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Models Weekend

New for 2023, we are thrilled to announce the long awaited return of our "Models Weekend"...

Over the weekend of 19th & 20th August, join us at Market Bosworth for a display of model railways from N to 5" scale, miniature steam traction engines, Lego Harry Potter display, latest models from Bachmann Europe and more TBC...

Full-size trains will be running to the standard timetable during the weekend. 

Hot & cold refreshment's, including licensed bar serving real ale, available on-site.

A free bus service from Nuneaton to Market Bosworth will operate throughout the weekend (see bottom of page for further details).

Show opening times:

Saturday 19th; 10:30 - 16:00

Sunday 20th; 10:30 - 16:00

Event Only Admission Prices:

Adult (16+) :- £4.00

Senior (65+) :- £4.00

Children (Age 3-15) :- £4.00 and receive a free lunch box! 

Children (Age <3) :- Free admission

Event Admission & All-Day Train Travel Combined Prices:

Adult (16+) :- £14.50

Senior (65+) :- £11.50

Children (Age 3-15) :- £7.50 and receive a free lunch box! 

Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) :- £35.00 and each child will receive a free lunch box! 

Children (Age <3) :- Free admission

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Cowley Yard


- "Martin Street"  Finescale O gauge layout depicting the transition era of British Railways, with a mix of steam and diesel locomotives working freight and passenger services (courtesy of Market Bosworth MRS)

- "Pen-Y-Bont"  Live steam, 32mm narrow gauge layout with real plants featured in the scenery, as featured in Garden Railway magazine earlier this year (courtesy of Steve Howard)

- "Cowley Yard"  7mm scale shunting layout set in the mid 60's (courtesy of William Plant)

- "Snowy River Rail Road"  American outline On30 layout (courtesy of Daventry MRC)

- "Ella Road"  OO gauge modern image TMD (courtesy of Alan Maclachlan)

- "Marston Jabbett"  Portrayal of a North Midlands N-gauge mainline (courtesy of Anker Railway Modelling Society)

- "Roofers Lane"  N gauge layout (courtesy of South Wigston MRC)

- "Wheal Kist"  OO-9 granite & china clay quarry set in the 70's/80's (courtesy of Darren Carter)

- "The Perfect Table Railway"   Hornby Dublo from the Fifties & Sixties (courtesy of Ray Poxon & The Hornby Railway Collectors Association)

- "North Rokeby"  OO & OO-9 industrial town in the days of steam (courtesy of Heart of England Narrow Gauge Modellers)

- "Norman Colliery"  Impressive O gauge 70's/80's colliery layout (courtesy of Geoff Brain)

- "Ashbridge"  OO gauge NSE station & yard set in the 1980's & 1990's (courtesy of Mark Miller)

- "Rush Green Colliery"  OO gauge colliery layout depicting a typical scene from the 1960's (courtesy of Alex Rushton)

- Vintage Tri-ang railways & Minic Motorways  Great layout with fun for all ages (courtesy of David White)

- Large Scale Demonstation  A collection of 5" locomotives operating on our demonstration line

- Thomas & Friends  An extensive G-scale garden railway with all your favorite characters 


- Bachmann Europe PLC See the latest models on display from the new Autumn 2023 announcements

- Ravenstone Model Railways New & used OO and N gauge

- Thunderbolt Models New & used model railways

- John Sutton Models Extensive selection of books and garden railway equipment for sale

- Bomber County Models New & used model railways

- Shackerstone Station Shop The latest model railway items in OO and O gauge from Bachmann, Hornby, Accurascale & Dapol

Societies & Other Displays:

- Lego Harry Potter Display An extensive display depicting the world of Harry Potter made from the worlds favorite bricks

- Rail Riders The railway club for everyone!

- Miniature traction engines A number of engines will be in steam around the site all weekend

- The Battlefield Line Railway Museum Historical items from the Shackerstone Museum

- Shackerstone Railway Society Why not join the society that owns and operates The Battlefield Line Railway?

- Driver for a fiver using battery-electric locomotive "Spondon No1" Opportunity to drive a full size railway engine for a short distance (extra fee payable, over 18's only, terms and conditions apply)


Driver for a fiver!

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