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London Festival of Railway Modelling 2018

The London Festival of Railway Modelling is the capital's premier exhibition, held every March at the fabulous Alexandra Palace in North London. London-2018 logo

The next show is on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2018, and we're delighted to confirm that the following layouts, representing a wide range of scales and prototypes, have accepted our invitation to attend. There are also a wide range of demonstrations of modelling techniquies, and around 100 stands selling a huge range of items.

Plus take advantage of our special offer if you join the MRC at the show.

MRC layouts attending in 2018:

Lacey Dale (N gauge)

Ingatestone (OO gauge under construction)

Plus out Hands-on layout "Calshot Road"

Invited layouts for 2018

G Scale: Hambleden Valley

Scale 7: Aston Rowant

O Gauge: Durham Road TMD, Harlyn Pier, Kensington Addison Road, Saltdean, Webbs Wharf, Binns Road (Toys of Yesteryear)

7mm scale narrow gauge: Calstock's Halton Quay, Up the Line, Karolina Falls

S Scale: Abbey Street

P4/S4: Calcutta Sidings, Mostyn

EM Gauge: Brighton East, Friday Bridge, Hebble Vale Goods, Leighton Buzzard, Trewithick

OO Gauge: Cheffley, Didsbury Green, Grantham, Porth St John, The Worlds End, Troutons

HO Gauge: 59th & Rust, Dettingen, Fort Myers, Swiss Pass

TT Gauge: Portsea

N Gauge: Bluebell Cutting, Clifton & Lowther, Depot des Camions, Hawthorn Dene, Köln Westbahnhof

2mm Finescale: Llangerisech

Z gauge: Anzdorf 

Modelling Demonstrations: 

We also have a widen range of demonstrations to provide advice and ideas to modellers.

Our own members will be demonstrating layout contruction, making realistic scenery, track building, wagon construction and designing buildings and laser cutting.

DEMU will be inspiring the everyday modeller of the modern era to achieve better; The EM Gauge Society will be demonstrating a range of kit and scratch buiding techniques using white metal and etched brass, how to convert stock to EM gauge, and how to add extra detail to make models look more realistic; we have demonstrations of how control your layout through electronics and/or computers from MERG; andthe Scalefour Society showing you how to take the next step in 4mm scale modelling

We hope the demonstrations inspire you to try a new technique - the teams are there to explain what they are doing, and provide free advice.


The Model Railway Club works with Warners (publishers of British Railway Modelling) to organise the 40 layouts which represent the best of the hobby, as well as the modelling demonstrations, club and society stands and also provides the stewards. Click the links to find out more about wide range of traders attending, or to book tickets in advance.


Please remember, the Sunday is always quieter than the Saturday which makes it even more enjoyable - especially if you are bringing children. We look forward to seeing you.