Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society


Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Our next Annual Model Railway Exhibition will be held on the 17th and 18th November 2018 at the Retford Town Hall, Market Square, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6DE.

Described as a relaxed and friendly show in the splendid surroundings of Retford Town Hall, the Bassetlaw Railway Society will be presenting its annual Model Railway Exhibition over the weekend of 17/18 November 2018. Despite a somewhat chaotic year due to the Society moving to smaller premises on Retford station, preparations for this year’s exhibition are now complete.

The exhibition will feature 16 layouts including the return of last year’s favourite Lego City Trains which has been enlarged yet again to provide even more room for teenage builder Ian Belton to demonstrate his skills in constructing working model trains made from Lego. At this rate, he could be a serious competitor to Network Rail one day.

Layouts will range in scale from Lego City Trains in G scale through O, 00, TT and the diminutive N scale. Trade support will be provided by companies supplying all manner of model railway accessories ranging from the newest products available to pre owned items. There will be demonstrations of wagon and coach building plus displays from the Gresley and BR Standard Societies.  Refreshments will be available both days.

The exhibition is open from 10 am until 4 pm on both days and admission charges remain at £4.00 for adults, £2.00 for children under 16 and £10.00 for a family group.  Details can be found on the Society website, our Facebook page or by calling 07768 347456.

At least 50% of the layouts will have a D & E content and DEMU will be represented on both days. The Bassetlaw Railway Society also provides its clubroom for the monthly Three Counties Area meetings.

Late Announcement: Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no Sunday Swap-meet this year.

Layouts, Traders and Societies in attendance for 2018.

Layout Exhibitor Scale
 Lego Ian Belton G
Whitewater Mike Fishwick O
Pencombe Dave Hollingsworth O
Victoria Road MPD Bill Mossop OO
Dunn Phil Lewis OO
Langbrook Junction Bassetlaw Railway Society OO
Thomas OO
Boghampton Tony Forward OO
Merlin’s Yard Steve Brammer OO
Diesel Maintenance Depot Keith Adlington OO
Welney Depot Richard Smith OO
Pig Lane Clive Mortimore OO
Taylor’s Trains Gary Page TT
Mike’s Wagon Works Mike Wharbiton N
Leigh St George Leigh Thompson N
Lone Star OOO
Brickyard Models
Elaine’s Trains
Geoffrey Allison
BR Standard Society
BRS Refreshments
BRS Club Stand

A big thank-you to all who visited us for last year’s exhibition. We had good selection of layouts, many of which were quite superb models. Our previous years exhibition Layouts, Traders & Societies are shown on Previous Exhibitions.