Great Little Trains Model Show

23rd and 24th May, The Great Little Trains Model Show

The 2020 Great Little Trains model show will be held at Ysgol Godre’r Berwyn in Bala, 10am to 5pm both days. This years headline attractions are the impressive large scale Fairbourne influenced Borth, Aberdovey & Ynyslas Railway built by Allen Law and the first public showing in operation of the 009 Bala Town layout built for us by Model Rail magazine and featured in the January 2020 edition of the magazine. Hopefully it won’t be too long before the model becomes reality.

Previous show galleries: 2019, 2018.

There will be a connecting vintage bus service between the model show, local carparks and Bala Pen-Y-Bont station throughout the day. We’re putting on an extensive timetable with frequent departures so you can park once and enjoy a great day out.

The model show will feature around 30 layouts with trade support, with a focus on narrow gauge models. The layouts confirmed so far are (with more to come):

Model Show Flyer
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  • Borth, Aberdovey & Ynyslas Railway, (large scale Fairbourne inspired model with live steam) by Allen Law
  • Bala Town OO9 from Model Rail Magazine
  • Tomen Llechi Tegid (Tegid Slate Tip), micro layout by Tim Williams
  • Kingsworth N Gauge, by Phil Lambkin
  • Crosby & Peel Road, Isle of Man by David Roberts Conway MRC
  • Ddrqic Gwarcl OO9, Welsh Slate Mine from Colwyn MRC
  • Puffin Colliery OO9, A Welsh Coal Line by John Stephens, Swindon MRC
  • Neuberg A Z Gauge Swiss Mountain, by Richard Wallace
  • Gloddfa OO9, Welsh Slate Mine, by Richard Wallace
  • Squaw Falls A N Gauge American Mountain, by Dennis Kamper
  • Diesel Depot OO Shunting Layout, by Gerry Bryne
  • Play-Mobile G Scale, by Walter Laurence from Portmadog
  • Z Gauge Table Top layout by Marion Turner from Portmadog
  • Neath Pines, N Gauge, Ian Coe
  • Thornton Gate, N Gauge Blackpool Tram Layout
  • Millhouses, N Gauge, from Michael Oates
  • Binlyd A OO9, from Anthony Hoath
  • Johanneswiese A N Gauge, from John Parkinson
  • Cei Newydd, O-16.5 Narrow Gauge, Pat Browne
  • Castle Works, Gn18, Andi Nethercoat
  • Castle Caereinion OO9, Martyn Harrison
  • Bridges OO9, from Hugh Millward
  • Arnold Lane Wharf, John Wooden Ffestinog
  • Llandyrau, OO9 Jo Vincent/Paul Towers
  • Borth-Y-Gest, 7.83mm Narrow Gauge, Paul Homes
  • Rocky Ridge, Z Gauge, Dennis William
  • Much Snoreing, N Gauge, Edward Farms

Confirmed Traders and other stands

  • Ffestiniog Railway Models & DVD’S
  • Abc Model Railways, Narrow Gauge Specialist
  • Frizinghall Models & Railways
  • Country Park Models For Spares & Second Hand
  • Enwins 3d Models For Printed Model Bodies
  • Steve Gurrin the Portmadoc Bookseller & Models
  • 009 Society Publicity Display and Heritage collection
  • New Glyn Valley Tramway
  • Maid Marian Loco Fund
  • Bala Lake Railway Trust

Railway Timetable

Timetable: pinkNot Mon
or Jun 13/14
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 or Jun 13/14