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Neil Wyatt24/07/2018 12:30:18
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This year, the ever-popular Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition will be returning to the Warwickshire Event Centre from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st October.

It is established as one of the leading model engineering exhibitions and the second longest running show of its kind in the UK. At four days in duration it is a comprehensive and full exhibition for everyone to enjoy, This is THE show for model engineers.

Over 50 of the leading suppliers to the Model Engineering world will be present - check out the confirmed list of trade attending on the website.

The exhibition showcases hundreds off models from over 40 societies and individuals for visitors to enjoy along with a wide range of outside attractions, workshops and lectures.

There are also a wide range of outside attractions to see, like the well regarded 5” gauge outdoor track, operated by the Coventry Society of Model Engineers and the Polly Owners Group, who will return with the magnificent Fosse Way Steamers. There will be demonstrations from the Gas Turbine Builders Association and also Noel Shelley with his foundry work.

2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the world speed record, when the Mallard achieved 126mph (203km/h) near Grantham, in Lincolnshire in 1938. To celebrate this great achievement, several exhibitors will have Mallards on their stands and the Gauge 3 Society’s ‘Style and Speed’ display is expected to include some Mallards featuring larger scale models of locomotives, carriages and ephemera from the golden ages of railway travel.

The exhibition remains focussed on the core model engineer modellers who have a real passion for what they do - whether they be new to the hobby or experienced and acknowledged modellers.

Why not be part of the show and enter your work? Entry is free and there are 32 classes of which 16 are competition and 16 are display. These classes include: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Stationary and Internal Combustion Engines. Models still under construction can also be entered in the display classes. A commemorative plaque and exhibitor’s certificate will be presented to every entrant, with trophies and cash prizes awarded to winners - please call the organisers for an entry form on 01926 614101 or download it from the website.

See or call 01926 614101 for full competition details, further details of the show and to book tickets.

not done it yet24/07/2018 18:18:14
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I’m not an aficionado of model eng. exhibitions, but I prefer this one to the Donny one. Away from the smoke like Ally Pally, too.

Easy to get to, good access and enough, for me, as a day out. My wife, surprisingly, likes to go as well.

I’m reasonably central for all three, but this one is number one venue for me.

So, all being well, we will attend the same model eng. ex. for the third year running.

Mark Rand24/07/2018 21:06:30
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Even though I live only 15 miles away from the Fosse way/Radford Semele location, I think I preferred it when it was at Donnington. That may have been because of the sound of Ducatti's barrelling past on the race track though...

Trevor Drabble24/07/2018 23:07:34
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NDIY , For your information , if your wife is into sewing/knitting , you may find a visit to Premier Inn and Photographic ( CV31 1AN ) in Royal Leamington Spa worth the 3 mile trip from the exhibition . Trevor .

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