Workington Model Railway Exhibition 2020

Saturday November 21st 10am to 5pm

Sunday November 22nd 10am to 4pm

ENERGUS Lillyhall  workington Model Railway Exhibition 2014

ENERGUS, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Workington CA14 4JW



How to find the venue.

ADMISSION Adults £5, Accompanied Children Free


The Exhibition has not yet been finalised but layouts booked to appear include:

2mm Finescale : Fence Houses. Probably the largest 2mm finescale layout in the country, and a real treat for railway modellers and enthusiasts, especially those familiar with the North East of England when steam was at it's finest. The station was part of the original East Coast main line route to the North until 1872, when the present line through Durham was opened. Two miles North of Fence Houses is Victoria viaduct, the signature feature on this much loved layout. 800 feet long and 135 feet high, the prototype was built between 1836 and 1838.

Fence Houses 2mm finescale

OO gauge : Ellasweet Beet Factory. Graham Morfoot reurns to the exhibition with another of his superb compact layouts that has featured in the model railway press. A representation of a sugar beet factory in East Anglia around 1960. With an eclectic mix of industrial steam and diesel locomotives linking the factory to the local British Railways network. Graham depicts wagon loads of limestone, coal, materials and sugar beet (modelled in a very innovative way).

O Gauge : Aspatria Depicting operations of the Maryport and Carlisle Railway in the days before the 1923 grouping. Part of the challenge of modelling this period is that very little can be purchased ready to run so expect to see a considerable amount of true modelling from kits and using traditional scratch building techniques.


Scalefour 4mm finescale : Garrigill Local elder statesman and modeller Bob Hetherington makes a welcome return with his beautifully modelled Garrigill layout based on the Stockton and Darlington line from the earliest days of railways on the planet. Models have to be scratchbuilt which makes this a very long term project with its own special rewards. you may have met Bob in previous exhibitions demonstrating his building techniques.


N gauge : Upper Cymmtwych Les Nerlich returns to the exhibition with another of his cunningly conceived and beautifully executed models. Depicting an emergency servicing and refuelling depot for main line diesels with a wide range of visiting locomotives.

Supported by: -

Trade stands selling everything you need for your modelling including: -
C&M Models – Carlisle - New RTR British and Continental
Crafty Hobbies - Barrow-in Furness - New RTR and second-hand
CSP Models – Carlisle – Industrial locomotive etched brass kits
GM Transport Books – North Yorkshire – New and second-hand railway books
Kyles – Workington - Secondhand trains for the younger enthusiast!
MTFG - Reeth, North Yorks – new and reconditioned, hard to find spares and plastic kits etc.
Solrail – Workington – second-hand models from the organisers
Squires Tools - Bognor Regis - any tool you need you'll find here
Stevenson's Carriages & Millhome Models - Dumfries - Brass Coach & Whitemetal Locomotive Kits and bits to help you build what you want, especially Cumbrian ones!

Trainsimulator - Computer simulation for you to try.
S4 – John H Wright – Building locomotives using DCC in Scalefour
OO – Ian Blenkinsop – construction of shipping staiths and Tyne Dock arches
4mm scale - Andrew Wright - layout construction techniques.

Societies and Groups
West Cumberland Railway Museum
Cumbrian Railways Association
Derby Lightweight Preservation Group
Derwent Railway Society
Eden Valley Railway Trust
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society
Sian Project Group
West Cumbria Guild of Model Engineers
Workington Transport Heritage Trust