Soar Valley Model Railway Club
News and Events

Next major event will be The:-

  • Heart of the Midlands Model Railway Exhibition
  • Sat 2nd September 2017 - Sun 3rd September 2017
  • Loughborough Grammar School, Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 2DU

ADMISSION:  Adults £8.00  Concessions £7.00  Children £4.00  Family £20.00  

Soar Valley Model Railway Club are pleased to announce. an Extra 6, 000 sports hall this year This is a Family friendly Exhibition and is a Great Day Out What ever the Weather. With over 30 Quality layouts and 25 varied traders. Demo stands, Societies and clubs, the venue is disabled friendly. We have again held prices to a reasonable level.This established Exhibition is one of the Best Provincial Exhibitions, Now it’s 33rd. year, known for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Free Exhibition Guide included with entry why stocks last, Entrance price held for the fourth year running even with a bigger exhibition for 2017



O Gauge 
Blackshaw Yard                                                                                                         Charnwood Forest Branch                                                                                         Hollowbeck Shed 
Warner Street 
G Gauge 
OO Gauge 
Ambleside Box Road                                                                                               East Quay                                                                                                                 Glenisla Road                                                                                                         Goathland                                                                                                               Thomas and Friends                                                                                               Tissington                                                                                                               Towcester 
Triang Traditional                                                                                                    Vale of Tranmer                                                                                                     Welham Yard                                                                                                            Whiteacres 
And Some Fell 
Oon3 Gauge 
HO Gauge 
Whispering Hollow 
Oo9 Gauge 
Brandgeight the Clydach Railway 

N Gauge
Hardwick Road  
Hartley Poole
Hawthorn Dene
Magna Park                                                                                                               Tamaro                                                                                                              
Whatton Parva

Additional  Layouts                                                                                                 Heanor South                                                                                                       
Deverdun N gauge                                                                                                 Snowy River Railroad (American)


Tony Wright (Loco Building) 
Richard Wilson (Weathering) 
Cardboard Works (cardboard Modeling) 
Peter Brookes 
Doug Kightley (3D Printing)


BH Enterprises 
Model Railway Shop Grantham 
Barbs Toys 
LMSR Railways 
Brickyard Models (New For 2017) 

Traders Continued

Online Models 
Crossland M.R. 
The Trainman 
Sherwood Models 
Replica Railways 
H&a Models 
Finishing Touches 
Acme Models 
12 Volts DC 
Totem Signs 
Freestone Models 
Double O Scenics 
Mount Tabor Models ( HO Continental) 
Deltic Preservation Society 
Ten Commandments 
Aspire Gifts and Models (New For 2017)

Other Displays
The Great Central Railway

"A great day out whatever the weather "
for Enthusiasts, Modellers, Families and kids alike !

Another successful event !
Combined GCR/SVMRC  EVENT at :-

QUORN STATION JUNE16/17/18/ 2017

                     Model Railway Exhibition

Villefranche La Chapelle


Todmorten Midland


Awdry St. Nicholas

Ilkeston Town

Northamton MRC Test track

Deeping Lane depot

Fred Hartshill Bank

Bath Green Park,

Tanpit lane

Long Melford


Famous trains.doc

Aber Emlyn



Rise Park


Bowlegget Manor to

Farr End

Idleford town

Hornby  Dublo

El Cremella.

Kirkby S.West

Fenby Quay  

Thomas Te Tank

 St.Georges Junction

Museum of Transport

Brook Lane                       

009 society

Hornby Mag. Layout


Old Elms rd.

Stackton Tressall

Old Blarney

Willowbrook Marsh.


Cardboard Works

Market Rasen

Hampton End

Horsted Keynes

Irgendwohn im Allgäu.

Foston Mills

Glenellen  Castle

St Ettienne-en Caux

Barton Hill

Bradford City rd.

The Moreven Terminal

Burshaw North Western

Avin-a -llyin

Snowy River Railroad

Hassell Harbour Bridge


Foxbile Brewery

Hobbs Warren

Leicester South


The Old Slate Quarry

Under Milk Wood

Llanfair & Welshpool Soc.

Austrian Railway Soc.

Sowters Lane

Franwood TMD


Anderby Creek

Karolia Falls

45C Westlands

Penrhyn Quarry

Great Central Railway stand

N Gauge Soc.

Syston MRC

Bingham MRC

Leicester MRC

Ruddington MRC

Shepshed MRC

R Wilson Demo

Tony Wright Demo

O gauge guild stand


TB confirmed & updated
Bachmann Europe
Bachmann Collectors Club
Hornby Magazine
Hornby Hobbies
Morton Publications
Model Rail Express
All Components
ADM turntables
ACME Model Railways
Aspire Gifts and models
BH Enterprises, 
Brickyard Models 
Ceynix Trees
Cheltenham Model Shop
Deltic Preservation Soc. 
Derby Trees and Scenics 
Double O Scenics
Don Bishop Artist
Finishing Touches
Grimy Times
Grantham Model Shop
H & A Models
Kernow Model Railways
Kytes Lights
Invicta Models
Lord & Butler
L Cut Creative
Layouts For U
Mad About Trains
Model U
Mega Points & Controllers
Online Models 
Plus Daughters
Severn Models
Steve Currin Books
Stevenson Millholm Models
Sherwood Models 
Ten Commandments, 
Tonys Trains at Barby Models
Totem Signs
Train Tech 
Tools 2000
12 Volts DC

Great Central Railway, 
Cardboard Works,  
Wilson Weathering, 
Tony Wright 
Large Scale Cardboard Loco demo
Tree Demo


Plenty of car parking places,
Disabled Friendly,
Hot and cold refreshments will be available. 
WiFi is also available.




It's been a very tiring but rewarding weekend with our layout. Lots of people complementing the layout and my weathering skills!  : ( Bostcroft )

Thank You very much to the Soar Valley MRC for being such wonderful hosts. I hope the Exhibition was a success for you  :)

Yesterdays visit was most enjoyable with many fine layouts on display making this one of my favourite exhibitions. The layouts of note were Aisthorpe, Apethorne, Villefranche-la-Chapelle and the absolutely superb The Worlds End anyone of which was worth the admission fee alone.

In closing I must mention the organisation of the event where the efforts made and venue were of a very high standard for which I thank you very much.

I quite enjoyed the show on Saturday when I eventually found my way in, stupid google maps sent me to one of the back streets off the A6!

Thanks to all the Soar Valley members for making this such an enjoyable show for an exhibitor, great organisation with a relaxed friendly atmosphere, well done all.

I've just returned from a most enjoyable weekend at the Loughborough Show, put on by the Soar Valley MRC. A splendid event, well-organised with a good range of layouts and trade.

My principal role was as a demonstrator, and I had a fine time. Mention has been made of mentoring. I'd never be so pompous as to consider myself as one of the Class 76s, but I showed a guy how to solder white metal and it was as if a veil had lifted. He'd struggled for ages because he just didn't know how, nor what flux to use, which solder to use and which iron to employ. He went away a happy man. Another chap didn't know the best way of soldering feeds to the rail sides. In less than ten minutes, I'd shown him my way and off he went, also very happy - a trader was happy, too, after selling the necessary irons and bits and pieces.    

    ( Tony Wright )

Thank you for inviting us to show our Bambury Shed layout at the SVMRC exhibition at Loughborough last weekend. We really enjoyed the experience and were very pleased to have gained the Mayfield Crafts Trophy for the layout voted for by your members.  Please let me have the return address for your next show at the end of our tenure.

We hope that the show was a success for you especially as you had to do some serious reorganisation at short notice because of the construction work at the original venue. All in all the whole weekend was a delight for us and we appreciate all your efforts in accommodating our club.
Once again, please convey our thanks to all at your club for your hospitality and we hope that the show was a success for you.


JohnRoberts (Chairman – Wirral & North Wales MRC)


"Hi all, Thanks for a great weekend put on by your professional team, The Glen Roy team really enjoyed the event and we are looking forward to the GCR event next June, and I will have a NEW Layout ready for next Sep if you want it.
Thanks again.  Andy Peters."

 "Good Morning, Very much enjoyed your exhibition yesterday, we had a great time with the SHLR. As promised, attached is our information on available layouts and our new Diorama if you have an interest for next year or ongoing. With best regards,  
Nigel J.E.Adams" 

"Hello there Barry my name is Robin Griffiths I live in Carmarthen West Wales I come to your show every year  which I thought was very good this year."

"Dear Mr Lock, I enjoyed the SVMRC show on Saturday, being especially impressed with the
CharnwoodForest Branch. I model in 7mm scale and hope to visit your clubrooms, if I can get an evening free."

 Dr. David Crea.
 "Hi Barry,  Good to meet you on Saturday, the exhibition seemed very well attended, a good selection of layouts.
Robin Idle DEMU.

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