Mickleover Model Railway Group

Our Exhibitions

Our Exhibitions

Derby Model Railway Exhibition - 12th & 13th May 2018

The Roundhouse, Derby

MMRG has organised the Derby Model Railway Exhibition since 1982.

The event has grown to become one of the premier Model Railway shows in the country.

Mickleover Model Railway Group is proud to announce it will be holding its 38th annual Derby model railway exhibition on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May at The Roundhouse, Derby. Bringing together a wide selection of high quality layouts and exhibits from across the country, they will cover British, European and American outline in a variety of scales.

The show is once again being held in the former North Midland Railway locomotive workshops. Built in 1839, it is currently Grade II* listed and is the oldest surviving railway roundhouse in the world. Now part of Derby College, the building has been fully restored and is a modern events venue. This means the exhibition is held in a true railway location!

This will be the fourth exhibition the Group has held at The Roundhouse and it is now very much the home of the Derby show. After the success of last year’s event, it is very pleasing to be able to anounce that this year’s exhibition will continue in its enlarged and expanded format using a third area at the venue. This means the whole of the available facility is now being used for the Derby Model Railway Exhibition and will be filled with (model) railways in a railway venue!

Event Information:

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When is the exhibition?

Saturday 12th May. Open 10.00am to 5.00pm

Sunday 13th May. Open 10.00am to 4.30pm

Derby Model Railway Exhibition at the Roundhouse

Where is the exhibition?

The Roundhouse from above

The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE (http://roundhouse-events.co.uk/)

How do I get there?

Adjacent to Derby railway station, The Roundhouse is easily accessible by public transport or car.

By Train

For those arriving by train, it is adjacent to Derby railway station and is best accessed from the station’s Pride Park exit.

By Bus

From the city centre or the bus station, Arriva bus number 4 runs every 30 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors can alight at a bus stop on Pride Parkway adjacent to the venue which is less than two minutes walk from the front entrance.

By Car

For those travelling by car to The Roundhouse, follow the road signs towards either the city centre, Pride Park or stadium. It is just a short distance from the main A38, and A52 roads, as well as the M1 motorway from the north or south.

If using a satnav, enter the postcode DE24 8JE to arrive at the door. Parking will be available on site for visitors, please follow the stewards’ instructions on arrival.


Below is a more detailed map of the local area, including nearby car parks.
(Click to view a larger version)

Derby Model Rail Exhibition - Car parks

How much is admission?

Queueing to get in!
Adults 8.00
Under 14s Free
(when accompanied by a paying adult)

What will be there?


Layouts due to appear at this year’s exhibition will include:

Layout name Scale Outline Owner
Derwent Valley Railway N Gauge BR Mickleover MRG
Hinksey Yard N Gauge BR D&E Dave Searle
Lisworth Bay N Gauge BR John Spence
Neely N Gauge BR D&E Terry Metcalfe
High Stamley 4mm NG - Paul Windle
Adlington on Sea 4mm Scale BR John Medley
Deadmans Lane 4mm Scale BR D&E Mick Bryan
Elstree Fantasy Land 4mm Scale Trams John Huddlestone
Oil Drum Lane 4mm Scale BR D&E Terry Robinson
The Worlds End 4mm Scale BR D&E Peter Goss
Thomas the Tank Engine 4mm Scale - MMRG
Towcester 4mm Scale BR D&E George Woodcock
Minories GN EM Gauge BR D&E Tom Cunningham
Weslo Steels EM Gauge BR D&E Dave Tailby
Birmingham Moor Street P4 Gauge BR Simon Stevens
Leysdown P4 Gauge Southern Adrian Colenutt
Rolvenden P4 Gauge Col Stephens Robin Gay
Penfold Priory 7mm Scale GWR Bob Wykes
Arigna Town 7mm Scale Irish David Holman
Ashwood HO Scale USA Chris Gilbert
Shasta Z Gauge USA Kevin Smith
St Combs N Gauge Canada Norman Raven
Sunrise Over Sonora HO Scale USA Roger Nicholls
Kayreuth N Gauge Euro Ian Hogben
Dettingen HO Scale Euro Roger Epps
Neuberg HO Scale Euro Nick Palette
Engelhausen HOe Scale Euro Peter Martin
Ahrtalzweibrück O Gauge Euro John Illingworth

Trade Stands

Trade stands due to appear at this year’s exhibition will include:

ATD Models Mount Tabor Models
Airframed Glass Displays N Brass Locos
C&L Finescale Nick Tozer
Coastal DCC Nostalgia Art - David Wright
Contikits Online Models
D&E Video/DC Kits/Realtrack Models Peco
Eileens Emporium Plus Daughters
Footplate Railway Bookshop
Greenscene RCTS
H&A Models Shawplan
John Sammans Sherwood Models
Layouts 4U Smart Models
Mad About Trains Stevenson Carriages
Malcs Models Talyllyn Railway
MegaPoints Controllers Ten Commandments
Michael Bond TTC Diecast
Model Tree Shop

Societies / Demo Stands

7mm Narrow Gauge


EM Gauge Society

Euro Railway Association

Famous Trains

Mickleover MRG

Model Bus Federation

N Gauge Society


Scalefour Society

Swiss Railway Society

The 2mm Roadshow


Hot and cold refreshments and food is available throughout the day in the venue, including a bar serving a selection of bottled and draught Real Ales.

Contact information:

For further information contact:
Alex Hall
Tel: 07973 640746.
E-mail: derbyexhibition@mmrg.org.uk

Mickleover Model Railway Exhibition - 7th & 8th October 2017

Britannia Class Locomotive

MMRG has organised the Mickleover Model Railway Exhibition since 1965.

Event Information:

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When is the exhibition?

Times/Dates will be made available here when they have been finalised.

Where is the exhibition?

Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Mickleoever, Derby, DE3 0DA.

How do I get there?

Mickleover Community Centre is a converted school, situated on Uttoxeter Road, the main road through Mickleover village.

By Car

If using a satnav, enter the postcode DE3 0DA.


There are a number of nearby car parks and on-road parking available.

  • Limited parking is available at the back of the community centre (accessible past the Mickleover Library).
  • There is a public car park in the shopping area opposite the Community Centre.
  • There are a limited number of parking spaces on The Square next to the nearby Masons Arms pub.
  • Tesco, Mickleover is close by and has a large car park available to customers with free parking up to 2 hours.

By Bus

The local bus service is provided by Trent Barton and is called ‘The Mickleover’ (it no longer appears to have a route number).

There are two services (Blue and Green) which run in alternate directions around the ‘Ladybank Estate’ nearby and depart Derby Bus Station at 8 minute intervals on Saturday and 15 minute intervals on Sunday.

The nearest stops to the Community Centre are Vicarage Road and Tesco.

More information can be found on the Trent Barton Buses website.


How much is admission?

Prices will be announced once they have been finalised nearer the time of the exhibition. Please check back here then.

Cash Machines

There are free cash mashines nearby located at:

  • Lloyds Bank (opposite the Community Centre) (less than 1 minute walk)
  • Tesco (2 min walk)
  • Nationwide (2 min walk)
  • M&S (Petrol Station on the roundabout opposite Tesco) (3 min walk)

What will be there?

Details will be posted here of what will be exhibited at the show once they have been finalised. Check back here for the latest updates.

Contact information:

For further information contact:
Justin Monk
Tel: 07771 668575.