Poynton Leisure Centre
Yew Tree Lane
SK12 1PU


Saturday 14th September – 10am – 5pm
Sunday 15th Septhember – 10am – 4.30pm

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Welcome to  RAILEX  POYNTON  2019

Our ninth annually held model railway exhibition.

Working layouts, Society stands, demonstrators and full trade support in one large hall.


Free parking

Full disabled access

Catering: 9.30am – 3.30pm daily Hot bacon baps, fresh sandwiches, confectionery, cakes, hot and cold drinks
Ample public seating

Adults £7.50 (each – prices held for second year)

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 cheque’s.


  • 35th scale Narrow Gauge
Q Dump, First World War, War department light railway near Arras in northern France.
  • 7mm Broad Gauge
The Parlour Railway. An Edwardian gentlemen’s test track, 1848 to 1920 GWR (NB: FIRST OUTING!)
  • ON30
GKN, North American rabbit warren layout (NB: first outing for the extended version of this layout under construction!).
  • ON30
Karolina Falls, north American railroading set in the 1970’s and 1980’s (NB: FIRST OUTING IN THE NORTH WEST!).
  • 7mm Narrow Gauge
Hadley, Stonybrook and Swale, late 1940’s
  • 7mm Narrow Gauge
Calstocks Halton Quay, 16.5mm Narrow Gauge layout based on the new quay at Halton Quay(NB:FIRST OUTING IN THE NORTH WEST)
  • 6mm Narrow Gauge
Royal Gunpowder Mills, C-1917
  • 1/76th
Moyenmoutier. 16.5mm narrow gauge French railways C- 1945 to 1970
  • OO
East Pool, BR western region action between 1955 and 1965.
  • OO
Rovex Reborn, working display of model railways from yesteryear
  • OO
Tideswell. Derbyshire based LMS branch line terminus (FIRST OUTING!)
  • OO
Bermuda Road. L&Y Border 1960’s BR MPD & DMTD
  • OO
Clayton End Signalmen, north of England 1950’s to 1970’s and 1990’s to 2000’s.
  • OO
Tal y Wain Locomotive shed set in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
  • OO
Dent, model of this well known location on the Settle and Carlisle set during the 1960’s.(FIRST OUTING IN NORTH WEST!)
  • OO
kids ‘Triang Railways’ have a go layout (John Loydd).
  • HO
German – Winziges Industriegebiet. Late 1960 German state railways.
  • HOe
Ulvaryd Strand, OO9 C-1940’s to 1950’s.
  • TT3
Cley-next-the-sea, 1970’s
  • N
Headingly, model of the West Yorkshire towns station as seen in the 1960’s.(FIRST OUTING IN NORTH WEST!)
  • N
Tunnley Marsh, late 1950’s.
  • N Fine scale
Aston Magna. Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire GWR branch line. (NB: THIS IS ASTON’S LAST EXHIBITION!)
  • N
  • N
Ballykeale, C- 1985 to 2000’s
  • N
Nedwood, green diesel action set in the 1950’s.


  • John Loydd
Using scatters, flock and ballasting demonstration.Adjacent to Green scene trade stand
  • Rupert Brown
Designing and prototyping rolling stock models.
  • Derek Mundy
7mm scale semaphore signal building demonstration.
  • Brian Davies
1/76th Scratch building wagon loads.
  • Chris Hewitt
1/76th Resin Casting Demonstration.
  • Andy Clayton
1/76th EM Gauge model railway construction inc examples of locomotives and rolling stock.
  • John Ireland / 2mm Scale Association
Fine scale modelling at 1:152nd scale, society information and modelling demonstration
  • Dovedale Models
Architectural and scenic modelling in Das clay.
  • Graham Beckwith
1/43rd 7mm modelling and Figure painting 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.
  • Broad Gauge Association
Association publicity and sales stand.
  • Wensleydale Railway Association.
Publicity stand.
  • Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers
Association and modelling information stand.


  • Bill Hudson transport Books
New railway books.
  • Green Scene
Manufacturer of scenic materials.
  • Stephenson Carriages and Millholme Models
4mm scale railway parts and kit manufacturer.
  • Culceth Model Railways
New and used model railways.
  • Powerbond
Adhesives demonstrataion and sales.
  • SMTF
Garden and model railway, collectables, railway books, buses and cars.
  • Art Master
Model makers brushes.
  • Skytrex
O and OO resin and white metal building accessories.
  • GM Transport books
New and used books and DVD’s, mainly railways also buses and trams.
  • North Road Trains
Pre-owned OO retailer.
  • Tower Collection
New and used large scale trains
  • Triang Society
Period trains sales stand
  • Railway Memorabilia Shop
Railway memorabilia for enthusiasts of all ages
  • Poynton Railway Modellers
Members second hand sales stand.
  • Sweets of Yesteryear
Toffee, fudge and traditional sweets from a bygone age.
  • French Connection


Sweet & savoury crepes, including a variety of vegetarian options. Hot bacon and sausage baguettes, all with tasty extras. Wide range of cold filled baguettes. All our freshly cooked food is complimented by a selection of hot & cold drinks and a variety of home-made cakes”. Located by the building front entrance, with adjacent rest room including ample seating and tables.

Please be advised that some roads in Woodford and Hazel Grove will be closed on Saturday around mid-morning til lunchtime, for the Tour of Britain cycle race passing through the area. During this period we advise if: coming from the north or west approach Poynton via the A555 (airport east link road) then A523. If approaching from the south or east use the A523 from Macclesfield. We anticipate this disruption to only be for a couple of hours!

Poynton railway station is served by trains from Manchester Piccadilly, Stockport and Stoke-on-Trent. Poynton Railway Station is just over a mile from the show venue. Alternatively Hazel Grove station is serviced by trains from Buxton, Sheffield, Stockport and Manchester and is around 3 miles from the venue.

The 392 bus runs between Stockport and Macclesfield on Saturdays only, stopping in Poynton.

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.