Our 2016 exhibition Sat /Sun 19th & 20th November was a great success.

Click on the Exhibition tab (left) for the 2017 exhibition 18th/19th November.

For our third year at our new home at ENERGUS, Lillyhall, Workington we showcased a wide range of Railway Modelling spanning all the major scales and gauges together with support from Workington Model Engineers and several local societies. Easy to find, with ample free parking, easy access and a stylish, bright, comfortable venue we are really excited about being able to bring you an even better selection from the best railway modelling in the North West in years to come.

Organisation of the exhibition is the sole purpose of Solrail, a not for profit company comprised of local modellers and enthusiasts. We are united in our goal to ensure that the model railway exhibition in Workington grows from strength to strength and continues as a regular showcase for the hobby.

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We enjoy an enviable reputation for presenting such a wide range of working model railways and friendly demonstrations of modelling techniques such as track making, tree making, wagon building, and digital command control. We aim to represent all the popular scales, together with model engineering, computer simulation (railworks), traditional tinplate and three rail through to the latest digital equipment. We are grateful for the support of a small but wide ranging group of traders but most of all we appreciate the support of our visitors who come back to see us year after year.

Bob Hetherington at Workington Model Railway Exhibition

Young or old, there is something for everyone at the Workington Exhibition.


The Workington model railway exhibition is very much a family show. We try hard to encourage family visitors and particularly young modellers of the future which is why we do not charge an entry fee for accompanied children.

Thomas the Tank Engine at Workington Model Railway Exhibition

Although some of us are members of local clubs and national groups and societies we are not a modelling club. However, if club modelling is your interest, please contact us and we'll do our best to help.

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