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2017 Show


Poynton Leisure Centre
Yew Tree Lane
SK12 1PU


Saturday 9th December – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10th December – 10am – 4.30pm

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Welcome to the preparations for our 5th show. Once again we are gathering some unusual and interesting exhibits and demonstrators from the world of modelling for your enjoyment; Specifically 2017 will see an increase in working model railways among which is planned a micro-meeting of the 2mm Scale Association, which should prove interesting.

As usual our regular attendee groups will be working throughout the year to present new displays of models.

Once again we have arranged hot and cold catering for both days, alongside which we will be introducing a delicious cake stall!

As ever our updates page is the place to see all our news and information as they occur.

“Whatever your interest or ability, there is something for you at The Model Show”.


Free parking

Full disabled access

Catering: hot food and drinks inc adjacent seating area

Adults £6.00 (each)

Uniform ID UK Forces & Service Personnel £5.00 (each)

Adult accompanied under 16’s free
(NB. Maximum 2 per adult)

£3.50 after 3.30pm
(NB. Per person on Saturday only and under 16′s free)


Please note that whilst this header remains in place, this list is still under construction and not the complete contents of the show!

Model Railways

  • 2mm Scale Association
1/152nd  Fine scale railway modelling support group. Display stand and modelling demonstration.
  • 7mm Narrow Gauge Association
1/43rd  Narrow gauge railway modelling support group.
  • Andy Clayton
1/76th EM Gauge model railway construction inc examples of locomotives and rolling stock.
  • Brian Foster
1/76th Trains built from card.
  • Brian Davies
1/76th Melrose End LNWR OO/4mm sclale model railway.
  • DEMU
Multi scale diesel and electric railway modelling support group. Society stand and modelling demonstration.
  • Jim Barry
1/100th 3mm scale railway locomotive modelling demonstration
  • Manchester Model Tramway Group
Display of large scale model trams and ephemera.NB. SUNDAY ONLY!
  • N Gauge Society- SK Area Group
1/148th – 1/160th Demonstration of modelling at 9mm gauge.
  • Neil Fraser
Digital Command Control in model railways today.
  • OO9 Society
1/76th Narrow gauge railway modelling support group.
  • Peter Dibben
1/76th Cilgywn. OO9 Narrow gauge model railway.
  • Rex Ashton
1/76th Bridge Street Goods LMS OO Gauge model railway.
  • Scalefour Society
1/76th Fine-scale railway modelling support group. Society stand and modelling demonstration.
  • Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers
1/76th OO fine-scale railway modelling demonstration.

IPMS & Plastic Kits

  • AMSIG (Airfix Modelling Special Interest Group) IPMS (International Plastic Modelling Society)
Specialist Airfix kit modelling group, Multi-scale display of models.
  • British Bulldogs
British Fighting Vehicles and large scale figures. Display of finished models alongside figure sculpting and painting demonstration.
  • Merseyside IPMS Group
Multi scale plastic kit modelling group. Large display of finished models. This years theme is ‘?’.
  • Roger Davies
?nd Small scale maritime plastic kit modelling.


  • Mailed Fist
East Manchester War gaming group. Display of war-gaming for all levels of interest from novice to accomplished with 2 games playing all weekend.
  • MDK Gamers
Multi scale Historical and Fantasy gaming demonstrations. On display will be a wide variety of games for you to try out alongside a figure painting demonstration.

Radio control

  • Derek Osgood
1/43rd Large scale radio controlled vehicles display and modelling demonstration.
  • Etherow Model Boat Club
Multi scale maritime modelling club. large display of large scale Radio Controlled vessels alongside twice daily sailings in the swimming pool of surface and submarine craft. Saturday is between 1200-1230 and 1615-1645. Sunday is between 1130-1200 and 15.00-1530.
NB. Access to the pool during these sessions is for bona fide visitors only and you will need to have entered the show and received a pass out stamp from the main desk to enter the pool (which is signed from the leisure centre foyer).
  • High Peak Model Flying Club
Display and modelling demonstration of Large Model Aircraft.


  • Andrew Massey
Mamod live steam engines and tractors.
  • British Model Soldier Society
OO/Model soldier display and painting demonstration including a ‘have a go yourself area’.
  • David Wright
Dovedale models, architectural and scenic modelling in Das clay.
  • Gerald Southern
1/43rd Architectural modelling.
  • Graham Beckwith
1/43rd Figure painting demonstration.
  • John Cave
Computer Aided Design demonstration
  • Ken Ball
Multi scale architectural model making and painting display and demonstration.
  • National Association of Road Transport Modellers
  • National Association of Road Transport Modellers
  • National Association of Road Transport Modellers
  • Poynton Miniatures Club
Display of 12th / 24th / 48th scale models of hoses, interiors, shops,beach huts. NB. SATURDAY ONLY!
  • Stewards modelling zone
Multi-scale, multi-genre modelling display. Expect to see a wide array of scales genres.

Trade stands

  • Axminster Tools
Model engineering tools and machinery.
  • SMTF
Garden and model railway, collectables, railway books, buses and cars.
  • The Bespoke Shop
Bespoke laminated signs.
  • Sawyer Models
Model railways and accessories.
  • Todmorden Model Supplies
Paints, adhesives, tools and modelling materials.
  • Sweets of Yesteryear
Traditional fudges and sweets from a bygone era.
  • G F B Designs
Manufacturer and supplier of electronic control equipment for model railways.
  • Grosmont Bookshop
New and used books on railways, buses and trams.
  • Finishing Touches
Scenic modelling materials and tools.
  • Poynton Railway Modellers
Second hand club sales stand.
  • G J Catering
Hot foods and beverages.


PLEASE NOTE THAT: THESE TIMETABLES AND LINKS were correct as of December2016 but are PRESENTED MERELY as an INDICATOR of what may be available: we will refresh this information as it becomes available and note such on our updates page, PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE USING THE UPDATED INFO WHEN TRAVELLING!- Thank you -TMS

For anyone considering public transport to Poynton, Northern Rail provides an hourly service between Manchester Piccadilly and Stoke-on-Trent on Saturdays. Services on Sundays have one service in the morning another over lunch time, one mid afternoon and early evening only. Poynton Railway Station is just over a mile from the show venue, an instructional poster and some ‘take away’ maps will be placed in or near the booking office. The P1 bus service runs from Hazel Grove railway station to Poynton and Middlewood via Poynton railway station there is no Sunday service. The 392/393 bus service runs between Macclesfield and Stockport via Poynton

Northern rail link:

P1 bus link:

392/393 link:

Poynton public transport map – downloads as a PDF:

Local taxis are: Lynx Taxis on 0161 480 5000 or 0161 483 1099 email: info@lynxtaxis.com You can also book online via http://www.lynxtaxis.uk/

If you are coming by car then there is plenty of parking at the show venue and on Yew Tree Lane (no parking restrictions in force). Dedicated disabled parking bays are provided adjacent to the venue. The leisure centre is sign posted from the A523 in Poynton. Poynton is south of Manchester and lies on the A523 with good links to the A6 / M6 and M60. Visitors should avoid using the A6 between Manchester and Hazel Grove which is often congested. Poynton village is best approached from the North via M60 / A34 onto the ‘Manchester airport east link road’ then take the A5102 and A5149 to Poynton. Persons approaching from the South might use the M6 J17 approaching Poynton via Congleton A534 and Macclesfield A523, or the A52 from Derby to Macclesfield. Please note that Poynton is a ‘shared space village’, where road users have equal rights of way and vehicles should give way at pedestrian walkways.

EXTREME WEATHER: In response to the ‘bad weather paranoia, aired by the media each winter, we would like to state the following. NE Cheshire and especially the localities surrounding the venue are rarely if ever affected by severe snow falls, a virtue of being shadowed by the Isle of Man, The Potteries, Peak District and Cumbria. Poynton may be accessed from anywhere in the UK by rail or motorway and major roads. The trunk and minor roads up to the venue entrance are all ‘ambulance routes’ receiving priority maintenance. Asides to which, we have our own plant and machinery to clear the parking areas and sites access roads! As a winter show we consider where our exhibitors are coming from so as to limit risk and have contingencies in the case of last minute cancellations. In essence unless the country shuts down?..our show will be full and be opening on Saturday morning.
Have a safe journey TMS.