The Big Model & Hobby Show Exhibitors

The Big Model and Hobby Show 2021

THE 2021 show has lots to see and do, for all ages. We hope to provide a wide range of interesting hobbies and activities for you to discover.

This is a guide looking at the attractions / activities we have booked to attended in 2021. Sadly, with all the changes happening around us, due to COVID19, this list might change. We do not intended to include trader stands in this list, as we will be adding a trade stands to a new list nearer the time of the show.  If you want to have a trade stand, we have limited space, but happy to see if we can include you or add you to the short list for next years show.

If you are an exhibitor and would like to take part, again, we have very limited space, so even if we can not fit you in this year, please let us know about yourselves and we will try and fit you in next years event.

Please note:- More information will be added as we get closer to the event. All information listed below is subject to change...


Gauge 1 Live Steam

The Gauge 1 Model Railway Association will again be present with a stand and running trains on the groups Gauge 1 exhibition layout. The club was established in the 1940's and has since grown to become a world wide organisation. This year the display will feature the clubs show case layout:- "Dobson Bridge" along with live steam models along with radio controlled model trains.


Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society

The Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society will be holding a presentation display about the group, who formed to run the Talyllyn Railway in Tywyn, Wales. You will be able to get information on volunteering and how to get involved in running the World's First Preserved Railway, that has been heavily featured on TV and film.

The West Lancashire Light Railway

The local Light railway was formed by a group of local lads and have grown into a very popular local tourist attraction. They have recently bought the site after a huge fundraising effort and with lots going on to celebrate, this is your chance to learn how to get involved and also what they have to offer now, and in the future.

 Windmill Animal Farm

This local tourist attraction on the outskirts of Southport will be bringing to our show a brilliant G-scale layout. This large scale garden railway display is aimed at kids, with lots of interesting surprises to keep them entertained.

West Lancashire O Gauge Group

The West Lancashire O Gauge Group was formed in 1956. They will be bringing with them an interactive layout that will allow children to operate rolling stock under supervision of its members. They will also have a fantastic operational Test Track. This layout is an end to end branch line, with extension under construction and a continuous run main line layout with Motive Power Depot and single track branch.

Southport Model Railway Society

This fantastic local club will be bringing 1 of their exhibition model railway layouts. -  More information to follow...

Hornby O-Gauge Tinplate Trains - David Howel will be bringing some of his collection of Hornby O-Gauge Tinplate Trains to the event, along with a small layout. The 1st O-Gauge trains appeared in 1920, manufactured by Frank Hornby, who lived in Maghull and manufactured these famous toy trains in Liverpool, before going on to manufacture the world famous Dinky toys and Meccano.

Hornby Dublo 3 Rail Layout - This fantastic and unique layout is owned by Phil Delnon and we are honoured to have it being exhibited at our show.

Friends of the 502 Group

With the new Merseyrail Trains heading to our network it is fantastic to hear that despite all odds, the original electric train that survived Hitler's Bombs and lead the way for modern electric trains in the UK has savvied.  This is your chance to learn about our unique and often overlooked history of Merseyrail and its once groundbreaking 502 and 503 Units. meet the people preserving the past for the future as a new era starts with the latest Class 777 METRO coming into service with Merseytravel.

Friends of the 502 Group


West Lancashire Lacemakers

Some of their members will be attending our show to demonstrate their lace making skills, along with finding out more about this group that was established back in 1979.

Coming soon.

Coming soon.

  Model Trucks and Busses...

Hoylake Model Boat Club

The Holylake Model Boat Club was formed in 2009; the truck and bus division of the club was formed a few years later. the display our models will be both static and working.  They are mostly radio controlled vehicles, that range from heavy haulage tractor trailer units on the roads today in America and Australia to vintage trucks and buses.


Discover the famous PLAYMOBIL world via this this exhibit. The display provides a real hands on experience in which children can sit on the floor mat and play with the Playmobil toys and trains.

  Model Aircraft...

Liverpool and District Model Aircraft Society (LADMAS) - The Society has been running since the 1960's and has since become the largest model aircraft club in the North West with over 130 members. The aeronautic club will be presenting a wide range of static model aircraft, made by local club members as well as an immersive radio control flying virtual reality experience.

  Model Boats...

Southport Model Boat Club - This local club are will known for sailing on the Jubilee Pond, located on Rotten Row, Southport, next to the Victoria Park, home of the Southport Flower Show. They will be providing a very impressive display of static model boats, of all different types and sizes.

  Model Engineering...

Southport Model Engineering Club - A superb purpose built large and small working models. This is a wide range of mechanical engineering that includes:- model cranes to model locomotives, traction engines, stationary engines and even hot air engines!


Southport Woodcarving Group - The Southport Woodcarving Group will be doing demonstrations thought-out the day. The group will also have a range of items on display that they have made.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about this practical hobby and also how you can become a member of the group.


Logo® Builders - Lego® enthusiasts across the country taken note. Back by popular demand will be Master Lego Builder Robert Clarkson, who will be once again showcasing his Lego® work along with the Brickish Association. As well as a display, kids can have a go at building Lego® under supervision.!

Lots more to be added very soon!


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