The 58th Annual Exhibition will be held on November 15th – 17th 2019, featuring 20 layouts in scales from N to O.
The entrance is on Horbury Road with a public car park on the left opposite the sports centre. There is a large car park further up the road in the Wakefield College grounds. A footpath leads from the bottom of this car park to the hall.
Unfortunately we cannot put up direction signs but directions are available here
Limited disabled parking is available in the car park opposite the sports centre. If spaces are not available, please drop off and pick up at the entrance to the hall.
If you would prefer to come at a time when it is quieter, Saturday and Sunday afternoons are usually less busy than the mornings or Friday night. However, all guests are very welcome to attend at any time.
There are disabled toilet facilities at the centre, and a lift to the catering area upstairs.
There is no entrance charge for the carer of a disabled person.
Trains serve Wakefield Westgate and Kirkgate stations from Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Knottingley and many other locations.
The Wakefield freecitybus links Kirkgate and Westgate stations every 10-12 minutes until 18:40 on Friday and 17:00 on Saturday.
Frequent buses from Wakefield bus station pass the gates to the sports centre (Cambridge Street or Cross Lane stops), journey time 5 minutes or less:
116, 120, 126, 127, 231, 232
From Wakefield Westgate station walk to the right down Mulberry Way towards Westgate, passing the Art House on the left and the Wakefield Civil Justice Building on your right. Turn right onto Westgate and cross the road via the pedestrian crossing to find bus stop W8 just before the railway bridge. All the buses listed above stop here.
The sports centre is about 1 mile from Westgate station. To walk, turn right out of the station heading for Westgate as above. Continue under the railway bridge along the A642. Take the left fork at Westgate End towards Horbury. The gates to the sports centre grounds will be on the left.
Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, Horbury Road, Wakefield, WF2 8TY Get directions
|Fri, 15th November||17:30 - 21:00|
|Sat, 16th November||10:00 - 18:00|
|Sun, 17th November||10:00 - 16:30|
|Accompanied children (under 16)||First 2 children free, £2 thereafter|
|Unaccompanied children (12-16)||£2|
|Titheridge Junction||BR late 60s - early 80s|
|Padden Flats||Wyoming USA 1960s|
|Calderwood||Lancashire & Yorkshire|
|Ellesmere||BR steam era|
|Euxton Junction||West Coast Mainline modern era|
|Hindlow||BR steam era|
|Mortomley||East Anglia 1960s|
|Railway Street||Dewsbury 2000|
|Tanners Yard||BR blue diesels|
|Thomas||Drive it yourself|
|West Riding Marine and Stone||1950s industrial - as seen on Channel 5's Great Model Railway Challenge, series 1|
|Wheal Louise||Cornwall 1970s|
|Whiteacres||Staffordshire/Derbyshire modern era|
|Kirkmellington||Ayrshire colliery 1968-73|
|Woodfield Road||East Midlands modern era|
|Birmingham Moor Street||BR steam/diesel transition era|
|Hyde Lane||BR late 60s|
|Staindrop||Durham circa 1928|
|Wolf Lowe||Staffordshire pre-grouping era|
|Along Classic Lines|
|Bill Hudson Transport Books|
|Country Scenes and Trees|
|DC Kits - DE Videos (including Legoman Biffo and Realtrack Models)|
|Direct Train Spares|
|Mad About Trains|
|Nick Tozer Railway Books|
|North Yorkshire Moors Railway|
|Road and Rail Collectables|
|Squires Model & Craft Tools|
|Wakefield RMS Sales Stand|
|Tony Morris - US narrow gauge On30|
|Clive and Richard Whitehouse - LNER|