We aim to provide an exhibition with something to interest all the family and have listened carefully to the feedback from our visitors.

This year we offer:

Quality catering – more variety in two refreshment areas offering both snacks and plated meals – breakfasts, lunches & afternoon tea.

Quality layouts, most of them featured in the modelling press.  

Variety – nineteen quality layouts in a total of 12 different scale/gauge combinations based on prototypes in seven countries which range in date from 1880 to the present day.

Convenience – 75% of our visitors travel by public transport.  Piccadilly station,  Metrolink trams and Chorlton Street coach station all within 3 minutes walk and bus-stops for 35 services are within six minutes walk.

 

Things To See And Do!

As well as nineteen top class layouts and a host of traders, we offer:

A First World War Armistice Living History display featuring the Manchester Regiment 1914-18, The LMS Patriot Project and Behind the Lines (OO9)

Demonstrations of traditional modelling techniques

Hands-on electronics with the Model Electronic Railway Group (MERG)

Demonstration of the process of creating an exhibition layout

A free Treasure Hunt for Children with the chance to win a valuable prize!

Demonstrations of scenic modelling

A chance to drive a radio controlled lorry around one of the MMRS layouts

Two layouts for the children to drive their own trains, featuring both well-known engines from books and TV, and “real” model trains

A special Christmas High Tea menu

Junior Junction and Toytown Terminus – designated sections in the two catering areas with toys for the children, giving parents a chance for a sit down and a bit of peace! (NB This is NOT a creche – children must be supervised by an adult.)

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