Other Attractions


A range of hot and cold snacks and drinks will be available in Hall 2.  The catering will be supplied by Herb & Spice Catering of Altrincham.  The exact menu is still to be confirmed. 


The catering area also provides the space for visitors to eat their own picnics which they have brought with them or bought from one of the numerous fast food outlets near the venue.

D-Day 80 Display

In Hall 1 you will find a themed area which commemorates the role of the railways and their employees during World War 2.  There will be 8 layouts, all set during World War 2 in the UK and France, together with displays of military models, information about the UK railways during the conflict and an information stand from the Military Railway Study Group.

Society Sales

Once again, our popular second hand stall was back.  It sold items donated to the Society by members of the public, and also items owned by present members who wished to dispose of them to raise money for other projects.  This stand will be in Hall 1.

MMRS Members’ Competition Stand

This stand,  in Hall 1, is an opportunity for visitors to see the models built by our members since last year’s exhibition.  You will see some exquisite work featuring not only the traditional craft skills, but also examples of new and advanced techniques, such as laser cutting and 3D printing. 

Don’t let the standard of these models dishearten you!  There is a great deal of enjoyment to be had by buying off-the-shelf models and running them on a simple layout!

The Demonstration Desks

The MMRS has always been in the vanguard of modelling techniques and is always ready to share their knowledge and expertise with others.  (Have a look at the “Technical Articles” section of this website.) 

The demonstration desks allowed some of our most experienced modellers to share their skill with exhibition visitors.  You could expect to see demonstrations using 3D printed items and laser cut components, as well as demonstrations of scenic effects and kit building.

The photo shows how laser cut plywood and card can be combined with 3D printed chimney pots and drainpipes to produce a row of shops.

The MMRS Membership Stand

Your chance to speak to one of our committee members and learn about the facilities we have at Dean Hall (our clubrooms in Sale).  Hopefully, you will want to join the MMRS.  We always offer a special deal on fees at the exhibition.

Parent Respite Areas

These two areas offer a place for parents with small children to have a sit down and rest.  They are Toytown Terminus (a reserved part of the catering area) and Junior Junction (in the entrance lobby).  There will be toys, games and drawing materials in both areas to keep the children amused.