Royal Leamington Spa College

Warwick New Road, CV32 5JE

  

 

 For the convenience of visitors we are please to advise that a Lloyds Bank Cashpoint machine is available on site and can be found in the main Atrium adjacent to the entrance to the refectory restaurant.

 

The 43rd Annual Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition

will take place on

Saturday 3rd March 2018 from 10am until 5pm

and Sunday 4th March 2018 from 10am until 4pm

 Royal Leamington Spa College

Warwick New Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 5JE

We are intending to bring you roughly the same number of layouts for this year's exhibition as in the last two years since we moved to the Leamington College venue, that is to say between 20 and 25.  David Piggott, our exhibition layout liaison manager has been hard at work visiting exhibitions across the country to being you our usual broad width of styles, scales, periods and locations. 

From our own club, this year we shall be featuring Kimble, our massive 40' x 16' O gauge layout which will be the centrepiece in the Sports Hall. 

 

The list announced so far are the following

  • 4mm OO9 gauge - Castle Works
  • 4mm OO9 gauge - Holbeach
  • 4mm OO9 gauge Ilfracombe East
  • 4mm OO9 gauge - Old Oak
  • 4mm OO gauge - Hogsmead for Sodor 
  • 2mm N gauge - Abbotsford
  • 2mm N gauge - Apa Park
  • 2mm N gauge - Barton Hill
  • 2mm N gauge - Bear Creek
  • 2mm Nm (metre) gauge - El Cremallera
  • 7mm O gauge - Aber Emlyn
  • 7mm O gauge - Kimble
  • 7mm O gauge - Newchapel Junction
  • 7mm O gauge - Wyken Yard
  • 7mm ON30 gauge - Chelma Canyon
  • 4mm OO gauge - Bishop's Quay
  • 4mm OO gauge - Brian Street
  • 4mm OO gauge - Readham
  • 4mm OO gauge - South Walton

Welcome
·  Who am I?

I'm Nick - for over twenty years now I have been trading under the name Nick Tozer Railway Books. As a collector and enthusiast myself (before taking early retirement I spent thirty years in the footplate grades on British Rail) I have a good understanding of what has been published on the subject and how useful as a reference tool any particular title is - I enjoy searching for those elusive titles and if you ask me to conduct a search you may rest assured that when I find a copy it will be at a price that I believe reflects the true value of the item.

The Kitmaster Collectors Club was formed in 1990 by a small group of enthusiasts to document the history of Kitmaster models and also to help and encourage the collecting of them.

It is a non-commercial organisation which aims to link collectors together for the exchange of archive material, advice & information. Funds generated through kit sales are used for the day-to-day running of the club, to expand and research the Kitmaster archive, to prepare and distribute promotional material and to secure important kit collections for the club when these come on to the market. Members receive first refusal on all kits in club stock through the regular sales list. The club also provides an exclusive forum for the buying, selling or swapping of the kits. The club has over one hundred and fifty members worldwide and many associates.

http://www.kitmaster.org.uk/CollectorsClub.htm

Invitations to our trade supporters were sent out some time ago and at present Mark Reader, our Exhibition Trade Liaison Officer is busy speaking with traders, both familiar faces at our exhibitions, and new to us, to confirm their attendance at the exhibition. We shall release names as traders confirm their attendance in the very near future.

Several of our regular traders have retired over the past year, and we thank them for their support and offer our best wishes for the future.

My name is Andy Dayton and for many years I have specialised in, and collected, the excellent range of Wrenn "OO Gauge" Model Railway products (including  Wrenn/Lima "N" and Wrenn 152 Formula Racing) manufactured by G. & R. Wrenn Ltd, Basildon, Essex,  England. 

Metropolis Toys are specialists in vintage collectables, particularly TV and Film related toys, Action Man and other Action Figures, also selling Dinky, Corgi and Model Railways.

 Mail order worldwide is always a pleasure. Your surplus quality toys are always wanted and top prices are paid for fine examples.

O gauge resin models.

http://www.ogauge.co.uk/

Severn Models create model kits in etched brass, ideal for model railway builders, wargames, tabletop games and diorama builders, and now introducing kits for dollshouse miniatures.

We stock a comprehensive range of over 4000 items.

Plus Daughters are specialists in N Gauge Model Railways and Accessories

 American N gauge Model Railways and Accessories by: 

Online Models  the home of Berko and Eckon

In the last two years we have increased the range of our signals, returning many old classic’s as well as introducing many new variants. This year we have introduced a range of yard lamps, and look forward to introducing many more in the years to come. All of our signals are compatible with block signal’s modules and a range of them are available to buy from us.

A Number of problem solving video’s are ready to stream on Our help section and Our YouTube channel so why not visit.

Introduction: London Road Models NE Class O/G5 locomotive kit. - Photograph courtesy Steamline SheffieldSerious about your modelling?

……….We are.

 London Road Models has been designing and manufacturing 4mm etched kits since 1988, when John Redrup produced some etched L&NWR 50′ non corridor carriage kits for the P4 exhibition layout London Road, to provide some much needed stock.

Since then, LRM has grown to provide one of the largest ranges of etched kits available to the 4mm modeller. The emphasis is on the pre-grouping period up to 1923, although the prototypes for many of the models in the range lasted into the post-grouping era of the 1930’s, with a significant number surviving into BR ownership.

Kytes Lights and Model Enhancements Lights, lots of them 

http://www.kyteslights.com/

Manufacturers of high quality scenic modelling materials, The BallastMate © Flockit © and many other innovative accessories

About: Green Scene was formed 29 years ago by John and Pat Lloyd. We are still the proud owners and continue in our passion to create modelling materials for the discerning modeller. Come and meet us at all of the major model railway exhibitions. Have a chat if you have time....We have!

http://www.green-scenes.co.uk/

Model Scenery Suppliers

4 Manor Court, Blaby, Leicestershire  LE8 4FW Telephone: 0116 278 5134   Credit Cards accepted    Mail Order Service available Scales: 2mm, 3mm, 4mm,

Services offered by this Supplier: Painting & Weathering, Weathering Powders/Acrylic Paints, Road/Landscape Paints, Eaziproducts Scenic range, Useful Modelling Tools and good quality Air Compressors, Airbrushes and accessories

We have been involved in layout construction for many years as part of our model railway hobby, with experience in both DC and DCC installations.

Elite baseboards can construct our boards in many variations with open or closed frames, and can supply your next dream layout, have a look at our growing Installations category for layouts we have in build or completed. (note: not all layouts we build are in this list as we respect or customers and always ask permission before publishing any layout)

Eileen's Emporium celebrated 30 years in business during the York model railway show, Easter 2016. Eileen's was founded by Eileen Pitchforth to supply materials for modellers. When she, and her husband Jim, retired about 10 years later the business was take over by Roger Sawyer. After 12 years the retirement bug hit again and in August 2009 Derek Russan became Eileen the Third!.

Derek has been a modeller all his life, a member of the Scalefour society for over 30 years and, before taking over Eileen's was also active in local model railway clubs.

We are one of the first UK companies to specialise in Digital Command and Control systems for model railways and have always made it our goal to advise, educate and assist modellers in the mysteries of DCC.Owned by Andy and Fiona Forty, DCC Supplies are keen users of technology which helps us provide service way above the staffing levels of the company, enabling focus on our customers' requirements. You'll find us at our shop, or at major exhibitions.Our Full time staff consists of:

King of Warwickshires model shops situated in historical Leamington Spa, Central England, close, buses, trains, parks and gardens with free on street parking for 2 hours. 

Currently celebrating 1999-2017, 18 years of shop sales and service since the last century, 42 years of modelling, 10 years national rail service.

 http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/shops/136-ClassicTrainandMotorBus

A large range of Ready-to-run models in many scales.

 http://www.cheltenhammodelcentre.com/

We carry a huge range of books for the rail enthusiast, run by a lifelong enthusiast, trading from the Peak Rail shop at Matlock, Derbyshire, and the online shop, we offer one of the most comprehensive selections of books covering virtually every aspect of land-based transport and shipping.

Welcome to ABC Model Railways and thanks for visiting!

We hope you can find everything you need. 

Trading for over 35 years, we offer a wide range of collectable Model Railways from the smallest T GAUGE to larger scale models.  The most popular from N gauge, through Z, HOe/009, HOm SWISS BEMO outline, to 00 gauge and American and Continental HO.

Welcome to the website of the European Railways Association - a society open to everyone interested in the railways of Europe.

Founded in Autumn 2013, this new association is for everyone interested in European railways, whether in full size or model. The ERA is solely web based although you may encounter our promotional stands at UK railway and model railway events. We welcome all prototype enthusiasts and modellers across the Continent irrespective of country, scale, gauge and make. Although occasional technical terms will appear in their native languages, our website is fully English language based.

We are THE organisation catering for both new and veteran railway modellers working in 4mm scale using a track gauge of 16.5mm - the most common for models of UK prototypes.

Our objectives are-

To welcome ALL modellers with an interest in OO.

How the Society functions

The Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society has real and effective control over the Talyllyn Railway. The Society's Council of twenty, half subject to re-election at each year's Annual General Meeting, nominates three directors to the Board of the Talyllyn Railway Company. The other two directors are appointed by a descendant of Sir Haydn Jones, the former owner of the line.

The 2mm Scale Association exists to promote and facilitate modelling at the scale of 2mm:1ft. The scale has a long history as the smallest practical finescale standard.

By joining the Association, members gain access to a wealth of knowledge and our exclusive component range designed to enable simple and accurate construction.

The Scalefour Society caters for the needs of railway modellers working to the scale of 4mm/ft (1:76.2), the most popular of the British model railway scales. It promotes and encourages the use of effective modelling techniques and fine scale standards among all 4mm railway modellers with a particular emphasis on the use of scale wheels and track.

This web site contains a great deal of information for all modellers and is a showcase for the Society. It also contains our Forum, where you can read about many aspects of finescale modelling.

009 Society - the world's largest small scale narrow gauge modelling group aimed at those modelling narrow gauge railways of scales around the 3.5 - 4mm to the foot.

We aim to cater for all aspects of small scale narrow gauge railway modelling, both for the beginner and the experienced modeller alike, for the scratch-builder. the kit builder and the modeller who prefers proprietary ready to run equipment. Whether you are an active modeller or an armchair modeller, you will find a welcome in the 009 SOCIETY.

 Based in south Warwickshire, we boast a private quarter acre water with unlimited daytime access, a clubhouse and free parking.

A  club which prides itself on having a friendly and very helpful membership. We sail electric, steam and yachts, sorry no IC. The clubhouse has tea/coffee making facilities with integral toilet.Disabled parking and wheel chair access also catered for. An informal gathering for general sailing in a relaxed atmosphere on Thursday.

http://kmbcmodelboatclub.com/

What Is The HMRS?

The Historical Model Railway Society is a UK Registered Educational Charity "founded in 1950 by historians and modellers to collect and exchange records, drawings and photographs in the interests of historical accuracy in modelling". (Andrew Dow in The Oxford Companion to British Railway History, Simmons & Biddle (editors), OUP 1997)

The Society maintains a strong commitment toward obtaining, storing and distributing information of value and integrity. Material placed in its care will be treated with due regard to its information value.

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is a volunteer operated heritage railway in Gloucestershire offering a round trip of over 24 miles. It uses part of the route of the former Great Western Railway's main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham which used to run via Stratford-upon-Avon.

 It now operates steam and heritage diesel trains between Cheltenham Racecourse and Laverton through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds. The line commands wonderful views of the nearby sleepy hamlets and villages, with outstanding outlooks across to the Malvern Hills and beyond. The railway is in the process of being extended to Broadway in Worcestershire.

 http://www.gwsr.com/

Friends of the National Railway Museum

We support the National Railway Museum conserve and create exhibits with financial assistance and volunteers

Membership of the Friends of the National Railway Museum brings the satisfaction of being involved in preserving, displaying and interpreting the best of Britain's heritage. Your subscription helps to finance work in the Museum that would otherwise not be possible. The Friends contribute significant amounts to large projects and support other activities on a regular basis.

http://www.nrmfriends.org.uk/

What Is EM?

If you’re interested in improving the look of your models or if you’re contemplating construction for the first time,  The E.M. Gauge Society is here to help you.

If you already model to EM or P4 standards, membership of the Society delivers significant benefits to railway modellers.

Why 4mm scale?

We're a group of like minded people interested in all things model engineering, specifically model locomotives, both steam and battery powered, traction engines, stationary engines and specialised workshop equipment. The club is also responsible for running the Ryton Pools Miniature Railway at Ryton Pools, near Coventry. The railway runs every Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday from Easter until the end of September.

 

 

 Railway Services to Leamington Spa Station

 Currently there are no planned engineering works that will cause changes to the normal timetable, as at Saturday 21st January 2017.

You can check the Chiltern Railways timetable changes on their Changes Calendar for up to date information.

Please check the Chiltern Railways website when planning your journey for the most up to date information.

The college is within easy walking distance from the station.

Walking Route

 The college is within easy walking distance from the station.

Leave the station by the main entrance and turn right. Continue along this road, pass the entrance Morrisons Supermarket on the right and at the roundabout turn right keeping the supermarket car park your right. Pass under the railway bridge and at the next junction carefully cross the junction keeping the railway on your right on to Princes Drive. Cross the river bridge and walk the length of Princes Drive. Turn Right at the mini roundabout under the railway bridge and college grounds are now on your right. The entrance to the college will be found in approximately 200 meters.

 Free Mini Bus Shuttle Service

 For 2017 we will be running a mini-bus shuttle service from Leamington Spa Railway Station to the Royal Leamington Spa College free of charge. 

The minibus pick up point will be outside the main railway station entrance up the steps on the main road. NOTE the minibus will not be able to enter the station forecourt. 

The college is a short 5 minute ride from the station and the service will therefore run continuous using 2 vehicles provided by the college and driven by their staff. It will not run to a timetable and waiting time should be no more that 10 minutes (traffic conditions permitting).

Bus Services

 Details of public transport options can be found on the Warwickshire Buses web site. There is a map of bus routes operating around Leamington Spa on the site.

 Service X17 passes close to the entrance of the college. Alight at the stop on Princes Drive. Walk under the railway bridge and the entrance to the college is approximately 200 metres on the right.

 Service G1 - Leamington & Warwick Gold Service Circular route operates on both days and stops on the Rugby Road a 5 minute walk to the college. Walk down Oswald Road to Warwick Place, turn right towards the roundabout and railway bridge. At the roundabout turn left on Warwick New Road and the college entrance is on the right.

 Service X18 and others stop on Warwick Place. Head back towards the roundabout and railway bridge. At the roundabout turn left on Warwick New Road and the college entrance is on the right.

 Service 68 and others stop at the Railway Station and therefore we suggest that visitors using public transport might consider alighting at the station and use the free shuttle bus service to reach the college.

 This means that it is possible to use bus services from Coventry, Kenilworth, Stratford on Avon and surrounding area to reach the college.

 

The college has large onsite car parking facilities for over 400 vehicles although not all these spaces may be available over the weekend of the exhibition due to building work taking place on the site.

We have made arrangements for overflow car parking which will be opened as the need arises. We are planning to operate a mini bus shuttle service over the 500 meters between the college and the overflow car park should it be necessary.

Thanks to Warwick District Council for making their Riverside House office car park available to us over the weekend of the exhibition.

There is a separate parking area for Exhibitor vehicles and immediately adjacent to the entrance a large parking facility for disability badge holders which remain unaffected by the building work. 

Drivers who are asked to use the overflow car park will be provided with the following directions. Please note that a shuttle bus service will operate between the overflow car park and the exhibition centre.

Free Mini Bus Shuttle Service

 

This year we will be running a mini-bus shuttle service from Leamington Spa Railway Station to the Royal Leamington Spa College free of charge. The college is a short 5 minute ride from the station and the service will therefore run continuous using 2 vehicles provided by the college and driven by their staff. It will not run to a timetable and waiting time should be no more that 15 minutes (traffic conditions permitting). The first service will leave the station at approximately 9:30am.

This is what you need to be looking out for at the station.

Visitors with severe mobility disablement please note that new vehicles we are using this year are not fitted with a wheel chair access ramp. Visitors requiring transport from the railway station to the exhibition venue should contact us in advance with their travel plans and needs and we will make every effort to accommodate your requirements. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving no less that 3 days notice.

 Minibus Shuttle

 If we need to open our overflow car park a minibus shuttle will operate between the College and the overflow car park a distance of approximately 500 meters.

Driving Routes to the Exhibition

Travel Bulletin - Sunday

The British Heart Foundation Warwick Half Marathon will again be taking place this year on the weekend of our exhibition, taking place on Sunday 4th March 2018.

 Consequently there will be a number of road closures that will affect visitors travelling from the Stratford direction or down the M40 from Birmingham on Sunday morning who were planning to drive through Warwick.

 The race route map can be found here on the BHF website. It starts at Warwick Racecourse proceeds to St Johns (which is on the direct route from the motorway to the exhibition centre) and then proceeds out of town towards Coventry on the north side of Warwick. Road closures commence at 8am around the race course and 8:30 in most parts of Warwick town centre. Full details of the road closures can be found here. There is likely to be traffic congestion in the centre of town as drivers look for parking because at this time of year there is no parking available on the grass at the race course.

 We recommend avoiding the centre of Warwick completely on Sunday morning.

 If on the M40 do not leave the motorway at junction 15 (Longbridge), if coming from Stratford or Wellesbourne, at the motorway roundabout ignore the Warwick exit and the motorway southbound carriageway to cross the river, just a few hundred meters. Immediately leave the motorway at the next exit junction 14 the A452. At the end of straight link road take the second exit off the roundabout towards Leamington Spa onto Europa Way. Go straight over the first roundabout, (BRW & Volvo dealers on the right), at the next roundabout take first exit effectively straight on, shortly go straight across the next roundabout (2nd exit). Go under the railway bridge and at the traffic lights go straight ahead onto Princes Drive. The railway should be on your right hand side. At the T junction mini roundabout, turn right, the college is on the right so at the traffic island fork right to the car park entrance.

 

 

The exhibition venue at the Royal Leamington Spa College on Warwick New Road, CV32 5JE is reached easily from all main driving routes. 

At this point in time we are not aware of any road works that may impact on journeys to the venue. Details will appear here if we are able to provide warning in advance of any planned disruption. 

You can get generate personalised directions for your journey using Google Maps using the following link

If you are planning to travel to the exhibition by train and plan to use the free shuttle bus then please be aware that the new vehicles we are using are not fitted with a wheel chair lift. Visitors with severe mobility disablement should contact us in advance with their travel plans and needs and we will make every effort to accommodate your requirements. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving no less that 3 days notice.

Parking for blue badge holders will be available immediate opposite the main entrance to the exhibition with approximately 50 spaces available.

All areas of the college buildings in use during the exhibition are accessible with level access via ramps or lift except for the Sports Hall.

It will be necessary to use an external route to gain access to the Sports Hall which will be sign-posted and assistance will be available when required.

Assistance dogs welcome.

 

 

The route to the sports hall is shown on the College site plan which can be downloaded here. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Please ask any steward for assistance required.

The full exhibition programme for the 42nd annual exhibition of the Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society on the 4th & 5th of March 2017 is now available in the form of a 9mb PDF document. 

Attachments:
Download this file (LWMRS 2017 Exhibition Handbook v01.pdf)Handbook for the LWMRS 2017 Exhibition (9mb download) [Handbook for the Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society 42nd Exhibition taking place at the Royal Leaminton Spa College on the 4th & 5th March 2017.]

The floor plan and index of exhibitors for the 42nd annual exhibition of the Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society on the 4th & 5th of March 2017 is now available in the form of PDF documents.

Attachments:
Download this file (LWMRS Exhibition 2017 Pocket Guide Side 1.pdf)Floor Plan and stand list for LWMRS 2017 Exhibition side 1 (2.5mb) [Floor Plan and stand list for Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society 42nd Exhibition taking place at the Royal Leamington Spa College on the 4th & 5th March 2017.]
Download this file (LWMRS Exhibition 2017 Pocket Guide Side 2.pdf)Floor Plan and stand list for LWMRS 2017 Exhibition side 2 (6.5mb) [Floor Plan and stand list for Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society 42nd Exhibition taking place at the Royal Leamington Spa College on the 4th & 5th March 2017.]

We are pleased to advise that we have negotiated preferential rates with the Holiday Inn Express in Warwick.

Visitors and Trade Stand staff attending the exhibition over the weekend are welcome to contact the hotel directly and take advantage of our Group rate arrangements.

The hotel is offering a room occupancy price of £65 per night to include buffet breakfast. All room types are available single, double or twin rooms at the £65 rate for one or two people. A small overnight parking charge will also be payable. Check with the hotel when booking. The offer remains open until Friday 2nd February 2018 and while the room allocation remains available. 

To take advantage of the group rate contact the hotel directly on 0871 902 1633. Ask for the Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society Exhibition room rate. Please note that you are dealing with the hotel as an individual so be sure you understand their terms & conditions as the Society accepts no responsibility for any arrangement you make with the hotel.

Bookings for guests of the Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society will be made by the Society and administered by our accommodation officer.

 

We are very pleased to advise that the College catering team will again operate their student refectory restaurant for the general public throughout the show. The team regularly provide in excess of 500 meals a day and will be staffed to provide a normal service to those attending the exhibition. A wide variety of food will be available at very competitive student prices and promises to offer excellent value over and above that provided at other exhibition venues.

Breakfast service

Will include full cooked breakfast - 6 item breakfast for £tba and a choice of bacon or sausage baguettes - £tba

Lunch time service

Soup, sandwiches and other light refreshments will be available.

Hot food options on Saturday - £tba depending on choices made

Typical menu - Beef Cottage pie, Cumberland Sausage, Sausage rolls, Spicy chicken fillets, Jacket potatoes, Tomato pasta bake

Served with a choice of - mash potato, Variety of vegetables, baked beans, chips, gravy & garlic bread

Please note - the above is an example menu only.

Full Roast Dinner available on Sunday - £tba depending on choices made

Typical menu - Roast Beef, or Chicken Breast served with choice of mash potato, roast potato, variety of vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, gravy.

Also available Sausage rolls, cheese burgers, jacket potatoes, Quorn bolognaise, chips & beans. 

Please note - the above is an example menu only.

Refreshments

A full refreshment service will continue to be available throughout the afternoon.

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