Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2019

Displays at Staverton open from 10.30am both days, close 5pm on Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday. There is loads and loads going on and this an absolute must for children of all ages and anyone who appreciates fine modelling and model engineering.

It’s a great day out too.

You can find our Models and Miniatures Time Table here.


The main exhibition will be focused at Staverton Works (approx. 5 minute walk from our station at Staverton) across 3 rooms featuring a variety of model railway layouts as well as static and powered models from local clubs and exhibitors. There will be signs guiding visitors to/from the station & exhibition hall via the riverside walk, those with mobility issues will be guided via New Lane which has step free access.

Exhibits include:

Bradley Bottom – 00 gauge layout
Brixham Models Engineering & Craft Society
BW Dugelskirchen – HO German shed layout
Dartmoor 009 Group
Dungeness Daydreaming
Exeter Dolls House Club
Kingswear – N gauge layout
Mill End – 009 gauge layout
Radendorf – HO Swiss layout
Plymouth Scale Model Association
Tormouth Quay
Wolf Creek – G gauge American logging camp
Various displays covering buses, fairground attractions & lifeboats



At Totnes, there will be the usual display of railway models in the ‘Monster’ as well as in the marquee on the station lawn. This year, there will also be a layout in one of our coaches – go by train to see model trains in a train!

Exhibits include:

Patch Lane – 00 gauge modern era shed layout

Static railway models – 0 gauge

Thomas shuttle layout 

RC tank display

Bus display 

00 gauge model railway


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Buckfastleigh will boast the miniature aspect of the event, encompassing the excellent miniature and garden railways as well as various miniature traction engines roaming the site.

There will be a marquee placed in the Station Field which will house the Plymouth model boat club and others.

Exhibits include:

Ashburton layout in the museum

City of Plymouth Model Boat Club

South Devon Garden Railway Group

South Devon Miniature Railway (additional charge applies)

Footplate visits to loco 3205

Miniature vehicle display

Bromeberow Asphalt Co – 009 gauge layout (Sunday only)


This year’s ‘Best in Show’ will be presented to the winning exhibit on Sunday afternoon around 3.30pm; the winner will be voted for by our visitors.

Trains run all day.

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