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December 2019

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: The Christmas Cracker

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles. An unusual shopping trip can be capped with a ride back in time, as…

Buses / Commercial Vehicles / Models

Sat 7th - Sun 8th Dec 2019: National Festival of Railway Modelling

East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6XE.
Tel: 01778 391 123.


Sun 8th Dec: Ashington WEST SUSSEX Vintage Toy Fair Sunday 8th December

Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, West Sussex, RH20 3PG.
Tel: 07742 609 865.

Ashington, West Sussex Vintage Model Toy & Train Collectors Fair Ashington Community Centre, Foster Lane, Ashington, Just off the A24, West Sussex,…


Sun 8th Dec 2019: Christmas Toys & Steam Day

Abbey Pumping Station Museum, Corporation Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5PX.
Tel: 0116 299 5111.

Standard Admission charges apply (Small charge for train rides. No on site parking available so use the National Space Centre Car park) . 1pm-5pm Start…

Models / Stationary Steam

Sat 14th - Sun 15th Dec 2019: Father Christmas Weekend

North West Museum of Road Transport
The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St Helens, Lancashire.
Tel: 01744 451 681.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Buses / Models / Santa

Sat 14th Dec 2019: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair

Lockmeadow Market Hall, Hart Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RG.


Fri 27th Dec 2019: Llandudno Toy Train & Collectors Fair

Cymru, Llandudno Promenade, Llandudno, Gwynedd, LL30 1BB.
Tel: 01492 517 004 / 07867 524 737.


January 2020

Wed 1st Jan 2020: New Year’s Day Crank-up

Museum of Power
Hatfield Road, Langford, Nr Maldon, Essex.
Tel: 01621 843 183.

Miniature Railway / Models / Stationary Steam

Sat 4th Jan 2020: 25th Annual Bus & Rail Collectors Fair

Pudsey Civic Hall , Cote Lane, Pudsey, Nr Leeds, Yorkshire, LS28 5TA.



Sat 4th - Sun 5th Jan 2020: S&DRT Edington Model Railway Exhibition

Edington Village Hall, , Somerset, .
Tel: 01984 640 869.

The model railway exhibition has been a regular feature in our calendar for several decades which features layouts at various scales, Trust information…


Sun 5th Jan 2020: Croydon Aerodrome Aviation, Military & Model Show

Hallmark Hotel (former Aerodrome Hotel, next door to Airport House), Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 4LT.

10.30am-3pm 40 assorted tables, models books, diecast, Kit dealers.  Also the original airport control tower will be open for visits.


Sat 11th - Sun 12th Jan 2020: Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition

Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 1LZ.

There will be more than thirty superb working model railway layouts with a well balanced coverage of scales, gauges and prototypes. An excellent selection…


Sun 12th Jan 2020: Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD.

10am–5pm There will be a free Historic Bus Service running regularly from Guildford Station to the Sports Park and back throughout the day.


Fri 17th - Sun 19th Jan 2020: London Model Engineering Exhibition

Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London, Greater London, N22 7AY.
Tel: 01926 614 101.

Come along and see the full spectrum of modelling from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to the more modern…


Sat 18th Jan 2020: National Fairground Extravaganza

Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucestershire, GL3 2JH.

Free entry to one of the biggest model shows in the UK Slide shows, Showmen's transport, sales stands, grand prize raffle, hot & cold refreshments.…

Commercial Vehicles / Fairground / Models

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Jan 2020: Somerset Vintage & Classic Tractor Show

Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN.

Special Feature for 2020:  Nuffield, Marshall and Leyland Tractors Auction is on Saturday 25th January by HJ Pugh & Co.

Auction / Models / Tractors

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Jan 2020: Model Railway Exhibitions

Longfield Academy, Main Road (B260), Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH.

Annual model railway show. Up to 30 layouts; trade stands; static displays, etyc.


Sat 25th Jan 2020: Windsor International Toy Fair

Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5JB.


February 2020

Sun 2nd Feb 2020: Steam Toys in Action

Abbey Pumping Station
Corporation Road, Leicester, Leicestershire.
Tel: 0116 299 5114.

12 midday-5pm This will be our 30th year of this popular event – see engines in steam and enjoy the many miniature steam engines, boats and trains…

Miniature Steam / Models / Railways / Stationary Steam

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Feb 2020: Festival of British Railway Modelling

Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Doncaster, Yorkshire, DN2 6BB.
Tel: 01778 391 105.

Returns to Doncaster again for a spectacular show, firmly established as the biggest show in the area, attracting almost 6,000 day visitors across two…


Sat 8th - Sun 9th Feb 2020: Model Railway Exhibition

Common Lane, Yenston, Nr Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0NB.
Tel: 07970 113 270.

 Sat 10.00 – 17.00, Sun 10.00 – 16.00 The 15th Annual Exhibition always features several interesting layouts from various…

Models / Railways

Sun 9th Feb 2020: Model Tractor, Plant & Construction Show

Warwickshire Event Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV31 1XN.
Tel: 01926 614 101.

Visitors will be treated to displays featuring scratch built, customised and converted models; dioramas; and machinery including fantastic competition…

Models / Tractors

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Feb 2020: South West Model Show

Tank Museum
Linsay Road, Bovington, Nr Wareham, Dorset.
Tel: 01929 405 096.

Military / Models

Sun 16th Feb 2020: Huddersfield Scale Model Show

North Bridge Leisure Centre , North Bridge Street , Halifax, Yorkshire, HX3 6TE.

The biggest scale model show in the north of England. There is a large selection of trade stands covering all your modelling needs! Plus displays from…


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