2020 Model Railway Exhibition

We are sorry to say that the Poole & District Model Railway Society’s 2020 exhibition on the 18th of October has been canceled. Given the current situation, I’m sure you understand.

We are however fully engaged for 2021 and hope you will be able to attend next year.  Once we have more information it will be posted here.

Keep safe,

Poole & District Model Railway Society.

Due to the current situation, the Poole and District Model Railway Club will be closed for at least one month.  We will monitor the situation closely and will reopen when it is advised safe to do so.  We will post here when the club will be open again for club activities.

The 2019 Exhibition – Best in show

Our 2019 exhibition went very well and thank you to all those who attended.  We had 22 great layouts in attendance this year but as always there can only be one ‘Best in Show’ as voted for by the public.  This year the prize went to ‘Brixham Bay’ built by Judith & Kevin Cartwrite.

Best in Show 3 Brixham Bay 2019Best in Show 2 Brixham Bay 2019Best in Show 1 Brixham Bay 2019

The 2019 Exibition

Its almost here, 3 days to go, and we are realy looking forward to it.  There will be 22 working layouts at the show in four halls including:

Any City – OO
Atherfield – OO
Brixham Bay – N
Cringle Street – O
Denver, Gosport Gulch & Pacific Railroad – ON30
Flintcombe – P4
Freshwater – N Scale
Garreg Wen – OO9
Great Swilling – EM
Grandad’s Puzzlement – OO
Kamiak Falls – HO
Milford on Sea – OO
Millway Dock – OO
Newquay East – OO
Parkstone Goods – OO
Rookery Lane – OO
Santa Agueda – HO
Springfield – O
Svanda – HO

And we have trade support from:

Ian Shave
Model Railway Solutions Shop and Baseboards
RailRoom Electronics
R&T Model Railways
Ray Heard
Wessex Waggons
The Second Hand Railway Book Shop
And our own club stand.

We also have demonstrations from:

Andy May
DCC Demonstration
The Spetisbury Station Project
The Slim Gauge Society
Swanage Railway

It all starts at 10am on Sunday morning and we look forward to seeing you there.

This Bank Holiday Monday is the Grand Donkey Derby, Dog Show, Exhibition & Fete at Pelhams Park in Kinson.  And this year, for the first time, they are putting an a Model Railway exhibition and one of our layouts will be there!  The event is hosted by the Bournemouth North Rotary Club and its all for charity.

Donkey Derby 2019 Front Cover final

The Upcoming Show – Layout Changes

We are now a month away from this years show and things are just about sorted.

As sometimes happens with shows due to unforeseen circumstances layouts have to drop out and sadly Pottendorf, the German HO layout, will not be coming this year but the good news is Llaniog Town, a lovely Welsh N Gauge layout, will be. And there is the possibility of fitting in one more layout, hopefully we will have an update on what that will be soon.

In the mean time its back to the preparations for Sunday the 4th Of November.