steam rallies and events


October 2018

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Oct 2018: Lowestoft Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition

Ormiston Denes Academy, Yarmouth Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4AH.
Tel: 01502 583 317.

The 5th Exhibition will showcase a diverse range of modelling. 100s of super exhibits trains, traction engines, clocks, trucks, military modelling, dolls…

Miniature Steam / Models

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Oct 2018: National Festival of Railway Modelling

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


Sat 20th - Sun 21st Oct 2018: Kempton Steaming with Marvels of Meccano

Kempton Steam Museum
Kempton Park Water Treatment Works, Snakey Lane, Hanworth, Middlesex, TW13 7ND.
Tel: 01932 765 328.

A fabulous display of amazing things… all made from Meccano! Triple in steam both days.

Models / Railways / Stationary Steam

Sat 27th - Sun 28th Oct 2018: End of Season Steam Up

Minstergate, Thetford , Norfolk, IP241BN.
Tel: 01842 751 975 / 07504 477 934.

Visiting engines along with our own, plus model engines and much more.  Refreshments available in our Steamers Cafe. Free entry, open 10am to 3pm.

Models / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sun 28th Oct 2018: Collectomania

The Grange, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9BD.


Sun 28th Oct 2018: Reading Vintage Toyfair & Exhibition

Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8EQ.


November 2018

Sat 3rd - Sun 4th Nov 2018: Spalding Model Railway Show

Springfields Event Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6ET.


Sun 4th Nov 2018: Model Railex

National Brewery Centre
Horninglow Street, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1NG.
Tel: 01283 532 880.


Sat 10th - Sun 11th Nov 2018: Scale Modelworld 2018

Telford International Centre , Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH.


Sat 10th - Sun 11th Nov 2018: Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show

The County Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY.
Tel: 01636 705 796.

Over 850 exhibits.  Rare & native breed/calf show, heritage displays & craft stalls.

Auction / Autojumble / Commercial Vehicles / Models / Steam and Vintage Rallies / Tractors

Sun 18th Nov 2018: Model Railway Show

Whitwell & Reepham Railway
Whitwell Road, Reepham, Norfolk, NR10 4GA.
Tel: 0160 871 694.

Models / Railways

Mon 19th Nov 2018: International Model Boat Show

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

Opening Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm Daily.  (Last admissions one hour before at 3pm).  


December 2018

Sat 1st Dec 2018: Maidstone Vintage Toy Fair

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


Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Dec 2018: The Christmas Cracker

Museum of Transport – Greater Manchester
Boyle Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M8 8UW.
Tel: 0161 205 2122.

A wide range of books, models and collectables for sale plus a display of vehicles.

Buses / Commercial Vehicles / Models

Sun 2nd Dec 2018: 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…

Industrial / Models / Stationary Steam

Sun 9th Dec 2018: Christmas Fayre

Museum of Power
Hatfield Road, Langford, Nr Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA.
Tel: 01621 843 183.

Join the magic at and take a sleigh ride to see Santa and enjoy our minature steam train rides, swirl around on the ice rink and meander through our Christmas…

Industrial / Miniature Railway / Models / Santa / Stationary Steam

Sat 15th - Sun 16th Dec 2018: Santa Weekend

North West Museum of Transport
The Old Bus Depot, Hall Street, St Helens, Lancashire, WA10 1DU.
Tel: 01744 451 681.

Visit website for more details and booking.

Buses / Models / Santa

Thu 27th Dec 2018: Llandudno Toy Train & Collectors Fair

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


January 2019

Tue 1st Jan 2019: New Year’s Day Crank-up

Museum of Power
Hatfield Road, Langford, Nr Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QA.
Tel: 01621 843 183.

Miniature Railway / Models / Stationary Steam

Sun 6th Jan 2019: 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.


Fri 18th - Sun 20th Jan 2019: London Model Engineering Exhibition

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

LONDON MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION 2019   ALEXANDRA Palace, London Friday 18th – Sunday 20th January 2019 The South’s Largest Model Engineering…


Sun 20th Jan 2019: 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.


Sat 26th - Sun 27th Jan 2019: 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.


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