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The London Festival of Railway Modelling
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What is happening at the 2020 event?

The BRM Stand

The BRM Stand is where we’ll be bringing Britain’s fastest-growing model railway magazine to life! It’s the place to find the BRM team, together with regular magazine contributors to get one-to-one modelling advice and take advantage of the magazine’s great show subscription offer.

FREE gift for all children with pre-booked tickets!

We have teamed up with LCUT creative for all children with pre-booked tickets to receive either a weighbridge kit, a station building kit or a platform.

A station building would typically house the ticket office, station master's office, as well as waiting rooms and toilets. The platform is designed to fit a small tank loco with one coach. They will have extension pieces for sale should anybody want a longer platform. Its also designed so that the small station will fit on it with enough room for passengers to move around.

These kits are designed for younger modellers or for those who are starting their modelling journey. Made with pre coloured wood fibre board. Requires some basic modelling supplies to complete. All LCUT creative’s products are made with conservation grade wood fibre board ranging from 0.45mm in thickness to 2.6mm in thickens where appropriate. They recommend using PVA or wood glue to glue the wood fibre board parts together. For more information visit


Demonstrations (To be confirmed)

Visit the demonstration areas for the opportunity to learn new techniques or ask any questions you might have.

2mm Scale Association  
Ceynix Railway Trees Tree Making
EM Gauge Society  
GC Weathering Painting figures
Green Scene Scenery
Kyteslights Lighting
LCUT Creative Kit Making
Petite Properties Exterior finishes for buildings
Scalefour Society  
The Scale 7 Association  

MRC Demonstrations - Some of our more experienced modellers are demonstrating a variety of techniques – including different ways to produce buildings for your layout; improve scenery; build wagons and paint figures. They are here to answer your questions, so don't be nervous, please stop by and feel free to ask.


The Model Railway Club (to be confirmed)

MRC Test Tracks – We are bringing our multi-gauge test tracks that are normally available at Club meetings. At the show you can run any new purchases, and perhaps have a sneak preview of some of the latest models in action.

MRC Membership - Come and visit our stand to find out more about The Club, and take advantage of our special show membership offer.

MRC Shop - Always popular, we have a huge selection of pre-owned items for sale. All are competitively priced so do stop by and have a look.

MRC Bookshop - A varied selection of second-hand railway books at reasonable prices, mostly British but with some quality American titles. Come and browse - you never know what you may find!

MRC membership offer - Join at the show for just £30 and get a FREE* modelling tool set worth £39.95 (Tool set includes: Razor saw and handle; knife with five blades; pin-vice drill with 2 drill bits; pliers; Philips screwdriver; tweezers; hammer; 15cm steel ruler; A5 cutting mat) *Subject to availability and signing a direct debit mandate for membership renewal.

Younger Modellers activities

Head to the dedicated children's area located in the West Hall where the London Model Railway Club will assist young modellers with:-

  • Kits to make and take home - Materials kindly supplied by Dapol, Metcalfe & Eileen's Emporium
  • A colouring competition with a Hornby Junior Paddington Bear train set prize-RRP £34.99
  • A layout competition with a with a Hornby Highland Rambler train set prize - RRP £79.99
  • Operate the trains on the U2CAN layout plus find out more details about the "young MRC" a monthly meeting for 8-14 year olds who want to develop their modelling skills.



The show is kindly supported by: