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Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

8th - 9th FEBRUARY 2020


All this happened at the 2019 event-please check back for 2020.

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 or buy the latest copy of the magazine.

Phil Parker will be posing on the stand with The Art of Compromise! This layout featured on the August18 Scenery Special episode of BRM TV. Come along to help us choose a more suitable name to reflect its scenic transformation

FREE Gift for pre-booked children tickets!

We are excited to announce that we are working with LCUT Creative to give all children with pre-booked tickets a laser cut weighbridge kit made with conservation grade wood fibre boards (rrp £3.99). Aimed at the 7-8+ ages (adult supervision required). Requires sharp hobby knife and PVA/Wood Glue to finish. Made using coloured boards so that out of the box it doesn't need any painting (can be repainted/weathered if desired with either acrylics or enamels). Please collect from the children's area at the show.


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

Tony Wright

Well-known modeller Tony Wright will be showing off some of the best locomotive and rolling stock building in the hobby, principally involving soldering techniques.  He will once again help visitors with his loco clinic and repair any ‘Dodgy’ mechanisms if he can for a donation to charity.

Exhibitor Demonstrations

Eileen’s Emporium Airbrushing
LCUT Creative Kit making
Green Scene Scenery examples
Petite Properties Exterior finishes for buildings
Kyteslights Lighting & Special Effects
DEMU Society Diesel & Electric Models
2mm Scale Association 2mm scale modelling


Free Prize Draw

All show visitors to the show have the chance to enter our fabulous free prize draw to win a Hornby Locomotive-RRP £39.99-Winner Mr D Bailey.

Younger Modellers activities

Visit the children’s area at the back of the hall where Doncaster 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 train set prize - Winner Miss E Owen
  • A layout quiz with a Hornby Rambler train set prize - Winner Miss M Russell

This weekend at The Festival of British Railway Modelling at Doncaster Racecourse young students will try and break the speed record for a live steam powered model of the famous Mallard locomotive built in Doncaster.

80 years ago the real Mallard set the world record for a steam locomotive at 126mph. The scale record for a model was set in December by 8 year old Alistair Proudfoot  and this Sunday he will collect his prize and try and beat his own record, 186mph.

"Hornby discontinued its live steam range 10 years ago" said OO Live Steam Club Chairman Adrian Campbell "Sales and usage fell as owners found them tricky to run and most are dormant today. They can be mastered with patience but youngsters having-a-go at our exhibitions always want to go faster. It gave us the idea to see just how fast they can go and try and break the record.

"Alistair drove the fastest officially adjudicated speed over the 6 month competition period, 186mph and this weekend any youngsters visiting the show will have a chance to beat that. He'll have another go himself  when he collects his prize on Sunday"  



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