The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association aims to encourage the modelling of
narrow gauge railways at a scale of or around 7mm to 1 foot (1:43)

Show Diary

The members layouts listed under each year, are scheduled to be at the stated exhibitions. We hope you will be able to attend any in your area. We will soon have a Photo Gallery showcasing examples of the standard reached by many of our members. Would members let us know where and when your layout is being exhibited by email to the Chairman, the Narrow News editor and the Webmaster. (click here to open a new email in your email client) We also welcome details of exhibitions your group is running. Full details of exhibition times and venue would be appreciated. Please quote your membership number in all correspondence. Whilst endeavouring to ensure details above are correct, the Association, its officers or members, cannot be held responsible for changes or cancellations to any of the events, or for errors that may occur in publishing these details.

Show Diary


Name, Venue etc.:

Layouts etc.:

19/8/2017 - 20/8/2017

Weald & Downland Vintage & Steam Weekend

Event address: Town Lane, Singleton, PO18 0EU
Opening Times: See website
Admission: See website
Parking: Yes - Free
Disabled Access: Yes
Refreshments: Yes

Slindon Vale - Norewood for Slindon - O-16.5

Duffield Lane - O16.5 and moreLarge comprehensive event in beautiful countryside - see website for more details


Woodbridge Model Railway Exhibition

Event address: Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge. IP12 4JH
Opening Times: 10am-4.30pm
Admission: £5, Child £2 Family £12

Wendsleydale and Snow in the Glen, both O-16.5

plus 2 Gn15 layouts

26/8/2017 - 27/8/2017

Corris Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition

Event address: The Plas Aberystwyth Road Machynlleth
Opening Times: 10.30am-5pm
Admission: £4, Child £2 Family £10

No layout list, and web site isn't helpful.Note railway is in CORRIS and is open on both days, but exhibition is several miles away in MACHYNLLETH


Burgess Hill Model Railway Club

Event address: Burgess Hill Girls School, Keymer Road' Burgess Hill, RH15 0EG
Opening Times: 10:00 - 5:00
Admission: £5, Child £3, Family £13

Watchet Town O-16.5, Peter Jackson

Hendricksville On30

2/9/2017 - 3/9/2017

Andover Model Railway Club Exhibition

Event address: John Hanson School, Floral Way, Andover, Hampshire SP10 3PB

The End of the Line (Tim Crockford)

2/9/2017 - 3/9/2017

Gauge O Guild GUILDEX 2017

Event address: International Centre, St. Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH
Opening Times: Sat 10am-5pm Sun 10am to 4pm
Admission: £10 GOG Members, Mere Mortals £15, You, partner and 2 kids
Parking: Yes, costly. Consider train
Disabled Access: Yes
Refreshments: Yes

Partly a traders show. These will include some specific to standard gauge 7mm, but scenic, fittings, tools etc suit any 7mm gauge modelling

Chris Peacock says he was asked verbally to bring Calstock's Halton Quay but has received no confirmation and assumes he will not be going.

The 7mm NGA will have its recruitment and publicity stand.

Traders specific to narrow gauge

EDM Models

2/9/2017 - 3/9/2017

Welshpool & LLanfair Steam Gala

Event address: Welshpool Raven Square Station, Welshpool SY21 7LT
Opening Times: 10am-4.30pm
Admission: FREE, but you should pay to ride on the train
Parking: At both Welshpool and Llanfair
Refreshments: Limited at Welshpool, full cafe at Llanfair

LLanerfyl, based on W&L practice O-16.5, Afon Adit Gold Mine, O-9Note the layouts are at Llanfair not Welshpool The Gala itself is actually held on 1, 2 and 3 September, the "event address" is WLLR, Llanfair Station. SY21 0SF. However, as part of the many Gala attractions at both ends of the line, there is a Model Railway Exhibition at Welshpool Raven Square Station, SY21 7LT, on 2 and 3 September. The Exhibition, to which there is no entrance charge, is open from 10 am to 4.30 pm on both days. Parking at Welshpool is free, but at Llanfair there is a site entrance fee of £3 per vehicle. Travelling on the trains is the best way to get to Llanfair to see many other attractions.

9/9/2017 - 10/9/2017

The Railway Enthusiasts’ Club MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION 2017

Event address: Woking Leisure Centre Woking Park GU22 9BA
Opening Times: Sat, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, Sun10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: Entrance £8 Adults £3 Child (One accompanied child free with an adult)

Slindon Vale Railway - O16.5 - Chris Davis

Hobbiton End (5.5mm)

Portween O-16.5

7mm NGA South Downs Group


Weston Hospice Care Exhibition

Event address: The Campus, Highlands Lane, Locking Castle, Weston Super Mare BS24 7DX
Opening Times: 10am-4.30pm. Note this is a SUNDAY show
Admission: Adults £6.50, Concessions £6, Children £2, Family.£15

Campagne, O-16.5, (Chis Peacock's new layout

Cothele Quay, O-16.5, layout now owned by Tom Snook but originally built by Chris Peacock

Crackington Quay, Howard Martin

Eisdalsa, Val Peacock

Not your usual village hall charity show, extensive list of other layouts including O gauge. Some members of the GOG are involved.


Trent Valley MRS, Lichfield Model Railway Forum

Event address: The Life Church, Netherstowe Lichfield WS13 6TS
Opening Times: 10am-4.30pm
Admission: £4, Concessions & Children £3, Family £11

Afon Adit O-9

The Utah & Colorado Mountain Railway, O gauge and On30

16/9/2017 - 17/9/2017

Erith MRS, Dartford Exhibition

Event address: The Leigh Academy, Green Street, Green Road (B260) Dartford DA1 1QE
Opening Times: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Admission: £6, Concessions £5.50 Children £3.50, Family £15

Roast Green Road Depot O-16.5

23/9/2017 - 24/9/2017

Worthing MRC Exhibition

Event address: Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 1LA
Opening Times: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Admission: Adults £5.00 Children Accompanied children enter for free

Slindon Vale - O16.6 - Chris Davis

23/9/2017 - 24/9/2017

Dorset Model Railway Exhibition

Event address: Queen Elizabeth School, Blandford Road, Wimbourne, Dorset, BH21 4DT
Opening Times: Sat10am-4.30pm, Sun 10am -4:00pm
Admission: Adults £6, Children free
Parking: Free Parking

Watchet Town - Peter Jackson;

Cothele Quay- Tom Snook

Buttermere Mining O-9

Hintendorf, Continental O-16.5


Surrey Area Group

Narrow Gauge World is part of the main exhibition with a number of narrow gauge layouts. The main show has all the usual scales ad gauges

30/9/2017 - 1/10/2017

Wigan Model Railway Show

Event address: Robin Park Arena, Sports & Tennis Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, Lancashire WN5 0UH Note Map on UK Model Directory shows shopping area not arena
Opening Times: Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm
Admission: £10
Parking: Yes, but read Wigan’s web site as some are free and some cost or are time limited
Disabled Access: Yes
Refreshments: Yes and bar

7mm NGA stand

Purgatory Peak, Macclesfield club's On30 layout

Gweek North Quay, O-16.5

Pen-y Craig, 5.5mm scale

Several OO-9 layoutsVintage bus from Wigan NW Station (West Coast Main Line) Note Wigan has two stations, bus runs from Wigan North Western,If going by car read notes in August Narrow News, it is easy to end up in the wrong lane approaching Robin Park especially from the M6


European Railways Association Exhibition

Event address: The 'H' Suite, 100 Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 0AA
Opening Times: 10.30am-4pm
Admission: £7.50, Child £2 Family £16

Gamle Carlsburg (Danish Oe) Tony and Kate Bennett

All European Railways, since starting Brexit I doubt the UK qualifies!


Seaboard Southern, North American Train Show

Event address: The Charis Centre, West Green Drive Crawley RH11 7EL
Opening Times: 10am-4pm
Admission: £5

7mm NGA On30 Depot

On30 Freemo (Surrey & Sussex Black Sheep Fremon30 Group

If you go, please would you e-mail and explain what this means!


M5/50 Group Narrow Gauge Tewkesbury Show

Event address: Tewkesbury

Calstock, Halton Quay

More info later, this is our Chairman's 'mob' so book it in your diary!

7/10/2017 - 8/10/2017

Croydon Model Railway Society Exhibition

Event address: Warlingham School, Tithepit Shaw Lane, Warlingham CR6 9YB

Slindon Vale Railway - O16.5 (Chris Davis)

St Mary's - 7mm narrow gauge


Keighley Club’s O Gauge Open Day

Event address: The Clubrooms, Knowle Mill, South Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 1SY Top Floor of Large Mill, Lift, Green Button
Opening Times: 10am-4,30pm
Admission: Adults £4, Children £2.50
Parking: Yes, Limited and you might be some distance away, up hill and on cobbles, no disabled spaces
Disabled Access: Yes by lift, No disabled toilet
Refreshments: By local scout group, worth coming for if you have no interest in railways

7mm NGA Stand

Wrose Mill. O-16.5 and just about everything else

Test Track

Traders, specialist 7mm. but includes scenic and buildings.

Not a full show but a club open day with extras. KMRC put away all the smaller toys and run all their extensive O gauge layouts. A friendly day out


Oxrail 2017 (incorporating Zedex)

Event address: Abingdon & Witney College. Wootton Rd, Abingdon. OX14 1GG

The End of the Line (Tim Crockford)

21/10/2017 - 22/10/2017

Uckfield Model Railway Club Exhibition

Event address: Uckfield Civic Centre, Civic Approach, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AE
Opening Times: 10am-5pm
Admission: Admission: £6, Child FREE
Parking: Free adjacent town car park
Refreshments: Restaurant on site

Bridport Town 0-16.5 by David Taylor

Denton Brook 0-14 & 0 by Giles Favell

(Also Moorton Bottom Yard 00-9 by Paul Windle)

28/10/2017 - 29/10/2017

Weymouth Model Railway Association Annual Exhibition

Event address: Wey Valley School, Dorchester Road (A354) Weymouth, DT3 5AJ

The End of the Line - Tim Crockford



Event address: Greenwich & District Narrow Gauge Railway Society, White Oak Leisure Centre, Hilda May Avenue, Swanley, BR8 7BT
Opening Times: 10am-5pm
Admission: Adults £8, Concessions £7, Children £ 1
Parking: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Refreshments: Yes



EDM Models



Slim Gauge Circle Meeting

Event address: LMR Association Club, Hillmorton Road, Hillmorton, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5AL
Opening Times: 10am-4pm

The Slim Gauge Circle (Sgc-0tt) 0n30 Modular Group

The Slim Gauge Circle (H0n3 Hostlers) Modular Layout Group


EDM Models

Andrew Neale Books

Blackham Transfers

7mm Narrow Gauge Association 0n30 Depot

American Narrow Gauge in various scales.

A fairly informal gathering.


Bradford Member's Day

Event address: St Cuthberts Church Wrose Road Bradford
Opening Times: about 10am until we get fed up about 4 pm
Parking: Limited, but you can park on the road
Disabled Access: Yes
Refreshments: Pies, Pies and more pies, plus mushy peas

TBA, if you have something you'd like to bring contact David Charlesworth

11/11/2017 - 12/11/2017

The Hayling Seaside Railway Exhibition

Event address: Hayling Community Centre Hayling Island Hampshire PO11 0HB

Slindon Vale - Norewood for Slindon and Norewood Depot - O-16.5 - South Downs Area Group

18/11/2017 - 19/11/2017

Millbrook Model Railway Exhibition

Event address: Millbrook TA Centre, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0AJ

Slindon Vale - Norewood for Slindon and Norewood Depot - O-16.5 - South Downs Area Group


Letchworth Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Event address: Etonbury Academy (SG15 6XS)
Opening Times: 10:00am to 4:30 pm

Watchet Town - Peter Jackson


Astolat Model Railway Exhibition

Event address: The Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD

Watchet Town - Peter Jackson,

Slindon Vale - Norewood for Slindon and Norewood Depot - South Downs Area Group - O16.5

plus Association stand


Tonbridge Model Railway Club Exhibition

Event address: The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF
Opening Times: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: Adults - £6.00 Children (10-16) - £1.00 Accompanied children under 10 - FREE
Parking: The venue is surrounded by large car parks, making access easy.

Watchet Town - Peter Jackson - O16.5

Slindon Vale - Norewood for Slindon and Norewood Depot - South Downs Area Group - O16.5

plus other 7mm NG layouts and two 009 layouts.


Narrow Gauge North

Event address: Pudsey Civic Centre Dawsons Corner Pudsey
Parking: Yes, lots and FREE on Saturday, Very near Pudsey Rail Station
Disabled Access: Yes, by lift, but NOT to stage
Refreshments: Yes
Profits go to Wheatfields Hospice