Shows and Exhibitions
Model tramway layouts are exhibited at a range of model shows, varying from mainly railway to mainly tramway. Sometimes there are sales stands selling tram models, kits and parts.
The main exhibition of the year, devoted completely to model trams and the national and premier event for the model tram enthusiast, is the Festival of Model Tramways, which is an annual show alternating since 1989 between London and the provinces. The London exhibitions were for many years held at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum and at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. The provincial shows have been at various venues including the National Tramway Museum at Crich, Derbyshire, the Midlands Transport Museum in Wythall, Birmingham, the Blackpool and Fleetwood Centenary and the now regular location, the Museum of Transport in Manchester.
The details of the current exhibition and reviews of earlier ones can be found on the Festival pages.
The next Festival will be on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd April 2018 at the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester.
The following exhibitions have some tramway interest, although this may be only one tramway layout or display.
|12-13/08/2017||Ripley||Midland Railway Butterley Station, DE5 3QZ||-||John Huddlestone's 3.5mm Cronenberg trolleybuses|
|13/08/2017||Llwyneelyn, near Aberaeron||Village Hall, SA46 0HF||10-4||Dave Houghton's 3.5mm Arzl bei imst Stassenbahn|
|19-20/08/2017||Crich||National Tramway Museum, DE4 5DP||-||John Huddlestone's 3.5mm Ober Hamo layout|
|9/09/2017||Bury St Edmunds||Beyton Campus, Drinkstone Road, IP30 9AA||-||Dave Carson's 4mm Terminus-All Change!!!|
|28-29/09/2017||Hazel Grove||Leisure Centre, Jackson Lane SK7 5JX||10-5||Dave Houghton's 3.5mm Arzl bei imst Stassenbahn|
|7/10/2017||Aylesham||Juilee Cente, Norwich Road, N11 6JG||-||Dave Carson's 4mm Terminus-All Change!!!|
|7/10/2017||Mickleover||Community Cente, Uttoxeter Road, DE3 0DA||-||John Huddlestone's 3.5mm Ober Hamo layout|
|21/10/2017||Chichester||High School for Boys, Kingsham Road, PO19 8AE||10-5||TLRS Sussex Group's 1:16 scale layout|
|28-29/10/2017||Holmfirth||Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, HD4 3AS||-||Steve Smith's 4mm Hong Kong Yellowthreads Treat|
|4/11/2017||Leicester||St Peter's Church, Woodshire Rise, Braunstone, LE3 1RH||-||Dave Carson's 4mm Terminus-All Change!!!|
|11/11/2017||Romford||Marshall's Park School, Pettits Lane, RM1 4EH||-||Dave Carson's 3.5mm New Warmington Pier|
|18/11/2017||Bassingbourn||Village College, South End, SG8 5NK||-||Dave Carson's 4mm Terminus-All Change!!!|
|9/12/2017||Manningtree||Venture Centre 2000, Bromley Road, Lawford, CO11 2JE||-||Dave Carson's 4mm Terminus-All Change!!!|
|21-22/04/2018||Manchester||The Festival of Model Tramways
at the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester, Boyle Street, Cheetham, M8 8UW
|10-5||The BIG ONE with a huge number of tramway stands. the national and premier event for the model tram enthusiast. Don't miss it.|
This information is compiled by Clive Beech (TLRS Publicity Officer) for the Tramfare magazine and it is reproduced by permission of the TLRS. It has been provided by various sources and is published in good faith. No liability is accepted as a result of any reliance on this information. Please check with the exhibition organisers before travelling any distance.
Details of exhibitions where model trams will be shown should be sent to:
Clive Beech, 170, Derby Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 3AL.
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