The International N Gauge Show is one of the biggest dates on the steam train modelling calendar and the event is returning this September.

Hosted by Meridienne Exhibitions at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on September 13th and 14th, the show has everything that any model railway enthusiast could ask for. For years this event has proved a big favourite with modellers coming from all over the UK to display their various layouts and the latest products they have on show. This year is no exception with no less than 40 specialist suppliers already confirmed for the event.

The N gauge configuration has always been a big favourite among modellers. It gives them an opportunity to recreate some of their favourite settings or create a fantasy scene for their trains to chug along. One of the great things about N gauge is the authenticity to them with people being able to create scenes from the English countryside or a European train with the real trains to go with them.

Model railways allow people to get creative in their home. Thanks to companies such as Hornby producing working models of every day trains which commute up the UK's railways, people can create a piece of their favourite route. People could build a tunnel to replicate the Eurostar's voyage between the UK and France before changing over to a Thalys train to head to the likes of Belgium, Holland or Germany.

As with all model railway shows, it gives visitors the opportunity to meet other like-minded modellers who could provide some inspiration of what they can get out of their collections. Seasoned professionals will also be in attendance to give their expert views on which layout would suit the space available for each individual.


The International N Gauge Show will no doubt inspire a few minds with over 30 layouts set to be on show.

There is a wide range of ideas on offer with modellers embracing yesteryear with a number of dedicated layouts while there is also a nod to the modern day with scenes of bustling of train stations and snowcapped mountains. It truly is an international feel with modellers depicting European and US scenery to go alongside the traditional British countryside that is favoured by a lot of visitors.

Fun day out

It is not just a day out for the seasoned collector or modeller as it caters for all types of visitors, whether it be the long-time fan or a novice looking to get into modelling for the first time. Suppliers will be able advise people on how they can get their own collection started and how to go about building scenery that will provide a huge wow factor.

In short, this can be the ultimate exhibition for people interested in N gauge modelling.


Tickets are priced for £9.50 for adults, £8.50 for senior citizens, £4.50 for children (aged five to 14) while family tickets cost £14 (one adult and up to three children) and £23.50 (two adults and up to three children). Visitors can receive a discount by booking online.