The Events Office are proud to present two fantastic events at the prestigious Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate. One admission ticket – two shows.

Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition

Established in 1992 it’s the UKs favourite and probably the Best Model Engineering Exhibition in the calendar. Presented by The Events Office who organised the Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition from 1993 to 2009 and advised till 2015. Club and Society Stands with a diverse range of models covering all aspects of model Engineering. Trade area selling everything from a small bolt to a complete steam locomotive.

Model Rail 2023

Presented by The Events Office who organised the Pickering Giant Model Railfest 2007/2008 in conjunction with The Gresley Steam Gala and the A4 Weekend respectively. Some superb model railway layouts in all different gauges with a supporting trade stand section for all your model railway requirements. Find the latest new products from specialist retailers or grab a pre-owned bargain. Lots of railway interest in the Model Engineering Exhibition. Lots more to see at this exciting 6000sq. ft extravaganza. A ‘not to be missed event’ for the enthusiast or an exciting ‘family day out’.

Check out the details below to see What’s On.

Tickets are available on the door at the regular rates, we look forward to seeing you on Friday and Saturday!

Friday March 10th - Saturday March 11th
Exhibition Halls, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. HG2 8NZ.
Open 10am till 5pm. Early Bird Tickets 9-30am

Free Car Parking with Disabled Area adjacent to the Exhibition Halls.
Wheelchair friendly venue
Rail - Harrogate to York and Harrogate to Leeds for mainline connections.
Bus - Check local operators
Two café areas in the exhibition halls serving Hot and Cold Food

Bus and Coach bookings and any other enquiries please see contact details below

Club and Society Displays

Club stands displaying members models covering all aspects of model engineering:

City of Sunderland Model Engineers

Hull and District Society of Model and Experimental Engineers

Stockton and Darlington Model Engineers

Leeds Society of Model and Experimental Engineers

Northern Association of Model Engineers

Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society (PEEMS)

Scunthorpe Society of Model Engineers

Tyneside Society of Model and Experimental Engineers

York City and District Society of Model Engineers

Brighouse and Halifax Model Engineers

Spenborough Model and Experimental Engineers

Southport Model Engineering Club

Huddersfield Society of Model Engineers

Sale Area Model Engineering Society

Rochdale Society of Model and Experimental Engineers

Keighley and District Model Engineering Society

Bradford Model Engineering Society

London and North Western Railway Society

Edinburgh Society of Model Engineers

Old Locomotive Committee

Federation of Model Engineering Societies

Gauge 3 Society

Yorkshire 16mm Group – Dixon Green and Saed y Parc

7 ¼ Gauge Society

OO Live Steam Roadshow

Yorkshire Group of Narrow-Gauge Modellers

Kirklees Model Boat Club

Balne Moor Model Boat Club

Claro Marine Modellers

York Model Boat Club

Harrogate Model Flying Club

Ship Modelling Society

Kirklees Model Boat Club Military Section

Radio Controlled Earth Moving Models

Durham RC Truck and RC Construction Club

Displays of Large Scale Locomotives

Model Boat Pool

Gauge 3 Society

Rawdon Model Boat Club

More Club Displays and attractions to be added

Blackgates Engineering. Suppliers of model engineering tools, materials, castings and drawings of loco's and steam models. New Blackgates and Clarkson catalogue available online. Pre order for collection at the Harrogate show. Website:

Beugler Pinstriping. These tools are precision machined to apply an even paint line without variance in thickness or width on almost any surface. The Beugler Striper is a professional tool used by auto, truck and motorcycle painters around the world. Makes pinstriping and detailed paint lining remarkably simple and easy to use.

Mortons Media Mortons Media publishes a range of modelling publications including Model Engineer, Model Engineers Workshop, Model Boats and RCM&E Other titles include Railway Magazine, Heritage Railway, Rail Express and The Railway Magazine: Guide to Modelling.

Abbotts Model Engineering Specialist in 5" & 7.1/4" gauge. Battery electric locomotives and rolling stock. Private and commercial.

Miniature Railway Workshop Manufacturers of miniature products for hobbyist and commercial use. MRW are producers and suppliers of high-quality, UK manufactured portable, semi- permanent, and permanent railways.

RDG Tools RDG Tools has been established since 1992 and we are based in a 14,000 sq/ft industrial outlet in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire. RDG Tools Online supplies to the trade and direct to customers as well as catering for both UK and International sales.

Artmaster Brushes for Models Huge range of brushes for all model engineers and model railways. See the full range at the Harrogate Show.

TPA Books Books for all Railway, Model and Traction Engine Enthusiasts. Visit our stand at the exhibition to fully appreciate what’s on offer.

Live Steam Models Model Engineering Supplies including steam fittings, material, fixings and tools for both enthusiasts and professional engineers. Globe Valves, Check Valves, Water Gauges, Lubricators, Whistles and Valves for Scale Model Traction Engines and Locomotives. Adding new lines to our online shop all the time.

Kontax Engineering A specialist British Engineering Company staffed by a team of highly skilled and dedicated engineers. We have a clean, modern workshop where the parts used in our engines are manufactured by our skilled engineers.

Power Capacitors Specialising in Power Quality for over 45 years and are able to manufacture, supply, install, service and upgrade every optimum solution, for every application Beuglar Pinstriping The Beugler Striper makes pinstriping and detailed paint lining remarkably simple and easy to use. The unique Beugler precision serrated wheel and wheelhead design are the secret to the striper’s success.

Component Shop Hundreds of different batteries in stock and available for next day delivery. We can build your own and have it delivered within a day or two. Chargers, cables, connectors we stock them all. We take pride in what we sell and guarantee the highest standards of quality and service.
Don’t miss our stand.

Legacy Vehicles. Based in Suffolk, Legacy Vehicles are one of the UKs largest specialist dealers of road steam engines, both full size and miniature. Run by lifelong steam enthusiast Tom Allen, Tom and his team are trusted by both buyers and sellers across the country (and abroad) for providing an honest and flexible approach to vintage vehicle sales.

With a well-equipped specialised workshop, they are happy to undertake all works from annual boiler testing through to a full restoration or completion of build. For those selling engines Legacy are happy to undertake works to ensure the engine provides the best return to the owner.

Chiltern Model Steam provides a range of live steam model (miniature) steam engine kits, fully machined, that can be easily assembled into fine examples of the sort of engineering that powered the industrial revolution.

Maidstone Model Engineering Showcasing a huge array of products. All our products and services are reviewed and revised by our experts who have over 40 years’ experience in the operation of Miniature Road and Rail Locomotives.

Yorkshire Model Engineering Supplies Suppliers of all products and tools for Model Engineers and Model Railways. Come and visit us at the show.

Maxitrak Come and see the widest range of Miniature Road and Rail Locomotives available from one single company. All of the Maixitrak Railway Locomotives are capable of hauling passengers. We also supply a range of rolling stock and track/points suitable for garden, club or light commercial use. Maxitrak Models, Pre- owned Models, Copper and Steel Boilers Large Scale Park Railways. We have it all covered.

Steamtechnology Model Locomotive Design, Construction, Servicing and Repair - Steam Technology Ltd are the foremost experts in this area. With multi-coded welding utilised on the majority of fabrication projects, our highly skilled team of welders are conversant in Coded MIG, TIG, ARC Welding and Brazing.

Robinson Engineering Tools Visit our stand for unbeatable prices on all your Model Engineering and Modelmaking Tools. We attend all the major exhibitions and shows.

Stuart Models We offer sets of castings, machined kits and ready to run models, catering for modellers, collectors or simply those individuals with an eye for great quality. We also have a selection of Machined Kits turned, threaded and milled ready for you to finish the model with no more than a set of spanners, small files, screw driver and paint brush.

Aerospace. Look out for Aerospace - the trader you can’t afford to miss.

Glo Force A specialist LED lighting company, focused on the innovation, engineering and manufacture of the most convenient and high-performing industry floodlights on the market.

Noggin End Metals Non-Ferrous, Cast Iron and Engineering Plastics. We supply small quantities of raw materials to model engineers, model railways,small businesses, hobbyists and  jewellery makers.

17D Ltd. Manufacturers of of Large-Scale Miniature Railway Products: locomotives, rolling stock, wheels, buffers and other detailing components. In addition to supplying finished models, built from scratch in our own workshops, we can also supply parts for the self- builder. We also supply parts to other businesses in the railway trade, both miniature and occasionally full size!

Polly Model Engineering Suppliers to the Model Engineering Hobby, everything from nuts and bolts to complete locomotive kits. Come and see the famous Polly Locomotives and riding trucks, stationary steam models from Stuart Models and Anthony Mount, together with comprehensive model engineers supplies.

Proten Design

Cup Alloys Formed in 1981 as a specialist company dealing with silver solder and other brazing and soldering materials, Cup Alloys offer a comprehensive range of high quality brazing products, a prompt efficient delivery service at competitive prices irrespective of quantity.

Walker Midgley Insurance specialises in cover for modellers, model engineers, vintage tractors, veteran and vintage machinery, mechanical music and organs, both miniature and full-sized steam-powered vehicles.

PG Rebuild and Restoration Dealers in Miniature Traction Engines and Railway Locomotives in all scales and sizes. Rebuilds and Restoration.

JB Cutting Tools All the cutting tools you need for metal and plastic. Also cable cutters, hose cutters and mitre shears. Shop JB for the best prices on cutting tools.

More trade details to follow

Heaton Lodge Junction – O Gauge – the UKs Biggest Model Railway – Realism Redifined

Heaton Lodge Junction is the largest model railway in the UK. This masterpiece has a 200ft x 50ft floorplan, three miles of track, modelled in large scale O gauge, this staggeringly realistic model railway took over 7 years to build.

“I’ve seen many model railways, and the sheer scale here is completely new to me. If you get the chance to see ‘Heaton Lodge Junction’ on its tour, do it. This is a spectacle you don’t want to miss!” – Phil Parker – British Railways Modeller Magazine.

Grantham – The Streamliner Years - OO Gauge – Graham Nicholas and Dedicated Team

Another big layout depicting Grantham Station on the East Coast Main Line in the heyday of the London and North Eastern Railway. Featuring the Motive Power Depot and Goods Yard at the side of the station, also incorporating the junction to Nottingham. You can easily spend hours watching the plethora of activity. Lovingly built by Graham Nicholas and his dedicated team of operators, a layout not to be missed.

Charnwood Forest – O Gauge - Soar Valley Model Railway Club

This new 'O' gauge 45ft layout showcasing the Charnwood Forest Line - Loughborough Derby Road Station - this London Midland and North Western Line closed to passenger traffic in 1931.What would it have been like in the late 1950s early 1960s if the line had remained opened – don’t miss your chance to find out. Loughborough Derby Road Station includes a goods shed, turn table and M.P.D. Whitwick Station is included with an additional platform to allow passing passenger trains, a goods yard and Grace Dieu Viaduct with its intricate stone and brick work leading through a bridge into the fiddle yard.

Hoopers Aggregates - OO Gauge – Redruth Model Railway Club

As the name suggests the layout is based on a fictional aggregates facility in Cornwall, loosely based on Meldon and other quarries. The layout’s most prominent features are the working conveyers loading trains with miniature ballast at one end, and a diesel traction maintenance depot with lifting facility and fuel point at the other.  It also incorporates a rural scene with bridges, small village, station, engineers sidings and ruined Cornish Engine House.

Annerley – N Gauge – David Harrison – Trainshed Bridlington Model Railway Group

An imagined scene of a railway along the cliff tops of Flamborough Head. It is reminiscent of a busy Summer Saturday in the 1960’s with excursion trains and holiday specials passing through on their way to Scarborough or Butlins’ camp at Filey. Scenes from around the Headland are modelled . The village incorporates many buildings based on examples to be found in Sewerby and Flamborough.

Spilsby – OO Gauge – Mike Sharp – Sleaford Model Railway Club

Spilsby is a rural market town in a predominantly agricultural area of Lincolnshire. It lies on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds and north of the Fens. The railway station stood on a 4 mile long branch line between Spilsby and Firsby Junction where it connected to the main line between Cleethorpes and London. The railway was opened in 1868 and from 1890 was operated by the Great Northern Railway. Passenger services were suspended in 1939, at the start of World War II, leaving only a freight service which continued until 1958 when the line was closed.

Little Aire – OO Gauge - Richard Pratt – Harrogate Model Railway Group

Little Aire is a fictional location set in the Aire Valley in West Yorkshire. The period modelled is during the last years of British Rail Ownership in the late 1980s just prior to privatisation. The layout consists of a double track passenger station which narrows to a single track at one end, a Traction Maintenance Depot (TMD), a Wagon Works and Fuel Unloading Point.

Water Street Sidings – O Gauge – Gauge O Guild

It’s 1910, the world is powered by coal, the North Eastern Railway is busy and most goods moved from their source by rail. The yards would often be cramped and clearances tight. The movement of wagons would require a sharp eye and a keen brain to prevent empty stock becoming trapped behind other wagons still being loaded.

The layout is an exercise in providing maximum detail in minimum space, designed to draw in the eye and features numerous cameos. It is challenging to operate and can keep an operator fully employed. Anyone who thinks they haven’t the space to consider modelling in ‘O’ Gauge should take a look at Water Street Sidings – and think again!

Additional Layouts Attending (updated 22/1):

Goathland - 00 Gauge

Rowntree Halt - 00 Gauge

Hornby Railway 1950/60s - 00 Gauge

Durham Street - 0 Gauge

Mid-West Grain Silo - HO Scale

Outwell Villiage - HO Scale

Murmeltiertal - TT120 Gauge

Low Fell - N Gauge

Millthorpe Light Railway - 009 Scale

Dolfriog Narrow Gauge - 009 Scale

More layouts to follow - O Gauge OO Gauge N Gauge Z Gauge.

Additional Layouts Attending (updated 15/2):

Waterfall Halt - 009 Scale

York City Engineers - Z Gauge

York City Engineers - N Gauge

For gauges above these please refer to Model Engineering Listings.


Realism Redifined

Orion Mouldings

Model Electronic Railway Group

Great Northern Railwayana Auctions

Larry Shelbourn Railwayana

Yorkshire Wolds Railway

James Green Artwork

Nick Tozer Books

Rail Riders Club

O Gauge Guild

Bomber County Models

Hornby Railway Collectors Association

OO Live Steam Club Roadshow

Scalefour Society

A Brooks Project

Durham Trains of Stanley

Northumbrian Painting Services

Don Bishop Photography

Enwins 3D Models

Harveys Hobbies

Bill Hudson Transport Books

ABC Model Railways

Primo Models

Travelling Art Gallery

Ron the Totem Man

Double Chimney

ONE ticket for TWO shows

Adult Ticket £15 - (includes one under 16 free).
Family Ticket £25 - (2 adults and 3 under 16s).
Adult Two Day Ticket £25

Contact Us

For all general enquiries and coach bookings please email:

The Events Office
19 Birdgate
YO18 7AL

01751 477757
Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

Exhibitors and Trade Enquiries - 07786 330016

Harrogate Model Engineering and Rail 2023 organised by Exhibitions Team Ltd trading as The Events Office. Company No. 14469100.

Although every reasonable safeguard is assured, some of the attractions advertised may be cancelled or amended.