Model World LIVE 2024

Join us for an unmissable weekend of railway and scale modelling

April 27/28 2024

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

NEW SHOW FOR 2024!

Brand-new for 2024, Model World LIVE is brought to you by the organisers of the Great Electric Train Show to bring together railway and scale modellers at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. The event will take place on April 27/28 2024 in Hall 12 and advance tickets are on sale now.

This new event combines modelling disciplines with the best model railways, the best scale modelling displays from IPMS groups and Special Interest Groups, demonstrations, presentations, manufacturer support and traders offering the best in both worlds. It is sponsored by Accurascale, Bachmann EuropeMCC (Model, Collect Create), House of Hobbies and TMC.

Highlights for the launch of the event include a second chance to see all three Making Tracks layouts joined together - and with a new extension to make this amazing award winning layout over 200ft long - together with layouts from travelling from far and wide as well as from the Warley Model Railway Club in Birmingham.

The latest show information will be published here on the dedicated Model World LIVE pages below and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the show on April 27/28 2024 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

The event will be open 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday with advance ticket holders being allowed entry from 9.30am each day. Parking is managed by the NEC with the option to pay for parking in advance and save £5. Advance parking pricing has been updated by the NEC as of January 25 2024. Parking on the day costs £18.95, advance parking costs £13.95 and can be bought through the NEC website now to save £5 versus on the day prices. See Visitor Information for full details.

We look forward to welcoming you to the first Model World LIVE show in April 2024.

Mike Wild

Publisher, Modelling

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MODEL WORLD LIVE 2024 IS SPONSORED BY

Model World LIVE is sponsored by Accurascale, Bachmann Europe, MCC, House of Hobbies and TMC.

Model World LIVE latest news

Making Tracks attempts official World Record

MIKE WILD

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.

MIKE WILD

EVENT PREVIEW: Model World LIVE 2024

Model World LIVE 2024 is just weeks away. Check out our full event preview guide to our brand-new Model World LIVE exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on April 27/28, 2024 here.

UNVEILED: Our ultimate special guest

MIKE WILD

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.

MIKE WILD

PROJECT UPDATE - Making Tracks: The Final Frontier

MIKE WILD

With just three weeks to go until Model World LIVE and the debut of Making Tracks: The Final Frontier on April 27/28 at the NEC in Birmingham, we visit Pete Waterman's workshop to catch up on the latest progress on this epic model railway build.

MIKE WILD

PREVIEW: Model World LIVE model railway layout updates

MIKE WILD

UPDATED WITH NEW IMAGES With just a few weeks to go until Model World LIVE, we preview a selection of the latest updates and projects on the model railway layouts attending the show on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham.

MIKE WILD

Model World LIVE layouts 2024

Little Ashton

DAVID SMITH.

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.

DAVID SMITH.

Patrick Lane Flask Terminal in 'O' gauge

Neil Mason

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.

Neil Mason

Rumbling Bridge - a Scottish byway in 'OO'

NICK SKELTON

The idea for this layout came after reading Ian Futers’ excellent book Modelling Scottish Railways and models the Scottish station of Rumbling Bridge in 'OO' gauge. See it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

NICK SKELTON

Northbridge - railway preservation in 'OO' gauge

CHRIS FREETH

Northbridge is a fictitious heritage railway loosely based on the Severn Valley Railway Bridgnorth station. The layout was started in 2015 by the Warley Model Railway Club and is modelled in 'OO' gauge.

CHRIS FREETH

82G (Bristol) Templecombe Road Shed

JOHN EDWARDS, NIGEL SMITH, KEITH BLAKE and ROGER SCANLON

82G (Bristol) Templecombe Road Shed is the work of John Edwards, Nigel Smith, Keith Blake and Roger Scanlon to create a stunning and detailed replica of a working steam era locomotive shed in 'O' gauge.

JOHN EDWARDS, NIGEL SMITH, KEITH BLAKE and ROGER SCANLON

Click here to view all the layouts for Model World LIVE 2024.


Model World LIVE scale modelling displays 2024

Dave Oliver Model World LIVE scale display

Dave Oliver

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.

Dave Oliver

Chiltern Scale Model Club

ROBERT AND BARRY WOOD

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.

ROBERT AND BARRY WOOD

IPMS UK

RICHARD MIDDLETON

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.

RICHARD MIDDLETON

IPMS Panavia Tornado Special Interest Group

NIGEL SHIPP

IPMS Panavia Tornado Special interest group is a network of modellers with an interest in promoting this twin-engine variable sweep wing aircraft. See the group display at Model World LIVE 2024.

NIGEL SHIPP

IPMS Gloucester scale display

ROBERT STINCHCOMBE

IPMS Gloucester will be attending Model World LIVE to showcase the latest models built by its club members.

ROBERT STINCHCOMBE

Click here to view all the scale modelling displays for Model World LIVE 2024.


Model World LIVE special features 2024

UNVEILED: Our ultimate special guest

MIKE WILD

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.

MIKE WILD

Radio controlled aircraft and simulators join Model World LIVE

JAMES LADELL

Radio controlled aircraft are joining the Model World LIVE 2024 line up featuring the England Jet Team, JMC England, British Model Flying Association and Jet Modellers Association. See the aircraft first hand and take the controls in a BMFA simulator!

JAMES LADELL

7 1/4in Ruston and Hornsby locomotive display

MICHAEL SHARPE

Two 7 1/4in Ruston and Hornsby locomotives will be on display at Model World LIVE alongside a scale model of the Ruston and Hornsby Sheaf Ironworks built to 'OO' gauge. Find out more about these locomotives here.

MICHAEL SHARPE

Full size Tamiya Bruiser joins House of Hobbies display

MIKE WILD

The famous Tamiya Brusier radio controlled 1/10 scale kit is being brought to life at Model World LIVE, with a full size replica joining the House of Hobbies stand.

MIKE WILD

Full size military vehicles head for Model World LIVE

MIKE WILD

Two full size military vehicles are joining the line up for Model World LIVE giving visitors the chance to get up close to two superbly restored vehicles by Midland Military Vehicles.

MIKE WILD

Model World LIVE demonstrations 2024

DEMONSTRATOR: Richard Hall

RICHARD HALL

Specialising in detailing and modifying ‘OO’ gauge locomotives and rolling stock, Richard Hall has documented these projects in Hornby Magazine monthly issues and Yearbook annuals since 2021 with step-by-step guides. See the projects first hand at Model World LIVE.

RICHARD HALL

IPMS Fenland and Spalding Model Club

BILL PICKERING

IPMS Fenland and Spalding model club based in Lincolnshire are a group of modellers which build a wide variety of models. See the latest builds at Model World LIVE and learn from our members with our demonstrations.

BILL PICKERING

DEMONSTRATOR: Airbrush Company

LISA MUNRO

The Airbrush Company will be attending Model World LIVE with demonstrations of airbrushing techniques by Jason Lake alongside its trade stand. Learn the basics during your visit.

LISA MUNRO

Click here to view all the demonstrations for Model World LIVE 2024


Visitor Information

Venue

Hall 12, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT

When

April 27/28 2024, Doors open at 10am (9.30am for advance ticket holders) until 5pm on Saturday and until 4pm on Sunday.

Tickets

Advance ticket holders receive entry 30 minutes earlier than the normal opening times.

On-the-door tickets will be available on each day the show is open from the Ticket Desk at the Main Entrance.

A child ticket is valid for children between 5-16 years of age.

Persons over 16 years of age will be charged an Adult ticket price and there are no concession tickets for persons over 60 years of age.

TICKET TYPE ADVANCE PRICE ON THE DOOR PRICE
Adult VIP (advance only) £50 -
Adult                             £16 £19
Adult Subscriber £14 £19
Child (Saturday)  £9 £10
Child (Sunday)  FREE* FREE*

* 2 children max per paying adult

Buy Advance Tickets


Model World LIVE – Disabled Visitor Policy

Model World LIVE does not offer a special rate to disabled visitors, but does offer free admission for carers who are accompanying disabled visitors.

A maximum of one carer for each disabled visitor is permitted access to the Show free of charge to accompany and enable the disabled person to visit the exhibition.

Carer admission tickets are not available online and can only be collected from the Model World LIVE Ticket Desk situated inside the Main Entrance.

Visitors who have the following documentation are entitled to one free carer ticket, however, the visitor with the disability and any further members of their party will pay full price.

Visitors can use the following documentation as proof of disability:

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Attendance Allowance (AA)

Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

Blind Persons Registration

Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Visitors must show the relevant paperwork at the Ticket Desk when they buy or collect their ticket.


Getting to the Event

BY ROAD: The National Exhibition Centre is signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 - just pop B40 1NT in your sat nav to get to the NEC Site. Once on site please stop using your Sat Nav and follow the digital screens to direct you to the car park. The postcode will not take you to the car park for your event, so please ignore your Sat Nav and follow signage instead. 

Parking is available on site managed by the NEC. Parking prices have been updated by the NEC as of January 25 2024. On the day parking costs £18.95 per day. Pay for your parking in advance for Model World LIVE and save £5. Advance parking can be bought in advance of the event direct from the NEC now helping to spread the cost of admission.

Visit the NEC website to book your advance parking and SAVE!

BY RAIL: The National Exhibition Centre is connected directly to the main line railway network at Birmingham International station. Direct services run all day through the station with connecting trains available from Birmingham New Street for those travelling from further afield. New Street station is less than 15-minutes by rail and the location of Model World LIVE will be signposted through the venue to get you to the right hall.For more information, visit National Rail or call them on 08457 484950.

BY AIR: The National Exhibition Centre is located adjacent to Birmingham International Airport with regular flights arriving from across Europe and beyond. On arrival use the fast and free air-rail link to reach Birmingham International station from the upper level of Terminal 1 and you can then follow the signs to walk to Hall 12. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds.


National Exhibition Catering Outlets.

Indoor catering will be available inside Hall 12 during the event. Opening times to be confirmed.


Exhibitor Information

Risk Assessment Form for Exhibitors and Traders

Event Rules & Regulations - coming soon.


Covid Regulations

Model World LIVE will adhere to Government regulations that may be in place in respect of COVID-19 at the time of the show.  For updates on this please refer to www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Email communications

All marketing emails about Model World LIVE will be sent by Key Publishing or Key Model World. Please be aware that emails selling data related to modelling events are not from Key Publishing and are false offers.


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Event Contact Details

General Enquiries

Julie Hawes

Email: julie.hawes@keypublishing.com

Model Railway and Scale Display Enquiries

Mike Wild

Email: mike.wild@keypublishing.com

Trader Bookings

Matt Sinclair

Tel: 01780 755131

Email: matt.sinclair@keypublishing.com