At the NEC Birmingham

Saturday 25th November 2017 (9.45am* - 6pm)

Sunday 26th November 2017 (9.45am* - 5pm)

*Advance ticket holders 9.15am - Saturday and Sunday

Warley MRC Exhibitions Ltd., registered in England No 2728388, Registered Office 19 Highfield Road, Birmingham B15 3BH.

Members and friends provide the staff for the event, and without this support the exhibition could not take place.


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Theme for 2016

“Developing your skills”

Page updated 8h June 2016




Whitemetal Kit Building

Tony Wright

How to make the prototype fit into the available space

Etched kit design & construction

Mike Edge

Designing and building etched locomotive kits in 4mm and 7mm

3D printing

Simon Thompson

A look at this state of the art technique

Materials in Modelling

Skills and Information for all Scales

Realistic ground cover

Gordon Gravett

Hands on use of static grass applicator and ground materials for your scenery


Steve Hewitt

The ins and outs of building and control of signals

DCC support

Simon Howard

Fitting, tuning, fixing DCC chips and systems

Gauge & Scales

David Fairhurst

Gauges and scales explained and how to update "old" models

Modifying modern RTR stock

Mick Bryan

Converting RTR stock to replicate modern Network Rail stock

Loco and stock servicing

Ian Mellors

Need help with getting your locos to run? Bring one along and have a go at cleaning its wheels and checking out its servicing levels.

Warley MRC develops your skills

Building O gauge wagon kits in plastic

Dave Roberts

Rolling stock from an earlier era - your chance to have a go at trying  some of the techniques needed to build plastic wagons kits in 7mm


Richard Syms

Look at an alternative coupling and see if it fits your stock

Painting and lining in the smaller scales

Ian Rathbone

How to paint and line loco’s and stock (0 gauge and below) and the equipment you need explained and demonstrated.

Large Scale Design

RDE Brown

Designing for the larger scales- O gauge and above

Weathering stock

Barry Oliver

Bring a wagon or loco and have a go at weathering it

Coach Building

Ian Woodward

Kit built coaches in 4mm scale

Scale 7 (S7) Modelling

Paul Stokes

This demo is part of our S7 area. It will be showing you the basics of  Scale 7

Meet the Expert

Large scale (O gauge and above)

Dave Walker

Locomotive and rolling stock construction

Large scale (O gauge and above)

Liz Marsden

Painting and lining

2mm Loco & Wagon Building

Jerry Clifford

Working in 2mm Fine scale looking at locos and buildings

Narrow Gauge Modelling

Pater Kazer

Hands on use of DAS for scribing stonework etc

Coach Building in Smaller Scales

John Aldrick

An award winning 2mm FS coach builder and painter shows you how he undertakes work in this scale.

"Shows You How"  courtesy of the Railway Modeller

Electrics and scenics

Kendal MRC

Basics of getting started in Model Railways