Horsham Model Railway Club Mini Exhibition - 9th October 2021

When the 2021 Exhibition had to be rescheduled for the second time, plans were sufficiently advanced to allow a smaller event to happen on the same date. Consequently the Club is holding a Mini Exhibition on Saturday 9th October 2021 at our usual venue of St Leonard's Church Hall, Cambridge Road, Horsham, RH13 5ED. It will run from 10 am to 4 pm and feature Club and invited layouts and trade stalls. Refreshments will be available.

Horsham Model Railway Club Exhibition 2020 - Rescheduled

The Club decided to hold its next exhibition in an environment will more extensive facilities than our usual venue. Subsequently, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the exhibition has been rescheduled twice. It is now hoped to hold the exhibition in October 2022 at Forest School, Horsham which has three halls and a large car park.

Horsham Model Railway Club Tenth Anniversary Exhibition - 6th October 2018

To mark the Club's tenth anniversary, our annual exhibition was moved to the Drill Hall in the centre of Horsham. This allowed us to accommodate larger layouts up to G Scale and to invite many local model railway clubs to participate. There was the usual trader support and the Club's second-hand stall will be stocked with locomotives, carriages, wagons and model railway accessories.

Below is a list of the layouts that were at the exhibition:

Hurlestone (O - 16.5)Titherleigh (OO)
Rixtimin (N)West Sussex G Scale (G)
Paspels (N)34th Street (HO)
Arunvale (OO)Welshpool (OO9)
Fiduz (N)Lakeside (HO)
Holm (OO)Ventnor (OO)

Pictures from the exhibition will be added to this page in due course.

Horsham Model Railway Club Exhibition - 6th May 2017

The annual exhibition again used the full extent of the St Leonard's Church building with a number of larger layouts than usual and many returning traders. Visiting layouts from the Dorking, Uckfield and Wimbledon Clubs complemented those provided by the Horsham Club and its members. Of note, are the Earlingham and Alford Brewery layouts both of which are pictured below

As usual, new and second-hand model railway items and accessories were for sale on the Club's second-hand stall and refreshments including rolls, home-made cakes, tea and coffee were available throughout the day.


Horsham Model Railway Club Exhibition - 23rd April 2016

The Club's exhibition utilised the St Leonard's Church building to the maximum with 15 layouts and traders selling second-hand rolling stock, spares and diecast vehicles. There was significant support at the show from Dorking & District Model Railway Club exhibiting three of their layouts. Our two Clubs are building up strong ties through reciprocal visits and exchanging modelling ideas and tips. We will be exhibiting at the Dorking show in October 2016

The 'have a go' layout from past shows again proved popular as did 'Brick Lane', a large Lego layout featuring a town of many buildings and a working funfair. There were new layouts from the Club and members, ablle to show running trains but still very much 'work in progress'. As usual, the kitchen did a roaring trade in rolls, home-made cakes, tea and coffee.


Horsham Model Railway Club Exhibition - 25th April 2015

A very successful exhibition was held on 25th April 2015 featuring more layouts than before across a broad range of scales and eras.

The 'have a go' layout was extremely popular with children of all ages though required some supervision of the speeds! The club sales stall also made a very useful contribution to the layout building funds. High quality refreshments were available throughout the day and were well received by exhibitors and the public alike.

Unfortunately we were all so busy we forgot to take any photographs for the website but one of our visitors took a short video which can be seen here on YouTube.Thanks 'shuntshed'!

Horsham Model Railway Club Show - 25th October 2014

Our second show of 2014 was held on Saturday 25th October. The majority of the layouts on display were N gauge layouts or based on 9mm track. Notable exceptions were two OO layouts, Ashington and Eastbridge, which depict EMU and steam sheds within the Southern Region.

Below are pictures featuring two of the layouts from the Astolat (Guildford) and East Grinstead clubs that were at the show.


Horsham Model Railway Club Exhibition - 26th April 2014

The Club first major exhibition, making more extensive use of the Hall facilities at St Leonard's Church in Horsham, was held on Saturday 26th April 2014. Twelve layouts were on view and visitors were treated to a variety of themes and gauges supported by trade stalls selling secondhand model railway items at reasonable prices and a shunting challenge.

It was encouraging to see many families enjoying the day and it is no coincidence that we have now got a group of children who are members keen to run the model trains on Wednesday Club nights.

A video of the layouts at the exhibition can be found be clicking this YouTube link.


Leechpool School Model Railway Show 2013

The Club was happy again to support the charity event at Leechpool School in September 2013. Carfax Junction, a OO Thomas layout and Haven Hill, an On30 layout belonging to a Club member, featured at the School that year. Those layouts were supplemented by a large array of secondhand model railway items offered for sale, which proved very popular.


Leechpool School Model Railway Show 2012

The Club exhibited a number of layouts at the Leechpool School Show again this year. This included Carfax Junction, the Club's dual gauge modular layout, Thomas in G scale and OO and a member's N gauge layout.

In keeping with the vintage theme of the show, the Club also showcased the Tri-ang TT collection of one of its members that had been acquired over more than 40 years. This included a working 'train set' together with many locomotives, coaches and wagons in original condition.


Leechpool School Model Railway Show 2011

For the second year, the Club was a major exhibitor at the Leechpool School Show which was organised by the Horsham Group of the Sussex Vintage Model Railway Collectors. The Club's dual gauge, modular layout, Thomas in G scale and OO and a Tram layout were on show. The pictures below show some of the scenery in the latter stages of completion.

The Leechpool School Show also had old favourites from the past such as Bassett Lowke, Hornby Dublo, Trix Twin and Tri-ang. The vintage theme was maintained by the display of two O gauge layouts utilising electric, clockwork and battery-powered models.


Leechpool School Model Railway Show 2010

The Club exhibited its dual gauge modular layout and two members' layouts, one N gauge and the other a Thomas the Tank Engine theme, at the Leechpool School Show on 2nd October 2010.

The modular layout was built for use by members on Club nights but, by the time of the Leechpool Show, was being adapted to be suitable for exhibiting. The pictures below show a number of experimental scenery modules which were added and the two members' layouts.

Other features of the Leechpool show were the vintage layouts including Trix Twin and Express, Tri-ang, Hornby Dublo and two Hornby O gauge. Trade stalls provided a selection of new and secondhand locomotives, carriages, wagons and accessories.