AAR Models (to be confirmed)
AAR carry in 00 gauge: Diecast models from Oxford Diecast, Classix, Base Toys, Corgi, Cararama, EFE/OOC buses, coaches and lorries. Javis Scenics and accessories. Slater’s wagon kits. Parkside Dundas kits. Airfix military vehicles, Knightwing building kits and accessories. Coopercraft , lorry and GWR wagon kits. Dapol kit buildings, wagons and accessories.
And in N gauge: Oxford Diecast, Javis Scenics and accessories. Knightwing building kits and Kestral building kits.
11 Mansion Road, Freemantle, SouthamptonSO15 3BQ
Tel: 023 8044 9072
Book Law Publications
The UK’s leading transport retailer and publisher!
Established in 1987 Book Law Publications Is A family run business dedicated to traditional values of friendly service. Their Nottingham Transport Book Shop is located at 382 Carlton Hill, Nottingham NG4 1JA where everyone is welcome to come and browse. For those unable to visit the shop there is an ecommerce shop (click here).
We welcome Book Law Publications for the first time.
C&L are ‘specialists’ in model railway trackwork with their own version of flexi-track in 4mm and 7mm scales plus a range of ‘Easy Build’ kits for turnouts, slips (single and double), diamonds and 3 Ways that are simply glued together. The most difficult components, the common crossing (or frog) and the switch blades come ready made and can be used straight from the packet. Kits are available in 4mm (OO, EM, P4) and 7mm (F7 and S7). They also stock the Fintrax range of N gauge ‘build your own’ track and turnouts. They are the makers of Exactoscale track components and P4 turnout kits that include a greater range of specialist chairs for that top quality modelling product. The Exactoscale range also include rolling stock components for chassis, wheels & couplings.
They also own the Carrs product range which includes solders, fluxes, baseboard fittings and coverings, as well as scenic items. They also stock Peco products, including the Wills, Ratio and Metcalfe ranges, Tortoise slow action point motors. Antex soldering products as well as a wide range of Gaugemaster controllers and modelling products. Other makes on offer include Dapol, Knightwing, Scenix buildings, and Green Scene
C and L Finescale Modelling Ltd, Aran Lodge’ Severn Road, Hallen, Bristol, BS10 7RZ
Telephone: 01179 505 470
Coastal DCC is run by Railway Modellers, we have 5 years experience in using DCC with our exhibition layouts and can answer many of the myths that have grown up around DCC.
They stock equipment by Lenz TCS Digitrax Zimo and ESU/Loksound. They offer impartial advice to help you choose the right system.
London Road Models
London Road Models has been designing and manufacturing 4mm etched kits since 1988, when John Redrup produced some etched L&NWR 50′ non corridor carriage kits for the P4 exhibition layout London Road, to provide some much needed stock.
Since then, LRM has grown to provide one of the largest ranges of etched kits available to the 4mm modeller. The emphasis is on the pre-grouping period up to 1923, although the prototypes for many of the models in the range lasted into the post-grouping era of the 1930’s, with a significant number surviving into BR ownership.
Since 1992, a number of other makes of 4mm kits have been absorbed into the London Road Models range. These include:-
- George Norton’s Connoisseurs range of locos and carriages.
- Iain Rice’s Riceworks GER and NBR locomotives.
- Planit Engineering NSR tank locos.
- D&S LNWR NPCS vans and brake vans.
- Bob Williams ‘Aylesbury’ LNWR Samson 2-4-0 and trolley wagon kits.
- Steve Barnfield’s etched NER/LNER loco kits
London Road Models, PO Box 643, Watford, Herts, WD24 5ZJ
Masterpiece Falcon Figures (to be confirmed)
Masterpiece have been producing quality detailed character figures for over 15 years in both 4mm and 7mm scales. The emphasis has been for cab crews in both scales with some specialist figures associated with model railways. They now produce cab crews that are specifically designed to fit the latest super detailed locos from Hornby and Bachman, such as, Schools, T9, King Arthur, Q1, West Country, 3MT, 4MT, 5MT and A4 classes. For the 7mm/ON30 hobbyists there is a new range of figures, which are for the North American or late Victorian period. For this autumn a new range of 0 and 00 seated passengers are being prepared for those who model in the 1960’s era, all the figures are made in lead free pewter and most are available ready hand painted.
20, Millvale Meadows, Milland, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7LZ
Tel: 01428 741426
Model Railway Developments
Model Railway Developments uses new methods and technologies to provide better models which are easier to build, and build well. The range is for 4mm scale components (00, EM and P4), and for 7mm scale narrow gauge wagons and includes:
- Kits for the Ratio GWR Iron Mink to modernise it to post 1928 condition. Jigs for fitting rain strips to the roofs of GWR vans.
- Etched wagon under frame system, including brakegear to give a sprung suspension and a ‘contained rubber’ spring system which is virtually invisible.
- Sprung buffers for wagons and coaches.
- Basic bogies, with swing link suspension for bogies from 7ft. to 10ft wheel base.
- The coach underframe system which can be used with proprietary and kit built coaches, or as part of a scratch built special.
- Cast wagon axle boxes.
- 7mm scale narrow gauge kits.
- The Victorian Collection – 4mm scale cast figures and animals
Modelu are a new company based in Mid Wales specialising in high resolution 3D printing of scale figures and detailed component parts. 3D printing may be a new world to some, so they aim to make the experience as simple as possible, helping you to get the most out of your design or idea and realise its potential in physical form.
Should you have a requirement you would like to discuss, be it printing of a design you already have, a commission for a new item, or high resolution 3D body scanning, they will be happy to help.
A Model YOU!
3D Body Scanning offers a world of possibilities for creating a unique personalised figure, even putting you on the footplate of your favourite loco! Modelu’s portable 3D scanning equipment will be at the Portsmouth Exhibition this year.
Why not come along and have a model of you or family members made for your layout? It could be an unusual Christmas present!
We welcome Modelu for the first time.
Ron-Lines have on the stand a selection of good quality Model Railways for sale and part exchange. We also carry a range of switches and other electrical components for your model railway. We are very interested in purchasing your surplus model railway items or collections for cash, please enquire on our stand.
332 Shirley Road, Shirley, Southampton SO15 3HJ
Tel: 023 8077 2681 / 07833 113704
4mm finescale kits and components including:
- Milk tank chassis and additional detailing for the David Geen milk tank kits
- A range of sprung wagon chassis including solebars, headstocks and detailed brakegear for steel solebar prototypes. They are designed to produce a complete chassis that can be painted separately from the body
- A range of etched wagon kits
- An extensive range of sprung diesel bogies (P4 only)
- A range of sprung Single Bolster Coach Bogies for P4/EM only
Rumney Models, 7 Hurlingham Road, Bristol, BH7 9BA
Squires Model & Craft Tools
Squires will be selling their vast range of tools, electrical components, materials and paints
100 London Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1DD
Tel. 01243 84 24 24
Wessex Wagons (to be confirmed)
Wessex Wagons specialise in commissioning Limited Edition 00 wagons from the South and West of England. All our models are based on original research and come complete with a Limited Edition certificate.
The range is constantly changing, with frequent new releases. Look out for the unusual models on display: Private Owner open wagons with coal, bricks, and stone, vans carrying beer and munitions. All in authentic colour-schemes.
Authentic and Tailored Limited Edition Wagons
For the discerning collector and enthusiast
21 Oldway, Stogumber, Somerset, TA4 3SX
Tel: 01984 656470 e-mail:
Societies and demonstrators
2mm Scale Association
The 2mm Scale Association exists to promote and facilitate modelling at the scale of 2mm:1ft. The scale has a long history as the smallest practical finescale standard.
By joining the Association, members gain access to a wealth of knowledge and our exclusive component range designed to enable simple and accurate construction.
Find out how to get started in 2mm FineScale; with the products available from the 2mm Scale Association it’s easier than you might think.
Our component ranges include jigs and alignment tools which remove the guesswork and need for specialist measuring equipment from precision model making. We also produce booklets which explain the construction techniques which have been developed over the years.
To keep our members in touch we produce a bi-monthly magazine and newsletter. For those with access to the internet we offer an email list where members can chat about anything pertinent to 2mm model making.
EM Gauge Society
The EM Gauge Society is a UK based international society created to promote and cater for railway modellers working to a scale of 4mm/ft with a track gauge of 18.2mm. We also cater for modellers working to the more demanding Protofour (P4) standards with a track gauge of 18.83mm. The society encourages the use of fine scale standards and provides support and resources to promote this.
Becoming a member of the Society gives you access to the EMGS on-line store, additional resources in the Members Area, a copy of the technical manual (on CD), plus access to back copies of the Newsletter.
The Scalefour Society caters for the needs of railway modellers working to the scale of 4mm/ft (1:76.2), the most popular of the British model railway scales. It promotes and encourages the use of effective modelling techniques and fine scale standards among all 4mm railway modellers with a particular emphasis on the use of scale wheels and track.
Society Members have the benefits of exclusive access to further resources within the site. Membership gives you the Scalefour Digests; a full library of back copies of Scalefour News that can be downloaded; additional technical reference material and much more.
We welcome Roger Sawyer who will be showing how to solder. If you think you can’t solder, its likely that no-one has ever shown you. Come and have a try – it’s not as difficult as you might think.
Roy will once again be giving a display of scenic modelling to enhance most layouts, particularly 00 and N gauge. He will be demonstrating how to make trees and other scenic items from everyday materials, where possible giving you the opportunity to try your hand, even the youngsters up to 90 plus can have a go at making a tree or window box etc. so be prepared to spend a while.