The big Virtual Exhibition is this weekend

02 July 2020
You might not be able to head out to a traditional model railway exhibition this weekend, so to make up for this, we are bringing you a brand new Virtual event full of layouts, demonstrations, interviews, new model announcements, competitions and so much more.



Headlining the layout line-up for #BigWORshow are:

Bournemouth West, James Street

Fenchurch St Peter

Stoke Courtenay

Hornsey Depot

Liverpool Lime Street

Kensington Addison Road



and more!



Don't miss our interviews with Bachmann, Neil Morrlle of Dapol, Simon Kohler of Hornby, Keith Revell of KR Models, Richard Brighton of DCC Concepts, Justin Noble of Scale Model Scenery, John Gymer of Youchoos, Carol Flavin of The Loco Ladies from Channel 5's The Great Model Railway Challenge, Paul Appleton of the Hornby Collector's Club, Model railway YouTuber Jenny Kirk, TV presenter Tim Dunn of The Architecture The Railway's Built and more.

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Announcements and comments

Don't miss two exclusive new model announcements from KR Models, live from the show on Saturday. Plus, share what you think – for the first time on, a comments section will allow you to become engaged and tell us what you like about the show – we'd love to hear from you!


Live layout build and demonstrations

Stay tuned as Phil Parker shares beginner's advice on model railway construction with a small model railway build. Plus tune in to talented modellers Giles Favell, Tony Wright, Jamie Warne, Laurie Calvert and Michael Russell as they provide top-quality modelling advice throughout the weekend.


Great prizes to be won!

We're guaranteeing a fun and friendly event with competitions galore across the weekend. Teaming up with Youtuber Lawrie's Mechanical Marvels, we're offering a 'guess the weight of his model railway collection' competition for a chance to win a Hornby Princess Coronation worth £189.99. See his channel for further details. Plus, don't miss our spot the difference and caption competitions for a chance to win more great locomotive prizes across the weekend.


We welcome everyone to our official opening on Saturday, July 4 at 09:30 GMT for two days only of fantastic model railway entertainment. Don't miss it – we'll see you there, virtually, of course!


Doors open here at 9:30m on Saturday.


@Richard, thanks for that; maybe I'll get to point my video camera at you one day! You N gaugers have got some lovely stuff coming later this year - I'm thinking of the new Farish 8F in particular. Anyway, the manufacturers need rich N gaugers, not poor ones. ;)

Posted by Andy York on Sat 04 Jul 09:55:54

Just seen Andy's excellent interview with Richard from Footplate; nice one. However, what about us poor N Gaugers?

Posted by Richard Hart on Sat 04 Jul 09:49:50

@John Stubbington - OK the system clock appears to be an hour out but don't worry about it. The show doors are now open -

Posted by Andy York on Sat 04 Jul 08:40:07

My listing was timed at 09.33 not as shown

Posted by John Stubbington on Sat 04 Jul 08:35:27

Has the show begun yet?

Posted by John Stubbington on Sat 04 Jul 08:33:59

@Jim Mulford - all the content will be appearing at any times given on BST (GMT+1), you may have some system time disparities. Don't worry too much about it.

Posted by Andy York on Sat 04 Jul 08:21:23

just posted a comment and this time came up Sat 04 Jul 08:14:44 my clock says it is 09/17 what time are we going by?

Posted by Jim Mulford on Sat 04 Jul 08:19:15

great idea hope every thing works out ok looking forward to it.

Posted by Jim Mulford on Sat 04 Jul 08:14:44

great idea...looking forward to seeing some new layouts ideas and announcements

Posted by Paul Pilkington on Sat 04 Jul 06:25:22

Great idea. Really looking forward to it.

Posted by Peter Townsend on Fri 03 Jul 08:03:42