Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club
The home of Railway Modelling since 1930
Annual Model Railway Exhibition
Becontree Model Railway Showcase (discontinued)
I & WEMRC Annual Exhibition 2008

This year was our 53rd Annual Model Railway Exhibition.

Saturday 04 October 2008 - 10am to 5pm
Sunday 05 October 2008 - 10am to 4pm
St. Edwards School, London Road, Romford RM7 9NX.

A very special guest ...

This year were honoured with the visit of a railway celebrity, Jack the Station Cat, the popular character of children's fiction. Author Alan Cliff is possibly unique amongst authors in that 50% of all profits go to the designated charity noted in each book.

We celebrated Jack's visit with a Treasure Hunt with special prizes for children, including a full set of Jack the Station Cat books personally signed by Alan Cliff.

Included with each children's ticket was a free train ride on the 5" gauge miniature railway provided by exhibition regulars Ride On Railways of Romford, who fully embraced our 'Jack' theme by running from 'Much Purring' to 'Tails End'.


Trade & Demonstrations

  • BR Standard Support Group
    Group supporting surviving BR Standard locomotives.
  • Brian Baker
    Wide range of model railway stock, controllers and videos.
  • British Enginemens' Steam Preservation Society
    Heritage Railway Society preserving and restoring steam locomotives.
  • Geoff Gamble Books
    Specialist in transport-related books & magazines.
  • I & WEMRC 7¼" Gauge Section
    Photographs and information about the club's 7¼" Gauge Miniature Railway.
  • I & WEMRC Membership & Raffle Stand
    Information about the club, and those all-important raffle tickets!
  • I & WEMRC Sales Stand
    Club members' own stock for sale. Bargains galore!
  • Kent Garden Railways
    Specialists in 16mm and G Scale.
  • Layouts 4 U
    N Gauge & 00 Gauge model railway layouts built to order.
  • Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust
    Supporting the Lynton & Barnstaple narrow gauge railway.
  • Model Depot
    Stockists of a wide range of signals, kits and other railway items.
  • Modellers' Mate
    Wide range of tools, electrical components and scenic materials.
  • Perfect Miniatures
    Miniature houses & furniture, railway accessories and home of Jack the Station Cat!
  • Peter Haddon Historical Photographs
    Historical photographs of the local area and transport
    (Saturday 04 October only).
  • Reg Henderson
    Specialist in OO Scale Locomotives, Coaches and Kits.
  • Ride On Railways
    Providing indoor train rides on their 5" Gauge electric railway.
  • Roneo Models
    Local Model Shop and regular supporter of our exhibition.
  • UK Train Sim
    The computer train simulation specialists.

Coming up...


Sat 27 Apr 2024

Marshalls Park Acadamy
Pettits Lane
Romford RM1 4EH




Sun 07 Jul 2024
Sun 04 Aug 2024
Sun 01 Sep 2024
Sun 06 Oct 2024

Train rides, model railways & refreshments


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