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Our next exhibition will be held in the Barnes Wallis Building, Manchester University Northern Campus (formerly UMIST) on
Saturday 5th (10:00 to 17:30) and Sunday 6th (10:00 to 16:30) December 2015

To mark its 90th birthday year, the Society has decided to return to the city centre and to its traditional pre-Christmas timing.
Admission: £8 per person. Up to 2 accompanied children free, with each adult.
Save money by buying your ticket now. Only £7 per person AND includes a free exhibition guide!
http://mmrs.co.uk/exhibition/tickets/
As the third oldest model railway society in the world, MMRS is proud to be the only one in the UK to stage an exhibition in the centre of a major city. The Barnes Wallis Building is between Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations, convenient for both train and tram. It is ideally placed to allow visitors from all over the country to visit one of the finest model railway exhibitions in the UK, and also to visit the acclaimed Manchester Christmas Street Markets.  
Planning is well advanced and 18 layouts have accepted invitations to appear. Several of them will be making their debut at the show and most of the others have appeared in national railway modelling magazines. The layouts represent railways from many locations and many time periods, and represent scales ranging from 1:19 down to 1:450. There will also be a wide range of trade stands.  
To be kept informed of developments as the Exhibition takes shape, join our mailing list by emailing: exhibition@mmrs.co.uk  
More details to follow.
 

Edit: amended directions: http://mmrs.co.uk/ex...nue_directions/

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If you wish to see more details about these layouts, please click here: http://mmrs.co.uk/exhibition/exhibitionlayouts2015/
Otherwise the list of layouts is as follows;

Angst Lesspork, 4mm 009,
Calderwood, 4mm 00fs L&YR,
TV’s “Coronation Street”  Roy Croppers “Woodhead” 4mm 00,
Coffee Table, Z scale European,
Ffuglen, 16mm scale ng,
Gillan & Brown, 7mm 0 scale,
Greenbrier Junction, US H0,
Herstmonceux, 4mm 00 BR(S),
Hironocho, N scale Japanese,
Hogsmead-on-Sodor, Childrens layout,
Laramie, US 0 Scale,
Mitcheldean, now replaced by “Shelfie” also by PMP 4mm 00,
New Hey, 4mm EM BR(M),
Newfields Wharf, 3mm 1920’s NSR & 1950’s BR(M),
Stamford East, N gauge, BR(E),
Thorncliffe, 4mm 00 BR(1988 - 1991),
Tollesbury Quay, 7mm 0 scale, BR(E),
Whiteacres, 4mm 00, BR(M).

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Hi John, I am not sure if I will be attending as it is so close to Warley and the domestic engineer may kick up a stink, but you never know ;-).

Cheers, Pete.  

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Hi Pete,
It would certainly be nice to meet you in person, even though I can only make it on the Sunday due to prior engagements Saturday.
I'm also doing Warley but only because I've been press ganged into it, it's really too busy for me!

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Looks like there's a decent turn of displays, some of which, I've seen in the past.

Unfortunately, Liz insists I pick her up at Toulouse airport on her return from Australia that weekend otherwise I might have chanced it ..........:roll::roll::roll:

Don't forget your cameras lads.:thumbs

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Hi Peter,
That would have been very nice, maybe next year instead?
A bit more information for anyone contemplating a visit;

All these traders will be present;

All Components
Bill Hudson Books
Brassmasters
Cheltenham Model Centre
Chester Model Centre
C&L Finescale
DC Kits
Direct Train Spares
East Lancs Railway
Eileens Emporium
Going Loco
Gordon Coltas Trust
Greenscene
H&A Models
Judith Edge
Layouts4u
Pennine Models
Rural Railways
Shawplan
Ten Commandments
TMS Models

And if that wasn’t enough, after we’ve closed you can still visit the acclaimed Manchester Christmas street markets!

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I must let you all know how to get there!
Best description is on our webpage here;
http://mmrs.co.uk/exhibition/venue_directions/

Time is certainly speeding along now!


Excitement is certainly building, not to mention some feverish activity at our clubrooms where the "Coronation St." layout has been refurbished in order that trains may run on it!

We are also introducing our new, members "bring & buy" stand, lets hope that is a success.

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Hi All,
Just to remind people, entry is £8. The postcode M1 3BB will take you to the venues own multi story car park.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: A large sinkhole has opened up on the Mancunian Way so please do take note of the modified directions as posted on our website here: http://mmrs.co.uk/ex...nue_directions/
 
Cheers,
John E.

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Regarding recent enquiries;
There is a good cafe on site.

Parking cycles & motorcycles: There isn’t anything on the car park specifically for motorcycles but there is a cycle/motorbike area on the campus. If he/she heads for the Gatehouse and enters the campus on the left hand side (not the right where all the other vehicles will be going), there is a designated area on the left hand side.
Cheers,
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Evening all,

The show is now largely set up and looking pretty good.

Main hall,




Main hall layouts,






One of the smaller halls,


The largest (model) turntable I've ever seen!


MMRS own American H0 layout,


Some of the display cabinet including some of the late Sid Stubbs work,


My apologies for the quality of these hurridly snatched camera phone shots.

Hope that anyone (& everyone) who comes along, enjoys the show.

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I wish I could come mate but the domestic engineer has put her foot down :cry: if I hadn,t been to Warley last week I would have been there on Sunday, oh well maybe next year ;-).

Pete.

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Looks like it's going to be a great show.  Don't forget the photos please.

I think I saw Laramie at the Leeds show at the end of October - a "G" Scale turntable/shed scene with a couple of brass built Big-Boys - all with sound ....................:hmm:hmm:hmm  It was impressive. :thumbs

Not going to many shows, I hadn't really noticed how many of these layouts "do the tour" until this year.  A bit of a headache for both builders and show organisers.  There's no point in seeing the same layouts over and over again at different venues.......................:roll::roll:

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Thanks guys!
Apparently it was very busy yesterday, I was unavailable but I will be in the thick of it today.
I'll try and get as many more phone pics as I can.


                 

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