Exhibition 2018 Approved

The date and venue for the Club’s exhibition have been announced for 2018.

Venue : Greenfields Primary School, Highfield Road, KETTERING, NN15 6HY

Date : Saturday, 15th September, 2018 from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Stehen Tyrer [Club Secretary], Stuart Crabb and Trevor Powell [Webmaster] will oversee all the arrangements.

The club is appealing for layouts and traders within a 50 mile radius to offer their services at the exhibition. Any assistance in this matter will be gratefully received by the “committee” and acted upon promptly.

Any offers of sponsorship would also be greatly appreciated especially in the areas of printing and publicity as well as the provision of catering for exhibitors and traders.


Club Annual Exhibition Report 2017

The Club’s annual exhibiton was once again held at Wren Spinney School. Early indications suggest a slightly increased footfall.

The show is the last to be “exhibition-managed” by Carl Ward, who has decided to step down. On behalf of all members and visitors, we would like to thank Carl for his sterling efforts.

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The Public “Best-in-Show”  award was well supported and produced a clear winner with Re-United Biscuits taking the honours! The layout is the work of Mike Biash and son, Robin, pictured below,

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Kettering 160 Celebrations

The Mayor of Kettering, Mr. Scott Edwards,  was in attendance at both Kettering Station and KDMRS model railway event for commemoration of  the coming of the railways to Kettering organised by the local Civic Society.

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As part of the event, the club was invited to mount a model railway show in the Heritage Centre in Wicksteed Park. The club provided three layouts, “Blisworth”, “Ambridge” as well as “Aranda de Deuro”.

There were also static displays from the ‘0’ gauge enthusiasts of locomotives and architectural models of Kettering landmarks and Jim Stevens   and Martin Profit’s Flying Scotsman Special from Kettering Station itself.

Further photographs and Video Clips here >>>>>

Successful Annual Show, 2016

Initial numbers suggest that the club has had a more successful show than in the previous year. Factors that might have increased attendace may have the mid morning appearance of the “Flying Scotsman” at Kettering Station on a steam charter as well as no festival competition in the local area!


The club introduced a public vote for the best layout. Over 40% of visitors voted and their choice was Peter Marshall’s “Two Sisters Farm” based on a Lincolnshire potato farm tramway. Peter is pictured with his layout and the club silver signal box trophy!

We hope to bring you a video and stills account of the show very soon!