BR era Goods Depot, with Scammell mechanical horses and vans being unloaded


Model Railway Exhibition in Hazel Grove

2018 Exhibition

Saturday 27th October 2018 10:00 to 17:00
Sunday 28th October 2018 10:00 to 16:00

There are

until our next Exhibition starts, so why not make a note to come to see us? Following the success of our 2017 Exhibition, the 2018 Exhibition will also occupy two Halls, giving us more room for more layouts.

Exhibition update, September 2018

Visitors can get a free chance to win a train set donated by Hornby™ by leaving contact details at the Exhibition information stand.

Changed catering arrangements for our visitors

Our venue notified us at the end of term in July it had changed its catering facility to another use and could no longer provide a similar service enjoyed in previous years.
We have therefore had to make alternative arrangements to provide refreshments, acquiring the use of a Salvation Army mobile canteen. We will be serving refreshments of Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Crisps, and items of confectionery etc. We have the use of a ‘lounge’ area immediately facing you on entry to the exhibition at the pay desk. Here you can sit and rest whilst enjoying your refreshments.
We sincerely hope these arrangements will be to your satisfaction during your visit to the show. Once again we apologise for this change and inconvenience after so many years of having the ability to use the on site facilities.

Booked layouts

Amalgamated Wagon Works O
Ash Valley O
Axmouth OO
Calico Rock N
Corwen (Liverpool MRS) OO
Hazel Valley OO
Hazeltown OO
Kexby OO
Kinmundy EM
Lego layout N\A
Low Moor N
Maesog OO9
Megantic ON2
Nine Mills (1990’s format) N
Patricroft Low OO
Rothbury OO
Scrich Model Tramway Museum OO
The Sidings OO
Welney Depot OO
Westmoor Junction OO
Wolfe Lowe O
Wormhill N
Yorkshire Coast Electric Tramway OO

List correct as at 18 September 2018.


Sawyer Models-Modelshop
Country Park Models-Spares
The Locoshed, Whitefield-Model Shop
SMTF-Model Shop
Grosmont Bookshop-Books, DVD’s
Crafty Hobbies-Ready to run
Made in Manchester Models-Industrial models
Booklaw Publications-New Books, DVD’s
High Lane Model Railways-New & 2nd Hand Models
North Western Models-Detailing parts for N, OO & O
Axminster Tools & Machinery- small engineering lathes and mills

List correct as at 17 September 2018.


Model Bus Federation
Scenic Detailing & Weathering
Loco Building
East Lancashire Railway
Stephenson Locomotive Society
Figure Painting

List correct as at 17 September 2018.

Key information about the Exhibition

Courtesy bus timetable, to and from Hazel Grove railway station

NB Please check before travelling by Train that there is no planned industrial action on the relevant day(s).

Admission charges

Adult £7.00
Accompanied child £FREE
Unaccompanied child £3.00
Family ticket £12.00 (Covers two adults plus their children)

Come on kids, bring your parents along to our family friendly show!

All kinds of smoking, of whatever form, are strictly prohibited in any Exhibition area, and anywhere in the Sports Centre and the School grounds.


Hazel Grove Sports Centre (adjacent to Hazel Grove High School)
Jackson’s Lane
Hazel Grove
Stockport SK7 5JX
The venue is wheelchair accessible and all on one level.

Overflow car parking at Exhibition venue

Will be available on both days, courtesy of our hosts at the School. Turn left out of the exit from the main car park and immediately left in about 20-30 yards.

Car parking at Hazel Grove Railway station and free shuttle bus to Exhibition

Free car parking on both days by courtesy of Northern Railway, please follow the signs.

Then use our free shuttle bus service from the station to get to and from the Exhibition venue. The bus timetable will be available nearer the Exhibition date, around the beginning of October.

Location map for exhibition venue

Club sales stand-cash only!

Should you intend to make purchases from our value-for-money sales stand, please note that we are only able to take cash, we have no facilities for debit cards, credit cards or contactless payments, neither do we accept cheques.

Exclusive – limited-edition commemorative open wagon on sale at Exhibition!

Specially produced for us by Dapol® to commemorate our 50th Anniversary in 2016. Featuring the names of two founder members of the Club and available in either pristine or weathered bauxite livery, together with a signed and numbered certificate for only £12.00 each. Only limited numbers remain, so why not add one or more (!) to your rolling stock.

Diary date- our 2019 Exhibition will be on 26 and 27 October 2019.

Exhibition Guide

Download the Guide

This document is in three sections.

Section 1 Exhibition guide cover 2018 this is the cover only, for those who want a complete version of the guide to keep electronically or to print out at home.

Section 2 Exhibition guide full contents 2018 This contains all the details about the layouts, traders and demonstrators. Please note that page 10 is intentionally blank.

NB This is a revised version of the contents, which corrects a number of typographical errors. It was uploaded at 14:08 on 04 October 2018.

Section 3 Exhibition catering arrangements 2018 this repeats the summary of the arrangements as shown above in “Changed catering arrangements for our visitors”

Pick up a Hard copy

Printed Guides will be available from the Ticket desk. No charge is made, but donations to offset printing costs are always welcome.


Before taking photographs please ask the operator’s permission and refrain from using flash. Thank you.

Exhibition guide archive, most recent first

2017 Exhibition guide

2016 Exhibition guide

2015 Exhibition guide

2014 Exhibition Guide

2013 Exhibition guide

Other local exhibitions

Please see for full details of forthcoming Exhibitions in the area.

Exhibition 2017- some pictures to remind you about our Exhibition-

Images of the Vintage shuttle bus, and some of the visiting layouts.

This was the 2017 free shuttle-bus
This was the 2017 free shuttle-bus
The main Exhibition Hall
The main Exhibition Hall
Townscape with station
Figgton townscape with station
Tarmac tank cars and NE region brake van at Figgton
Tarmac tank cars and NE region brake van at Figgton
Shunting at Seaport docks
Shunting at Seaport docks
Class 156 arrives at Seaport
Class 156 arrives at Seaport
Seaport station throat and goods yard
Seaport station throat and goods yard
Rails to the sea at Walmington
Rails to the sea at Walmington

64967 shunts some fish vans at Walmington

64967 shunts some fish vans at Walmington

Walmington Market Square with 'buses and the local market
Walmington Market Square with ‘buses and the local market

Au revoir

We hope you have enjoyed the exhibition and hope to see you again next year.

Any late breaking information for Club members about the arrangements for Exhibition set up will be in the members zone.