The ‘must-see’ layouts at the 2023 London Festival of Railway Modelling

01 March 2023
With over 40 fantastic layouts, 80+ traders, and numerous clubs and societies in attendance, it's easy to see why model railway fans love The London Festival of Railway Modelling.

And our 2023 event is shaping up to be one of the best yet, with some fantastic layouts set to attend.

Hand-picked by the Model Railway Club, the attending layouts cover a wide range of scales and gauges from the UK, Europe and further afield. We’ve been given the arduous task of selecting five layouts that you’ll not want to miss – although, admittedly, we think they are all worthy of a visit. Here are our picks…

1. Copper Wort

Pete Goss makes a triumphant return to the exhibition circuit with 'Copper Wort'. The sequel to his famed 'The World's End' layout, his newest creation winds the clock back further still, representing Britain's brewing heartland.

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2. Hartley Poole Too

Richard Hart's latest layout is an action-filled spectacle, with scenic details galore and plenty of operational activity to keep you entertained for hours. 

3. Alderford

This fantastic exhibition layout blends overhead line electrification observation with British Rail operational practice, it's a real winner with visitors! 

4. James Street

N Gauge fans rejoice! One of the biggest and most entertaining layouts, 'James Street', is heading to The London Festival of Railway Modelling 2023, make sure you get in early as this layout is always a crowd pleaser.  

5. Reevy Road West

Last but certainly not least, lovers of the BR Blue era will not want to miss 'Reevy Road West'. This lively layout showcases military vehicles in transit, 21 ton coal wagons, ‘CovHops’ and other interesting rolling stock, ensuring there's always something to delight crowds at exhibitions! 

Held at the iconic Alexandra Palace, the popular exhibition will take place across the weekend of March 18-19th, 2023. Don't forget, pre-booking saves you money and gets you early access.



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