Page last updated 22nd. February 2017

Our exhibition stands in the UK and Australia will be out and about during 2017 so please call at the stand where you'll find a range of our publications on sale and our stand team will be happy to answer your questions.

Calendar of Society Events and Exhibition Attendances for 2017

URGENT - Spring Meeting 2017
Will members intending to come to the Spring Meeting at the Midland Railway Centre on Saturday, April 8th, please confirm their intention by contacting Martin Nield on 01283 730544 or

Lunch is a choice of roast beef or a vegetarian option, followed by apple crumble or chocolate fudge pudding. Please let Martin know your menu choices.

Please confirm by March 25th at the latest.

Full details in Magazine 270 - p.3

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th February 2017
The Festival of British Railway Modelling
Doncaster Exhibition Centre
Doncaster Racecourse

Sunday 19th February
ALSRM North 2017
Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers
Wythenshawe Lifestyle Centre
Portway Road
M22 1QW
10am to 4pm

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th March 2017
Keighley Model Railway Exhibition
University Academy
Green Head Road
BD20 6EB
Note: One of our members, Gavin Clark will be exhibiting his P4 layout at this show.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March 2017
The London Festival of British Railway Modelling
Alexandra Palace
N22 7AY

Saturday 8th April 2017
LYRS Spring Meeting
This will be held at the Midland Railway Centre.

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th April 2017
Rochdale Model Railway Exhibition
The Coach House
Lodge Street
OL15 9AE

Saturday15th, Sunday 16th & Monday 17th April 2017 (Easter Weekend)
York Model Railway Show
Knavesmire Stand
York Racecourse
YO23 1EX
Open 10am until 5pm Saturday and Sunday
10am until 4.30pm on Monday

Saturday 22nd April 2017
'O' Scale North West Model Railway & Trade Show
Indoor Sports Centre
Leigh Sports Village
Sale Way

An excellent trade show for the O Gauge modeller
10am - 4pm with plenty of free car parking.

Sunday14th May 2017
LYRS Model Railway Running Day
This will be held at the Preston O Gauge Group.
The Old Brewery, Lodge St, off Croft St, Preston PR1 8ST

This is within easy walking distance of the station and plenty of off street parking is available at the club room.

Sunday 11th June 2017
LYRS Lanky Day Out
This year we are covering the Blackburn to Preston line, with the usual Pub lunch.

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September
Blackburn Model Railway Club - 2017 Hyndburn Exhibition
Hyndburn Leisure Centre
Henry Street

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 2017
Guildex Gauge O Guild
International Centre
St. Quentin Gate

Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October 2017
Wigan Model Railway Exhibition
Robin Park Arena & Sports Centre
Loire Drive

Saturday 14th October 2017
AGM and Member's Day
AGM at Southport followed by the afternoon at the West Lanc's Light Railway at Hesketh Bank.

Friday evening 17th, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2017
Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition
Thornes Park Athletics Stadium
Horbury Road


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