Established in 1992 it’s the UKs favourite and probably the Best Model Engineering Exhibition in the calendar. Presented by The Events Office who organised the Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition from 1993 to 2009 and advised till 2015. Club and Society Stands with a diverse range of models covering all aspects of model Engineering. Trade area selling everything from a small bolt to a complete steam locomotive.
Presented by The Events Office who organised the Pickering Giant Model Railfest 2007/2008
in conjunction with The Gresley Steam Gala and the A4 Weekend respectively.
Some superb model railway layouts in all different gauges with a supporting trade stand
section for all your model railway requirements. Find the latest new products from specialist
retailers or grab a pre-owned bargain. Lots of railway interest in the Model Engineering
Lots more to see at this exciting 6000sq. ft extravaganza. A ‘not to be missed event’ for the
enthusiast or an exciting ‘family day out’.
Check out the details below to see What’s On.
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Friday March 10th - Saturday March 11th
Exhibition Halls, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. HG2 8NZ.
Open 10am till 5pm. Early Bird Tickets 9-30am
Free Car Parking with Disabled Area adjacent to the Exhibition Halls.
Wheelchair friendly venue
Rail - Harrogate to York and Harrogate to Leeds for mainline connections.
Bus - Check local operators
Courtesy London Routemaster Bus from Harrogate Town Centre (exact times to be confirmed)
Two café areas in the exhibition halls serving Hot and Cold Food
Bus and Coach bookings and any other enquiries please see contact details below
Club stands displaying members models covering all aspects of model engineering:
City of Sunderland Model Engineers
Hull and District Society of Model and Experimental Engineers
Stockton and Darlington Model Engineers
Leeds Society of Model and Experimental Engineers
Northern Association of Model Engineers
Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society (PEEMS)
Scunthorpe Society of Model Engineers
Tyneside Society of Model and Experimental Engineers
York City and District Society of Model Engineers
Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers
Stirling Engine Society
Spenborough Model and Experimental Engineers
Southport Model Engineering Club
Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers
Sale Area Model Engineering Society
Rochdale Society of Model and Experimental Engineers
Society of Model and Experimental Engineers
Keighley and District Model Engineering Society
Bradford Model Engineering Society
London and North Western Railway Society
Edinburgh Society of Model Engineers
Old Locomotive Committee
Federation of Model Engineering Societies
Gauge 3 Society
Yorkshire 16mm Group – Dixon Green and Saed y Parc
7 ¼ Gauge Society
OO Live Steam Roadshow
Yorkshire Group of Narrow-Gauge Modellers
Kirklees Model Boat Club
Leeds and Bradford Model Boat Club
Claro Marine Modellers
Balne Moor Model Boat Club
Claro Marine Modellers
York Model Boat Club
Harrogate Model Flying Club
Yorkshire 16mm Group – Dixon Green and Saed y Parc Ship Modelling Society
Kirklees Model Boat Club Military Section
Radio Controlled Earth Moving Models
Durham RC Truck and RC Construction Club
Displays of Large Scale Locomotives
Model Boat Pool
More Club Displays and attractions to be added
Heaton Lodge Junction – O Gauge – the UKs Biggest Model Railway – Realism
Heaton Lodge Junction is the largest model railway in the UK. This masterpiece has a 200ft x 50ft floorplan, three miles of track, modelled in large scale O gauge, this staggeringly realistic model railway took over 7 years to build.
“I’ve seen many model railways, and the sheer scale here is completely new to me. If you get the chance to see ‘Heaton Lodge Junction’ on its tour, do it. This is a spectacle you don’t want to miss!” – Phil Parker – British Railways Modeller Magazine.
Grantham – The Streamliner Years - OO Gauge – Graham Nicholas and Dedicated Team
Another big layout depicting Grantham Station on the East Coast Main Line in the heyday of the London and North Eastern Railway. Featuring the Motive Power Depot and Goods Yard at the side of the station, also incorporating the junction to Nottingham. You can easily spend hours watching the plethora of activity. Lovingly built by Graham Nicholas and his dedicated team of operators, a layout not to be missed.
Charnwood Forest – O Gauge - Soar Valley Model Railway Club
This new 'O' gauge 45ft layout showcasing the Charnwood Forest Line - Loughborough Derby Road Station - this London Midland and North Western Line closed to passenger traffic in 1931.What would it have been like in the late 1950s early 1960s if the line had remained opened – don’t miss your chance to find out. Loughborough Derby Road Station includes a goods shed, turn table and M.P.D. Whitwick Station is included with an additional platform to allow passing passenger trains, a goods yard and Grace Dieu Viaduct with its intricate stone and brick work leading through a bridge into the fiddle yard.
Hoopers Aggregates - OO Gauge – Redruth Model Railway Club
As the name suggests the layout is based on a fictional aggregates facility in Cornwall, loosely based on Meldon and other quarries. The layout’s most prominent features are the working conveyers loading trains with miniature ballast at one end, and a diesel traction maintenance depot with lifting facility and fuel point at the other. It also incorporates a rural scene with bridges, small village, station, engineers sidings and ruined Cornish Engine House.
Annerley – N Gauge – David Harrison – Trainshed Bridlington Model Railway Group
An imagined scene of a railway along the cliff tops of Flamborough Head. It is reminiscent of a busy Summer Saturday in the 1960’s with excursion trains and holiday specials passing through on their way to Scarborough or Butlins’ camp at Filey. Scenes from around the Headland are modelled . The village incorporates many buildings based on examples to be found in Sewerby and Flamborough.
Spilsby – OO Gauge – Mike Sharp – Sleaford Model Railway Club
Spilsby is a rural market town in a predominantly agricultural area of Lincolnshire. It lies on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and north of the Fens. The railway station stood on a 4 mile long branch line between Spilsby and Firsby Junction where it connected to the main line between Cleethorpes and London. The railway was opened in 1868 and from 1890 was operated by the Great Northern Railway. Passenger services were suspended in 1939, at the start of World War II, leaving only a freight service which continued until 1958 when the line was closed.
Little Aire – OO Gauge - Richard Pratt – Harrogate Model Railway Group
Little Aire is a fictional location set in the Aire Valley in West Yorkshire. The period modelled is during the last years of British Rail Ownership in the late 1980s just prior to privatisation. The layout consists of a double track passenger station which narrows to a single track at one end, a Traction Maintenance Depot (TMD), a Wagon Works and Fuel Unloading Point.
Water Street Sidings – O Gauge – Gauge O Guild
It’s 1910, the world is powered by coal, the North Eastern Railway is busy and most goods moved from their source by rail. The yards would often be cramped and clearances tight. The movement of wagons would require a sharp eye and a keen brain to prevent empty stock becoming trapped behind other wagons still being loaded.
The layout is an exercise in providing maximum detail in minimum space, designed to draw in the eye and features numerous cameos. It is challenging to operate and can keep an operator fully employed. Anyone who thinks they haven’t the space to consider modelling in ‘O’ Gauge should take a look at Water Street Sidings – and think again!
Additional Layouts Attending (updated 22/1):
Goathland - 00 Gauge
Rowntree Halt - 00 Gauge
Hornby Railway 1950/60s - 00 Gauge
Durham Street - 0 Gauge
Mid-West Grain Silo - HO Scale
Outwell Villiage - HO Scale
Murmeltiertal - TT120 Gauge
Low Fell - N Gauge
Millthorpe Light Railway - 009 Scale
Dolfriog Narrow Gauge - 009 Scale
More layouts to follow - O Gauge OO Gauge N Gauge Z Gauge. For gauges above these please refer to Model Engineering Listings.
Model Electronic Railway Group
Great Northern Railwayana Auctions
Larry Shelbourn Railwayana
Yorkshire Wolds Railway
James Green Artwork
Nick Tozer Books
Rail Riders Club
O Gauge Guild
Bomber County Models
Hornby Railway Collectors Association
OO Live Steam Club Roadshow
A Brooks Project
Durham Trains of Stanley
Northumbrian Painting Services
Don Bishop Photography
Enwins 3D Models
Bill Hudson Transport Books
ABC Model Railways
Travelling Art Gallery
Ron the Totem Man
Adult Ticket £15 on the day - Buy Now £12 (includes one under 16 free).
Family Ticket £30 on the day - Buy Now £25 (2 adults and 3 under 16s).
Adult Two Day Ticket £25 on the day - Buy Now £20
See below for discounted early bird tickets.
For all general enquiries and coach bookings please email:
The Events Office
Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Exhibitors and Trade Enquiries - 07786 330016
Harrogate Model Engineering and Rail 2023 organised by Exhibitions Team Ltd trading as The Events Office. Company No. 14469100.
Although every reasonable safeguard is assured, some of the attractions advertised may be cancelled or amended.