Model World LIVE 2024


April 27/28 2024

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham


Model World LIVE is a brand new modelling show taking place a the NEC in Birmingham on April 27/28 2024 and organised by Key Publishing - the creators of the Great Electric Train Show. Model World LIVE will bring together railway and scale modelling with more than 35 layouts, over 35 scale modelling displays, more than 60 traders and much more. Check out all the latest Model World LIVE news and articles here and follow the link below to the main site for this new modelling event.

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Making the Making Tracks World Record

On April 27 2024 Pete Waterman and the Railnuts became official Guinness World Records holders for Making Tracks: The Final Frontier as the world's Largest Portable Model Railway. MIKE WILD reveals how it all came together.

Model World LIVE 2024 – Review

On the weekend of April 27/28 2024 Key Publishing’s Model World LIVE exhibition debuted at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Hornby Magazine presents a selection of photographic highlights from the weekend.

Model World LIVE 2024 floorplan

The floorplan for Model World LIVE is available to view now. Start planning your visit to our first event at the NEC in Birmingham on April 27/28 2024 in Hall 12.

UNVEILED: Our ultimate special guest

Teaming up with our show sponsors Accurascale and Reid Freight Services, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of a truly unique guest at Model World LIVE - full-size Class 37 37108, fully repainted by owner Rick Davenport exclusively for the show.

Making Tracks attempts official World Record

For the first time in UK model railways an official World Record attempt recognised by Guinness Word Records is being made by Pete Waterman and the Railnuts at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Little Ashton

Little Ashton was based on a layout called Ashton. The original layout was 'OO' gauge, but this created the basis for an 'N' gauge modern era layout which is purely fictional and allows me to run my extensive collection of EWS and DB Schenker locomotives.

Dave Oliver Model World LIVE scale display

Airfix Model World contributor Dave Oliver will be displaying his models from the magazine at Model World LIVE. See the stunning and unique diorama models created by Dave Oliver at the show on April 27/28 2024.

Chiltern Scale Model Club

The Chiltern Scale Model Club will be display a unique collection of plastic and resin scale models from a wide range of eras and subject areas.


IPMS UK will be attending Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024. Society merchandise will be available at the show as well as the chance to meet the IPMS UK committee members.

Patrick Lane Flask Terminal in 'O' gauge

Patrick lane is a 7mm 'O' gauge layout based on a small nuclear flask unloading terminal in the 1980-1990s and during the sector period. Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 will the first exhibition appearance for this new layout.