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.:

25/7/2017 - 30/7/2017

Isle of Man Transport Festival

Event address: Small island to the west, otherwise Isle of Sodor
Opening Times: From about 10 am till dusk each day
Admission: various inclusive tickets
Parking: Yes, and a lot of it free
Disabled Access: Difficult, especially on Manx Electric and Snaefell

Manx Steam Railway, Douglas to Port Erin

Manx Electric, Derby Castle, north end of Douglas Bay to Ramsey

Snaefell Mountain Railway from Laxey

Groudle Glen railway (weekend)

Laxey Mine Railway (weekend)

Horse Tram on Douglas Promenade, I think this is now the only one left in the world.

All NARROW GAUGE, the real thing

Occasionally there'll be the odd model about.


Wiltshire 009 Open Day

Event address: The Bouverie Hall, Pewsey SN9 5EQ
Opening Times: 10am-4pm
Admission: £4

The 009 Group's 30th Anniversary and Open Day

also MOMING 2017

5/8/2017 - 6/8/2017

Tinkers Park Model Railways plus

Event address: Tinker's Park, Main Road, Hadlow Down East Sussex TN22 4HS
Opening Times: 10am-5pm
Admission: £6, Child £2

Eldon's Sidings is 7mm scale with both standard and 3ft 9ins gauge

5/8/2017 - 6/8/2017

Waverley Model Railway Club

Event address: Saint Felix High School, Halesworth Road (A1093), Southwold, IP18 6SD
Opening Times: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4.30pm
Admission: £7, Children £3.

Wendsleydale, 7mm ng

also, 009, The Dam


Bexhill Model Railway Club

Event address: St. Richard's Catholic College Ashdown Road Bexhill on Sea TN40 1SE
Opening Times: 10am-5pm
Admission: £4, Child £2 Family £10

Nether End


Little River Falls On30

7mmga Surrey Group

Wantage Tramway, O gauge


7mm Narrow Gauge Association (South Downs Group) Model Fest

Event address: The Old School, New Road Southbourne PO10 8JX
Opening Times: 10.30am-4pm
Admission: Donations

Slindon Vale Road, O-16.5, plus demos

A fairly informal get together

12/8/2017 - 13/8/2017

Midland Railway Trust

Event address: Butterley Station, Ripley, DE5 3QZ
Opening Times: 10am-4.30pm
Admission: Adults £15.50, Concessions £14.50, Children £7.75, Family...wait for it...£38.75

Blakecaster O-16.5

Plus lots of other layoutsExpensive, but you also get for the money a look round a big area and rides on REAL TRAINS. Take sensible footwear there's a lot of walking to get round it all.

12/8/2017 - 13/8/2017

Skipton Model Railway Show

Event address: Skipton Academy, Gargrave Road, Skipton BD23 1UQ
Opening Times: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Admission: £5
Parking: Yes, may be on grass
Disabled Access: Yes, to most parts.
Refreshments: Famous all day bacon butties

Mynnydd Fach O-16.5


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

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!


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)

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


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, 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 plus four 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