Alton Model Railway Group

February Exhibition

The February Exhibition (FebEx) is the Alton Model Railway Groups annual exhibition.

The exhibition is a general purpose railway modellers meet, providing a friendly family atmosphere for people to see the railway modellers art in its many forms by combining the best layouts and trade in the South of England in a wide variety of scales, regions and countries. The Group also take the opportunity to show off its own modelling efforts, be it with a Group layout or through modelling demonstrations.

2020

The 2020 February Exhibition will be held on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February at Eggars School in Alton. The exhibition is open from 10.30am to 5pm on Saturday and 10.30am until 4pm on Sunday.

Announcing FebEx2020

A update from the Exhibition Manager about FebEx2020

2019

The 2019 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February at Eggars School in Alton. The exhibition was open from 10.30am to 5pm on Saturday and 10.30am until 4pm on Sunday.

FebEx2019: Thank you for attending

Alton Model Railway Group would like to say a big thank you to all of you who managed to visit the exhibition over the weekend, despite the weather conditions

Clyre Valley wins ‘Best Layout in Show’ Award

OO9 layout Clyre Valley was awarded this years Peco Publications shield for ‘Best Layout in Show’ by Railway Modeller editor Steve Flint at FebEx2019.

Full layout details for FebEx2019

Full details of each of the layouts that attended FebEx2019

Preserved Bus Service for FebEx2019

The preserved bus service provided by the ADORR society will again be running a service between the exhibition, Alton Station, Alton Model Centre, and Alton Town Centre during the exhibition

February Exhibition Line-Up 2019

Kitedale

The 2019 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February at Eggars School in Alton.

Kids Get In For Free in 2019

For the fourth year, accompanied children will be able to enjoy the exhibition for free.

How to get to the February Exhibition

The February Exhibition is held at Eggars School in Alton, Hants (GU34 4EQ).

Eggars School is less than half a mile from the A31, and approximately 10 minutes walk from Alton Railway Station.

Layouts at FebEx 2019

Full descriptions of the layouts at FebEx2019

Santa Agueda

Santa Águeda (pronounced Agatha) is a fictitious small town to the north of Lisbon. Portuguese railways have charmed enthusiasts for many years, with stock built all over Europe and North America, and a unique architecture.

Normandy Junction Shed

Exhibited by the Guildford O Gauge Group, Normandy Junction Shed includes a traverser and the entrance to the loco works.

Glyn Valley Tramway

The layout is a compressed model of Glynceiriog station, (the passenger terminal) on the quarry line between an interchange wharf on the Shropshire union canal, or G.W.R. exchange sidings at Chirk, North Wales, and numerous granite quarries 9 miles away.

Clyre Valley Railway

The layout represents a 2’3” main line narrow gauge railway, not in the first flush of youth, but well maintained and capable of handling fairly heavy traffic.

Solent Summit

Solent Summit is a modular American N scale layout by members of the Gosport American Model Railroad Group. It was started in 2010 and is made up of some key modules that are club owned, and others built and owned by members.

Scratchy Bottom Halt

Scratchy Bottom Halt represents a small part of Rowland Emett’s railway world, re-creating in model form some of his railway cartoons.

Priors End

Priors end is a small end of the line station, with a goods yard and EMU stabling point. The layout is based on the southern region in the 1970’s with 2-car HAP’s and EPB’s on passenger duties and 33’s and 73’s operating the fiddle yard.

North Ealing

North Ealing was built as a Fifty something layout for the fiftieth anniversary of The Three Millimetre Society challenge.

Clearwater Harbour

A freelance 0n30 line featuring scratch built track and buildings, operating barge loading from side tip wagons. Essentially a minimum space freelance railway on three baseboards.

Whitedown MPD

Whitedown MPD is a fictitious depot somewhere in Hampshire. It features both steam and diesel locomotives from the 50s and 60s.

Kitedale

Originally constructed and built as Kitehouses by Dave Hawkins and Tony Sullivan of the South Hants MRC. KITEDALE has now been moved to Lancashire, to become an ex Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway terminus to the north of Rochdale, with a connection to the Oldham Loop Line.

Habbaniya, Iraq 1941

The model shows the situation on 1st May 1941, the eve of the battle. It is in forced perspective with scales from 1/32 at the front to 1/700 at the back giving a flavour of the base and its aircraft.

2018

The 2018 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February at Eggars School in Alton.

Videos from FebEx2018

A selection of videos taken by visitors to FebEx2018 are available online, and are shared in this post

February Exhibition 2018 Lineup

The 2018 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February at Eggars School in Alton.

Vale of Oxbury Announced for 2018

We are pleased to announce that the first confirmed layout for FebEx2018 is the n gauge ‘Vale of Oxbury’. Further details of attendees will be announced in the coming months.

2017

The 2017 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February at Eggars School in Alton.

February Exhibition 2017 Gallery

The February Exhibition 2015 took place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February 2015. The exhibition hosted a wide variety of layouts from across the south, including Prospect Point, Ballyconnell Road, Hobbiton End, Figges Marsh, Treloar Sidings and Malix.

San Maria Gandia Wins Best Layout

San Maria Gandia was awarded the Railway Modeller Shield for the best layout in show at FebEx2017. Bob Treacher, former proprietor of Alton Model Centre, judged the shows layouts on behalf of Peco Publications.

February Exhibition 2017 Lineup

The 2017 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February at Eggars School in Alton.

2016

The 2016 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February at Eggars School in Alton.

Merstone ‘re-opens’ at FebEx2016

The Merstone layout was started by one of the Group’s former Chairmen Rod Lerew who very sadly died in 2015. AMRG member Mark Pretious took on the completion of the layout and FebEx2016 was its first outing.

Watercress Line Wins Best Layout 2016

Best Layout in Show shield

Watercress Line was awarded the Railway Modeller Shield for the best layout in show at FebEx2016. Steve Flint, editor of Railway Modeller, judged the shows layouts on behalf of Peco Publications.

February Exhibition 2016 Lineup

Wyandotte Siding - Photo 'Peco Publications & Publicity'

The 2016 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February at Eggars School in Alton.

2015

The 2015 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 February at Eggars School in Alton.

Harton Gill Wins Best Layout

Harton Gill was awarded the Railway Modeller Shield for the best layout in show at FebEx2015. Steve Flint, editor of Railway Modeller, judged the shows layouts on behalf of Peco Publications.

February Exhibition 2015 Gallery

The February Exhibition 2015 took place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 February 2015, and was held at Eggars School in Alton. The exhibition hosted a wide variety of layouts, including Leavesdon, Cornwallis Yard, Harton Gill, Nine Mills and Pine Bluffs Freight Yard.

February Exhibition 2015 Lineup

The 2015 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 February at Eggars School in Alton.

2014

The 2014 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February at Eggars School in Alton.

Crackington Quay Wins Best Layout

Crackington Quay was awarded the Railway Modeller Shield for the best layout in show at FebEx2014. Bob Treacher, proprieter of Alton Model Centre, judged the shows layouts on behalf of Peco Publications.

February Exhibition 2014 Gallery

The February Exhibition 2014 took place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February 2014 at Eggars School in Alton. On show were a variety of layouts from across the south, including Crackington Quay, Numchen, Camlas, Surprise County and Lulworth.

February Exhibition 2014 Lineup

The 2014 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 February at Eggars School in Alton.

2013

The 2013 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February at Eggars School in Alton.

Abbotstone Wins Best Layout

Abbotstone was awarded the Railway Modeller Shield for the best layout in show at FebEx2013. Steve Flint, editor of Railway Modeller, judged the shows layouts on behalf of Peco Publications.

February Exhibition 2013 Gallery

On show at the 2013 February Exhibition were a variety of layouts from across the south, including Silver Creek, Abbotstone, Greenfields Sidings, Holm, Pikes Pits, Bedford Road, Swansea Riverside and more.

February Exhibition 2013 Lineup

The 2013 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February at Eggars School in Alton.

Earlier February Exhibitions

Pre 2013 February Exhibitions

February Exhibition 2012

The 2012 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February at Eggars School in Alton.

February Exhibition 2011

The 2011 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February at Eggars School in Alton.

February Exhibition 2010

The 2010 February Exhibition was held on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February at Eggars School in Alton.

February Exhibition 2009

The February Exhibition 2009 took place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 February 2009, and was held at Eggars School in Alton. The exhibition included layouts Normandy Junction, HW Yard, Warton Road, Westlingen, and the Groups own Alton.

February Exhibition 2008

The February 2008 Group exhibition, held on February 2 and 3, was the fifth at Eggars School in Alton. The exhibition included layouts Santo Antonio, Stacks Fork, Nettlecombe, Stratton St.George, Otterbridge and Tan-Y-Bwlch.

February Exhibition 2007

The February 2007 Group exhibition, held on February 3 and 4, was the fourth at Eggars School in Alton.