Model Show and Festival of Transport

25th, 26th and 27th May, The Great Little Trains Model Show

26th & 27th May, Bala Lake Festival of Transport

Two great family shows on one weekend at either end of the railway and the best way to get from one to the other is by train, plus a connecting vintage bus service between the model show, local carparks and Bala station. We’re putting on an extensive timetable with frequent departures so you can park once and enjoy a great day out.

The Great Little Trains model show will be held at Ysgol Y Berwyn in Bala, while the Festival of Transport will be held in the camp-site field adjoining Llanuwchllyn station. The model show will feature around 30 layouts with trade support, with a focus on narrow gauge models. The Festival of Transport will have a wide range of vintage vehicles on display.

Download the magazine advert: [Half Page] [Quarter Page]

Click here to view a selection of photos from the 2018 model show.

Confirmed layouts

  • The Forth Railway Bridge in T Gauge
  • Lakeside Park, T Gauge, Alan  Ramsey
  • Green Pond Mine, 009/Hof, Richard & Judy Wallace
  • Dogfriog, 009/Hof/Hon3, Richard & Judy Wallace
  • Hillbrow, 009, Stephen Fackrell
  • Teifi Gorge, 009, Shaun Butler & Pat Browne
  • Dinorwig’s Greatest Hits (working title – work in progress), 009, Tim Williams
  • Castell Coed Ffestiniog OO9 from John Wooden
  • Arnold Lane Wharf OO9 from John Wooden
  • The Cheese Factory Ffestiniog OO9 from John Wooden
  • Donwich Quarry, 016.5 As Featured in Modelrail January
  • Colwyn Light Railway, OO9, Dave Roberts
  • North Winterton, 009, Martin Hallett
  • Amlwch, 009, Chester MRC
  • Rof 35b OO9 from Wrexham Wings Model Club
  • Cynwyd, N, Gerry and Gema Bryne
  • Sandside, N, John Parkinson
  • Coed Helen, Nn3, Ian Coe
  • Roakes Landing, HoN3, George Woolnough
  • West Ridge MT, HoN4, George Woolnough
  • Anlwch, N, Colwyn MRC
  • 5.5mm gauge display, Peter Blackham
  • Forest Green, Rob Wish
  • Underground Ernie, 00, Norman & Shelia Beaumont
  • Francis Road Halt, 0 Gauge, Peter & Toby Hollis-Jones
  • Portfadog, 5.5mm, Peter & Toby Hollis-Jones
  • Mary Jane’s Mushroom Farm, GN15, Martin Rich
  • Colwyn Model Club
  • Wood Street, 0 Gauge, Swindon MRC, John Stevens
  • Playmobile G Scale Children S Entertainment
  • Chris Mackenzie 2x SM 32 Mini Layouts
  • Walmer Bridge, 32mm, Derek Pratt

Other Displays

  • Historical Narrow Gauge Railway Parts
  • Books & Bala Lake Railway Shop
  • Great Little Trains of Wales Display

Confirmed traders

  • John Sutton Models & Books
  • Country Park Models
  • Amberley Services Tools & Engineering Parts
  • North Road Trains Bargains in N & 00
  • Ffestiniog Railway Retail Shop & Books
  • Abc Model Railways T to G Scale New & Preowned
  • John Parkinson Books & Paintings
  • Chris Mackenzie Timpo Sm32 Models & Books
  • T Gauge Range of Models & Layout
  • Peter Blackman 5 Inch Gauge Models & Display
  • Dave Angel- A Range of Early Tri-ang & Hornby
  • (As of 28th February 2019)

More layouts and traders will be added to this list as we get confirmations and details.

Railway Timetable

Timetable: pinkNot Mon
Llanuwchllyndep10.1011.0011.5012.401.302.203.104.005.20*
Llangowerdep10.2011.1012.0012.501.402.303.204.105.30
Balaarr10.3511.2512.151.051.552.453.354.255.45
Baladep10.5011.4012.301.202.103.003.504.355.50*
Llangowerdep11.1012.0012.501.402.303.204.104.506.05
Llanuwchllynarr11.2512.151.051.552.453.354.255.006.20
* Not Mondays