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The Model Show 2018


Poynton Leisure Centre
Yew Tree Lane
SK12 1PU


Saturday 15th September – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 16th Septhember – 10am – 4.30pm

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Welcome to our sixth show.

Once again we have gathered a wide array of exhibits and demonstrators for your enjoyment.

This year we are changing the dates of the show. Moving to September allows us to use further areas of the site significantly increasing the usable exhibition space and making us one of the largest shows in the North West!

2018 will again see an increase in the number of working model railways, including an expo of 7mm modelling (see our ’7mm North’ page for details).

Trade support for the show also continues to grow.

As ever our regular attendee groups have been working hard throughout the year to present new displays of models.

Again our maritime section is open to individual entrants, as a static display and/or preferably as operating models in the swimming pool in one or all of the four sessions over the weekend. Maritime modelers wishing to exhibit should contact us via this websites ‘email button’ to receive full details and an application form, entries are upon a first booked basis and close at 22.00hrs Thursday prior to the show!

We have arranged hot and cold catering for both days.

As ever our ‘latest show updates’ is the place to see all our news and information as it occurs.

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


Free parking

Full disabled access

Catering: hot food, sandwiches and drinks inc adjacent seating area

Adults £7.50 (each)

Uniform ID UK Forces & Service Personnel £6.00 (each)

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

£4.00 after 4pm
(NB. Per person on Saturday only, under 16′s remain free)

We accept CARD PAYMENT for Entry ONLY but not for catering or second hand sales. We do not accept cheques.


Model Railways

  • Maidenhaiste
    Kendal MRC
‘O’ standard Gauge model railway. (NB.details to be confirmed.)
  • Purgatory Peak
    Macclesfield MRC
Purgatory Peak. ON30 USA narrow gauge model railway. (NB. details to be confirmed)
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    Owen Gibbon
GWR Broad Gauge model railway? (NB. Details to be confirmed).
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    Bob Harper
GWR ‘broad gauge’ model railway. (NB. details to be confirmed)
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    Ian Hallworth
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  • Bodmin Generally
OO Standard gauge model railway.
  • Glazebrook
    Warrington MRC
N Gauge model railway.
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  • Thomas
    Dennis Collier
1/76th Children’s have a go model railway.
  • Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers
Publicity stand
  • O Gauge Guild
(contents to be confirmed)
  • 7mm Narrow Gauge Association
Publicity stand.
  • Scalefour Society
1/76th Fine-scale railway modelling support group. Society stand and modelling demonstration.
  • 2mm Scale Association
1/152nd  Fine scale railway modelling support group. Display stand and modelling demonstration.
  • 3mm Scale Association
1/100th Scale railway modelling support group. Society stand and modelling demonstration.
  • DEMU
Multi scale diesel and electric railway modelling support group. Society stand and modelling demonstration.
  • N Gauge Society- SK Area Group
1/148th1/160th Demonstration of modelling at 9mm gauge.
  • OO9 Society
1/76th Narrow gauge railway modelling support group (TBC!).
  • Jim Barry
1/100th 3mm scale railway locomotive modelling demonstration
  • Bob Deakin
‘St Cross layout’: back scene painting demonstration
  • Derek Mundy
Signal building demonstration
  • Michael Osborne
7mm standard gauge fine-scale railway modelling demonstration of SCRATCH BUILT wagons.
  • Graham Beckwith
Figure painting.
  • Rupert Brown
Designing and prototyping rolling stock models.
  • Andy Clayton
1/76th EM Gauge model railway construction inc examples of locomotives and rolling stock.
  • Brian Foster
1/76th Trains built from card.
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Road transport models(details to be conformed)
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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. Display of finished models.
  • Roger Davies
?nd Small scale maritime plastic kit modelling.

War-gaming & Gaming

  • Mailed Fist
East Manchester War gaming group. Display of war-gaming for all levels of interest from novice to accomplished with 3 games playing all weekend. PLEASE NOTE that this group are located in a squash court located down the corridor from the catering room
  • MDK Gamers
Multi scale Historical and Fantasy gaming demonstrations. On display will be a 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.
  • Large Scale Maritime Section
Multi scale maritime modelling. Display of radio controlled vessels alongside twice daily sailings in the swimming pool of surface and submersible craft. Saturday sailings are between TBC! and TBC!. Sundays are between TBC! and TBC!.
  • High Peak Model Aero Club
Display and modelling demonstration of Large Model Aircraft.


  • Andrew Massey
Mamod live steam engines and tractors.
  • Richard Dalimore
Gaming Figure painting and 1:148th scale road transport. NB-SUNDAY ONLY
  • David Wright
Dovedale models, architectural and scenic modelling in Das clay.
  • Graham Beckwith
1/43rd Figure painting demonstration.
  • Ken Ball
Multi scale architectural model making and painting display and demonstration.
  • National Association of Road Transport Modellers, Roger Bigg
1/76thMotorsport transporters and support vehicles.
  • Kevin Green
1/76thRoad transport commercial vehicles from the Yorkshire area. NB. SATURDAY ONLY!
  • Paul Booth
1/76thModelling trams and road transport dioramas NB.SATURDAY ONLY!
  • Stewards modelling zone
Multi-scale, multi-genre modelling display. Expect to see a wide array of scales genres.

Trade stands

  • Squires Craft and Model Supplies
Paints, adhesives, tools and modelling materials.
  • David Lanchester – TBC!
Military History Books specialist.
  • Stephenson Carriages and Millholme Models-TBC!
4mm scale railway parts and kit manufacturer.
  • Axminster Tools
Model engineering tools and machinery.
  • SMTF
Garden and model railway, collectables, railway books, buses and cars.
  • The Bespoke Shop-TBC!
Bespoke laminated signs.
  • Culceth Model Railways
  • G F B Designs
Manufacturer and supplier of electronic control equipment for model railways.
  • Grosmont Bookshop-TBC!
New and used books and DVD’s on railways, buses and trams.
  • Finishing Touches-TBC!
Scenic modelling materials and tools.
  • Slaters – TBC!
Wheels (To be confirmed).
  • Ellis Clarke Trains
(details to be confirmed.
  • Tower Collection
(details to be confirmed)
  • Uncommon Kits
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  • Poynton Railway Modellers
Second hand sales stand.
  • TMS refreshments stall
Hot and cold beverages, sandwiches, confectionary and home made cakes.
  • Skyline Catering
Bacon and sausage sandwiches, burgers etc. Located by the front entrance.


PLEASE NOTE THAT: THESE TIMETABLES AND LINKS were correct as of 21/11/2017 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 services through Poynton NB. The timetables change on saturday night so links to both are shown below:
9/12/2017 timetable link:
10/12/2017 timetable link:

P1 bus timetable link:

392/393 Bus timetable link:

A variety of railway services/routes call at Hazel Grove, see the below link for further guidance:

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 (brown tourist signs) 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 on Saturdays 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 some areas of Poynton are ‘shared space’, where vehicles should give way at pedestrian crossways.

Have a safe journey TMS.