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12th & 13th October 2024

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Tickets from £8

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Suitable for all ages

Warley MRC is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) with the aims of advancing public education and fostering a general interest in model railways, railways and allied pursuits, and in particular to encourage a high standard of modelling amongst the members of the Club.

It may have withdrawn from its annual landmark exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham, but a new partnership with the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum Trust Ltd will now see the Warley Model Railway Club continue putting on such shows at the Tamworth haven for smaller gauge steam locomotives.

In January, the club announced its annual November show, which had become renowned for including centrepiece displays of standard and narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock, was to be stood down for the foreseeable future as organisers – some of who had been involved in the planning for nearly 30 years – wished to retire and there were insufficient replacements stepping forward in order to see it continue.

Now, the club has partnered with the team at Statfold Country Park to see a smaller-scale but no less impressive show join the events calendar listing there on October 12/13.

The exhibition will welcome up to 30 model railway layouts spanning an array of scales and eras, along with a choice selection of quality retail trade stands and manufacturers. A revamped programme of modelling demonstrations is currently being formulated to reflect the varying emergences of techniques, technologies and demographics of the modern and diverse hobby.

Warley exhibition manager Nigel Smith said: “This new and inspiring venture is not just the old Warley National Model Railway Show reloaded. It’s about the club and our associated charity moving forward within the dynamics of this everpopular hobby. By joining forces with the people at Statfold, we can mitigate those daunting factors which resulted in the winding up of our NEC event and continue the club’s endeavours and charitable aims to promote the benefits and merits of railway modelling to the wider public. All in all, this will make for a splendid and invigorating day out for established enthusiasts and family groups alike.”

The amazing Transport Museum Wythall will be providing a free bus service between Statfold Country Park, Tamworth Railway Station and Tamworth Town Centre! 

Timetable to be announced SOON!

For traders and Layouts information please visit

For information on the event please contact

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What's included in your ticket...


Steam Train Rides

Enjoy unlimited rides around our award-winning railway and Mease Valley Light Railway. Take in stunning Staffordshire countryside views and immerse yourself in steam.

Over 30 Layouts

See over 30 model train layouts of various scales. Make sure to stop by the technical know-how and demo zone!

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Roundhouse Museum

See the world-renowned locomotive collection that Statfold has to offer! Alongside the 6 locomotives in steam you can find the remainder in the museum and learn about the history of these engines.

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Toby's Barn: Soft Play

Have some fun in Soft Play for just £4.50 per child. Enjoy 3 levels of the vibrantly coloured play area. We also have a toddler-friendly area. Or put on your brave face and tackle our climbing walls for £5 per child.

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Specialist Traders

Specialist model railway traders will be on-site selling goods all weekend. We are also joined by many from the small supplier sector. 

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Fun Activities

Take a ride on the beautiful vintage carousel, enjoy the outdoor Strawberry Play Park, colouring activities and more. Please note these activities may be subject to change.

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Parking & Facilities

Parking is free of charge!

Statfold has plenty of disabled parking facilities and is completely accessible for anyone using a wheelchair or walking aids. If you need any assistance just ask a member of the team. 

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Food & Refreshment

Fuel your fun! 

Delicious meals and snacks will be served throughout the day a Peeler's Bar & Café and Diane's Diner, 

Sit down table service available! 

Warley At Statfold: Model Railway Show Prices

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The Model Railway Show will be open from 10:00am - 5:00pm 

Adult Day Ticket

(14 years or above)

Child Day Ticket

(2-14 years)

Family Day Ticket

(2 Adults & 2 Children)

Under 2s

Senior Day Ticket
(65 years +)


Carers Day Ticket

ID required, click here














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