Steve and Aidan proudly stand by the new stand


The Festival of British Railway Modelling 11-12 February 2017                              

Volunteers required to staff the Holden publicity stand at this exciting event.  A great opportunity to publicise our work and show off our O gauge display.

The Festival of British Railway Modelling returns to the Doncaster Racecourse on 11th-12th February 2017 for its 21st year.

Visitors can enjoy browsing over 30-handpicked layouts with a ‘Best of British’ theme and purchasing must-have items in a variety of major scales and gauges from over 80 quality traders.

There will be expert demonstrations popular with modellers, giving you an opportunity to learn about new techniques or ask any questions you might have.

Whether you’re looking to stock up on essentials for your hobby or enjoy a family day out, our Doncaster Show offers something for everyone.


DONCASTER 11th – 12th FEBRUARY 2017

The GER 789 Information Stand will be in attendance at The Festival of British Railway Modelling, Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB


The Trust is looking for assistance at special events to help raise awareness and increase its membership.

2017 Events Calendar


11th-12th February: The Festival of British Railway Modelling, Doncaster Exhibition Centre, DN2 6BB. Easily accessible from the M1 (junction 32) and A1(M) (junction 38). Free shuttle bus to the Exhibition Centre from Doncaster Railway Station.


25th-26th March: The London Festival of Railway Modelling, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY. Plenty of free car parking on site. Nearest railway stations are Alexandra Palace (Great Northern, Moorgate-Hertford North/Welwyn Garden City) and Wood Green (Underground, Piccadilly Line). Bus W3 runs to Alexandra Palace and there is also a free shuttle bus from Wood Green Station.


1st April: Cambridge Model Railway Exhibition, Sawston Village College, Cambridge, CB22 3BP. Directions are available on the event’s website:

8th April: The National Garden Railway Show, Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, PE2 6XE. Near junction 17 of the A1(M).

*15th-16th April: Flying Scotsman at the Bluebell Railway.

22nd-23rd April: North Norfolk Railway Spring Steam Gala, Sheringham Station, NR26 8RA. Next to Sheringham National Rail station on the Bittern Line (Abellio Greater Anglia), served by trains from Norwich. There is a large pay & display car park at the station.

29th April: 4th Southwold Railway Show and Model Railway Exhibition, St. Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, Southwold, IP18 6JP.

*30th April – 1st May: 50 Years of Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ. Next to Didcot Parkway railway station on the Great Western main line, where parking is available. Access to the centre is the through the station’s ticket hall and subway.