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THE Christmas show - Manchester 2 & 3 December 2017!

 
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allegheny1600



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: THE Christmas show - Manchester 2 & 3 December 2017! Reply with quote

Christmas is coming!

For many railway modellers Christmas means a trip to
Manchester. With just 150 days until THE Christmas Model
Railway Show opens, the Manchester Model Railway Society is
proud to reveal today the line up of layouts and other
attractions for this popular exhibition. The exhibition will again
be held in the comfortable and well appointed surroundings of
the Barnes Wallis building on the University of Manchester’s
northern campus, a mere 250m from Piccadilly Station. It
remains the ONLY model rail exhibition to be held in the centre
of a major UK city.


The exhibition caters for the whole family. As well as an impressive selection
of high quality layouts, most of which have featured in the specialist modelling
press, there will be a number of activities for children, a wide and varied range
of traders, demonstrations of modelling techniques and other, less common,
attractions.
Exhibition coordinator, Philip Sweet said:
We try to be innovative. Last year we hosted a film première, this
year we have an art exhibition. We are showcasing the work of
talented local transport artist Roger Markland, whose paintings of
railway scenes are highly regarded. There will also be a small display
of material linked to Sir William Stanier, Chief Mechanical Engineer of
the LMS who was our Honorary President for 27 years.
Our unique city centre location makes it easy for visitors to reach us
from all over the country. We have one of the most comfortable
venues on the exhibition circuit, and we are flattered that over 6% of
last year’s visitors travelled in excess of 100 miles to attend. We are
also proud that 75% of our visitors used public transport to attend
the exhibition – including 53% by train!
It’s not just the visitors who travel a long way, this year there are
layouts from as far afield as Cornwall, Surrey, Somerset, and
Cambridgeshire, so there is a rich variety of layouts which are rarely
seen in the north of England.


The Society website contains details and pictures of all the layouts, and much
more information about the exhibition. www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition
To be kept informed of developments as the Exhibition takes shape, join
our mailing list by emailing: exhibition@mmrs.co.uk

_________________
TTFN,
John E.

My other club's exhibition:
http://forum.mtimag.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2119


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allegheny1600



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Full Steam Ahead!

Preparations for THE Christmas Model Railway Show are
running smoothly as the Manchester Model Railway Society
prepares for the 82nd public exhibition in its 92 year history.
The exhibition will again be held in the comfortable and well
appointed surroundings of the Barnes Wallis building, less than
3 minutes walk from Piccadilly Station.

The exhibition will feature some of the best finescale layouts in the country,
most of which have appeared in the pages of the various specialist modelling
magazines in the last two years. The layouts represent railways in Denmark,
France, Ireland and the USA as well as the UK, and vary in size from 1/148
scale to 1/36 scale. There will also be some static exhibits in the larger 1/16
scale.
As well as the layouts, there will be hands-on activities for both children and
adults and a wide range of traders eager to sell both specialist modelling
supplies and presents for Christmas.
The comfortable venue, with its easy access by public transport and close
proximity to the celebrated Manchester Christmas Street Markets, make it
an ideal pre-Christmas trip for all the family – especially as children are
admitted free.

The exhibition is open on Saturday 2nd (10:00-17:30) and Sunday 3rd
December (10:00-16:30).
Admission is £9 on the door, but reduced price
advanced tickets will be available on-line from 1st September.

The Society website contains details and pictures of all the layouts, and much
more information about the many other attractions at the exhibition.
www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition

To be kept informed of developments as the Exhibition takes shape, join
our mailing list by emailing: exhibition@mmrs.co.uk
_________________
TTFN,
John E.

My other club's exhibition:
http://forum.mtimag.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2119
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allegheny1600



Joined: 19 Jun 2010
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Location: Warrington, UK

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,
Advance tickets are now on sale here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-christmas-model-railway-show-manchester-2017-tickets-37941420811?aff=ehomecard

Please see website for details of traders: http://www.mmrs.co.uk/traders2017/

And layouts booked: http://www.mmrs.co.uk/exhibition/layouts2017/

It’s sure to be a great show.
John.
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TTFN,
John E.

My other club's exhibition:
http://forum.mtimag.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2119
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