2021 Bristol Model Railway Exhibition Cancelled

Show Cancelled

21 Nov 2020

2020 Bristol Model Railway Exhibition - Cancelled

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2020 Bristol Model Railway Exhibition Cancelled


Due to the (Covid -19) outbreak earlier in the year and the subsequent restrictions, we regrettably had to cancel our 2020 Bristol Model Railway Exhibition.

We would like to thank all those who were due to attend this years show, traders, exhibitors and of course the public for your understanding and we hope we have your support for future shows.

If you would like to support us in someway now why not visit our on-line shop.

There are a number of Limited addition wagons still for sale from previous shows or, if you would like a read there are a number of old programs for sale from previous shows as back as far as 2011. The programs are A4 size with 32 glossy color pages.

And remember 'Stay Safe'


Corona-virus - update - 18th March 2020

18 Mar 2020



It is with heavy heart that the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition Committee have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Exhibition due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation and Guidance issued by the Government earlier this week.

This is not a decision we have taken lightly, but we feel that the health and well being of our visitors, exhibitors, traders, stewards, the public and their friends and family must be our priority at this time.

We would like to thank all our followers and supporters for their patience and understanding and we will be arranging refunds to any people who have purchased Advanced Tickets for this years exhibition. The refunds will be made either online or by post over the next week. If you paid by PayPal your account will be credited with the refund, those who paid by cheque will receive their refund in the post. If you have purchased an Advanced Ticket from one of the three Model Shops selling tickets could you email bristolmodrailex@gmail.com, Please provide the following details; where you purchased the tickets, a photo of the tickets and how you would like to receive your refund.


Please continue to follow the guidance issued by the Government and take care of yourselves and your family members and friends during this difficult and unprecedented time.


For any other queries or concerns, the most up to date information on the Corona-virus is available at:


Corona-virus - update - 16th March 2020

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16 Mar 2020

Following the government’s announcement this afternoon we are currently assessing the impact this will have on our forth coming show which is due to take place at the beginning of May. As a temporary measure advance ticket sales have been suspended until we have made a full assessment.

We appreciate this is a very worrying time and would like to thank you everyone for their ongoing patience and co-operation.

Revised Government advice (as of 16 March, 2020) is that should you or anyone in your household have a fever (greater than 37.8 degrees celsius) or a continuous or new cough, you should self isolate at home for a period of 14 days rather than attend public events and activities. Should you display these symptoms please see the NHS guidance

For any other queries or concerns, the most up to date information on the Corona-virus is available at:


51st Bristol Model Railway EXhibition

24 May 2019

I would like to thank all those who attended our 51st Bristol Model Railway Exhibition. Another great show enjoyed by many, with lots of nice comments. It was good that the weather held out out over the weekend and was not to hot. 

Planning has already started for next year with tickets already on sale.

Details of attending Layouts/Trade etc will be added towards the end of the year, or as they become available.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.


Slight change to attending trade

30 Apr 2019

Only one day left now until the start of the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition. The show will start to be set up on Thursday 2nd, ready for opening on Friday 3rd. It is with regret that Layouts4U will no longer be attending due to Illness. We wish them a speedy recovery and look forward to there attendance next year.

Thursday 2nd May is the last day to purchase advance tickets at selected model shops, for details visit our tickets page.

Photos of setting up will start to be added on Thursday so keep a check on the web site.

Advance Tickets now only available at Following Model Shops

In Person Only

26 Apr 2019

Advance tickets are now only avalable from the following Model Shops

in person only up until the day before the show;

Cheltenham Model Centre

39 High St, Cheltenham GL50 1DX

Lord & Butler

The Old Warehouse, Cardiff CF11 8TT

Antics Models & Hobbies, Bristol

8 Fairfax St, Bristol BS1 3DB 

Advanced Ticket Prices

Adult £7.50, Young Adult £6.00 (12-16)

Tickets can also be bought on the day of the show at the door.

On the Day Prices

Adult £9.00, Young Adult £7.00 (12-16)

Accompanied Children U12 enter free Free Entry for Registered Carers


2019 advanced tickets

21 Apr 2019

This is the last week to be able to purchase advance tickets on-line or by post for the Bristol Model Railway Show. advance tickets will still be available via, Cheltenham Models, Lord & Butler and Antics of Bristol, up until the day before the show. So if you want to purchase tickets at a reduced rate be sure to order yours now. Visit are 2019 tickets page, or go to our On-line shop for details.

New Release wagon at 2019 Bristol Model Railway Exhibition

Supplied by Wessex Wagons

09 Apr 2019

We are please to announce a 'New Release' 00 gauge wagon for sale at this year’s Bristol Model Railway Exhibition, supplied to us by Wessex Wagons.

The wagon is from the Tytherington Quarry which is near Thornbury, South Gloucestershire.

We are grateful to Wessex Wagons for manufacturing and supplying this wagon. The wagon will have a genuine load of Tytherington Quarry Stone provided by Attwood Aggregates. Both Wessex Wagons and Attwood Aggregates will have trade stands at this year’s show. Make sure you pay them a visit.


Wagon Details;-

"Tytherington Stone Co., Tytherington nr. Thornbury, Glos.,

7-plank wagon with Authentic stone load, No.39"


Great Selection Of Layouts this year

11 Mar 2019

Less than 8 weeks now until the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition and details are being finalised for the show. Tickets remain on sale via the web site, listed shops and by post. Full details can be found on the web site.

New First Bus Service to Thornbury Saturday and Sunday

T1 Bus service

25 Jan 2019

First Bus now operate a new T1 service a short walk (12 minutes) from Parkway station. This service runs every 30 minutes on a Saturday, and hourly on a Sunday and the journey time is under 30 minutes. A Map at the bottom of the 'How to find us' page shows where the bus stop is located called Great Stoke. The stop to get off at is Thornbury leisure center.

35 Model Railway Layouts at this years show

Details now being added

19 Jan 2019

Details of attending Layouts, Trade, Demonstrators and Societies are now being updated onto the web site.

Currently there is 35 attending layouts, so far 30 traders have confirmed they are attending with many more yet to confirm. Full details can be found on the 2019 Exhibition page.


Also don't forget that advance tickets for the show can now be bought on-line using a Pay-Pal account. 

35 Model Railway Layouts at 2019 show

Details to be added soon

22 Nov 2018

Plans for next years show are well in advance with all the places at next years show now allocated.

Currently there are 17 Association Model Railways invited, and 18 Guest Model Railways from around the country.

Again there will be various scales, both historical and modern with some European layouts. a full trade support is booked for next year, and the exhibition will again be over 3 halls.

Details of attending model railways will be added soon.

Don't forget that you can now book advanced tickets at a reduced price on line if you have a PayPal account. You can also buy advance tickets by post, for full details visit the 2019 tickets page.

2019 Bristol Model Railway Exhibition - Update

November update

13 Nov 2018

Plans are going well for next years show with a number of new association layouts and guest layouts already booked. Details will start to be made available on the web site soon, so please feel free to check for details. Also tickets are now on sale at a discounted rate, so be sure to get yours early.


Tickets now on sale on line

13 Nov 2018

Tickets for the 2019 Bristol Model Railway Exhibition are now on sale. They Can now be purchased on line by visiting our shop and can be purchased via PayPal. Tickets can also still be purchased by post by sending payment (No Cash) and a stamped self addressed envelope. For full details visit our 2019 tickets page or our shop.


50th Bristol Model Railway Show

23 May 2018

A very big thank you to all those who attended this years Bristol Model Railway Exhibition. The show was a success from the comments received and everyone seemed to enjoy the format. Our thanks also goes out to all the attending exhibitors and traders for making a great weekend and especially all those who help to organise and set the show up on the day.

Preparations have already started for next years show, so keep up to date via the web site or Twitter.

Thank you all.

50th Bristol Show opens tomorrow

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02 May 2018

Only 18 hours left to the opening of the 50th Bristol Model Railway Exhibition. The halls are starting to be set up with Traders and Model Railways. BBC Radio Bristol will be live on tomorrow mornings breakfast show to talk about this years show. So come on down to what will be a great weekend.

Pictures of setting up are now live on the web site, go to the Exhibition page and click on the llink '2018 show pictures'.

Details of all Layouts attending added to site

27 Apr 2018

Full details of all of this years attending layouts have now been added to the site.

Bus Operator changed

01 Jan 2020

No.77 Bus route has changed and is now operated by stagecoach, Click on the picture to go the timetable.

This Years Limited Addition Wagon


21 Apr 2018

Well its only 12 days to the Bristol Model Railway Exhibition and were all ready to go. This years limited addition wagon is a 5 plank open used at the Golden Valley Paper Mills in Bitton near Bristol. The wagons along with left over wagons from previous years will be on sale at the show.

Face Book page launched for Bristol Model Railway Exhibition

New Face Book Page

16 Mar 2018

New Facebook page launched for Bristol Model Railway Exhibition just click on the Facebook Icon at the bottom of the page and become a friend. If not you can always follow us on twitter or just check out the latest update on one of the web sites.

Model Railway Layouts Attending 2018 Show

Layouts now booked

All the layouts are now booked for this years show. We have a great selection again this year with a number of different scales various continental layouts and some very large displays. There are also a large number of trade stands, displays, demonstrators and societies at the show. so why not keep up to date and follow the News Feed or via Twitter at MRex2018

Exhibition News

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01 Mar 2018

 Keep up to date via the web sites at www.bristolmodrailex.uk and www.bristolmodrailex.co.uk or via twitter 

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