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Warley 2019

Postat: fre 13 sep 2019, 19:26
av Olof
Det börjar bli dags att planera för årets Warley-utställning.
Flygbiljetter går fortfarande att få tag på till ett rimligt pris och tack vare Brexit håller sig växlingskursen föredömligt låg.
(Utställningshallen ligger inom inomhus gångavstånd från Birminghams flygplats.)

Fick nedanstående, här något förkortade, beskrivning från organisatörerna:

The UK’s No 1. Model Railway Event
A must for the railway enthusiast and a great family day out!
(VOTED UK’s Best Model Railway Exhibition 2015,2016, 2017 and 2018 in the British Model Railway Awards)


Following the success of our 26th Annual Show at the NEC, plans are now well advanced for the organisation of the 2019 Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. The Exhibition is open to the public on Saturday 23rd November next from 9.45 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday 24th November next from 9.45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance ticket holders will be allowed entry from 9.15 a.m.

The Exhibition is to be held in Hall 5 of the NEC, allowing 17,000 square metres of hall space, the Show being the No.1 Model Railway Event in the United Kingdom, and Europe’s largest single hall event!

HIGHLIGHTS for this year:
Over 90 working, inspirational, model railway layouts with full Trade and Society support, and demonstrations of techniques used in the hobby by experts in their field.
Winning layout from series 2 of the Channel 5 TV programme ‘Great Model Railway Challenge’.
Prototype Inspiration exhibits.
• Return of the ‘Shop and Drop’ facility for the convenience of our visitors.

Notable features of the Exhibition are as follows:
The model railway layouts will represent all the popular scale and gauge combinations, representing British Railways throughout their history. There will be 15 layouts of overseas prototypes including 5 outstanding layouts from our friends in Europe.

A number of layouts will be grouped to form a ‘Micro Layout’ display – inspirational layouts in small spaces.

Our prototype inspiration this year is the unique award winning recently restored NER Autocar, courtesy of The NER 1903 Electric Autocar Trust. A rare opportunity to get very close to this outstanding historical vehicle! Our friends from the Vintage Trains Society are promising a special surprise on their stand! For freight enthusiasts the National Wagon Preservation Group will be bringing an HAA wagon onto their stand, whilst our Sponsor PECO will be showing a loco and coach from The Beer Heights Light Railway.

Always a popular attraction, there will be the opportunity to experience Pete Waterman’s “Building Leamington Spa” presentation in the DVD Cinema, presented by Pete, with a DVD of the layout, and including a display of some of the models featuring on this superb O gauge line, owned by the Waterman Railways Heritage Trust.

Ever popular with younger enthusiasts, the Junior Modellers corner will include a number of layouts built with younger modellers in mind, including the Warley MRC ‘Awdry St. Nicolas’ children’s layout, ‘Watney and Worsted’, the Warley MRC juniors layout, together with a display on progress on their new layout.

Following the success of the Junior Modellers Workshop, initiated some years ago at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, this feature continues to enable junior modellers to “have a go”. Some previous students are now known to be building their own layouts!

Trade representation will include in excess of 130 traders, which is the largest model railway trade gathering in the United Kingdom. In addition to the sponsors of the Exhibition, namely Bachmann Europe, PECO, Graham Farish, Crecy Publishing, Hornby, and Squires, also present will be Dapol, Heljan, Accurascale, and Oxford Die-cast together with a large selection of specialist manufacturers and suppliers to the hobby. Joining us at the Show for the first time this year are KATO and Cavalex Models. The Exhibition is known to be the "modellers’ marketplace” in the midst of the modelling season. The Small Suppliers Forum encourages smaller manufacturers to promote themselves at the Show. A number of trade exhibitors will be with us for the first time this year.

The DEMONSTRATION area will cover the themes ‘Materials in Modelling’, ‘For all Scales’, ‘Meet the Expert’, ‘Shows You How’ for beginners together with experts from Warley MRC demonstrating their skills.

Advance Tickets. The usual arrangements for advance ticket applications are again in place this year, and application for tickets in advance are an attractive alternative to payment on the door.

Advance ticket holders will be allowed entry to the Exhibition from 9.15 a.m. on both the Saturday and Sunday of the Exhibition. This will help to ease congestion and means that advance ticket holders have the opportunity to be well inside the hall before other visitors are allowed in. There will be a separate queuing system for advance ticket holders.

Following it’s successful introduction last year our ‘Kids for a Quid Each’ promotion continues this year!

Advance ticket prices are as follows:
  • Adult Tickets - One day admission at £16.00 each (Age 17+ years)
  • Adult Tickets - Two day admission at £29.00 each (Age 17+ years)
  • Junior Tickets - One day admission at £1.00 each (Age 5 to 16 years, must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Junior Tickets – Two day admission at £2.00 each (Age as above)

Advance copy of Exhibition Guide - £6.50 including post and packing. (Last day for advance sales is 9th of November, to be dispatched on the 13th November). Also available through the Ticket Factory – see below.

Admission price on the door on the day will be as follows:
  • Adult Tickets - One day admission at £17.50 each (Age 17+ years)
  • Adult Tickets - Two day admission at £32.00 each (Age 17+ years)
  • Junior Tickets - One day admission at £1.00 each (Age 5 to 16 years, must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Junior Tickets – Two day admission at £2.00 each (Age as above)

Advance tickets can be purchased by enclosing your remittance (payable to Warley MRC Exhibitions Limited) with a stamped addressed DL envelope, to arrive no later than 9th November, to:
Warley National Model Railway Exhibition Advance Ticket Sales
86 Gospel End Road, Sedgley, Dudley, West Midlands. DY3 3YU.
Purchases may be made by Credit/Debit card from the Ticket Factory at the NEC on telephone number 0844 5810737, or, where an administration fee applies.

Those who have visited the Show before will know that Saturday is a very busy day. If you therefore wish to come and visit the Show without such large crowds, we would recommend attendance on Sunday as the Exhibition is more comfortable on that day.

Car Parking. There is ample car parking for those planning to drive to the Exhibition. There is a charge for car parking at the NEC. Please note changes to NEC car parking arrangements from this autumn. The car park fee remains at £12 per vehicle for purchases in advance up to midnight before the exhibition day, purchased through the NEC website, but the fee will increase to £16 for tickets purchased on the day. Advance car park tickets can be purchased through the NEC web site up to 3 months before the Show. i.e. from the beginning of September.

Rail Service. Birmingham International Station is adjacent to the Exhibition site making rail access extremely easy and convenient. Many local stations have FREE parking.

NEC PLUS is an initiative from the NEC offering Virgin Train and other discounts, together with helpful venue information. See the NEC Website for full details.

The NEC has full facilities for Disabled visitors.

Updated details of the Exhibition are available through our Web Site at Make a visit and be inspired by images of many of the layouts to be seen at this year’s Show! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Re: Warley 2019

Postat: lör 14 sep 2019, 11:15
av PeO Helgesson
Klicka inte på länken till thewarleyshow, då sker sökningen inom forumet.
Kopiera adressen, klistra in och du kommer rätt! Eller klicka på adressen här.

Re: Warley 2019

Postat: lör 14 sep 2019, 17:15
av Olof
Tack PeO!
Jag har uppdaterat länkarna i mitt ursprungliga inlägg så nu fungerar de lika bra som den du lade in.

Re: Warley 2019

Postat: tis 17 sep 2019, 17:05
av Ringe
När jag tittar på kartan ser jag att det finns flera olika sätt att ta sig till Birmingham, flyg är ett av dom. Morgonflyget dit och titta hela dagen och sedan kvällsflyget hem, eller behöver man två dagar?
Hur brukar ni lägga upp resan? Englands nationella motorcykelmuseum finns alldeles intill.

Re: Warley 2019

Postat: tis 17 sep 2019, 19:27
av Olof
Eftersom jag bor nära Kastrup så är det enklaste för mig SAS direktflyg därifrån till Birminghams flygplats. Ut på fredag kväll och hem på söndag. Då hinner jag lägga två dagar på utställningen vilket gör att jag kan ta det lugnt och inte behöver känna någon stress att missa något (vilket jag ändå brukar göra, hjärnan blir mätt efter ett tag). Dessutom kan jag julhandla lite i Birmingham på fredag och lördag kväll.

Motorcyklar är inte riktigt min tekopp men om man bor i Coventry, som är ungefär lika långt från Birminghams flygplats som centrala Birmingham så finns där ett fint, centralt beläget, museum över bilindustrin i Coventry.

Bor man i Birmingham kan det vara bra att veta att tågen till flygplatsen går från stationen Birmingham New Street.


Re: Warley 2019

Postat: ons 18 sep 2019, 07:33
av Olof
OCH - Vid bokning av flygresa; tänk på att om man köper kemikalier(färg) eller vassa tänger eller något annat som säkerhetskontrollen på flygplatsen kan få för sig kan användas som vapen så är det bra att kunna lägga det i incheckat bagage. Har man det i handbagaget får man lämna kvar det på flygplatsen.