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.

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Model World LIVE layouts 2024

I'Ad That vintage model railway layout

ANDY MILLER

Launched in 1938 as the perfect table railway, I ‘ad that is a homage to the Hornby Dublo three rail system, which ceased production in 1964. But what if it had continued...? See the full display at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

ANDY MILLER

Gresten Austrian HOe narrow gauge layout

Malcolm Rochford

Gresten is an Austrian narrow gauge 'HOe' gauge layout is set in the period 1985 to early 1990, and shows standard gauge wagon being transported on narrow gauge rollwagons. See it at Model World LIVE 2024.

Malcolm Rochford

Bury, Thorn and Son 'O' gauge tar distillery

JOSHUA HAWORTH

Bury, Thorn and Sons is a 7mm:1ft, 32mm gauge, layout representing a small portion of a fictitious tar distillery set somewhere in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the late 1950s to early 1960s. See it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

JOSHUA HAWORTH

Melin Llechi in 16mm narrow gauge

MELIN LLECHI GROUP

This 16mm gauge railway is based in North Wales on a typical slate quarry dressing mill in the hills of Snowdonia. See it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham.

MELIN LLECHI GROUP

Dagnell End - a 'OO' gauge Southern Region layout

Guy Craddock.

Dagnell End models the London suburbs in the 1960s in 'OO' gauge and the Redditch Model Railway Club will be exhibiting the layout at Model World LIVE in April 2024.

Guy Craddock.

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


Model World LIVE scale modelling displays 2024

Harrier Special Interest Group display

NICK GREENALL

The IPMS Harrier SIG is a network of Harrier enthusiasts, modellers, serving and ex-RAF/RN pilots and ground crew who share information and references about the iconic Harrier. See our latest model builds and display at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

NICK GREENALL

IPMS Brampton Scale Model Club display

ALEC SMITh

IPMS Brampton Scale Model Club will be displaying its latest model builds at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 including stunning aviation models and more.

ALEC SMITh

F-14 Tomcat Special Interest Group display

DAVID BENNETT

The IPMS  F-14 Tomcat special interest group (SIG) was set up just over 4 years ago, The F-14 Tomcat was an iconic carrier fighter plane, the F-14 shot to fame in the film TOPGUN. See the collection at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

DAVID BENNETT

Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Society display

GRAHAM WOOD

Sutton Coldfield Model Makers Society models have appeared in Airfix Model World in the out and about pages at various shows. See our latest builds at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham.

GRAHAM WOOD

IPMS (UK) Training Aircraft Special Interest Group

ROB MONFEA

IPMS (UK) Training Aircraft Special Interest Group focuses on military training aircraft from around the world and will be displaying its latest models at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

ROB MONFEA

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


Model World LIVE special features 2024

Model World LIVE demonstrations 2024

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