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11-12 November 2023

Tolworth Showtrain is our Society’s annual model railway show in November. It is one of the largest shows held in the South East.

It takes place over two days and across three halls at;

 Tolworth Recreation Centre
Fullers Way North, Tolworth, Surrey, KT6 7LQ.

Saturday 11 Nov 10.00am - 5.30pm [1]
Sunday 12 Nov 10.00am - 4.00pm [1]

[1] Please Note: These times may be different from those previously advertised

Adult   £9
Child   £3
Family 2+2   £19
Sunday Special
One child free with every paying adult
Cash and card payments for entry will be available.
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We have a large selection of layouts attending, representing different eras, scales, regions and countries, along with traders with stands selling every conceivable model item from the smallest piece of scenery to the grandest of steam engines.

We also usually arrange to have some experienced demonstrators on hand to provide tuition on scenic modelling skills, and children may operate one of the Society’s most popular models, Edward’s Junction and Thomas End.

Albula ValleyNSwiss
BlackmoorOO9Lynton & Barnstaple narrow gauge
Canute Road QuayOOSouthern Railway 1946-1949
Clearwater HarbourOn301930s-40s Northern USA
Collingwood4mmUK Southern
Ebsworth StreetOO2000 to Present day
Edwards Junction and Thomas End4mmSodor
Fawley4mm1930s Southern Railway
Folly Lane4mm1990s UK [1]
Hazel EndOSteam 1920/1960 LNER Southern
Japan in BloomNEast Japan Railways
JohnburgHO1950s Ohio & Baltimore
Kensington Addison Road7mm1925 West London Line
North Cornwall Brewery4mm1966 SR
Old Elm ParkOSR/WR
Pine Bluff and Red Dot Mine3.5mm1950s Santa Fe USA
Redbridge WharfOOUK Southern
RoshvenOOScottish Highlands BR Scotrail
SewelNEarly 20th Century East Sussex Brewery
WickwarN1950s BR(M)

[1] Folly Lane is unable to attend in 2023, we hope to see them at a future show!

Demonstration Stands
Scenic Modeling Soldering for Beginners

Society Stands
4SUB Association Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway
Malden District Society of Model Engineers Medway Queen Preservation Society
Model Electronics Railway Group Network Southeast Railway Society
Railway Correspondence and Travel Society South West Circle

Trade Stands
Addlestone Model Centre Aspire Gifts and Models
C&L Finescale David Smith Books
Fenland Golden Arrow Productions
Heritage in Motion JB Model World
Kent Garden Railways Model Railway Bits
Model Railway Developments Models U Drive
Rail-Books Richard's Spares
Roxley Models Saddletank Books
Squires Sunningwell Command & Control
The Totem Man The Wagon Yard
Wheels of Southsea

Travelling by public transport

The venue is a 1.6 mile walk from Surbiton Railway station or a 1.3 mile walk from Tolworth Railway Station.

As well as the free shuttle bus from Surbiton Railway Station (see below) there are also many TFL busses that travel near to the venue;

From Kingston: 71 / 281 / 406 / 418 / 465 / K1 / K4

From Dorking: 265

From New Malden: 265 / K1

From Chesington: 71

From Epsom: 406 / 418 / 467 (Sat)

From Putney: 265

Free Shuttle Bus from Surbiton Station

We are operating a free bus link between Surbiton Station and the show. Travelling between Surbiton Station Bus Stop NN (Bus Stop NP for 4 journeys on Sunday) to the layby on the A3 next to Tolworth Recreation Centre.

Please note: The stop at Tolworth Recreation Centre is different from previous years.

Saturday 11th Surbiton Stop NN
to TRC
09:45 10:10 10:40 11:10 11:40 12:10 12:40 13:55 14:25 14:55 15:25 15:55 16:25
TRC to
Surbiton Stop NN
10:25 10:55 11:25 11:55 12:25 12:55 14:10 14:40 15:10 15:40 16:10 16:40 17:20
Sunday 12th Surbiton Stop NN/NP
to TRC
09:55 10:25 10:55 11:25 11:55 12:25 13:40 14:10 14:40 15:10
TRC to
Surbiton Stop NN
11:10 11:40 12:10 12:40 13:55 14:25 15:25 16:00

Note:- Whilst every effort will be made to maintain this timetable, delays may be incurred due to traffic conditions. In the case of extreme late running a service may be cancelled to restore the timetable.

Travelling by car

Tolworth Recreation Centre is within the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), people travelling to the venue by private transport will have to have a compliant vehicle or pay a charge to drive for that day. The vast majority of vehicles are compliant with the emissions standards. Check your vehicle here.

There is parking on site at Tolworth Recreation Centre and additional parking at the Advantage Children's Day Nursery on the same road as the TRC, Fullers Way North, approximately 400m away.

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