Hull Model Railway Show


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The 38th Show will be held on the

11th & 12th November 2017

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At the usual venue of:

The Costello (Athletics) Stadium, Anlaby Park Road North, Boothferry Road, HULL, HU4 6XY - MAP

Opening Times: Saturday 10.00 until 17.00 - Sunday 10.00 until 16.30

Admission: Adult £5.00; Child £1.00:*
under 5's free with paying adult


Free off street parking available, plus plenty of room for parking on the local streets. (please note that the organisers have no control over the parking facilities and will not be supervising the car park). All vehicles will therefore be parked at the owner's risk.

Refreshments: Light refreshments will be available on the second floor of the venue from approximately 10.30am until 4.00pm.

Disabled access: The exhibition is on the ground floor of the venue with stairs and a lift to the refreshment area.

Show Manager:

Dave Birks, 1 Laburnum Court, Station Road, Hessle, East Yorkshire, HU13 0QN

Tel: 01482 836869

Email:Big Dave

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We look forward to seeing you at the 2017 Show in November.


Details of layouts confirmed for the 2017 Show:

Amalgamated Wagon Works: 7mm/ft '0' (Ben Lord) A small wagon repair shop set in an overcast autumn day in 1932 and again in 1960, somwhere in East Yorkshire.

Axmouth: 4mm/ft '00' (Steve Saxby) Based in Devon the layout represents a termius station similar to Seaton Station in the 1930s.

Black Lion Crossing: 4mm/ft 'EM' (Geoff Kent) An ex- GCR line in North Wales, set in the 1950s. This will be its second public showing in its completed form.

Crumley & Little Wickhill: 4mm/ft '009' (Hull MRS) (AKA The bomber) An essay in scenic modelling representing a narrow gauge line in the Yorkshire/Lancashire/Cumberland border area, in the early 1930s, that serves two communities, designed to give the viewing public a unique aspect with two different views of the line, both up and down the length of a valley. Please note that this will be the penultimate showing of this layout.

Driffield: 4mm/ft '00' (Hull MRS) This layout shows the station at Driffield in Yorkshire as it would have been in the late 1960s until the late 1970s. A variety of trains operate using both steam and diesel power.

Heworth Sidings: 2mm/ft 'N' (Mark Hancock) Depicts a modern image main line with a set of industry sidings which are used for arriving and departing freight movements. Both diesel and electrical traction are in use with the regular passenger and freight trains.

Hollym Gate: 4mm/ft '00' (Brian Sunman) Based on the Hull to Withernsea line. The layout assumes that the station survived into the early 1960s allowing a mix of steam and early DMUs.

Humber Dock: 4mm/ft 'P4' (Ian Everett) In a slightly alternative universe, the North Eastern Railway extended its Hull Victoria Dock branch to re-cross the River Hull to form an alternative route to the Eastern Docks.

Invercalley: 2mm/ft 'N' (David Harrison) The Callander & Oban Railway company proposed a branch line from Dalmally, through the glens to Inverary. This railway did not transpire so the layout is based on what might have happened had the railway been built.

Invermire: 7mm/ft '0' (Hessle MRG) Portraying the railways of northern Scotland in the mid 1970s to mid 1980s and is 'very' loosely based on Wick/Thurso.

Lady Cross: 4mm/ft '00' (Hull MRS) A 1960s BR Southern Region Steam era based in the area of the New Forrest, depicting a local station. This layout is making its debut at this Show.

Martini Junction: 2mm/ft 'N' (Hull MRS) An entirely fictitious location that can represent most periods of the 20th century.  This enables any operators to run there preference of stock and still be in keeping with the general “feel” of the layout.  The name is derived from an old vermouth advert which stated “Any Time, Any Place, Anywhere”!

Meopham East Junction: 4mm/ft '00' (John Wass) A Southern based layout that is run on a sliding timescale, starting with steam powered trains and progressing throgh stages until the use of class 92 electrics.

Rumbling Bridge: 4mm/ft '00' (Scarborough & District RM) Depicting the Scottish branch line that served numerous stations including Rumbling Bridge in the 1960s.

St. Mungo's: 2mm/ft 'N' (Roja Jackson) A station on a "what might have been" route between the Catheart Circle and Queen Street (upper) station in Glasgow in the late 1960s to early 1970s.

Sunrise Over Sonora: 3.5mm/ft 'H0' (Roger Nicholls) Situated in southern California, Sonora is a truncated branch of the Souther Pacific Railroad.

Our 'hands on' children's' layouts will also be at the Show, so that children both young and old, can have a go at operating model railway layouts. Also for the very young our range of Brio railway for them to play with.

We are will be providing step stools that can be borrowed (against a returnable deposit), so that children can better see the model railway layouts that are at the Show.

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Trade support for the 2017 Show:

A1 Models: range of modern image detailing items, North American models and 0n30 and 009 narrow gauge kits.

All Components Ltd: As the name implies a range of tools, electronics, wire, track maintenence parts, etc.

Andrew Neal Books: A wide range of new and second hand books on railways and industrial history.

Caistor Loco: All your model railway needs from a full set to a track pin.

Country Scenes & Trees: A range of layout scenery including bespoke scenery and a range of realistic trees. LED lighting strips and a full range of scatters etc.

D & E Videos/DC Kits: A wide range of DVDs, models and cars, along with the Railtrack range of wagons and multiple units.

LMS Patriot Project: A range of own branded merchandise and second hand items to raise funds for the project

Hull MRS Second Hand Sales: The Society's sales stand has a large variety of second hand model railway and other items being sold by members.

MFTG Hobbies: New and recondition items and hard to find collectables.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway: NYMR Memorabilia, historic artifacts and general literature.

Wizard Models: A range of signalling and associated parts in 2 - 16mm scales, including a new range of "RTR" signals in 4 and 7mm scales. Colour light signalling in 4mm scale. Sprat & Winkle and DG auto-couplings for 2 - 7mm scales. 51L locomotive, carriage and wagon kits and components in 4mm scale. Various ancillary items including point motors, solder, fluxes, scale couplings and solvents.

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Demonstrations at the 2017 Show:

EMGauge Society: For advice and ideas on fine scale modelling at 4mm/ft you will find help here.

HMRS model building workshop: (Team). The 'Team' will be at hand to demonstrate basic model making skills and techniques, answer model making questions and invite you to "have a go" at making a model for your layout.

'N' (2mm/ft) Scale Buildings: (Ray Hogben). Whie Ray does work in a scale of 2mm/ft his techniques can be used in any scale.

Workshop Practice: (Mick Nicholson).Modelling with various materials.

Scratch Building Railway Architecture: Come along and have a chate with David Cheshire to see how it is done.


Societies at the 2017 Show:

Diesel & Electric Modellers Society: catering for all of the railways of mainland Britain in the diesel and electric eras.

Hull & Barnsley Railway Stock Fund: The history, construction and working of the H&BR.

Hull & District Society of Model & Experimental Engineers: Model live steam locomotives, stationary engines, workshop tooling and a photographic display of the Society's track in Hull's West Park.

Royal British Legion: Seeking your continued support for the excellent work they do not just at this time of the year, but all year.


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Plus our ever popular Tombola stand.


Getting to the Show

By car. Using a Sat Nav or the AA route finder use HU4 6XY

From the North via York and the Beverley bypass (A1079) join the A164 towards the Humber Bridge. At the Roundabout immediately prior to the bridge, take the first exit to join the A1105. Straight on at the lights, at the bottom of the hill ('Darley's Public house on your left') take the second exit A1105. Follow to the junction traffic lights and turn left into Anlaby Park Road North. Brown sign to 'Costello Athletics Stadium'. The Costello (Athletics) Stadium is on your right.

From the West follow the M62/A63 take the exit marked 'Humber Bridge' A15 (just past the petrol station on your left) and follow the A15 to the roundabout for the Humber Bridge, take the second exit onto the A1105 then follow the details above.

From the South, over the Humber Bridge (Toll) after leaving the toll take the third exit at the roundabout onto the A1105. DO NOT follow the signs to Hull! then follow the details above.

From the East of Hull, as there are 4 ways to approach the city the route will depend on where you are coming from, however The Costello Athletics Stadium will be just off the Boothferry Road on the right.


By Public Transport. The nearest station is Hull Paragon Interchange. The following buses will take you to Anlaby Park Road North from the Interchange. Bus number '66' approx every 10 mins on Saturdays and every hour on Sundays (5 mins past the hour at the Interchange and 20mins to the hour at Anlaby Park Road North). Bus number '155' Saturday every hour at 25 mins to the hour from the Interchange and 10 mins past the hour at Anlaby Park Road North. Very infrequent on Sundays. Bus number '2' Every 10 mins from the Interchange and Anlaby Park Road North (opposite the Costello Stadium) Sundays every 30minutes. The journey time for all services is approximately 25 minutes.

A bus service is available from North Lincolnshire. the '350' Humber FastCat runs from Scunthorpe via Barton, where it meets trains from Grimsby, to Hull. A 30 minute service leaving Scunthorpe at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour from 0815 and from Barton Interchange 00 and 30 mins. The return from Five ways roundabout from 1024 and then at 54 mins and 24 mins past the hour. There is a restricted service on Sundays with only 6 buses each way. There is also a bus service from Cleethorpes via Humberside Airport, 'The Humber Flyer'. Full details can be found at EYMS and Stage Coach Bus.

The train service is every 2 hours from Grimsby arriving at Barton Interchange at approximately 10 mins to the even hour. The train does not operate on Sundays during the Winter: Full details of times can be found at the National Rail web site.

Please note that these are details as currently known. You are advised to check with the bus and train operators before travelling.

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