This year, the ever-popular Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition will be returning to the Warwickshire Event Centre from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st October. It is established as one of the leading model engineering exhibitions and the second longest running show of its kind in the UK. At four days in duration it is a comprehensive and full exhibition for model engineers.

More than 50 of the leading suppliers to the model engineering world will be there, and the exhibition showcases hundreds of models from around 40 societies and individuals for visitors to enjoy along with outside attractions, workshops and lectures. Outside attractions include a 5” gauge outdoor track, operated by the Coventry Society of Model Engineers and the Polly Owners Group, not forgetting the Fosse Way Steamers. There will be demonstrations from the Gas Turbine Builders Association, and Noel Shelley with his foundry work.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the world speed record, when the Mallard achieved 126mph (203km/h) near Grantham, in Lincolnshire, in 1938. To celebrate this great achievement, several exhibitors will have Mallards on their stands and the Gauge 3 Society’s ‘Style and Speed’ display is expected to include some Mallards featuring larger scale models of locomotives, carriages and ephemera from the golden ages of railway travel.

Organizers, Meridienne Exhibitions, say: “The exhibition remains focused on the core model engineer modellers who have a real passion for what they do - whether they be new to the hobby or experienced and acknowledged modellers.”

Ticket details here.