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 national and 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 and at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. 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 21st & Sunday 22nd April 2018 at the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester.
The following exhibitions have some tramway interest, although this may be only one tramway layout or display.
|14/04/2018||Luton||Stopsley High School, St. Thomas Road, LU2 7UX||-||Dave Carson's 4mm Terminus-All Change!!!|
|21-22/04/2018||Manchester||The Festival of Model Tramways
at the Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester, Boyle Street, Cheetham, M8 8UW
|10-5||The BIG ONE with a huge number of tramway stands. the national and premier event for the model tram enthusiast. Don't miss it.|
|12/05/2018||Reading||Rivermead Centre, Richfield Road, RG1 8EQ||10-4.30||G scale Whiteleaf Light Railway|
|12/05/2018||Sompting||Village Hall, West Street, BN15 0BE||10-5||The late Vernon Cunningham's 7mm Tramwick shown by TLRS West Sussex.|
|19-20/05/2018||Middlesbrough||St Paul's Road, TS1 5NQ||-||Gordon & Margaret Bulmer's 4mm Foxwood Park|
|2-3/06/2018||Shildon||Locomotion, DL4 2RE||-||Gordon & Margaret Bulmer's 4mm Foxwood Park|
|09/06/2018||Biggleswade||Trinity Methodist Church, Shortland Street, SG18 0AD||-||Dave Carson's 3.5mm New Warmington Pier|
|23-24/06/2018||Blackpool||Rigby Road Depot, FY1 5DD||Sat 10-5
|Various tram and railway layouts|
|21/07/2018||Pevensey||Memorial Hall, Chuch Lane, NE29 9PU||10-4.30||The late Ron Leach's 7mm narrow gauge Hythe Road shown by TLRS West Sussex.|
|28-29/07/2018||North Shields||John Spence Community High School, Peston Road, NE 29 9PU||-||Gordon & Margaret Bulmer's 4mm Ravenscar Pier|
|4-5/08/2018||Redcar||Redcar & Cleveland College, Corporation Road, TS10 1EZ||-||Gordon & Margaret Bulmer's 4mm Ravenscar Pier|
|6-7/10/2018||Shildon||Locomotion, DL4 2RE||-||Gordon & Margaret Bulmer's 4mm Ravenscar Pier|
|20-21/10/2018||Hartlepool||College of Further Education, Stockton Street, TS24 7LB||-||Gordon & Margaret Bulmer's 4mm Foxwood Park|
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 organisers before travelling 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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