Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th October 2024
Thursday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm, Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Warwickshire Event Centre

THE Show for Model Engineers

We look forward to welcoming you to one of the UK’s largest model engineering exhibitions.

There will be over 30 clubs and societies present displaying hundreds of exhibits covering a wide range of modelling skills.  This year we welcome 5 new clubs to the exhibition including; Association of Helicopter Aerosports, Harlington Locomotive Society, Northampton Society of Model Engineers, Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental and The Young Engineers.

There will also be nearly 40 of the leading model engineering specialist trade suppliers, all waiting to meet you and provide everything you need for your modelling activities.

The Society of Model and Experimental Engineering will be presenting practical workshops and demonstrations as well as a range of their famous models on display and a chance to meet the members and learn about their training courses, programme of meetings and membership.

The competition and display classes are now getting lots of entries in the 16 display or competition classes.  These range from locomotives, station engines, aircraft, marine and machine tools to name a few! Whether you are a beginner or experienced model engineer your work is welcome! Fully completed models are welcome to the competition and any part-built models can be put in the display categories so visitors can see the work in progress! Entry is free and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded by the judging panel. Judging will take place on Thursday 17th October with the awards ceremony on Sunday 20th October. Entering a model into the competition or display also gives you 2 days’ free entry to the exhibition! 

Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the show. Closing date for entries is Monday 23rd September. The competition is open to entrants of all ages with a specific Young Engineers Award for entrants under 20 years old.

For Young Engineers
This year’s show has a focus on showcasing Young Engineers as we have the Young Engineers Club joining us members as young as 7 years old.  The Model Engineering magazine will feature “Nelly The Copter” in the pre-show issue and you can see this at this show. 

We also have Angus French a previous junior winner three times and is now a young professional design engineer. His superb, fully instrumented Formula 1 steering wheel will be on display to show everybody what young engineers can achieve.

The Model Engineers’ Workshop Lecture Programme
Following the successful and well attended talks at last year’s exhibition, MEW is pleased to host the talks at the 2024 Exhibition again.

This will include Mark Noel’s talk on building a seismometer and Bob Reeve talking about  thread milling.  By popular demand Noel Shelley returns with a presentation on foundrywork as do Malcolm High and Roger Froud who will be giving talks on contrasting aspects of 3D printing. Brazing can be a challenge, but Shaun Meakin aims to make the task easier for you and finally, MEW Editor, Neil Wyatt, will share some of the more unusual and challenging workshop tasks he’s undertaken in his ten years as editor.  The full programme is below;


Thursday 17th
1.00pm            Roger Froud    3D Printing for the Home Workshop
2.15pm            Noel Shelley    Casting and Foundrywork for Beginners

Friday 18th
11.15am          Malcolm High  Lithium Ion batteries, a history and how to use them
1.00pm            Brian Neale     CNC for the model loco builder
2.15pm            Shaun Meakin Brazing made easier – not easy!

Saturday 19th
11.15am          Bob Reeve      Thread milling
1.00pm            Malcolm High  3D printing is it for you? – a beginners guide
2.15pm            Mark Noel       Hear the Earth – how to build a seismometer

Sunday 20th
11.15am          Neil Wyatt       (Mis)adventures in a Model Engineer’s Workshop
2.00pm            Presentation of Awards 2:00pm onwards

This unique exhibition is the result of a tremendous amount of effort by many hundreds of modellers and other enthusiasts.

Please note there is limited parking on site for motorhomes.

There is a shuttle bus from Leamington Spa Station on Thursday.  Please see "visit" page for more information. 

Tickets for 2024 exhibition are on sale now!