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Events and Shows

The events which we had hoped to attend over the next few months are as shown below, but we expect them to be cancelled. We cannot update this page as Greenwich West will be closed. (19 March)

Maldegem Steam Festival, 1 May to 3 May 2020

Globalrail at Didcot, Saturday 30 May 2020

Gaugemaster open weekend, 5th and 6th September 2020


Your opportunity to meet us if you are not a member and for members to meet members of the Council of Management and other Trust members.

We always need help with shows and so if you can help please email us at to volunteer.

Show Reports

Sierra Leone at Locomotion, 8 & 9 Sep 2012.

Maldegem International Steam Festival

The International Steam Festival takes place at the Maldegem Steam Centre (now rebranded as the Maldegem-Eeklo Steam Train), Maldegem in Belgium on the weekend of Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May 2020.

The theme of this year's event is the 75th Anniversary of the end of WW2 and the Thirtieth Anniversary of the end of the Iron Curtain.

We will have a stand with a relevant display of posters and HO models, the Rum-Tum-Tali Railway and sales. There should be no problem with Brexit.

More details of the International Steam Festival can be found on the Maldegem Stoomtrein website

Globalrail 2020 - CANCELLED.

This model railway exhibition would have been held on Saturday, 30 May 2020.

Globalrail 2021

This model railway exhibition will been held on Saturday, 22 May 2021.

Opening times are 10:30 to 16:30 and the venue is, as usual, Didcot Civic Centre, Britwell Rd, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 7JN.

More details of this show can be found on the German Railways Society's website.

We will have a sales stand and display of models.

Gaugemaster Open Weekend.

The Gaugemaster Open Weekend is on Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th September 2020 at their shop by Ford Station.

We will have a table with models and related display and sales.

Library and Shop Openings

We have reinstated general library open days on the second Tuesday in the month, except August. Admission free.

The next Library and Shop opening will be from 14.00 to 20.00 hrs on Tuesday 10th of March 2020.

Followed by 7th April 2020. Note that the April opening will be the first Tuesday due to Easter.

The library is still open for research by appointment at other times.

You may arrange with Mostyn Lewis or Paul Waters to visit the library at other times, except Sundays.
Access can be arranged from 10.00 to 21.00 hrs Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 17.00 Saturdays - email our Registered Office.

For instructions to find the library, see How to Find Us on the More about the Trust page.

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