Previous Years

A brief glance back to previous exhibitions. If you have images you can share with us we would like to hear from you. Our collection is incomplete.


Colin operating Tomsville, an American HO scale layout built by Ray O'Neil.

Colin operates this American HO scale switching layout

Derwent Main, club layout of the Cockermouth based Derwent Railway Society.

Derwent Main, the club layout of the Derwent Railway Society now based in Distington


Mossop Road

Mossop Road by Andrew Wright. A finescale layout with West Cumbrian atmosphere.

Composite of Mossop Road

Carlisle O gauge group exhibited this fine Fiddle Yard to Terminus Layout

Carlisle O gauge group

The unforgettable American backwoods layout by the Thistle Modelmakers Society, complete with Theatrical sound effects, lighting, and wild animations.

American Large Scale Modelling from the Thistle Model Makers Society


4mm scale OO gauge, and O16.5mm narrow gauge (Twin Falls) from 2008

Ray O'Neil's Twin falls layout from the 2008 exhibition


Something for everyone in 2009

The main exhibition hall in 2009


Blockyard built by Ian Blenkinsopp based on a concrete sea defences construction site.

The Blockyard built by Ian Blenkinsopp


Llan Lechid by David Johnson (Left) Narrow gauge in 009 (4mm/ft scale models running on N scale 9mm gauge track) and (Right) winner of the "Layout in a box challenge"

Layout in a box

Braddock, HO scale American Steel Mill based on the Edgar Thomson Works, Pittsburgh.

Phil Baggley's HO Steel mill layout BRADDOCK

The stunning Florinstone layout by Andrew Butler, a beautiful OO gauge layout based on the former Somerset & Dorset line between Templecombe and Bournemouth set in the 1960s when steam was still King. All models are DCC sound equipped.

Florinstone by Andrew Butler


Kepier colliery by Alan Cooke in 4mm scale, a North Eastern Colliery in steam days.

Kepier Colliery

Ashwater Road by Andrew Butler. A seldom modelled track possession requiring special workings and operated in strict adherence to prototype principles. Both in 4mm scale.

Ashwater Road


Don Annison's exquisite Bassenthwaite Lake in N gauge (2mm/ft scale)

Bassenthwaite Lake

St George's Pit. O gauge depicting a North Eastern Colliery, by Allan Grey.

St. George's Pit


PARKHOUSE: Minimum space N gauge modelling from our great friends in Millom.

Parkhouse Millom

Scorbiton : A somewhat larger undertaking in 4mm scale from Kendal Model Railway Club.

Scorbiton Kendal Model Railway Club


Our friends from West Cumbria Guild of Model Engineers who support us every year.

Workington Model Engineers

Guest Graham Clark helps out on Derwent Haematite. 4mm scale by Edwin George.

Derwent Haematite

Eric Farragher's Clifton & Lowther is in N scale and features working road vehicles.

Clifton and Lowther N scale


DONEGAL: Irish narrow gauge by Allan Grey from Birtley. Every expense spared in the construction of this stunning layout. Everything hand built.

Donegal. Irish narrow gauge by Allan Grey

SQUAMISH EAST : Minimum space Canadian HO scale modelling by Peter Jarvis.

Squamish East Canadian HO scale

KIELDER FOREST: A delicious atmospheric layout in 4mm/ft finescale EM gauge.

Kielder Forest EM gauge finescale layout

Marine Park : Built by Ian Blenkinsopp and exhibitied by Les & Malcolm Paul

Marine Park by Ian Blenkinsopp

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