We like to think our exhibition, on or about the last weekend of September, compares well with others in the North West. In addition to having a good mix of exhibits, trade stands and displays for the mainly family-based visitors, we try to look after our exhibitors and traders as well as we can, as without them nothing happens. Exhibition manager Tony plans up to three years in advance to create the event, which is held at Birkdale High School in Windy Harbour Rd Southport.

This page contains information on the 2013 exhibition, including details of cup winners.



DATES, TIMES AND ADMISSION

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2013

Open from 10.00am to 5.00pm both days.

Admission: Adults £5, children (4-15) £3, family (2+2) £14.



MAP

The show is signposted from major routes into Southport.





HERITAGE BUS SERVICE

A heritage bus service operates between Ainsdale station and the exhibition:

Saturday   Pick up at Ainsdale Station at 18 & 48 mins past the hour. First bus at 1018, last bus at 1618.

                  The return times from Birkdale High School are at 33 & 03 mins past the hour, last bus at 1703
 
Sunday 29th September is the first Sunday of Merseyrail’s new timetable. The train frequency is now half-hourly and the times change:

Sunday
     Pick up at Ainsdale Station is at 05 & 35 mins past the hour. First bus at 1005, last bus at 1605.
                   
  The return times from Birkdale High School are at 20 & 50 mins past the hour, last bus at 1650
 
The heritage buses are provided free by Merseyside Transport Trust, and operated by volunteers. For further details visit their website
mttrust.co.uk.

CAR PARKING
Access to the visitors' car park is from the A565 Liverpool Rd opposite Nixon's Lane (a left turn coming from Liverpool).

The postcode is PR8 3ES.

A one-way system operates, with cars entering opposite Nixon's Lane and leaving via Windy Harbour Rd.

EXHIBITORS
Pennant - 5.5mm
Austin's Swiss Trains - HoM
Bamar - OO Modern
Bassendale - 009
Coal Valley Mining - G Scale Society
The Circle Line - N
Ellenbrook - 4mm tramway
EMOO - OO EM + CRA stand
Gorne & Dunnette Railroad - On30
Great Western Railroad - On30 US
Hornby Tinplate - O
Iron St Mills - 4mm EM
Kirkby Stephen West - OO
Krackin Upem - OO
Liverpool Lime Street - 4MM EM


New Bridge Junction - N
Pen-Y-Bont - 7mm NG
Rovex 8
Sandside - N
SMRS Modular - OO
Tom's Sidings - OO
Whits End - OO
Windmill Animal Farm - On30

TRADERS
5.5mm Association
All Components
Bespoke Signs & Prints
Bolton MRC Books
Dave's Railway Films
Direct Train Spares - rolling roads & DCC harnesses
Help for Heroes
Hoyles Model Railways
Kytes Lights
Mad About Trains - new & s/hand
L & D Madden - US HO, G, trucks & cars
Merseyside Transport Trust


SMTF - new & s/hand
Southport Hobby Scene
Southport MRS club stand
Sweets of Yesteryear
Trackside Signs
Triang Society
Vintage Travel Prints
World of Motion - new & s/hand


SOCIETIES
5,5 Association
Cumbrian Railways
Brian Davis
Double O Society
Friends of 502 Group
Friends of Meols Cop Station
G Scale Society
John Ireland
Peter Leyland
Merseyside Transport Trust
Modellers Clinic
Modellers Workshop
OPSTA
Plain Loco
Scenic Dioramas


Slidescans
Southport Model Engineers
Southport Model Railway Society
Tallyllyn Railway Preservation Society
West Lancashire Light Railway
Windmill Farm Miniature Railway


  • Best layout: Liverpool Lime Street (John Holden)
  • Best scenics: Great Western Railroad (Raven Miniatures)
  • Best rolling stock: Kirkby Stephen West (Ian Macdonald and Martin Wright)
  • Best N-gauge: New Bridge Junction (Norman Beaumont)
  • Best SMRS member's 'Layout in a Box' - Derek Pratt's 'Pendle Pearlie Mine'

2013 CUP WINNERS

Each year at the exhibition we award cups to the best layouts on show.

The winners for 2013 were:

Best layout: Liverpool Lime Street (John Holden)

Best scenics: Great Western Railroad (Raven Miniatures)

Best rolling stock: Kirkby Stephen West (Ian Macdonald and Martin Wright)

Best N-gauge: New Bridge Junction (Norman Beaumont)

Best Southport member's 'Layout in a Box' - Derek Pratt's 'Pendle Pearlie Mine'.

Details of previous members' competitions are
here.