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Midland Railex


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The Midland Railex Show held at the Midland Railway – Butterley is now in its seventh year and looking to be the most exciting show yet. The extensive model railway exhibition is on the weekend of 12th and 13th August 2017.

It will feature around 20 model railway layouts and a broad cross section of model retailers and suppliers will be present, enabling visitors to purchase those hard-to-find specialist tools or the latest newly released locomotives.

Classic highlights to include:

‘Oulton TMD’ well known for its prototypical operations of the early 1990’s and fully working authentic signalling.

‘Rowntree Halt’ based on the real location just outside of York where the famous Rowntree Mackintosh factory was located and features operations of the 1950’s classic BR period.

‘Midland Mainline Memories’ which will be working using early kit built locomotives and rolling stock from the days when you had to build kits.

A large range of specialist demonstrations will also take place illustrating the many and varied aspects of the hobby.  There will be something of interest in model form for all.  For further details of the layouts, traders and demonstrators in attendance please click here.

Opening Times: – 10:00am to 4:30pm both days

Timetable is available here.

Prices for Midland Railex 2017:-

£15.50 Adult
£14.50 Concession (for over 60s)
£7.75 Child (5-15yrs) (Children 4 and under FREE)
£38.75 Family (Two adults and up to three children)

These prices include a gift aid donation.

Prices include all-day travel on the railway, free car parking and Show Guide.

Tickets are only valid for the date of purchase/issue.

Your Railex Ticket covers all transport on heritage trains around the Midland Railway-Butterley site and gives access to the exhibitions.

In addition Narrow Gauge Trains*, plus the Miniature Railway* will also be running over the weekend.          (* additional fares apply for these trains.)

The Butterley Garden Railway (16mm scale, 32 and 45 mm gauge) will be in full operation on both days of the Railex, with live steam and battery electric locos.

The Museum in the Matthew Kirtley Building and the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust’s West Shed Experience will also be open, offering extensive collections of locomotives and rolling stock on display to visitors.