Photo courtesy:  Railway Modeller

Kendal Model Railway Exhibition

We would like to thank our kind sponsors - Gilkes

and Tall Marketing:

Thank you to everyone who visited and took part in our 2024 exhibition!

The winner of the favourite layout judged by the public was Lily Lane - built by Lily and Les Nehrlich. The winner of the favourite layout judged by our previous winner was St Seeb - by Colin Postlethwaite.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back again to:

Kendal Leisure Centre on the 1st and 2nd of February 2025,

10am-5pm Sat and 10am-4pm Sun


Adults: £6.50, Children (age 6-18): £2.50 (under 6 - free)


Car parking is currently pay and display.

For only £3.00 you can park all day. When you arrive, go to the Leisure Centre reception desk and ask for a day parking pass (payment by card, not cash). Then place the pass on your dashboard. (N.B. The ticket machines in the car park will charge you more.)

If you have a local blue parking disc, you can alternatively use that for up to three hours for free.

Blue badge holders not exempt.


Exhibition location map


(Last updated 03/05/24)

Layouts booked for 2025:

Falahill, Waverley route 1964-1969, N gauge

Kettlewell, Midland Railway 1920s, P4

Studio Tours, based on Harry Potter, 00 gauge and 009

Eastgate Harbour, Kent coast port, Southern 1946/47, 00 gauge

Wolfe Lowe, Staffordshire LMS/pre-Grouping, 0 gauge

Glenties, Finn Valley Branch County Donegal, 00n3

Annerley, Bridlington/Filey area, N gauge

Simba Market, Darjeeling Railway, 009

Dalehead, Yorkshire Dales, 00 gauge (new layout from KMRC)

Further layouts TBC



Along  Classic Lines

North Western Models

Crafty Hobbies

Furness Models

David Webb (pictures and clocks)

J.D.M. Models

Junction Box

M.T.F.G. Hobbies

Peter Metcalfe - Hornby Dublo 1938-1964

Power Bond

Railway books from Chris

Squires Model and Craft Tools

Vintage Prints


Club second hand stall

Demos and other displays


Societies and groups:

Lakes Line Rail Users Group

Cumbrian Railways Association

Eden Valley Railway Trust

Train Sim

Stephenson Locomotive Society


Light refreshments available in the Leisure Centre café