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Friends of TMS



The Friends of The Model Show are a group of like minded modelers; who as individuals or as members of modelling clubs and national associations have used there own skills, free time and influence to assist a range of modelling events and organisations to the betterment of all. Such started out in the humblest fashion, via the simple need to gather large numbers of exhibits, personnel and equipment into one place annually to stage what is now our main show (14th & 15th Sept 2019). A wide array of help has since been given from many sources as stated on our ‘About’ page listed under ‘The Model Show’. Further to the physical help of many over the previous five years, and for the foreseeable future, we have seen a variety of mutual arrangements develop between a host of National associations and local clubs to supply an ever growing range of furniture, catering, office, crowd barriers, traffic equipment and signage. Accordingly we have over time purchased, built, borrowed and hired a variety of items. To a point today whereby we can now offer to other like minded organisations and ‘friends of the model show’ the use of some or all of our equipment or personnel and advice. Such is done on a case by case annual application basis. This scheme is undertaken with key purposes: Firstly to allow us through hire charges the freedom to build or buy more equipment, making us ever more self sufficient and enabling us to provide better facilities to our entrants and visitors alike. Secondly, to assist our fellow events and groups in sustaining their own shows or groups by reducing operating costs and by providing more specifically tailored equipment, exhibits and skilled stewards. These included for example during our 2018 season:

  • WFRM Model railway show
  • HG&DRM Model railway exhibition
  • York Model Show
  • NM&DRM Chapel en-le Frith charity model show
  • AMRW&WE Bristol model railway exhibition
  • ALSRM Reading show
  • AVRO MUSEUM Air Fair
  • Apedale Valley Light Railway ‘tracks to trenches gala weekend’
  • The Model Show 2018


If your group or event wish to benefit from our shared equipment scheme or have kit or skills you think worthy of addition to our own? We would be pleased to discus such with you. Contact may be made via this websites email facility.