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Thursday 13th October to Sunday 16th October 2016


THE Show for Model Engineers

2016 marks the 39th year of this highly regarded and successful exhibition. As one of the biggest modelling exhibitions in both size, scope and duration, this is THE event for any modeller’s calendar.  The show will feature nearly 1000 models, demonstrations, and both indoor and outdoor displays.


The Venue

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

Opening Times

10.00am - 5.00pm Daily

Last Day Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Last admission one hour before closing.

Visitor Information


There is free parking at the venue for over 2,000 vehicles and a full restaurant. Postcode for the venue is CV31 1XN.

If you are booking for a group please use the discount code GRP10 to get the 10% discount - this if for groups of 10 or more tickets.

A shuttle bus will operate on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Royal Leamington Spa Railway Station. The timetable will be confirmed in the summer of 2016.

Fares are £2.50 Each Way.

Please note there is no service on the Sunday.


About the Exhibition

This event attracts over 11,000 visitors who can see nearly 100 companies and club displays in one place! There will be over 1,000 superb models on display and a full lecture programme is presented together with workshop demonstrations.

The exhibition this year will also feature;

The Bi Centenary of Robert Stirling
A special display presented by the The Stirling Engine Society to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of Robert Stirling’s Heat Economiser.

The Spitfires 80th Anniversary
The Supermarine Spitfire prototype Spitfire K5054 first took to the skies in 1936 from Southampton Airport. To celebrate its 80th anniversary this year, David Glen will be exhibiting with us and will bring some components of his 1:5 scale Spitfire Mk IX model, including the full instrument panel, control column, pilot’s seat, tail wheel assembly, etc.

Outside, the popular 5” gauge outdoor track operated by the Coventry Society of Model Engineers and the Polly Owners Group will return along with the magnificent Fosse Way Steamers.

The workshop and lecture programme is nearly complete and includes something for all model engineers. We see the welcome return of Phil Abbott, Derek Brown, Keith Hale, Mike Haughton, Noel Shelley and Peter Stevenson. We also welcome new lecturers to our programme including; Mark Brockley who will be covering Tooling and Horology, David Glen who will be explain about the construction of a museum model masterpiece of the Spitfire and Gary Wooding who will be talking about the interesting properties of precious metals.

Why not be part of the show and enter your work? Entry is free and there are 32 classes of which 16 are competition and 16 are display. These classes include: Locomotives, Rolling Stock, Stationary and Internal Combustion Engines. Models still under construction can also be entered in the display classes. A commemorative plaque and exhibitor’s certificate will be presented to every entrant, with trophies and cash prizes awarded to winners - please call the organisers for an entry form on 01926 614101 or download it from the website.

Entry Prices

Ticket Type On-line Tickets* Full Price Tickets**
Adult Ticket £9.00 £10.00
Senior Citizen Ticket £8.00 £9.00
Child Ticket 5 - 14
(Under 5's free)
£3.00 £4.00
Family Ticket 1
(1 adult and up to 3 children)
£0.00 £0.00
Family Ticket 2
(2 adult and up to 3 children)
£0.00 £0.00

* Advance tickets are available via our website at discounted prices until Sun 16th October 2016 if you order your tickets yourself on-line.

** Full price tickets are available on the day from the ticket office or by phone or post before Thu 6th October 2016.

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Below is a list of exhibitors that are attending MIDLANDS MODEL ENGINEERING EXHIBITION, please click the links for more details.


  • 17D Miniatures

  • Abbots Model Engineering

  • Allendale Electronics Ltd

  • Alutight

  • Axminster Tool Centre Ltd

  • BB Engineering Supplies

  • Beugler Pinstripping Tools

  • Blackgates Engineering

  • Chester Machine Tools

  • Cro Fittings

  • CuP Alloys (Metal Joining) Ltd

  • DA & BE Murkin

  • Engineers Emporium / L A Services Ltd

  • FiveStar/StarLoc Adhesives

  • Greenwood Tools Ltd

  • GS Supplies and Western Steam

  • Hafixs Industrial Products

  • HJH Tooling Ltd

  • Home and Workshop Machinery

  • J B Cutting Tools

  • J L D Fittings

  • Kirjeng Model Engineering Services

  • Live Steam Models Ltd

  • Matthews Railway Models

  • Model Engineers Laser

  • Myford Ltd

  • Noggin End Metals

  • Organise My Car

  • Peatol Machine Tools

  • Phoenix Precision Paints Ltd

  • Polly Model Engineering

  • RDG Tools Ltd.

  • RNR Aluminium

  • S & M Tools

  • Silver Crest Models Ltd

  • Solder Connection

  • Station Road Steam

  • Steam Technology

  • Stuart Models (UK) Ltd

  • TEE Publishing Ltd.

  • The Craftlight Company

  • The LMS Patriot Company Ltd

  • Tracy Tools Ltd

  • Transwave Converters

  • Traplet Publications Ltd

  • TurboCAD

  • Turbotrade UK

  • View Models

  • Walker Midgley Insurance Brokers Ltd.

  • Warren Machine Tools (Warco)


  • **ALL INFORMATION BELOW RELATES TO THE 2016 SHOW** Correct as at 16 May 2016

  • 10 1/4 Gauge Society

  • 7 1/4'' Gauge Society

  • Birmingham Society of Model Engineers Ltd

  • Blackheath Model Power Boat Club

  • Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers

  • Burton on Trent Model Engineering Society

  • Cheltenham Society of Model Engineers

  • City of Oxford Society of Model Engineers

  • Coventry Model Engineering Society

  • David Glen - 80th Anniversary of the Spitfire

  • Echills Wood Railway

  • Erewash Valley Model Engineering Society

  • Gas Turbine Builders Association

  • Gauge 1 Model Railway Society

  • Guild of Model Wheelwrights

  • Hereford Society of Model Engineers

  • Kingsbury Water Park Model Boat Club

  • Knightcote Model Boat Club

  • Leicester Society of Model Engineers

  • London & North Western Railway Society

  • Melton Mowbray & District Model Engineering Society

  • Midlands Federation of Model Engineers

  • Midlands Meccano Guild

  • Milton Keynes Clock Club

  • Miniature Farm Machinery Demonstration

  • Model Steam Road Vehicle Society

  • National 2 1/2 Gauge Society

  • National Traction Engine Trust (NTET)

  • North West Leicestershire Society of Model Engineers

  • Northampton Society of Model Engineers

  • Northern Association of Model Engineers

  • Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Ltd

  • REMAP (Coventry and Warwickshire)

  • Rugby Model Engineering Society

  • Rugeley Power Station Model Engineering Society

  • Society of Model & Experimental Engineers

  • Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies

  • Steam Boat Association

  • Stirling Engine Society - Club stand & Bicentennial Anniversary Display

  • Swindon Model Boat and Engineering Club

  • Tyddyn Bach

  • Wolverhampton & District Model Engineering Society

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