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Model Railway Weekend

Model Railway Display Weekend

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April: 11am to 5pm



This special weekend event will feature the Izzard family train set and nine additional guest model railway and tram layouts in a variety of gauges, throughout the building.

      

The Model Railway Display Weekend is a joint venture between the Museum and the Bexhill Model Railway Club.

This is a display not to be missed and, as normal admission rates apply, visitors will also have access to all of the Bexhill Museum galleries and facilities.

The model railway displays include:

Izzard Family Layout

4mm scale, 00 gauge

Eddie Izzard and his brother Mark have kindly donated their childhood train set to the Bexhill Museum. Members of the Bexhill MRC have built this into an 8ft x 4ft 6in layout which is on display in the Motoring Gallery and is now operational.

MARKET MELTON

2mm scale, N gauge – provided and run by Dave Holman, Bexhill Model Railway Club

The terminus station is on an imaginary line connecting to the former LMS/LNER East Midlands joint line, with connections to Leicester, Nottingham, Newark and the South.

Tramway Layout

4mm scale, 00 gauge – provided and run by Steve Chatfield, Bexhill Model Railway Club

The layout represents a small transport museum located in an old engineering works.

Sewel

7mm scale, 0 gauge Narrow Gauge – provided and run by Bexhill Model Railway Club

Sewel is a fictional brewery, however the name derives from the main building which is a mirror image model of the main building of the Harvey’s brewery in LEWES, hence the name SEWEL.

Westfield

2mm scale, N gauge – provided and run by Andy Chatfield, Bexhill Model Railway Club

Westfield is a small country station somewhere in the south of England.  The period can be Southern /GWR up to and including BR. 

Ashington

4mm scale, 00 gauge – provided and run by Phil Standen, Bexhill Model Railway Club

Ashington is a model of a typical small Southern Railway/Region stabling shed as found in many places along the south coast. Ashington is the station adjacent to the shed.

Haynes Lane

7mm scale, 0 gauge – provided and run by Bexhill Model Railway Club

During the 19th Century over 150 plans for projected railway lines in East Sussex – including the ‘Eastbourne, Seaford and Newhaven Railway’ (1855), the ‘Cuckmere Valley Light Railway’ (1897) and the ‘Robertsbridge & Pevensey Light Railway’ (1899) - were deposited in the County Record office at Lewes. Most of these lines were never built.

Detford

4mm scale, 00 gauge – provided and run by Bexhill Model Railway Club

Detford is a fine-scale layout in ‘00’ gauge. It represents a small terminus station on the western edge of the Southern region at the end of a branch line serving a fairly large rural community. 

Somerwell

2mm scale, N gauge – Mike Canning, Bexhill Model Railway Club

Somerwell represents a fictitious country town in the east of Leicestershire served by two branches off the former LNWR/GNR Joint line between Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray.

‘U’ Drive It

4mm scale, 00 gauge – provided and run by Bexhill Model Railway Club

Especially for our younger visitors, this is your chance to have a go at driving the trains.  Why not have a go!


For more details on this fantastic special weekend exhibition, please download the Model Railway Exhibition Guide.

For more details admission rates and how to get to Bexhill Museum, please go to the Your Visit  page.

Find out more information here on The Izzard Family Model Railway Layout