Model railway exhibition steams into town

Published Tuesday 4 October 2022

It’s full steam ahead at Harborough Market as it gets set to host a celebration of model railways for all the family to enjoy.

Railex will take place at the indoor market, in Northampton Road, Market Harborough, on Saturday 15 October, 9am to 4pm, when the Council Chairman will be attending, and Sunday 16 October 2022 from 10am to 3pm.

Railex model railway exhibition

In conjunction with Finishing Touches Model shop, which has a permanent unit in the market, the weekend will feature layouts of well-known and fictitious locations from local model clubs.

There is also a children’s colouring competition to win a £10 voucher to spend at Finishing Touches or market stall Kits and Bits. Pick up an entry form from the market or colour in while you visit. Closing date for entries is Sunday 23 October 2022.

Ian Stewart, who runs Finishing Touches, and the Kits and Bits stall, said: “We would like to welcome everyone to our first model railway exhibition. All the layouts have working models set in lovely scenic details and fun for all ages, including families and the experienced modeller.  We hope to see lots of people enjoying the models and spending time at the market enjoying a cup of tea and cake while they are here.”

South Wigston Model Railway Club will be displaying a 00 gauge layout of old and present day life of the London Midland Region along with a N gauge layout called Roofers Lane which shows what can be achieved in a small space.

Other layouts include a 2mm Finescale of the town of Lambourne in Berkshire and Welland Mills, a fictitious branch line in the Welland Valley, on 0 gauge. All layouts will be operational and entrance to the event is free. Ian and Sue Stewart from Finishing touches will be on hand to provide advice on anything model related.

Full details about the event can be found at

The market will also be open for all your regular purchases.