Annual Exhibition April 6th & 7th 2019


Another annual exhibition is now over and we hope an enjoyable time was had by all. As usual, a huge 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!


As with previous years, the atrium of Nailsea School and one of the large class rooms was utilised for the 2019 show. Featuring a quantity of high quality layouts, some demonstration and society stands along with a number of trade stalls selling a variety of model railway related items.
Layouts in attendance this year were;
Amiens 1918 – Tracks & Trenches – OO-9 gauge
Beckenvick – HO scale
Bristol Goods Shed – 7mm scale
Bristol (St Philips) – OO gauge
Calstock’s Halton Quay – O gauge
Cedar Canyon Junction – N gauge
Cheddar S&DJR – P4 scale
Children’s Corner – OO gauge
G gauge Trains (Attended Sunday only)
Longmoor – N gauge
Mutton – OO gauge
Port Washington Terminal – HO scale
Redford Junction – TT / 3mm scale
Roundy Layout – OO-9 gauge
Sans Souci – N gauge
Scharps Park & Kingswell Fairground – OO gauge
Smallcombe – OO gauge
Studland – “A Brick Brothers Project” – Lego Layout
Swanford – Gauge 1
Vintner’s Yard – EM gauge
Weston-super-Mare N-gauge group modular layouts; Clifford Chambers, Otterhampton, and Harry’s Rail Tours – N gauge
Traders in attendance were;
David Smith Books
Keith’s Bits & Pieces
Lord & Butler
Railroom Electronics
Ray Heard Model Railways
Other demonstrators and stands also attending were;
Nailsea Model Railway Club Information Stand and Test Track
3mm scale modelling with Mike Corp
4mm scale model buildings by Dave Barrett
4mm scale, 18.2 gauge. Achievable excellence by the EM gauge society
Building 7mm models by Ian Roll
Static Grass with Gordon Gravett
Sudrian Histories – The Railway Series Rebooted by Corwin Bainbridge
Childrens Hospice South-West
Dean Forest Railway Society
Ffestiniog Railway Society
WC&P Railway Group
West Somerset Railway
Set up for the show began on Friday evening with Nailsea and District Model Railway Club members moving tables and chairs in the School’s atrium and the classroom that was to be used. Once the space had been cleared, marking out for where each of the exhibitors and traders were to be began. Due to a mis-interpretation of the plan, a couple of the locations of layouts were swapped around, however there was still space to accomodate everyone without any major problems and everything was marked out before the exhibitors arrived. Unfortunately, Modelmania and Just in Case were unable to attend the show as intended this year due to vehicle problems while travelling to Nailsea. The vacant space where their stands should have been was however, filled in last minute on Sunday morning with some G gauge trains, which provided some additional interest for the visitors, so thanks go to Rich for stepping in with those at such short notice.
After set up was completed on the Saturday morning, opening time provided a busy start to the exhibition with a steady flow of visitors streaming in. As usual, the Sunday had a quieter steady flow of visitors arriving throughout the day. Overall the weekend saw another successful show, with almost 1000 people visiting across the two days and donations taken for the show guides once again raising moeny for the Children’s Hospice South West.


As usual, a few photos taken during the weekend are in the gallery below:


2019 Exhibition


Planning for the 2020 show is already underway and we look forward to seeing everyone again next time.

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