Shows and Exhibitions
Model tramway layouts are exhibited at a range of model shows, varying from mainly railway to mainly tramway. Sometimes there are sales stands selling tram models, kits and parts.
The main exhibition of the year, devoted completely to model trams and the premier event for the model tram enthusiast, is the Festival of Model Tramways, which is an annual show alternating since 1989 between London and the provinces. The London exhibitions were for many years held at the Kew Bridge Steam Museum. The provincial shows have been at various venues including the National Tramway Museum at Crich, Derbyshire, the Midlands Transport Museum in Wythall, Birmingham, the Blackpool and Fleetwood Centenary and the now regular location, the Museum of Transport in Manchester.
The details of the current exhibition and reviews of earlier ones can be found on the Festival pages.
The next Festival will be on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July 2017 at the London Museum of Water & Steam.
The following exhibitions have some tramway interest, although this may be only one tramway layout or display.
|8-9/04/2017||Duckinfield||Astley Sports Centre, Yew Tree Lane, SK16 5BL||Sat 10-5
|Steve Smith's 3.5mm Hasselhof(f)|
|8-9/04/2017||Beamish||Living Museum of the North, Collections Study Room, DH9 0RG||10-5||Various as part of Great North Steam Fair|
|22-23/04/2017||Crosby||Ian Robinson Sport Centre, Liverpool Road, L23 0QF||-||Bob Wardle's 7mm Chesfield|
|6/05/2017||Bushey||Queen's School, Aldenham Road, WD23 2TY||-||Dave Carson's 4mm Terminus-All Change!!!|
|6-7/05/2017||Derby||The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, DE24 8JE||-||John Huddlestone's 3.5mm Cronenberg Trolleybuses|
|13/05/2017||Lutterworth||Sports Centre, Coventry Road, LE17 4RB||-||Dave Carson's 4mm Terminus-All Change!!!|
|22-23/07/2017||London||The Festival of Model Tramways
at the London Museum of Water & Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, TW8 0EN
|11-5||The BIG ONE with a huge number of tramway stands. the premier event for the model tram enthusiast. Don't miss it.|
|28-29/10/2017||Holmfirth||Civic Hall, Huddersfield Road, HD4 3AS||-||Steve Smith's 4mm Hong Kong Yellowthreads Treat|
|4/11/2017||Braunstone||St Peter's Church, Woodshawe Rise, LE3 1RH||-||Dave Carson's 4mm Terminus-All Change!!!|
|11/11/2017||Romford||Marshall's Park School, Pettits Lane, RM1 4EH||-||Dave Carson's 3.5mm New Warmington Pier|
This information is compiled by Clive Beech (TLRS Publicity Officer) for the Tramfare magazine and it is reproduced by permission of the TLRS. It has been provided by various sources and is published in good faith. No liability is accepted as a result of any reliance on this information. Please check with the exhibition organizers before traveling any distance.
Details of exhibitions where model trams will be shown should be sent to:
Clive Beech, 170, Derby Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 3AL.
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