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The London Festival of Railway Modelling
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Below is a list of demonstrations and talks from our 2019 show

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.


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

2mm Scale Association  
Bachmann Europe

Expert model makers, Peter Marriott and Paul Rice will demonstrate techniques using items from the Woodland Scenics range – you can have a go too!

Ceynix Railway Trees Tree Construction
EM Gauge Society  
GC Weathering Painting figures
Green Scene Scenery
Kyteslights Lighting
LCUT Creative Kit Making
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

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.

Hornby Steampunk

The Steampunk phenomenon provides Hornby with a unique opportunity to link their own interpretation and modelling expertise with this pseudo Victorian parallel World.

Under the brand name Bassett-Lowke, a fascinating assortment of Steampunk inspired models and accessories have been created to allow a fantasy Victorian world to be created. 

Centre to the selection is an assortment of Steampunk inspired model railway items including specially created military locomotives, wagons and buildings.

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 - kindly supplied by Dapol
  • 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.

Bachmann demos

11:30 am - Learn about making realistic scenery at the Woodland Scenics demonstration.

2:00 pm - See how to use model construction aids at Proses’ interactive demonstration.


FREE gift for all children with pre-booked tickets!-Cancelled due to storm Dennis

We had 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. We have received the awful news that their house and business was severely damaged by Storm Dennis with about 3 feet of water inside the house and business. A good chunk of stock and one of their machines were destroyed.

They won't be able to provide the free gifts for the London show as they need to try to rebuild and restock the regular items so won't be able to make them in time.  We are looking forward to working together going forward.  Visit

The show is kindly supported by: