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Models Weekend

Our models event is growing again in 2024...

Over the weekend of 10th & 11th August, join us at Market Bosworth for a display of model railways from N to 5" scale, trade stands, miniature steam traction engines, latest models from Bachmann Europe and more TBC...

New for 2024- alongside a more general selection of exhibits, we will have an area where we bring together multiple layouts with a common theme; this year's showcase theme will be "America in Miniature" with a variety of layouts covering different era's and scales too.

Event highlights:

  • Over 12 Layouts of all scales and era's

  • 10+ Traders including new, second hand, tools, kits and more...

  • Full-size trains will be running during the weekend (timetable TBC)

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

  • FREE heritage bus link both days from Nuneaton & Hinckley direct to the show (Full timetable TBC)

  • Car parking at Market Bosworth, or why not park at one of our other stations and buy a combined ticket and arrive by train!

Show opening times:

Saturday 10th; 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday 11th; 10:00 - 16:00

Event Only Admission Prices:

Adult (16+) :- £6

Senior (65+) :- £6

Children (Age 3-15) :- £3

Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) :- £15

Children (Age <3) :- Free admission

Event Admission & All-Day Train Travel Combined Prices:

Adult (16+) :- £20

Senior (65+) :- £15

Children (Age 3-15) :- £10

Family (2 Adults & 3 Children) :- £50

Children (Age <3) :- Free admission

Do you have a layout or trade stand you would like to bring?

Get in touch now!

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Note:

Special event fares apply on this weekend.

'Standard Rate' tickets, part-journey tickets & discount schemes (eg: SRS members, railriders etc...) are not available.

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Layouts

- Market Bosworth (P4 Gauge) - courtesy of Dave Hewett & Pete Bettany

An incredible replica of the site of the show! The layout depicts the A&NJR station in the period 1907-1909 with kit built locomotives & rolling stock along with hand-built track to finescale P4 track standards. 

- Smallwood (O Gauge) courtesy of Redditch Model Railway Club

A unique depiction of a run-down, middle-England terminus in the mid 1970's. A multi-level track layout and DCC sound will really immerse the viewer back to this forgotten period.

- "The Perfect Table Railway" (OO Gauge) courtesy of Ray Poxon & The Hornby Railway Collectors Association

Hornby Dublo from the Fifties & Sixties

- Jowett Green (OO Gauge) courtesy of Richard Green

Post-war factory/warehouse layout with intensive shunting operations with plenty of industrial locomotives in action. This layout is the successor to "Rush Green Colliery" which featured at the 2023 show.

- Fareford Depot (OO Gauge) courtesy of Lyndon Ford & The Fareham & District Model Railway Club

Busy southern region depot scene in which traction from the 1980's to the present day can be seen, many fitted with DCC sound to really bring the layout to life.

- Rockcliffe (N Gauge) - courtesy of David & John Riddle

Amazing scenery dominates this award winning N gauge masterpiece of Britain in the 50's.

- Kelvin Grove - Thompson Street (OO Gauge) - courtesy of Corby & District Model Railway Society

London's Underground train network is depicted in miniature with tunnels, escalators & 4-rail track as far as the eye can see. A rarely modelled but fascinating subject indeed.

- Dizzy (N Gauge) - courtesy of Will Welby

360° scenic layout depicting multiple seasons in Scotland. A popular layout with children as the layout owner is keen for kids to have a go at driving the trains!

- Thomas & Friends (G Gauge) 

An extensive garden railway with all your favorite characters and more

Showcase theme for 2024 -  "America in Miniature" :

 

- Colorado Slim Gauge; Narrow Gauge in the Rockies (HOn3 gauge) - courtesy of the American Modular Group

This extensive layout is made up of modules, built by, and belonging to members of AMG with a track gauge of 3ft.. Throughout this event, the layout will be showcasing 1940's Denver & Rio Grande Western.

- BNSF Metra Chicagoland (N Gauge) - courtesy of Nigel Harrold

Modern North-American layout with DCC sound

- Snowy River Railroad (ON30 Gauge) - courtesy of Daventry Model Railway Club

This popular layout is making a return again in 2024 while work continues on Daventry MRC's next layout which will feature in 2025.

Traders

- Bachmann Europe PLC & Bachmann Collectors Club 

See the latest models on display from the new Autumn 2024 announcements

- Ravenstone Model Railways

New & used OO and N gauge

- Thunderbolt Models 

New & used model railways, kits and more...

- Baz's Model Rail

Tools, electronic components, lighting effects and other model equipment

- Mac's Models

Precision 3D printed model railway products at an affordable price

- Rob's Trains

Various new and used model railways

- Raven Kreativ

A new range of large scale wagon & coach kits, plus other lineside & detailing parts too

- John Sutton Models

A large selection of models of all scales including garden railway items, plus a vast array of books for sale too

- Bomber County Models

Chris is back again with tons more quality secondhand model railways on offer, plenty of bargains to be had!

- Battlefield Line Models

Official stockist of the latest model railway items in OO and O gauge from Bachmann, Hornby, Accurascale & Dapol.

Societies & Other Displays

- Miniature traction engines 

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

- Hornby Railway Collectors' Association 

The HRCA was founded for the purpose of stimulating interest among collectors and operators of Hornby Trains and accessories, both '0' Gauge and Dublo, as manufactured by Meccano Ltd. in their British factories up to 1965 and overseas up to 1973.

- Large Scale Demonstration (5 Inch Gauge) 

A collection of steam & electric 5" locomotives operating on our demonstration line (extra fare payable for rides)

- The Battlefield Line Railway Museum 

A selection of historical items from the Shackerstone Museum will be on show

- Shackerstone Railway Society 

See what the volunteers of the Shackerstone Railway Society have been up to recently. Or better still, why not join the society that owns and operates The Battlefield Line Railway and get stuck in?

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