• Annual exhibition



    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.

    Information on our 2012 event is on the
    Exhibition details tab above.

    New for 2012, Merseyside Transport Trust will operate a free heritage bus service every half-hour between Ainsdale station and the exhibition. For details on the Trust's activities, visit their website.

    Click on the tab above for a map, or click
    here for map in a new page.

    Some photos are
    here.

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    It's a great day out for all ages, with something for everyone, and the exhibition has become a regular fixture in the Southport leisure calendar. It is sponsored by the
    Southport Visiter newspaper. We also acknowledge the support of Rydal Self Drive.

    An addition to a wide variety of
    layouts, there are a number of traders selling rolling stock, layout building materials, memorabilia, DVDs, etc., and a good selection of railway society stands. There is also a cafe and, weather permitting, live steam train rides courtesy of Southport Model Engineers.

    Click
    here for the article in the Southport Visiter.
  • Exhibition details



    EXHIBITION DETAILS


    Event: 39th Annual Model Railway Exhibition presented by Southport Model Railway Society

    Dates:  Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th September 2012                                 

    Venue: Birkdale High School, Windy Harbour Rd, Southport, Merseyside PR8 3DT
    (see below re car park access)

    Times: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm

    Prices:
    Adult: £5
    Child: £3
    Family (2+2): £14

    The show guide is included in the admission price.

    Attractions: 
    20+
    exhibitors
    20+
    traders
    20+
    societies & demonstrations
    Live steam train rides (weather permitting)

    Refreshments are available all day.

    MAP
    Click on the map tab above, or click
    here for map in a new page.

    The exhibition will be signposted from major routes into Southport.

    Merseyside Transport Trust will operate a free heritage bus service every half-hour between Ainsdale station and the exhibition.

    CAR PARK ACCESS
    Access to the public car park is from the A565 Liverpool Road opposite Nixon’s Lane
    (a left turn coming from Liverpool). The relevant postcode is PR8 3ES.

    A one-way system will operate, with vehicles entering opposite Nixon's Lane and exiting via Windy Harbour Rd.

  • Bus service



    Merseyside Transport Trust will operate a free heritage bus service between Ainsdale station and the exhibition, on both days.

    Two buses will operate a half-hourly service in each direction.

    The first bus from Ainsdale station will leave at 10.18, the last at 15.48.

    The first bus from the exhibition will leave at 10.33, the last at 17.03.
  • Map
  • Exhibitors







    Blitzschnell-Bahn
    Peter Clare, Southport MRS
    32 x 4
    Ho Digital sound demonstration NEW
    Caerneirion Road
    Geoff Lord, Bury
    12x7
    7mm narrow gauge
    Circle Line
    Terry Tasker, Southport
    4.5 circle
    N
    Coniston Road Depot
    Robin Gubba, Leyland
    7.5 x 2.5
    N
    Dienw
    Warrington MRS
    12 x 2
    OO9 (North Wales)
    Dublo's Done
    Miles Rowland, Manchester
    7 x 4
    OO plus T'was Thomas NEW
    Railways of the World
    Austin Moss, Burscough
    40 x14
    G Scale NEW
    Glenbogle
    Harry Moore, Liverpool
    36 x 4
    3/8ths tramway plus TLRS display
    Goldmire Quarry
    Maurice Bramley, Barrow
    24 x 10
    G scale
    High Peaks Railroad
    John Parkinson, Gwynedd
    5 x 2
    Includes demo & dioramas
    Jager Strabenbahn
    Andrew Hunt, Calne
    16 x 2
    HOe tramway (German inter-urban)
    Monsal Dale
    Southport MRS
    15 x 6
    N NEW
    Oak Ridge Canyon
    George Woolnough, Ruthin
    13 x 8
    HO and HOn30
    Oldham King Street Parcels
    David Hampson, Bacup
    22 x 3
    O digital sound
    Royston St Davids
    Rainhill MRC
    20 x 11
    7mm
    SMRS Modular
    Southport MRS
    12 x 10
    OO
    The Long Line
    Mark Henshaw, Poynton
    43x2
    N
    Dol-ffanog
    Tim Birch, Leeds
    6x2
    5.5mm plus display stand
    T'was Thomas
    Miles Rowland, Manchester
    5 x 3
    OO plus sales stand
    Walmer Bridge
    Derek Pratt, Southport MRS
    12 x 6
    16mm live steam narrow gauge NEW







    Total 20




  • Traders







    5.5mm Association
    5.5mm products
    Cheshire

    All Components Ltd
    Tools and electronics
    Powys
    NEW
    Dave's Railway Films
    DVDs
    Malpas

    Help For Heroes
    via S'port Hobby Scene
    Southport

    Hoyles Model Railways
    Scenics & Industrials
    Chorley
    NEW
    Mad about Trains
    New & second hand
    Worksop

    Kytes Lights
    Lighting
    Bognor Regis

    World of Motion
    New & secondhand
    Birkenhead

    Merseyside Transport Trust
    Heritage Buses, etc.
    Burscough
    NEW Bus Service
    L & D Madden
    HO American, trucks cars & G
    Manchester

    Bolton MRC Books
    Bookstall
    Bolton
    NEW
    S M T F
    New & second hand
    Stockport

    Southport Hobby Scene
    Hobby Shop
    Southport

    Southport Model Railway
    Club Stand
    Southport

    Sweets of Yesteryear
    Sweets
    Leeds
    NEW
    Trackside Signs
    Station & trackside signages
    Hampshire
    NEW
    Tri-ang Society
    Tri-ang
    Manchester

    Vintage Travel Prints
    Travel posters
    Liverpool
    NEW
    Warrington Totems
    Nameplates & shed plates
    Warrington





























































































  • Societies



    2012 SOCIETIES



    5.5mm Association

    Display/publicity
    Malcolm Savage, Wirral
    Cumbrian Railway Association
    Display/publicity
    Philip Tuer, Carlisle
    The Dem Team
    Demonstrations
    John Holden et al.
    Double O Society
    Display/publicity
    David Heller, New Brighton
    EM Gauge Society
    Display/publicity
    Chris Hewitt, Liverpool
    Friends of 502 Group
    Display/publicity
    Duncan Reed, Heywood
    John Ireland
    Demonstrations
    John from Bolton
    Peter Leyland
    Model/display/demonstrations
    Peter Leyland, St Helens
    Merseyside Transport Trust
    Publicity
    Burscough NEW for 2012
    Modellers Clinic
    Demonstrations
    Dave Greenwood, Runcorn
    OPSTA
    Display/publicity
    Roger Bell
    Plain Loco
    Display
    Arthur Pollard, Ormskirk
    Bob Rowlands
    Demonstrations
    Liverpool
    Scenic Dioramas
    Demonstrations
    John Parkinson, Blaenau Ffestiniog
    Scenery by Recycling
    Display/demonstrations
    George Nutter
    Southport Model Engineers
    Display/publicity
    Gwen Badderley
    Southport Model Engineers
    Live steam rides
    Paul
    Southport Model Railway SocietyDisplay/publicity
    Includes tombola
    Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society
    Display/publicity
    Mark Churchill, Southport
    West Lancashire Light Railway
    Display/publicity
    TK & DP
    Windmill Farm Miniature RailwayDisplay/publicity
    Austin Moss, Burscough

  • Poster








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  • 2011 Cup winners



    2011 CUP WINNERS

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

    The winners for 2011 were:

    Best Layout: Rowlands Castle

    Best N Gauge: Tetfield-Under-Bolt

    Best Scenics: Shallowford Park

    Best Rolling Stock: Southport and Birkdale Tramway

    Best Southport member's model with five or more axles - Derek Pratt's coal hutch carrier.

    Details of the 2012 members' competition are
    here.