Organised by The British Railway Magazine and the world’s oldest model railway society, The Model Railway Club, this exhibition is the most well-respected in its field. Held at the iconic Alexandra Palace, the London Festival of Railway Modelling is a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in railways. The two-day show features over 40 model layouts from around the world as well as over 100 exhibitors from whom you can purchase new additions for your collection. There’s no better opportunity to meet like-minded collectors and to gain direct access to railway modelling experts who can advise you on all manner of railway-related subjects.
If you’re travelling to Alexandra Palace on public transport, you can plan your journey here. For those taking the tube, the nearest station to the venue is Wood Green. Free shuttle buses will be running throughout the weekend between Wood Green tube station, Alexandra Palace overground station and the venue. General admission costs £12 per adult, £6 per child between 5 and 16 years old and £36 for a family ticket.
Whether you’re a devoted model railway enthusiast or if you haven’t touched a train set since you were a child, you’ll find plenty to inspire you at the festival. Listen to experts talk about their experiences and put together live demonstrations of modelling techniques that will help you in your own railway layouts. If you’re looking to acquire some new purchases, spare parts or specialist products, this is the place to come. There will be a large range of items for sale, new and used, rare and more commonplace, at the 100 stands that make up the two-day festival.
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If you’re planning to travel to the capital for the railway festival, make sure you leave enough time to check out the city’s other sights: head to Covent Garden to visit the London Transport Museum; while you’re in the West End, book yourself in for dinner and a musical; and take a cruise along the River Thames to one of London’s many famous monuments and buildings.
If you’re looking for further information about the festival, please have a look at the official website where you’ll be able to find a full list of exhibitors as they are added to the schedule, detailed information about the BRM Village/demos and layouts and more general information about the railway modelling festival.
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