Public Events

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12th May 2017 - 14th May 2017 National Model Engineering Exhibition Doncaster

Gauge 1 with  Ridings at Doncaster Racecourse, Leger Way, Doncaster. N2 6BB Contact Grahame Platt
3rd June 2017 - GIMRA 70th Anniversary Show - The Fosse

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, The Fosse. Large event with up to 4 working layouts. Surrey Oval, Stanley Midland, Dobson Bridge. Gauge 3 Society attending with Blackgang exhibition track almost 100' in length. Tinplate exhibition track, 16mm Association Talks by Surrey Group. Plenty of Trade support.  More information to follow.  This event will be open to the public.
17th June 2017 - 18th June 2017 Woodvale Rally, Southport

Gauge 1 with Dobson Bridge for this large 2 day show. Contact Maurice Rushby 10am - 5pm both days
24th June 2017 - 25th June 2017 Bluebell Railway with Invicta Track

Bluebell Model Railway Weekend.  Contact Tony Whibley or Jeff Brazier
1st July 2017 - 2nd July 2017 Guilford Model Engineering Society Rally

Gauge 1 running on new permanent track.  Contact Adrian Johnstone. Opening times and admission as per GMES website.   Boiler Certificates required.
1st July 2017 - 2nd July 2017 Swiss National Get Together

EiWi Bahndammfest, Witterswil near Basel in the wood on the brook Binnach.  Saturday  GTG  10.00am - 6.00pm .......  7.00pm apero and dinner.  Please book dinner with Christian Schmutz: or tel: +41 61 711 88 86 / +41 78 711 82 04  Sunday  GTG  10.00am - 4.30pm
8th July 2017 - 9th July 2017 Salisbury & Stonehenge Get Together

Yeovil Railway Centre ( for address see YRC website)  A two day event to mark 50 years  since the ending of Southern Region steam.  Includes mainline steam. Runners welcome. Contact Dicky Boast.
6th August 2017 - Birmingham Society of Model Engineers

Open Day from 10am.  Illshaw Heath Road, Hockley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands. B94 6DN                   Contact Phil Shrimpton.  
2nd September 2017 - Gauge 1 North...... Cancelled

This event which was to be at the Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell. DE45 1AH has been cancelled due to clashes with other events. Contact: or Liz Marsden
4th September 2017 - 8th September 2017 Gauge 1 South East Group

Gauge 1 - 5 day Spectacular to include 11 Gauge 1 tracks within a 35 mile radius of Tenterden. Contact Tony Whibley 01580-762004 or email to
23rd September 2017 - 24th September 2017 Staplehurst Model Railway Exhibition

Staplehurst Village Hall.  Invicta Track.  Contact Jeff Brazier
1st October 2017 - East Anglian Museum Chappel and Wakes Colne

Anglia Roads Gauge 1 Layout, start 10am. Contact Keith Tomlinson 01206-869933
7th October 2017 - Welling and District Model Engineering Society

Open day and Gauge 1 running track.   Rear of Falconwood Electricity Sub Station, next to Falconwood Railway Station.     Contact Fred Holdsworth  
14th October 2017 - AGM and Trade Show - Godmanchester

Wood Green  Animal Centre, Godmanchester. Open to the public. Possibly 2 working layouts.  More information to follow.
4th November 2017 - Padiham Model Railway Exhibition

Gauge 1 attending with Withnell Junction. Contact Maurice Rushby.
21st April 2018 - GIMRA Spring Meeting Shepshed

Shepshed High School  LE12 9BD  Open to the public 10.30am - 5.oopm  
14th July 2018 - Gauge 1 North

Bakewell Agricultural Centre. Contact Peter Vincent

Using the Events list

This events list is in the public part of the website and should only include events open to the public though admittance may have to be arranged in advance. However, some closed-to-the-public events do creep into this list by mistake so you are advised to check with the organisers before attending. There is also a members only events list in the password protected part of the website.

Please note that most G1MRA events are organised locally and that some Groups have their own websites – See Groups for further information

Please observe the protocol: Spectators are not to get in the way of drivers of trains and  drivers should not obstruct the tracks when stopping. (see Standards and Guidance).

For G1MRA run exhibitions, but not Get-Togethers unless specifically requested, please take the current boiler certificate for each live steam loco you wish to run (see Standards and Guidance).

Interested in becoming a Member ? follow this link

* Please note: Members Get-togethers start at 14.00 hrs unless stated otherwise above – these are usually Members only anyway.

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