See what you missed or relive your favourite moments from the UK’s premier model railway show the Warley model railway exhibition 2015.
It was a cold, wet and windy start on 28th November but nothing was going to stop me going to the 2015 Warley model railway exhibition.
Organizers said an estimated 17,000 people would attend over the weekend and judging from the crowds I saw on the Saturday I went they were probably right.
All had traveled to Hall 5 at the Birmingham NEC to see the latest trains from Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol and others, snap up bargains from 170 or so traders, get advice and learn from experts and demonstrations regarding all aspects of the hobby and of course see the 90+ layouts on display.
Some of the layouts are shown in the video below.
Favorites for me were the Northwick OO, Dentdale N gauge, the outstanding O gauge Hassell Harbour Bridge and Aber Emlyn layouts and the delightful Lakeside Park in T Gauge.
During my visit the Hornby stand was packed with visitors of all ages but children, in particular, flocked to see the lovely Thomas models on display. Hornby also announced their 2016 line up.
Another appealing attraction was the shared Revolution Trains / Rapido stand where the Pendolino N gauge could be seen. Seeing the first samples in from China and the detailing on them enthrawlled many fans, myself included.
Watch these video for more layouts and products from Warley.
If you went, share your highlights in a comment below.
Update: Details for Warley 2017.
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Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of modelrailwayengineer.com. He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.