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 2018 Exhibition.

Thanks to all members who came and helped at a very busy show from the Committee.

Our special thanks go to Jame’s for all his hard work done in the arranging and organisation of the show and our special thanks to the boys at Model Railway Solutions for bringing their fantastic layout Bournemouth West to the Exhibition which also won by a long way best layout at the show.

Also a special thanks to all visitors who made this one of the best attended shows we have ever put on.

So to all those involved goes a big Thank You from the Committee.

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.

Layouts, Traders and Displays for the 2018 Exhibition

With our exhibition approaching we are happy to announce some of the Layouts, Trade & Display stands we have lined up for this year.

Layouts for this year include:

Arnold Lane – O
Bournemouth West – OO
Earl’s Court Model Railway – OO
Exton Quays – OO
Hillbrow  – OO9
Holcome – O
Horsethief Bridge – N
Pottendorf – HO
Shillingsford – OO
Stephens Lane MPD – O
Trenance – OO
TWA Dale Estates – O
NTRAK Modular Layout – N

Plus we will a have our kid’s layout for you to come an have a go.

We will demonstrations and displays from:

Andy May
DCC & Computer Control
Slim Gauge Society
The Spetisbury Station Project
The Swanage Railway

 And we will also be supported by trade stands from:

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



It’s shaping up to be another great show and we look forward to seeing you on November the 4th.