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 2009

This year was our 54th Annual Model Railway Exhibition.


Saturday 03 October 2009 - 10am to 5pm
Sunday 04 October 2009 - 10am to 4pm
St. Edwards School, London Road, Romford RM7 9NX.


A welcome return ...

We were joined once again by 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 second 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 miniature railway provided by Ride On Railways of Romford, with us for their fourth year, running their 5" gauge electric trains from 'Much Purring' to 'Tails End'.


  • Audley Grange, OO gauge.
    by Graham Hammond

    A GWR branch line terminus in the 1940s/1950s in the Cotswold area.

  • Bachdale & Dibley Level, 009 gauge.
    by John Wormington

    Bachdale is a fictitious village in a former lead mining area set in 2000.

  • Barbury Vale, OO gauge.
    by Basildon MRC

    A Western Region branch line set in South Wales between late 1940s and early 1950s.

  • Bolland Road & Riddle End, N gauge.
    by I & WEMRC N gauge section

    First outing for this new club layout, designed to allow plenty of continuous running and long trains.

  • Bovey Manor, O gauge.
    by Tony Spencer, I & WEMRC member

    Originally built as a test track for his own locos by fellow club member Don Neighbour.

  • Bulverhythe, 3mm scale.
    by Peter Bossom

    A small town terminus based on Southern Railway practise in 1940-41.

  • Colchester Barrack Street, O gauge.
    by Tim Chandler, Colchester & District MRC

    Depicts the Colchester terminus of the Mersea Light Railway and the connection to the BR network during 1950s/60s.

  • East Dean, O gauge.
    by Hillingdon Railway Modellers

    1950s ex GWR branch line on the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester line.

  • Hampton End, G scale.
    by Dale Gillard

    Small UK branch line after being closed and reopened as a preservation but with foreign motive power and stock.

  • Prospect Wharf, EM gauge.
    by Mike Bell

    A canal side wharf site taken over by Midland Railway and developed to serve a growing urban area.

  • Pyedale, 009 gauge.
    by East Ham Model Railway Club

    A small terminus set in an imaginary place in Wales during the 1930s.

  • Riversdale, HO gauge.
    by Erith Model Railway Society

    North American Union Pacific line in the Califorian desert area in 1945/50s.

  • Roodaflah, 009 Narrow gauge.
    by Doug Nash, East Ham Model Railway Club

    A small layout built on half a door (hence the name 'rood-a-flah'), depicting a narrow gauge railway running from mainline to docks.

  • Ronsthorpe, N gauge.
    by Ron Bailes.

    Based on British Rail Eastern Region practise in the early 1980s.

  • St. Albans Abbey, N gauge.
    by Peter Edmondson, I & WEMRC member

    Originally the northern terminus on the branch line from Watford of the LNWR, later becoming a junction with the building of the GNR line to Hatfield.

  • Secciole Salina, GN15 gauge.
    by Basildon MRC

    Mediterranean salt pan illustrating the production of Salt in the Adriatic, a process that has lasted 100s of years.

  • South Pimlico, OO gauge.
    by Colin Whitelock

    A small suburban station located around Battersea in the BR Southern Region days 1966/67.

  • Stoke Bishop & Filbridge, O gauge.
    by Chelmsford & District Model Railway Club

    A freelance, fictional layout using stock from various regions in the 1930s to 1960s.

  • Stromstad, HO gauge.
    by Colchester & District MRC

    Swedish 1960s seaside terminus during the busy summer season.

  • Three Bridges Canyon, N gauge.
    by Erith Model Railway Society

    A small Canadian town close to the USA/Canadian border, with stock of varying periods.

Trade & Demonstrations

  • Aspire Gifts & Models
    Scenic items, new & second hand model railways and DCC equipment.
  • Amberly Services
    Wide range of tools, spare parts & materials, plus O gauge spares and wagon kits.
  • A.G.L. Associates
    Wagon loads in OO and N scale, plus switches, wire and other useful components (Sunday only).
  • Brian Baker
    Wide range of model railway stock, controllers and videos.
  • Brian Collier
    Kits and buildings in OO, O and Gauge 1.
  • British Enginemens' Steam Preservation Society
    Heritage Railway Society preserving and restoring steam locomotives.
  • BR Standard Support Group
    Preservation group supporting surviving BR Standard 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, Sales & Raffle Stand
    Information about the club, second-hand bargains from club members' own stock, and those all-important raffle tickets!
  • Kent Garden Railways
    Specialists in 16mm and G Scale.
  • Layouts4U
    N Gauge & 00 Gauge model railway layouts built to order.
  • 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.
  • N...Gauging
    Specialist supplier of quality N gauge Model Railway products
  • Perfect Miniatures
    Miniature houses & furniture, railway accessories and home of Jack the Station Cat!
  • Reg Henderson
    Specialist in OO Scale Locomotives, Coaches and Kits (Saturday only).
  • Ride On Railways
  • Roneo Models
    Local Model Shop and regular supporter of our exhibition.
  • Severn Valley South East Support Group
    Group supporting the preservation of the Severn Valley Railway.

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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