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Model railways in solihull

Exhibition 2003

15th November

10:30am - 5:00pm

Admission Prices:
Adults £2.00,
Children (5-15) & Seniors £1.00,
Family £5.00

Where was it held?...

1st Shirley Scout Headquarters
(rear of Bank of Ireland) Stratford Road (A34) Shirley, Solihull.

Birmingham A to Z Ref:
Page 107, H4.

FREE car park next to exhibition.

one moment for colour location map

Leave M42 at Junction 4.

Follow signs to Birmingham (A34).

Stay on A34 until Saracens Head pub on left in Shirley.

Turn left 100 yards past Saracens Head into service road leading to a car park at the rear of the shops.

Exhibition Hall is next to the British Legion Building.


Keith's Model Railways

2 Holyrood Drive, Countesthorpe, Leicester LE8 5TR
Telephone: +44(0) 116 277 8634

New and second hand Model Railways, (run by genuine enthusiast).


The Corris Railway

The Corris Railway was the first narrow gauge railway in Mid-Wales, beginning in 1859 as a 2'3'' gauge horse-hauled tram road carrying local slate. Steam arrived in 1878 and a passenger service operated from 1883 to 1930. The Railway closed in 1948 and was dismantled soon afterwards.  A Preservation Society reinstated part of the original line so that passenger services could recommence in 2002 after a break of 72 years. We have on sale second hand railway books, videos and some model railway items, new Corris Railway items and books, children's toys and books and range of Thomas the Tank items.
G.W.R. Sales Stand

The Gloustershire and Warwickshire Railway (Birmingham Division) Sales stand, helps to rebuild the railway from Toddington to Cheltenham Racecourse. We have a selection of Railway Models, 'Day Gone By' Road Models, Toys, Jigsaws, Books and Stocking Fillers for Christmas.

Who was there?...

1. Rossmore
4mm OO Gauge
Ken Ross

The Fictitious sleepy town of Rossmore is a Branchline off the Honeybourne line in the Cotswold District. It is a mainly farming area with some light industry. Set in the early thirties.

2. Packwood

4mm OO Gauge
Dave Boot

I n the real world Packwood is a small Parish bordering Hockley Heath & I have contrived to imagine that if a Branchline had ever been planned to connect the village to the main London-Birmingham line at Dorridge then it could well have looked like the model you see.Packwood is a layout based on GWR practise in the late 1940s early 1950s era. It is run with GWR &/or BR locos & rolling stock, but locos from other regions do appear from time to time as does the odd diesel of that period. Locos are mainly finely detailed ready to run along with some kit built items. All the buildings are either scratch built based on real properties in the area or heavily disguised Ratio kits. Signals, which do work, are either ratio or MSE.

3. Smart Yard
7mm O Gauge
Mike Williams

Test your skills at shunting wagons. Deal the cards & shunt the wagons into the required order in as few moves as possible in the limited space provided. This small O Gauge layout was built to prove you do not need masses of space to have fun in O Gauge! You don't even need a big car to transport it in (it fits in a Smart Car).

4. Moreton Loco
4mm OO Gauge
Rob Newman

Moreton Loco is part of a Motive Power Depot somewhere in the UK. We leave the viewer to work out exactly where! The locomotives are kit built along with a few detailed proprietary ready to run items.

5.Pratts Sidings
4mm OO Gauge (Finescale)
M & J Clarke

In the 1860's the Somerset Central Railway discussed building a line from Evercreech to Andover. The line was never built, probably due to lack of funds. We have decided to model the line as it might have been. The model is set in the rolling hills on the Somerset/Wiltshire border & serves Sir Josiah Pratts' quarry, by way of an exchange sidings. Frome Way station (if exhibited), tries to portray a typical wayside station.

The track & pointwork are all hand made. The loco stud comprises types that were employed on the Somerset & Dorset Railway during the period 0f 1958-62. The rolling stock is mostly kit built & fitted with DG Couplings.

6. Cherwell Junction
4mm 00 Gauge

by Solihull Model Railway Circle

CHERWELL’ is our exhibition layout and is developing fast. Its design means a number of scale length trains can run simultaneously. The scenery is now taking shape, the tramway is now laid, and new for this year light signals!
If you look carefully you can see: Pigeons roosting under the station bridge; Foxes using the trackbed as a shortcut and one fox eying lambs, gulls eggs and the shepherd on the upper pasture; Cats watch building work in the arch from the platform; Gulls above the sea and on the cliffs with a lonely Cormorant.

7. The Teddy Bears Picnic

2mm N Gauge

by Ken and Margaret

Teddy Bears Picnic is a fun layout, depicting a teddy bears house and garden. A Garden railway runs around the lawn over a pond and through a rockery.

8. Model Display
Birmingham Model Railway Club

A display of various model railway items by the Birmingham Model Railway Club

Club Activities  

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Our Next Exhibition:

2024 SMRC Exhibition

Future Exhibitions:

2025 SMRC Exhibition


The Great Central Model Railway Event

Dean Forest Railway
- 1960's Mixed Traction Weekend

Chernet Valley Railway, Model Railway and Classic Car Event

The Great Gathering (A4's)
- National Railway Museum, York

Chinner & Risborough Open Day
& Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
1940s Weekend

Didcot Railway Centre
& Pendon Museum

Barrow Hill Roundhouse
& Peak Rail

York Railway Museum

Warley MRC Exhibition

Didcot & Pendon Railway Trip

Llangollen Railway Trip

Five set of to the
Severn Valley Railway

Toddington Railway Trip

Didcot Railway Trip

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