Full steam ahead for Statfold’s first exhibition

Full steam ahead for
Statfold’s first exhibition

On April 9/10 2022 the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum is hosting a brand-new model railway show with more than 30 layouts expected to be on show including the latest layouts from Hornby Magazine.

SET IN 1,000 acres of stunning Staffordshire countryside, the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum near Tamworth, is hosting its first ever model railway exhibition on the weekend of April 9/10 2022 and event sponsor Hornby Magazine will be at the event with its layouts and exhibition stand. The Statford Narrow Gauge Museum was established in August 2017 and is home to the UK’s largest collection of working narrow gauge steam locomotives.


Above: The Roundhouse plays host to the largest collection of working narrow gauge steam engines in the UK. Joey Evans.

The organisers will host layouts in many gauges and eras including two of Hornby Magazine’s very own layouts, the Great Central Railway themed Quorn Magna and the Ffestiniog Railway-inspired Fairlie Syniad Da, allowing you to meet the team behind Hornby Magazine and try your hand at driving the latest models on our two display layouts.


Above: The former Grain store will be one of several huge exhibition halls for the event. 

There will be a strong trade presence with manufacturer support expected, and Statfold will be running at least six of its narrow gauge locomotives over the weekend as well as its Burton and Ashby tram so visitors can hop on and off the railway at leisure. Guests can even try their hand at driving a narrow gauge steam locomotive with a ‘driver for a fiver’ scheme.

Train rides and access to the museum and roundhouse are included in the ticket price along with a complimentary heritage bus service provided for visitors coming to the event by train to Tamworth.

Advance tickets (details below) can be bought online at www.statfold.com/statfoldmodelrailwayevent.


Above: Six steam locomotives will be in steam over the weekend running the railway services, train rides are included with the entrance ticket. Joey Evans

Ticket prices

Adults £13.00 (£15.00 on the gate)

Concession £10.50 (£13.50 on the gate)

Children (aged 1-16) £5.00 (£8.00 on the gate)

Family 2 adults + 2 children £35.00 (£40.00 on the gate)

Under 1-year-olds and accompanying carers for disabled visitors can enter free, the latter when proof is provided.