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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 our 5th show.
Once again we have gathered a wide array of exhibits and demonstrators for your enjoyment.

In line with the vistor and exhibitor research we undertook at last years show a couple of changes have been made:

This year our maritime section opens up to include individual entrants, as a static display and/or operating models in the swimming pool in four sessions over the weekend. Maritime modelers wishing to exhibit at some or all of the show should contact us via this websites ‘email button’ to receive full details and an application form, entries close at 22.00hrs Thursday prior to the show!

2017 will see a big increase in the number of working model railways, including a mini-expo of the 2mm Scale Association.

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.

We have arranged hot and cold catering for both days, alongside which we will be introducing a delicious home made cakes stall!

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

Finally we are pleased to say that Poynton – MARIE CURIE -fundraising group, are this years chosen charity, we hope you visit them in the catering area.

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


Free parking

Full disabled access
We have endeavored to ensure yet more disabled only parking adjacent to the venue will be available this year!

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 WE CURRENTLY CANNOT ACCEPT PAYMENT FOR Entry or catering by cheque or card, cash only

Model Railways

  • 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.
  • Barnhill MRC
1/76thKingsfield. OO Gauge model railway; Oxfordshire BR steam/diesel period.FIRST EXHIBITION OUTSIDE OF THE SOUTH WEST!
  • Andy Clayton
1/76th EM Gauge model railway construction inc examples of locomotives and rolling stock.
  • Brian Foster
1/76th Trains built from card.
  • 3mm Scale Association
1/100th Scale railway modelling support group. Society stand and modelling demonstration.
  • Alastair Oldfield
1/76th Easingwold East. EM gauge model railway. Eastern region BR steam Diesel period.
  • DEMU
Multi scale diesel and electric railway modelling support group. Society stand and modelling demonstration.
  • Ray Slack
1/148th Bodmin GWR 1930′s. N gauge model railway. THIS WILL BE BODMIN’S LAST EXHIBITION!
  • Jim Barry
1/100th 3mm scale railway locomotive modelling demonstration
  • John/Owen Gibbon
1/43rd Pysdill-Craig-Ddu. O gauge model railway. Taff Vale Railway Co. iIncludes working head gear and screens.
  • David Hampson
1/43rd Oldham King Street Parcels. O gauge model railway. North Manchester Green to Blue diesel period. DCC sound!
  • N Gauge Society- SK Area Group
1/148th1/160th Demonstration of modelling at 9mm gauge.
  • Richard Brady/Jim Barry
1/24th Eaton Park Railway. GN15 model railway.
  • Neil Fraser
Digital Command Control in model railways today. TBC!
  • OO9 Society
1/76th Narrow gauge railway modelling support group (TBC!).
  • Pete Boyce
1/43rd Bristol Goods Shed. 7mm GWR ‘broad gauge’ model railway.
  • Bob Deakin
1/43rd St Cross. O Gauge model railway.GWR. FIRST EXHIBITION!
  • Michael Osborne
1/43rd 7mm GWR Broad Gauge fine-scale railway modelling demonstration of SCRATCH BUILT wagons.
  • Keith Renshaw
1/76th CSX Rensville. HO scale USA 1990-date model railway.
  • John Baxendale
1/43rd Bodger Creek and Northern. ON30 early 20th century (wild west)model railway. FIRST OUTING IN NORTH WEST!
  • Ian Hallworth
1/43rd Shed Street. O gauge ‘inglenook sidings’ model railway.
  • Bob Rowlands
1/76th Bonnington Goods, OO model railway.
  • Alsager Railway Association
1/220th Tiny Town, Z Gauge model railway.
  • Dennis Collier
1/76th THomas, children’s have a go model railway.
  • Mick Simpson
1/152nd Callaton, 2FS model railway.
  • David Eveleigh
1/152nd Framsden, 2FS model railway.
  • Steve Dunkeyson
1/152nd Gomersall, 2FS model railway.
  • Angus Higgins
1/152nd RNAS Glencruitten, 2FS model railway. ON 1st OUTING!
  • Andy Watson
1/152nd 2mm Etched kit construction.
  • Keith Armes
1/152nd 2mm track building and lathework.

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.
  • 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 1200-1230 and 1615-1645. Sundays are between 1130-1200 and 15.00-1530. NB. Public access to the pool during these sessions is for bona fide visitors only, so you will need to enter the show and retain your ticket from the main desk to enter the pool (which is signed from the leisure centre foyer).TMS endeavors to put on a full show, but accepts that numbers sailing each session is largely out of our control and subject to entrant numbers on the day!
  • High Peak Model Aero Club
Display and modelling demonstration of Large Model Aircraft.


  • Stephen Fletcher
Working model faicground.
  • 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

  • David Lanchester
Military History Books specialist.
  • Stephenson Carriages and Millholme Models
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
Bespoke laminated signs.
  • ABC Model Railways
2nd hand Model railways and accessories.
  • Todmorden Model Supplies
Paints, adhesives, tools and modelling materials.
  • Culceth Model Railways
  • G F B Designs
Manufacturer and supplier of electronic control equipment for model railways.
  • Grosmont Bookshop
New and used books and DVD’s on railways, buses and trams.
  • Finishing Touches
Scenic modelling materials and tools.
  • Poynton Railway Modellers
Second hand sales stand.
  • Poynton Marie Curie fundraising group
TMS’s chosen charity for 2017, selling popcorn, sweets and a range of goods; raising funds for an excellent cause. Located in the refreshments room.
  • 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.

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 using 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.