Information for Exhibition Managers

Newport MRS has a number of layouts available for exhibition including:

Frecclesham – Our BR(S) 7 mm layout.

Frecclesham at a 2017 exhibtion
  • Minimum footprint including access 25ft by 5ft (see below for details)
  • Power Consumption : <5A (All relevant electrical items have PAT test)
  • Transport : Requires LWB Transit plus one estate car
  • Operators : We need six. We may contribute towards the hotel costs for two of these, if needed.
  • Full details for insurance purposes are available on request .
  • Setup on day before show is preferred
  • Due to effort and age of operators we can realistically only take Frecclesham to 2 or 3 day shows
  • See the Frecclesham page, if you haven’t been there already.
Frecclesham floor plan

Pavilion End

Chaiman Dave’s Pavilion End is a compact 7mm Finescale layout with a single terminus platform and freight activity. Set in an industrial area, probably South Wales, it is BR (Western Region) in the early 50s to early 60s.

Dimensions are 5.0m by 0.7m for the layout footprint with further space at front and back for operators. Two operators are required but a team of four works best.

It travels in two estate cars.

Pavilion End at the 2019 Cardiff show


Rodney Hall’s half-a-layout, Llanastr, is built to Scalefour standards and depicts the Brecon and Merthyr Railway just after the turn of the twentieth century.

It requires a footprint of 2.5m wide x 2m deep and a minimum of two operators (more preferred!). It is operated from front and rear and can be transported in an estate car.


Brades Siding

Andrew Jamieson’s Brades Siding is O gauge and depicts an rail-served industrial location at the steam-diesel transition 

Brades Siding

Abergavenny Blackbrook

Abergavenny Blackbrook at an exhibition in 2018

Abergavenny Blackbrook is mid-fifties period branch line terminus built to P4 standards

It fits into two estate cars and requires a minimum crew size of four. Operation is from both the front and rear. It is 5.3 m x 1 m and requires a footprint of 6.2m x 1.8m.


Tŷ’n-y-Coedcae is built to ScaleSeven standards, i.e. 7 mm/foot scale, 33 mm gauge

Prototype – Brecon & Merthyr Railway, early C20

Style – End-to-end through layout

Length 20 feet x Width 2 feet

Operation is primarily from the front and rear.

A single 13 amp supply is required.

Four operators,

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