Peak Model RailwayExhibition 2018

9th and 10th June


Situated in the heart of the Peak District of Derbyshire Bakewell is a busy town with a variety of shops and cafes. The Peak Exhibition is held at the Agricultural Business Centre which is a modern purpose built venue surrounded by a large 'Pay and Display' car park a short distance from the town centre.


This year the Exhibition hosts 14 layouts together with a selection of traders selling books and model railway items (both new and secondhand).


Opening times 

10am to 5pm both days.


Admission Prices

Adults              £5

Concessions   £4

Family            £12


How to get there by Car

The Agricultural Business Centre is well signposted on all roads leading to Bakewell, the access road being approximately half a mile south of the Town Centre on the A6 heading towards Matlock. The Post Code for the Centre is DE45 1AH.


How to get there by Bus

Frequent bus services run from the surrounding towns and villages direct to the centre of Bakewell, a short level walk away from the Agricultural Business Centre. Details of bus times are available from the Derbyshire County Council online journey planner 



Annascaul (Irish OOn3 )

Max Engel Platz (Berlin S Bahn N)

Brook Lane (Modern BR N)

Hazel Valley (1960s BR OO)

The Depot (Micro layout O)

Karolina Falls (American On30)

Burnham on Sea (1960s BR N)

Manygates (Modern OO incorporating London Underground)

Newburn (GWR/BR Western Region OO)

Mettesford (1960s based on Matlock  N) (see the Personal Layouts page of this website)

Victoria Road MPD ( Modern BR OO)

Heanor South (1960s BR OO)

Thomas the Tank Engine (OO)

Oberpinzgau (H0/H0e)



Grosmont Books

Brickyard Models 

12 Volts DC

Richards Toys and Models

MTFG Hobbies

Trackside Videos

Mount Tabor Models

Sherwood Models

J and C Model Railways



Cardboard Works (Modelling in O Gauge using cardboard)

Derby Trees (Modelling trees and other scenic items)

Dovedale Models (Minature buildings in various scales - Sunday only)



The Rowsley Association

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway 

Peak Rail

Bagnall Loco Group

DEMU (Diesel and Electric Modellers United)

Cromford Mill 2018

7th August to 2nd September


Wingfield Junction and Mettesford 


Wingfield Junction and Mettesford will again be on display at Cromford Mills between Tuesday 7th August and Sunday 2nd September from 11am to 4pm. This mini exhibition will be open every day except Mondays (but open on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August) Admission to this mini-exhibition is free wtih donations requested to be given to Sheffield and Chesterfield Hospitals Special Care Baby Units.


£1274 was raised during the three weeks of the exhibition in 2017. Since the Cromford event started in 2010 over £16000 has been donated to the two hospitals.




Wingfield Junction

Peak Model Railway Exhibition 2018

Our exhibition takes place on 9th and 10th June 2018 in Bakewell and full details can be found on the main exhibition page above.

Our exhibition has been generously supported by our County Councillors Mr Barry Bingham and Mr John Boult using the Local Community Leadership Fund.

Here you can see John presenting his cheque to us at the club room.


 Peak Model Railway Exhibition 2018

 These photos are of our 2018 exhibition.

They are a small selection of the layouts on show.  Visitors complemented us on the variety and quality of exhibits

Karolina Falls

 This North American narrow gauge layout was fascinating visitors with the waterfall of REAL water and was awarded Layout of the Exhibition


 A large circular layout showing the Great Western at the time just beforethe nationalisation of the railways.



Cardboard Works

 It was very impressive to see these models built of cardboard.






A fascinating small layout showing the London Underground alongside a BR yard.