Royston & District Model Railway Annual Exhibition

Our 2019 exhibition will again be held at the excellent venue of Bassingbourn Village College, on Saturday 16th November from 10am-4pm. As with previous years we will provide a free hourly heritage bus service from Royston Bus and Train stations.

This year will be the 33rd exhibition we have organised and are keeping our fingers crossed for the sun to again shine on us all day. 25+ layouts of different scales, 7 demonstrations, 5 Railway societies and 14 Traders offering new & second hand items have been invited from East Anglia, the Midlands, London area, Kent, Berkshire and Gloucestershire. Our local Royston & District Model Engineers will again be running a steam/diesel ride-on service and other surprises (subject to weather conditions).

We have a wide variety of model layout sizes and scales attending, including the very popular ‘OO’, ‘N’, OO9, HO (American & continental gauge trains) and ‘O’ gauge, with some layouts featuring DCC control and sound. I am pleased to have obtained a new layout ‘NON SUCH’ created by the ‘WENDSLEYDALE’ team with its Tudor Mice. It explores the question, ‘What if the Tudors invented railways? Several layouts have appeared in Railway Modelling press articles.

Aimed to give children (Parents too) the opportunity to drive trains, ‘THOMAS in ‘G’ plus friends’ will be attending. Many other exhibitors welcome careful drivers, including children, to have a try on their layouts and answer questions about how they built them. Please just ask them.

Children go in for free with paying adults (£5 per adult) as we believe it is very important to encourage the young to take an interest in modelling as a hobby. Perhaps they have watched the Great Model Railway challenge program on TV? A good selection of food and drinks will be available to purchase all day.

More information can be found on our website www.roystondmrc.co.uk, leaflets obtainable at the Museum, Royston Library or Posters around town. A bus timetable on the day will be at the Bus & Railway Stations.