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Page updated 23rd February 2024



The Warley Model Railway Club has teamed up with the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum Trust Ltd to hold a brand new railway modelling showcase event at the Trust’s Statfold Country Park venue near Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Branded as Warley at Statfold the event is planned for the weekend of the 12 & 13 October 2024 and entry tickets will include an exciting new-look model railway exhibition, full access to the Museum’s locomotive and stock collection, unlimited train rides on both the 2' and 12½" gauge railways and the chance for visiting families to enjoy numerous children’s themed attractions also on the site.

The exhibition is to be hosted by the Warley MRC and will see up to 30 quality layouts displayed across a variety of scales and gauges, along with a choice selection of specialist retail trade stands and manufacturers. A revamped programme of modelling demonstrations is also being formulated that will reflect the emerging techniques, technologies and demographics of today’s modern and diverse hobby.

Statfold has the largest collections of narrow gauge locomotives in the country, all of which will be open to view in the adjacent museum, or in action on any one of the outdoor railway circuits where visitors can hop-on and hop-off the full size trains as they loop through and around the beautiful country park setting.

Warley MRC Exhibition Manager Nigel Smith said;

“This new and inspiring venture is not just the old Warley National Model Railway Show reloaded.

It’s about the club and our associated charity moving forward within the dynamics of this ever-popular hobby.

By joining forces with the people at Statfold, we can mitigate those daunting factors which resulted in the winding up of our NEC event, and continue the club’s endeavours and charitable aims to promote the benefits and merits of railway modelling to the wider public.

All-in-all this will make for a splendid and invigorating day out for established enthusiasts and family groups alike.”

The Statfold venue has ample on-site free parking. A free connecting bus service to and from Tamworth railway station and the town centre will be provided for those travelling by public transport. Catering services will also available, situated at various locations within the country park.

Further details will be available in due course here or via the Statfold Country Park web site:

https://www.statfold.com/  .