Olney Model Railway Club - Exhibition

This is a site for people who want to improve their knowledge of equipment and modelling technique and who would like to join a club of like minded people within the Milton Keynes, South Northants and North West Bedfordshire area.

Saturday 2 September 2023.

The exhibition will be held in the Carlton House Club
(formally The Working Men's Club),

38 High Street, Olney. MK46 4BB.

There is an entrance charge of:

£4.00. Accompanied children Free.

Refreshments are available at a very reasonable cost.

Doors open at 10.30am until 4.30pm.

There is free parking in the Town, within easy walking distance.

Layouts Confirmed

TINNERS WHARF (N) - PETER JOHNSTON

Based on a classic GWR west country branch, Tinners Wharf represents a location where there are sidings for a china clay works and general goods traffic as it would have been around 1970.

BUCKLEBURY LANE (OO) - OMRC

Both steam and diesel traction may be seen on this beautifully detailed end-to-end layout, which has been extended since its first appearance at our Exhibition last year.

WILNE LANE YARD (O) - ALAN THOMPSON

A beautifully detailed O gauge goods yard layout in a classic shunting puzzle style, featuring both kit-built and scratch-built buildings and rolling stock.

QUARRY END (009) - DALE GILLARD

Quarry End depicts a small village in Wales where the majority of the population work in the local slate mine.

IVYBRIDGE (N) - ROBIN EDWARDS

A West Country scene featuring passenger and goods operations in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

LINWOOD LANE (OO) - SHAUN GREET

Linwood Lane is an East Anglian branch line set in the 1960's with an assortment of rolling stock to suit. The scenic section of the layout is 4ft long.

LYNCH CUTTING (OO) - OMRC

A fictitious layout, loosely based on a cutting from the Nene Valley heritage Railway. The layout was built by one of the OMRC members.

TOP YARD (EM) - DAVE TAILBY

Another "martini" layout based on an original track plan from the late Iain Rice. This yard depicts the movement of wagons between the BR network and a local industry.

KINROSS (OO) - BRIAN SILBY

Kinross is based on the area around Perth in Scotland in the early 1970's with a distillery nearby.

SORRENTO PARK (TT) - ROD SHAW

Sorrento Park is a North American industrial switching layout in TT 1:120 scale.

UNDERGROUND ERNIE (OO) - CORBY MRC

An interactive layout built entirely for children of all ages. Operated by push button control. Find all the characters from the Tetley tea folk to Bing.

OLNEY STATION AND YARDS (OO) - OMRC

After some 12years of construction this extensive layout, measuring approximately 24ft x 12ft, is now essentially complete and will be operational and available for viewing for a second year.

We are very proud that our layout is one of those featured in the September 2023 British Railway Modelling Magazine.

The layout is located in our Clubroom, which is situated, in the old stable block at the rear of the Carlton House Club car park. Visitors wishing to see the layout should be aware that the Clubroom is accessed by a very steep and narrow staircase.


Traders Confirmed

Keith's Model Railways

Wellingborough Trains and Models - Julian Franks


Societies Confirmed

LCGB (Locomotive Club of Great Britain) - Peter Crossman Bedford Branch.



Olney MRC Sales Stall

A big attraction at recent OMRC exhibitions in recent years has been the Club's own sales stall that has provided many rare treasures for enthusiasts as well as model cars, buses and buildings, many of them new in their original boxes, for younger customers. This year the stock is better than ever!

Tony and Barrie, who run the stall, look forward to greeting old friends and meeting new ones.



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This page was last updated on 25 August 2023.


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