On Saturday 18th November 2017 the South Hants Model Railway Club host their latest annual Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition at the Admiral Lord Nelson School on Dundas Lane between 10:30 and 16:30. Not only is this the longest running model railway show in the area, but it is rapidly gaining a national reputation as an exhibition that shows the very best of this fascinating hobby.

This year’s exhibition

This year we will again have a selection of top class working layouts in a variety of scales plus demonstrators to ‘show you how’. Indeed this year promises to be one of the best. Additionally we have around a dozen traders selling not only ready to use locomotives, rolling stock and track but also items for the beginner and advanced modeller alike, such as figures, books, road vehicles, tools, and kits for you to build your own locomotives, wagons, coaches and track.

Click here to find out what layouts will be appearing this year.

Click here to find what traders and demonstrators will be attending

How to find us

Admiral Lord Nelson School is on Dundas Lane (PO3 5XT) opposite Ocean Park (Toys ‘R’ Us, Comet & PC World). The venue will be well signposted.

How to find us by car…..

The school is 1½ miles between the end of the A3(M) and the A2030/A27 intersection.

From the Southampton direction (M27 – A27) – do not take the Portsmouth City Centre and (Ferries) exit but continue to the A2030 exit.

If you are coming by bus …..

ALNS mapStagecoach route 21 operates at 15 minute intervals from Portsmouth (the Hard or Commercial Road) and from Havant Bus Station . Alight at Copythorn Road Road (near the Star & Garter traffic lights).  Walk to the lights and turn right into Burrfields Road (Approx. 10 min. walk to the school). Journey time from Portsmouth is about 15 minutes and from Havant about an hour). We advise checking this information before making your journey as bus timetables are liable to change.

Click here to see the Stagecoach South website.

If you are coming by rail….

Hilsea station is about a 15 minute walk

If you are coming from the Isle of Wight….

Take the catamaran from Ryde pier to Portsmouth Harbour and catch a 21 bus as above.

Admission prices

There is a standard adult admission charge of £5 (no concessions) but all accompanied children will be admitted free.

If you are bringing small children please note that some exhibits are quite high and a small stool might be helpful.


We look forward to meeting you on the 18th November. Parking is free and refreshments are excellent.