David Burnett
Club Information Stand

 

All the layouts and displays that appear at our biennial Open Day are owned and operated by club members. Some of these displays don’t usually leave home and while some are still under construction, the purpose of displaying them is to demonstrate the large range of interests that our members have.

 

It’s also a good opportunity to talk to some of our members and maybe consider joining the club yourself. We hope to see you there and that you enjoy your visit.

November 2018 Update

Friday 9th November 2018

 

There’s now five weeks remaining before the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s biennial Open Day. All the layouts at the show are owned and operated by club members and while some are still under construction, the purpose of displaying them is to demonstrate the large range of interests that our members have. There will also be a couple of sales stands at the Open Day, and with Christmas just over a week later, maybe there will be something for sale that could make the perfect last minute Christmas present for someone who has a model railway.

 

Details of the 2018 Open Day show can be found on the Events page by clicking here. There is also an event listing on Facebook which can be found by clicking here. Please share the Facebook event listing with anyone you think may be interested and don’t forget to ‘join’ the event and tick the relevant box to show you’ll be attending.

 

During the past month, there has been the usual mixture of modelling evenings, which continue to see a range of projects being worked on, and test track evenings with a range of models being tested from across scales and eras. The most recent talk evening didn’t feature a talk at all and was actually our now annual skittles evening, where club members and their partners who wished to attend all met at the Market Inn in Yatton for a social evening playing a game of skittles. Thanks go to the Market Inn at Yatton for hosting us and providing food and drink.

 

Open Day 2018 Update

Sunday 10th June 2018

 

There is now a provisional list of layouts, traders and demonstration stands that will be appearing at this year’s Nailsea and District Model Railway Club Open Day Show on the Events page.

 

The list is still subject to change, but includes two Club layouts; Nailsea Wharf and New Mexico Railroad Museum; and layouts in a number of gauges and scales from N gauge to Gauge 1. Subjects modelled on these layouts include British, American, German and Australian railways, demonstrating the diverse interests Nailsea Club members have.

 

The current list of layouts, traders and demonstrators are shown below. Be sure to check the Events page of this website to see all the information about the Club Open Day 2018 by clicking here, or view the event listing on Facebook which can be found by clicking here.

 

List of Layouts:
Cedar Gap – N scale – Doug Richards
GLB Bitterfeld – HO scale – Eric Bird
Morella Light Railway – OO-9 scale – Heather Hatch
Nailsea Wharf – OO gauge – Club layout
New Mexico Railroad Museum – HO scale – Club layout
Paley Green – G Scale – Mike Brown
Pol Sands – 7mm scale – Ian Roll
Shed 101 – OO gauge – Barry Larkin & Paul Lewis
Stanley Yard – N gauge – Adrian Croshaw
Wheal Nook – OO gauge – John Bristow

 

List of Traders:
Brian Tozer (formerly Modelmania)
Keith’s Bits & Pieces

 

List of Other Demonstrators and Stands:
Modelling Demonstration – David Burnett
Gauge 1 – David Batstone
Club Information Stand

Nailsea and District MRC Open Day 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

 

This week’s update brings the announcement of our next Open Day event.

 

2018 sees the return of the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club’s biennial Open Day to be held in Clevedon, North Somerset.

 

All the layouts and displays that appear at our biennial Open Day events are owned and operated by club members. Some of these displays don’t usually leave home and while some are still under construction, the purpose of displaying them is to demonstrate the large range of interests that our members have.

 

It’s also a good opportunity to talk to some of our members and maybe consider joining the club yourself. Below is a photo from the 2014 Open Day which was also held at The Barn in Clevedon.

 
 Nailsea and District MRC Open Day 2014 at The Barn, Clevedon
 

More information on our 2018 Open Day can be found by visiting our events page by clicking here.

 

There is also an event listing on Facebook which can be found by clicking here. Please share the Facebook event listing with anyone you think may be interested and we look forward to seeing everyone who visits.

2018 Annual Exhibition Report

Wednesday 18th April 2018

 

Almost a month after the event, I have finally added a brief report and some photos of last month’s Annual Exhibition to the website. The usual thanks go to all those who’ve supported the event especially:

 

  • The Exhibition organisers for all their hard work in making the show run smoothly
  • The Nailsea School Team for their helpfulness and support
  • The Catering team
  • All our Exhibitors and Traders for helping to make a great show
  • All the Club members who turned out to man the doors, shift tables & chairs and help out where needed
  • All you members of the public who paid to come to the show – our very special thanks to you!

 

Click here to read the report and view the photos of the event.

 

The date for next year’s show has also been set and is slightly later than previous years. The 2019 Nailsea Model Railway Show is planned for Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th of April next year.

 

Nailsea School Atrium - After Opening

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NDMRC Annual Exhibition 2022

March 26th and 27th at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2LE