The Big Model & Hobby Show Exhibitors

The Big Model and Hobby Show 2022

THE 2022 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.

Slidways RC Drift

Try your hand at Remote Control drift Car racing. this RC group will be attending the event and will be putting on shows as well as letting members of the public try out the sport.

 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...

North West Meccano Guild - The group will be heading to the show with a ride range of models, that demonstrate both new and old Meccano. It is also fitting to have this group attended, as Aintree is just down the road of the house of the company's founder, Frank Hornby!

Illustrated Talks by Keith Hick on the Railways of America, in the 1950's and Cheshire Lines to Southport, from Liverpool and Manchester.

Steiff Bears

The Class 502 Preservation Trust

In 2011 the Class 502 Preservation Trust took ownership from the National Railway Museum and in March 2012, moved the 502 Unit to Merseyside Transport Trust's secure premises in Burscough to commence restoration. The group will be exhibiting at the event and taking questions from the public. With the new Merseyrail Trains heading to our local network, this is a fantastic opportunity to hear more about the networks original, ground braking electric train, from 1940, that survived Hitler's Bombs and paved the way for modern electric trains throughout the UK. With the public's help we can save for posterity this overlooked once groundbreaking unit. come and meet our preservation team and learn how you to can help to keep this unique  unbroken sequence, from 1940 into 2022 and beyond intact.

The  Tramways and Light Railways Society will present an amazing large model Tram display that will definitely get you interested in knowing more about these often overlooked modes of transport....

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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.

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  Model Trucks and Buses...

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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