With regret, we have made the decision to CANCEL this year’s Abrail show due to public health and volunteer concerns. Whilst this is will be disappointing to many visitors, exhibitors, and members of the club, the committee feel it is on balance the right thing to do. We’ll be back next year, bigger and better than ever!
The next Abingdon Model Railway Exhibition will be held on Saturday 21st March 2020, at Abingdon and Witney College, Abingdon. Doors open at 10am, and the exhibition runs until 5pm.
We have 21 excellent layouts confirmed for the show, as well as a good selection of traders and demonstrations.
Entry is £8.00 for adults, with accompanied children free.
Abrail 2020 will in the Abingdon campus of Abingdon and Witney College. The map below should show the location; OX14 1GG for SatNav users. The entrance to the car park is from Wootton Road. The venue offers catering, free parking, and wheelchair access.
This year we have a great selection of 21 layouts attending the show. They range from impressively large layouts (e.g. Old Elms Road & Leicester Belgrave Road), through the equally impressive small studies (e.g. Polbrook Gurney Colliery, Caledonia Basin), to the decidely fun (e.g. Sodor Island or Lego Layout). This year we truly have something for everyone, be you a modelling aficionado, a fan of trains running, or simply looking to entertain the kids for a few hours.
|Layout||Scale||Description / Exhibitor|
|Old Elms Road||4mm / OO||Late 1950’s Berkshire mainline layout|
by Bodmin & District Model Railway Club
|Central Works||O||Set in the mid-1950s, an O-Gauge finescale layout set at a car assembly plant.|
|Shwt||4mm / EM||(Withdrawn for this year)|
|Furnace 5||4mm / OO||Small layout of a blast furnace tower|
|Auerbach Yard||HO||Southern US urban switching layout|
|Re-united Biscuits||4mm / OO||A layout featuring a biscuit repair factory! by Kettering and District MRC|
|Enigma Quay||7mm / O9||Inspired by the narrow gauge dockyard railways of the 1920s|
|Ambleton Vale||2mm / N||1960s branch line terminus by Ray Taylor & Anna Bass|
|Afon Adit||7mm / O9||Inspired by the Gwynfynydd Gold Mine near Dolgellau. Martin Rich|
|Trinity Dock Street Bridge||4mm / OO||Based on Railway Street in Hull’s ‘Old Town Docks’ in 1939. Gavin Rose|
|Polbrook Gurney Colliery||4mm / OO||A small layout set somewhere in the Mendip Hills. Chris Nevard|
|Lighterman’s Yard||2mm||A fictitious 1960s goods yard in South East London by the Kent & Essex 2mm group|
|Buckleigh||4mm / OO|
|Florin Street||4mm / OO||Tram layout|
|Jaeger Strassenbahn||HO||Tram layout|
|Tunnel Lane||4mm / OO||by Dan Evason|
|Little Quarry||4mm / OO||by Dan Evason|
|Caledonia Basin||4mm / OO||(Withdrawn for this year)|
|Short lane||4mm / OO|
|Leicester (Belgrave Road)||4mm / OO||ADMRC’s large layout of Leicester in the 1960s.|
|Sodor Island||4mm / OO||Interactive layout allowing kids (young and old!) to drive the trains.|
|Lego City, Abingdon||LEGO|
This year we have 9 traders attending the exhibition, given you even more excuses to spend your money!
|JB’s Model World||Custom made stock storage boxes|
|Squires Tools||For all your modelling tool needs!|
|Sunningwell Control||DCC control specialists|
|Freestone Models||Card modelling expert supplies|
|Oxford Models||Oxford diecast & Oxford rail specialists|
|Double O Scenics||Scenic modelling supplies (e.g. static grass)|
|Cresswell Model Railways||New and second hand stock|
|Brunswick Railways Ltd||Paints and detailing accessories|
|Kevin’s Trains||New and second hand stock|
We have again an interesting set of demonstrators attending the exhibition.
|Pendon Museum||Find out more about our local modelling world leader, who’s extensive museum is just down the road in Long Wittenham|
|Medway Queen Preservation Society||Society restoring the Medway Queen paddle steamer in Kent|
|Didcot Railway Centre||Our local steam railway centre, and source of all things Great Western.|
|ADMRC Club Stand||Come and find out more about ADMRC!|