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East of England Arena & Events Centre, Oundle Road, Alwalton, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

7th - 8th DECEMBER 2019


2018 activities-please check back for 2019 updates

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.

Cake Box Challenge

Visit the BRM stand to see the latest Cake Box entries. Click here for more information

Strictly Come Digging

Head to Campbells Quarry where John has arranged a little challenge for the BRM team. They are going to have to try and operate his working dragline to load wagons with sand.

This might sound simple, but like the real machine, operators will have to juggle three different controls to scoop, lift and slew the bucket before dropping sand into a hopper wagon. John's team make it look easy, but they have lots of experience. The BRM team will only have a couple of minutes to practice before their attempts.

Points will be awarded for:

  • Skill
  • Accuracy
  • Lack of cussing

In addition, the wagon will be weighed after three scoops to see who has managed to transfer the most sand. The winner will take away a magnificent glitterball trophy!

Demonstrations on exhibitor stands all weekend

Eileen’s Emporium - airbrushing

Petite properties  - painting kits etc.

Green Scene - flocking

Market Deeping Model Railway Club demonstrations & workshops

Geoff Haynes - 4mm & 7mm locomotive construction and painting

Steve Barnfield - Constructing 7mm locos in brass

David Hildred - Construction of buildings & scenics

Brian Bartholomew - O gauge teak coaches in real wood

Round Table Workshops & Talks- (Times will be confirmed in the showguide)

Tony Wright - Plastic Wagon/Coach Kit Construction

Train-Tech - Talk on special effects to help your layout come to life!

Petite Properties -Weathering and exterior finishes

The OO Live Steam Club’s Model Mallard Speed Challenge

Click here for more information

The Hornby Live Steam models out there gathering dust with disillusioned owners deserve to be in use and enjoyed or moved on to someone who will appreciate them. The "Challenge" is to get young people to find them, get them going and re-enthuse the owner. 

A part of the “Challenge" is to make them "go faster". This is a practical and theoretical educational excercise that especially appeals to the National College for High Speed Rail who are a partner in the "Challenge".

A parallel "Challenge" to create a far wider appeal is drawing/painting/computer graphic/static model encouraging imaginative ideas to "Make Mallard go faster".

The OO Live Steam Club will run "Challenge" events at various railway and public locations culminating in the The National Festival of Railway Modelling at Peterborough in December.

Younger modeller’s activities

Visit the children’s area at the back of the hall where Market Deeping 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 prizes from Hornby for under and over 9 years old. The winners are R Lonergan & D Hayden-Garner.
  • A Christmas themed layout competition with prizes from Marklin My World. The winner is Daniel James from Cambridge.
  • Get hands on and operate the MDMRC’s Knowl End OO layout
  • Don’t miss the popular ride-on steam traction engine outside. (Any money donated will go to the Firefighters charity)














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