Layouts, demonstrations, stalls. Come and chat about model making and pick up some tips.

Staged at the Gweithdy, Minffordd Station, LL48 6HF.

Opening times:

Saturday May 18th : 10:30 – 16:30
Sunday May 19th : 10:00 – 16:00

Entry £4.00 (£1.00 for under-12s)

Layouts

7mm scale / 16.5mm gaueg – Rhiw Goch – James and Peter Hoyle
7m scale / 9mm gauge – Lôn Gof – Paul Towers
009 – Tutherside – Martin Hallett
009 – Dinorwic – Glenn Williams
009 – Railway Modelling on a Plate – Clare Britton
009 – Isle of Stoner Cheese Factory – John Wooden

Demonstrations

Paul Martin – EDM Models – Kit construction
Paul Holmes – Etched brass and card building
John Wooden – Small quarry
Phil Traxson – Port Wynnstay Models

Refreshments available including cakes from popular local baker CelEmmabration Cakes.

Why a Model Railway Workshop? 

Perhaps you just don’t know how to start or, when at an exhibition, you saw these masterpieces of model engineering and felt you could never produce anything like that. Well we are here to encourage you to start building a simple layout that doesn’t have to take up much space. 

The first thing that you have to decide what type of railway you want: 

One big decision you have to make is the scale – i.e. how many millimetres you are going to have to represent a foot in real life; and gauge (the distance between the rails). For instance the gauge of the all the main railways is 4ft 8½ in and that of the Ffestiniog Railway is 2ft. To help you with this we have models of differing scales and gauges here. 

If you are interested in modelling a narrow gauge line you can do no better than in 009. If you are tempted to purchase anything now, the shop at Harbour Station has a fine selection. These can also be found on the webshop.