The Warley Model Railway show is the largest exhibition of model and miniature railways in the UK and takes place on November 19 and 20.
The largest model railway event in the UK takes place in Birmingham on November 19 and 20 starting at 10am each day and runs to 6pm on Saturday 19th and 5pm the following day.
This is THE show for all those interested in model railways, whether operating them, building layouts or merely collecting models. One of the attractions is the huge indoor market with trade stands from railway modellers, model railway organisations and preservation groups.
Graham Farish, Bachmann, Peco, Hornby and Ian Allen will be large exhibitors within the event hall at The National Exhibition Centre.
The attractions are not limited to model or miniature trains though with several narrow gauge locomotives on display such as Andrew Barclay 0-6-0T Gertrude which was restored to steam over a three year period by Exmoor Transport from 2006. She has been on hire at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway since last summer.
In addition, the Ffestiniog Railway-based new-build Lynton & Barnstaple 2-6-2T Lyd will be the full-size loco at the 2012 Warley show as the centre of a planned ‘Lynton & Barnstaple World’ feature.
This will be the centrepiece of a specifically themed area focussing on L&B-inspired model layouts. Ex Great Northern Railway Class N2 0-6-2T No. 1744 will be the largest standard gauge locomotive on display.
At the other end of the scale, Triang will be exhibiting their Big Train Collection in Collectors Corner amongst the many other scale layouts at the event.
The Warley Exhibition is very easy to reach by train, the NEC being served by its own national network station at Birmingham International. Trains from pretty much across the UK rail network serve the station and the exhibition in Hall 5 is a five minute undercover walk from the platform.
Disabled visitors who require a carer should note that the latter will be offered free admission to the event.