Abingdon Exhibition 2020 – CANCELLED

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! 

ABRail 2020 Flyer

Event information


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.

LayoutScale Description / Exhibitor
Old Elms Road4mm / OOLate 1950’s Berkshire mainline layout
by Bodmin & District Model Railway Club
Central WorksOSet in the mid-1950s, an O-Gauge finescale layout set at a car assembly plant.
Shwt4mm / EM(Withdrawn for this year)
Furnace 54mm / OOSmall layout of a blast furnace tower
Auerbach YardHOSouthern US urban switching layout
Re-united Biscuits4mm / OOA layout featuring a biscuit repair factory! by Kettering and District MRC
Enigma Quay7mm / O9Inspired by the narrow gauge dockyard railways of the 1920s
Ambleton Vale2mm / N1960s branch line terminus by Ray Taylor & Anna Bass
Afon Adit7mm / O9Inspired by the Gwynfynydd Gold Mine near Dolgellau. Martin Rich
Trinity Dock Street Bridge4mm / OOBased on Railway Street in Hull’s ‘Old Town Docks’ in 1939. Gavin Rose
Polbrook Gurney Colliery4mm / OOA small layout set somewhere in the Mendip Hills. Chris Nevard
Lighterman’s Yard2mmA fictitious 1960s goods yard in South East London by the Kent & Essex 2mm group
Buckleigh4mm / OO
Florin Street4mm / OOTram layout
Jaeger StrassenbahnHOTram layout
Tunnel Lane4mm / OOby Dan Evason
Little Quarry4mm / OOby Dan Evason
Caledonia Basin4mm / OO(Withdrawn for this year)
Short lane4mm / OO
Leicester (Belgrave Road)4mm / OOADMRC’s large layout of Leicester in the 1960s.
Sodor Island4mm / OOInteractive layout allowing kids (young and old!) to drive the trains.
Lego City, AbingdonLEGO



This year we have 9 traders attending the exhibition, given you even more excuses to spend your money!

JB’s Model WorldCustom made stock storage boxes
Squires ToolsFor all your modelling tool needs!
Sunningwell ControlDCC control specialists
Freestone ModelsCard modelling expert supplies
Oxford ModelsOxford diecast & Oxford rail specialists
Double O ScenicsScenic modelling supplies (e.g. static grass)
Cresswell Model RailwaysNew and second hand stock
Brunswick Railways LtdPaints and detailing accessories
Kevin’s TrainsNew and second hand stock



We have again an interesting set of demonstrators attending the exhibition.

Pendon MuseumFind 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 CentreOur local steam railway centre, and source of all things Great Western.
ADMRC Club StandCome and find out more about ADMRC!