Society Events

Event Information:

  • Sat

    expoEM Autumn 2017

    Partington Sports Village, Chapel Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4ES

    Saturday 10.30 - 17.30 Sunday 10.00 - 16.30

    Admission Members £7.00 Visitors £8.00

    Tickets valid both days.

    Specialist traders, P4 and EM layouts, comprehensive "show you how" demonstrations and members secondhand sales.

    Exhibitors (all subject to confirmation)

    Barum West Junction - EM - Ken Gibbons

    Black Lion Crossing  -  EM Geoff Kent

    Clarendon & Scrubbs Lane  -  P4 Leamington & Warwick MRS
    LNWR/GWR London suburban terminus

    Clevedon  -  EM Andrew Ullyott
    Weston Clevedon and & Portishead Light Railway

    Cornwallis Yard  -  EM Allison and David Barker
    GWR Plymouth Docks branch

    Harkness  -  EM Tony Bucknell
    LNER Northumberland

    North Ballachulish  -  EM Andy Cooper
    West Highlands 1970/71

    North Holderness Light Railway  -  EM Don Annison & Peter Steen
    LNER Yorkshire

    Portchullin  -  P4 Mark Tatlow
    BR Highland Railway

    Sandon Goods  -  EM Chris Hewitt
    Liverpool Docks

    Tackeroo  -  EM Andy York
    Military railway

    The Depots, Low Barking  -  EM Paul Gallon
    NE branch

    Valley Fields  -  EM Tony Gee


    247 Developments
    Alan Gibson
    Bill Hudson Transport Books
    Country Scenics & Trees
    Eileen’s Emporium
    EMGS Trade Stand
    Direct Train Spares
    High Level Kits
    Judith Edge Kits
    Lanarkshire Models & Supplies
    London Road Models
    Model Railway Developements
    R.T. Models
    Rumney Models
    Stevenson Carriages &
    Millholme Models
    Wizard Models (Comet Models, 51l & MSE)


    There will be at least 12 demonstrators, including the Retford crew, working at the show demonstrating various skills including plastic coaches, split chassis construction, chassis construction, DCC, architectural modelling, track construction, wagon loads, modern image modelling and ready to run conversions to EM.
    The demonstrators will be only too happy to answer questions and discuss problems.

    Visiting Societies

    NE Railway Association.
    Cumbrian Railway Association
    more TBA.

    By Car:
    SatNav  M31 4ES The Sports Village is just past the junction of  Cross Lane West and Chapel Lane.
    On site parking is available but the playing fields may be in use especially on Saturday. If so follow the access road around past the main building and there is extra parking available at the back. Alternatively park on one of the residential streets nearby.

    By Public Transport:
    If coming from Central Manchester take the 255 Bus from Piccadilly Gardens to Partington. This also calls at Urmston Station which has a direct train service from Manchester Piccadilly. The bus service is a half hourly Saturday & Sunday.
    If you are coming via Altrincham the 247 bus is every half hour on Saturdays and every hour on Sundays.
    On both services alight at Warburton Lane, Partington Methodist Church. For full bus details view the TFGM website:-
    For rail services check

    here will be a free (on the hour) Vintage Bus service, both days, from Urmston Station via Chapel Lane junction with Warburton Lane to the Sports Village.

    Refreshments will be available on site but with a limited menu of tea, coffee, sandwiches, etc. In Partington Village about a 1/4 mile away there is a Tesco Express which will have food and two pubs which regrettably do not serve food.

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