Other Events Diary – 2019

Published May 16, 2019

We are aware that there are many transport related events taking place in our locality and even farther afield which are arranged by other organisations. We are listing details below, in date order, as they may be of interest. Unfortunately, it seems that a number of websites need updating but we have included as much news as we can. Please note, this information is as accurate as possible and that we cannot be responsible for any changes which may take place outside of our knowledge.
This page is regularly updated to cover events in 2019 and beyond (latest update 16/05/19) but, as not all websites are up-to-date, some opening times and entrance prices may be subject to change.

Dean Forest Railway (DFR) – Events in 2019
This heritage railway is located, as it’s name suggests, in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.  It runs from Lydney Junction to Parkend stations with Norchard being the main station and the home of the museum, shop and new cafe, plus the locomotive restoration shed.
As there are many events on the DFR in 2019, we are not listing them separately but refer you to their website which gives information about the calendar, timetable and special events. There is a link on the website regarding ‘Days Out With Thomas’ and booking tickets for these days.
To reach the DFR at Norchard, near Lydney, use this postcode – GL15 4ET for your SatNav.
Please see the railway’s website for all you need to know.

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (GWR) – Events in 2019
The GWR is a steam and diesel heritage railway located in the Cotswolds, running between Broadway and Cheltenham Racecourse stations giving a 28 mile round trip.

Again, we are not listing the events on the GWR in 2019, but ask you to check their website for the full programme, timetables, ticket prices and further information.
The postcode for Toddington station is GL54 5DT for SatNav purposes.

Severn Valley Railway (SVR) – Events in 2019
The Severn Valley Railway is a 25 mile long heritage line running from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth.
Please check the website for the 2019 full programme, timetables, ticket prices and further information.

Model Railway Exhibitions and Vintage Shows and Rallies
We like to give information about these events and, where we have the relevant information, it can be found below.

Weston-Super-Mare Train Show
13 January, 2019 opening times unknown
The Campus (behind Morrisons), Highlands Lane, Locking Castle, Weston-Super-Mare, (no postcode)
Entrance – Adult £7.00, Senior £6.50, Children £2.00, Family £16.00.

See The Show website for further information and tickets.

14th National Fairground Extravaganza
19 January, 2019 10:00 to 17:00
Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester, GL3 2JH
Entrance – FREE. Donations to the Fairground Heritage Trust
Sponsored by the Western Section of the Showmen’s Guild
Organised by Bill Lane and Mike Willis

Bristol 7mm Exhibition
27 January, 2019 open from 10:00 to 16:00 (Doors open at 9:00 for refreshments and indoor waiting)
UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ
Entrance – TBA. See the BOGG website for further information and tickets. Free parking
Organised by the Bristol ‘0’ Gauge Group (BOGG) and supported by the Gauge 0 Guild.

35th Annual Model Railway Exhibition
2 February, 2019 open from 10:00 to 16:30
St Mary’s Church and Church Hall, Church Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5BG
Entrance – Adult £5.00, Accompanied Children (under 16s) FREE
Organised by the Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club. Further information can be found on the club website.

7th Model Railway Exhibition
17 February, 2019 open from 10:00 to 16:00
Bridges Community Centre, Monmouth
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Senior/Child £4.00; Family (2+2) £12.00
Layouts, Demonstrations and Trade Stands – possibly the largest Model Railway Exhibition in Wales
Organised by the Rotary Club of Monmouth.

Spring Tractor World and Classic Commercial Show
23-24 February, 2019 opening times unknown
Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
Entrance – £12.50 single day; £20.00 weekend.  Discounted if purchased in advance online
Tractors, implements, classic trucks, accessories, trade stands, auction and so much more
Organised by Mark Woodward.

Swindon Model Railway Exhibition – Modrail 2019
9 March, 2019 open from 10:00 to 16:30
Steam – Museum of the Great Western Railway
Entrance – Adult £5:00; Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult
Ample free parking at Great Western Designer Outlet
The Club’s 59th Annual Show
Organised by Swindon Model Railway Club. Further information can be found on the club website.

The South Wales 0 Gauge Show
6th April, 2019 open from 10:00 to 16:30
Lysaghts Institute, Orb Road, off Corporation Road, Newport, NP19 0RA
Entrance – Adult £6.00; Senior, Junior & Concessions £5.00
Visiting layouts, demonstrations, trade stands, disabled access & facilities, cafeteria and ample parking
Further information can be found on the show website.

Nailsea Model Railway Show
6-7 April, 2019 open from Sat 10:30 to 17:00/Sun 10:00 to 16:00
Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HJ
Entrance – Adult £6.00; Child £2:00; Family £14:00
Supporting the Children’s Hospice SOUTH WEST
Organised by the Nailsea & District Model Railway Club. Further information can be found on the club website.

Cheltenham Model Railway Exhibition
6-7 April, 2019 open from 10:00 to 17:00 Sat/16:30 Sun
St. Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham, GL51 3NU
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Child £2.50; Family (2+2) £10.00
All profits go to CLIC Sargeant
This is the first of two exhibitions in 2019 organised by Mike Walker for the GWR Modellers Group.
Further information can be found on the exhibition website.

22nd Coleford Carnival of Transport
Easter Bank Holiday Monday (each year) – 22 April 2019
Coleford town centre and Coleford Baptist Church
Please see the Coleford Carnival of Transport website for more information about this event and Park and Ride facilities.

51st Bristol Model Railway Exhibition
3-5 May, 2019 open from Friday, 1:00 to 7:00, Saturday, 10:00 to 6:30, Sunday, 10:00 to 5:00
Entrance – Adults £9:00; Young Adult (12-16) £7:00; Accompanied Children Under 12 FREE
Tickets available in advance via the exhibition website
Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 3JB
Organised by the Association of Model Railway Clubs Wales and West of England.  See the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition website.

Steam and Country Show
4-5 May, 2019 open from 10:00 to 17:30
Vauxhall Fields, Monmouth, NP25 5BA (For SatNav)
Entrance – Adult £6.00; Concession £5.00; 12-16 years £3.00; Under 12s Free; Family Ticket 2 Adults & 2 Children £15.00
Free car park
Organised by the Border Counties Vintage Club Ltd who are celebrating their 42nd year.

3rd Annual General Meeting of the Narrow Gauge Railway Society 2019
11-12 May, 2019
The meeting is on the Saturday and the weekend will feature many visits around North Yorkshire
Full details are available on the NGRS website.

10th Annual Bidford Vintage Gathering
11-12 May, 2019 opening times unknown
Entrance – unknown and, please note, there is a car parking charge for the public.
Big Meadow, Honeybourne Road,  Bidford-on-Avon (On the B4085) – SatNav B50 4BG but see website notes.
See the Gathering’s website for full information and directions.

Spring Open Weekend at Lea Bailey Light Railway
Owing to a break-in and theft of vital equipment, the proposed May Open Day has to be re-arranged
Society members available for chats. Car parking, tea and coffee available on site.
There will be the opportunity to also visit Clearwell Caves, Hopewell Colliery and Perrygrove Railway.
Lea Bailey Light Railway, HR9 5TY (approx) off B4224.

StowRail 2019 – Model Railway Exhibition
19 May, 2019 from 10:30 to 16:30
Entrance – Adult £2.50; Under 16s FREE
St Edward’s Hall, (in the town square), Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
See the Exhibition website for further information

Abergavenny Steam, Veteran and Vintage Rally
26-27 May, 2019 opening times unavailable
Bailey Park, Park Road, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5PR
Entrance – Adult £7.00; 12-18 years/Senior £4.00; Children 11 years and under FREE (2018 prices)
See the Organiser’s website for more information.

10th Hucclecote Model Railway Show
15 June, 2019 open from 10:00 to 17:00
Hucclecote Methodist Church, Carisbrooke Road, Gloucester, GL3 3QP (Stagecoach Route 10)
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Children FREE

Featuring layouts with a variety of scales and prototypes. Children’s hands-on layout.
Organised by Hucclecote Methodist Church

MSRVS 34th Annual Steam Rally
22-23 June, 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00
Tewkesbury Rugby Club Ground, The Moats, Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 5PG
Entrance – See the Rally website (link below)
Organised by the Model Steam Road Vehicle Society MSRVS website

The Original Bloxham Rally
29-30
June, 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00
Smiths Fields, Milton Road, Bloxham, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4HD
The Society is celebrating 51 years this year.
Entrance – See the Rally website (link below)

Organised by the Banbury Steam Society

Bromyard Gala
29-30 June 2019 from 09:00
The Burgess Farm, Avenbury, near Bromyard, HR7 4JY
Entrance – see the website (link below) for Daily, Weekend and Advance ticket prices. Caravan & Camping is also available.
Organised by the Bromyard Gala Committee.

Model Railway Exhibition
6-7 July, 2019 open from Saturday 10:00 to 16:30 and Sunday 10:00 to 16:00
St Cyres School, Sully Road, Penarth, CF64 2TP
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Children (under 14) £3.00
Heritage bus shuttle from Cogan Railway Station; Ample car parking; Disabled access throughout including parking
Organised by the Barry and Penarth Model Railway Club

Stourport-on-Severn 15th Vintage Steam Rally and Country Show
13-14 July, 2019 open from 10:00 to 17:00
Coney Green Farm, Ribbesford Road, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 0TE (B4194)
Entrance – Adult £7.00; Senior £5.00; Children £2.00; Under 5s FREE
Organised by Steve & Pat Crump – Tel 01299 822032 or 07989 057049

Lydney Harbour Day
Open day for 2019 unknown
A family day out at the Docks
For more information call Rob on 01600 716115
Organised by the Lydney Harbour Independent Trust.

Marcle Steam Rally
20-21 July, 2019 open from Sat 08:00 to late (with evening entertainment)/Sun 10:00 to 17:00
Held on Rye Meadow, Much Marcle, nr Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2LX
Entrance – Adult £10.00; Under 16s FREE
FREE parking – disabled parking spaces near pay gate
Organised by Hereford Traction Engine & Vintage Club

Welland Steam and Country Rally
26-28 July, 2019 gates open from 9:30 to 17:00 daily
Held at Woodside Farm, Welland, Worcestershire, WR13 6NG (For SatNav)
Entrance – Adult £12.00; Child (11-16years) & Senior £10.00; Under 11s FREE. Tickets can be bought on-line
Pre-booked camping available
FREE Parking
Organised by the Ross-on-Wye Steam Engine Society Ltd

Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza – 44th Annual Show
2-4 August, 2019 open from 10:00 to 17:00
Held on South Cerney Airfield, Northmoor Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5QD
Entrance – Friday Adult £7.00; Junior £4.00; Saturday or Sunday Adult £10.00; Junior £5.00; Weekend Adult £15.00; Junior £8.00; Family £35.00 (2018 prices so they may have changed for 2019)
Information Line: 01453 890891
Organised by the Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club
See the Extravaganza website for all details.

Steam and Vintage Weekend
10-11 August, 2019 open from 10:30 to 17:00
Held at Blunsdon Station, Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon. SN25 2DA
Entrance – no prices available
Vintage transport with steam trains running over the weekend
Free parking at Blunsdon – follow Brown signs
Show contact: Phil Webb 01793 827202 or mdcookie@hotmail.co.uk
Organised by the Swindon & Cricklade Railway

Model Railway Exhibition
17-18 August, 2019 open from 10:00 to 16:00
John Kyrle High School, Ledbury Road, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7ET
Entrance – Adult £4.00; Children £3.00; Family (2+2) £10.00 (2017 prices)
Organised by the Rotary Club of Ross-on-Wye

Camvintage Carmarthen Show
Unsure about this event as the website is closed

Guildex 2019 – The 7mm event of the year!
31 August -1 September, 2019 open from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 16:00 on Sunday
International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH
Entrance – £10 members; £15 non members Tickets valid for both days. All tickets admit purchaser, partner and two children under 16 (2018 prices)
Many layouts, demonstrations, trade stands and lots more…
Please go to the Gauge 0 Guild website for more information and advance ticket purchases. Also, the website gives details of other shows.

The National Electric Vehicle Show
There aren’t any upcoming events according to the website
Please refer to the ElectrAA website for any further information and possible dates of other shows
Presented by ElectrAA (Malvern Hills Electric Automobile Association)

8th Speech House Vintage Show
8 September, 2019
Entrance – Adult £6.00, Concession £5.00, Children FREE* (*Must be aged 15 and under and accompanied by an adult)
Speech House Hotel, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 7EL
Organised by the Forest Vintage Vehicle and Machinery Club Ltd
See the club’s website for full information.

International N Gauge Show
14-15 September, 2019 open from 10:00 to 17:00 on Saturday and 10.00 to 16:00 on Sunday
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN (Junction of A425/B4455)
Entrance – please see the website for on-line and on the day prices.
Featuring many N Gauge layouts and specialist suppliers.
See the N Gauge Show website for more information and advance ticket purchases.

Weston-Super-Mare Late Summer Model Railway Show
15 September, 2019 open from 10:00 to 16:30
The Campus (behind Morrisons), Highlands Lane, Locking Castle, Weston-Super-Mare, BS24 7DX
Entrance – Adult £7.00, Senior £6.50, Children £2.00, Family £16.00.

See The Show website for further information and tickets.

Alan Keef Ltd Steam-Up and Open Day No date yet available for 2019
22 September, 2018.
Opening times to be announced
Lea Line, nr Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7LQ
Entrance – TBA (Supports charities)
Please go to the Alan Keef website for further updates.

Open Weekend at Lea Bailey Light Railway
No date yet available
Society members available for chats. Car parking, tea and coffee available on site. “Driver for a Fiver”.
There will be the opportunity to also visit the Alan Keef Open Day and Perrygrove Gala Day – please check
Lea Bailey Light Railway, HR9 5TY (approx) off B4224.
Please go to the LBLR website for further information.

Lydney Model Railway Show
28-29 September, 2019 open from Saturday 11:00 to 17:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 16:00
The Dean Academy, Church Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire (Satnav GL15 5DZ)
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Concession £4.50; Children under 16 £2.50; Family (2 adults & 3 children) £12.00
Refreshments and Free Parking
Organised by the Forest of Dean Model Railway Club
Please go to the FoD MRC website for further information.

The European Railways Association 2019 Model Railway Show
28 September, 2019 open from 10:30 to 16:00
“The H Suite”, 100 Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 0AA
Entrance – Adult £7.50; Children under 16 £2.00; Family (2 adults & 3 children) £16.00
Free Parking
Organised by The European Railways Association
Please go to the The ERA website for further information.

Model Railway Exhibition
19 October 2019 open from 10:00 to 16:30
Corse and Staunton Village Hall, Gloucester Road, Corse, GL19 3RQ (On A417 between Gloucester and Ledbury)
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Under 15s FREE
Disabled Access, Refreshments and Free Parking
Organised by the M5/M50 Narrow Gauge Modellers
Please see exhibition website for further information.

33rd Cardiff Model Railway Exhibition
19-20 October, 2019 open from Saturday 10:00 to 17:00 & Sunday 10:00 to 16:00
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Bridge Road, Llandaf North, Cardiff, CF14 2JL
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Children under 12 FREE accompanied by an adult
Hot and Cold Refreshments and Free Parking
Please go to the exhibition website for further information.

Cotswold Model Railway Show
There will not be a show in 2018 but they plan to hold one next year. Still no information for 2019
Thomas Keble School, Eastcombe, Gloucestershire, GL6 7DY
Entrance –
Layouts to be confirmed
Free parking and Show Guide
Further information can be found on the show website.

Mid Wales Model Railway Show We can’t find any information for 2019
Date unknown for 2019
Town Hall, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7JQ
Entrance – Adult £4.00; accompanied children FREE
Organised by the Newtown Model Railway Society

Cheltenham Model Railway Exhibition
26-27 October, 2019 open from 10:00 to 17:00 Sat/16:30 Sun
St. Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham, GL51 3NU
Entrance – Adult £5.00; Child £2.50; Family (2+2) £10.00
This is the second of two exhibitions this year organised by Mike Walker for the GWR Modellers Group. All profits go to the Pied Piper Appeal.
Further information can be found on the exhibition website. Keep an eye on the website for exhibitions in 2020 and beyond.

52nd Model Railway and Modelling Exhibition Details for 2019 to be finalised
16-17 November, 2019 open from 10:00 to 17:00 Sat/16:00 Sun)
The Chantry, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 1HB
Entrance – Adult £4.50; Child £2.00 (5-16); Family (2+2) £10.00 (2017 prices)
Organised by Thornbury and South Gloucestershire MRC
Further information can be found on the Club’s website.

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2019
23-24 November, 2019 open from 09:45 to 18:00 on Saturday and 09:45 to 17:00 on Sunday
Hall 5, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT
Entrance – Adult £16.00 (17+); Junior £9.50.00 (5-16); Family (2+3) £50.50 – these are rates for One Day only purchased on the door. There are cheaper rates for Two Days and tickets purchased in advance
The NEC charges £12.00 for parking (Subject to change)
Organised by Warley Model Railway Club
Over 90 layouts of all Gauges, demonstrations, trade and society stands
Further information can be found on the Show website.

 

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