We are sorry that we have had to cancel our 2020 show due to the Coronavirus crisis. A number of exhibitor pull outs and a chance  of not enough visitors to make the show viable means we cannot go ahead, irrespective of any government ban on gatherings.


We will be back next year!


2020 Show Update

The full list of layouts attending has now been finalised:

Brew St – Chris Nevard OO
Clayton End Signalman – David and Susan George OO, 60s -70s
Ellesmere – Phil Greaves OO, WR
Greenbooth – Andy Cooper (Work in progress / demo) EM,  Industrial/ ex L&Y (BR)
Inchyra Paper Mill – Tony Bucknell OO Scotland
Junction City – Roger Nichols HO, USA
Kitson Castle and Peckett Pier Light Railway – Chris Towers OO9
Redwood Lumber – Charles Oldroyd On3, USA

The 2020 Show

Our Exhibition 2020

The 56th Rochdale Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 18th April 2020 – Sun 19th April 2020

The Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough, Lancashire OL15 9AE

OPENING TIMES:  SAT 10am-4.30pm, SUN 10am-4.30pm
ADMISSION:  Adults £4.00; Accompanied Under 16s FREE


Layouts yet to be announced.

Group outing


So just a few days after our own show has closed, Rochdale MRG have three layouts out at York Model Railway exhibition this coming Easter Weekend. Andy Cooper’s “North Ballachulish”, Karl Crowther’s “Hebble Vale Goods” and Tony Bucknell’s “Harkness ” will all be venturing to the dark side of the Pennines to take part in one of our favourite top quality Model Railway shows.

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Last minute change

Unfortunately due to personal circumstances, Chris Nevard is unable to attend the show this year with Brew Street and has had to withdraw it from the show. He will be back next year though!

He is replaced at the last moment by Amalgamated Wagon (7mm O Gauge) by Ben Lord. Our thanks to Ben.


Due to unforeseen circumstances both Redwood Lumber and Junction City have had to drop out of this years show.

They are replaced by Nigel Hopwood’s “Three Score Vale” Our thanks to Nigel for stepping in at short notice.

This years show … More details

Culm – Dai Davies Culm


The 55th Rochdale Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 13th April 2019 – Sun 14th April 2019

The Coach House, Lodge Street, Littleborough, Lancashire OL15 9AE

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am-4.30pm, SUN 10am-4.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £4.00; Accompanied Under 16s FREE

List of Layouts Attending : We have 8 layouts lined up covering the popular scales and gauges:

Culm – Dai Davies: GWR, EM
Brew Street – Chris Nevard: freelance OO
Crows Nest Wharf – Trevor Hughes: Snailbeach District Railways 7mm
Three Score Vale – Nigel Hopwood EM
Grange Lane – Steve Saxby : Diesel era layout 7mm
Bridge Street Goods – Rex Ashton: BR OO
Upper Cwmtwych – Les Nehrlich: Modern, N gauge

Cyril Street – John Taylor: Vintage Hornby 3 Rail.

More shows

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We are off out on the road again this weekend. Skipton show is a bit like the Charity Shield in Football, a curtain raiser for the forthcoming exhibition season. Its now a few weeks earlier than it used to be but nevertheless its always worth a visit. The Rochdale group is a bit mob handed there this weekend as Tony Bucknell’s “Harkness” and Andy Coopers North Ballachulish are both in attendance at the show.