28 December 2012
2013 events announced by Meridienne Exhibitions ...
Meridienne Exhibitions is organising various shows and events in 2013 so below we bring you news here of the first few for the new year.
The London Model Engineering Exhibition will take place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th January in the Great Hall at Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. Open from 10am to 5pm daily (last entry 4pm on Friday & Saturday and 3.30pm on Sunday) this show is regarded as one of the most prestigious and largest modelling exhibitions in the UK, blending the full spectrum of modelling from the traditional model engineering, steam locomotives and traction engines through to the more modern gadgets and boys toys including tanks, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters. Over a thousand stunning models from over 50 national and regional clubs and societies will be on show. Visitors can travel between the show’s different zones, trying the hands-on activities and watching fascinating technical demonstrations.
Over 60 of the UK’s leading specialist suppliers will also be at the exhibition showcasing new products and special promotions and giving modellers the chance to see and buy supplies all under one roof. More information from www.londonmodelengineering.co.uk
On 17th February the International Model Tractor, Plant & Construction Machinery Show will be returning to the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, near Leamington Spa (on the Junction of the A425/B4455, sat nav ref CV31 1XN). This fantastic exhibition, open 10am to 4pm, will appeal to all tractor, plant and machinery enthusiasts and reflects the increasing interest in collecting model tractors, plant and construction machinery and in building, detailing or customising models or creating accurate dioramas of the farming scene. Hundreds of fabulous model tractors – from the very latest back to the earliest diecast, plastic and tinplate tractors – will be on show. These will be complemented by a fascinating display of full size restored tractors presented by Warwick Vintage Tractor & Machinery Society (WVTMS) and the Friends of Ferguson Heritage Ltd.
Competition models and dioramas will be also be a major feature with large display areas at the exhibition and a trophy awarded for the winner in each class. Competition entry is free and an entry form can be downloaded from www.modeltractorshow.co.uk
Enthusiasts and modellers are invited to enter their models and dioramas in the following competition classes:
Class 1 – Tractors & Farming Equipment (a. Scratch Built Models & b. Conversions or Customized Models)
Class 2 – Plant & Construction Machinery (a. Scratch Built Models & b. Conversions or Customized Models)
Class 3 – Dioramas
Class 4 – Junior Section, under 16s (a. All Models & b. Dioramas)
New for this year will be an exciting Model Active Zone featuring radio controlled Tamiya plant and trucks. Live action will be led by members of the Tamiya Truckin club who will be demonstrating and driving their 1/14 scale radio controlled models on a roadway system over 50 metres square. The display’s fantastic centrepiece will feature radio controlled 1/16 scale tractors, plant and machinery excavating and moving one ton of earth throughout the day!
In addition why not bid at our silent auction of rare and collectable farm models (sponsored by M&M Auctions) or test your skill at driving a radio controlled scale model tractor – great fun for all ages!
A number of key specialist suppliers will also be at the show and this presents an ideal opportunity to network with other enthusiasts and share experiences and tips. Tickets are available from the ticket office on the day priced at £6 (accompanied under 14s free) with ample free parking at the venue.
More information from www.modeltractorshow.co.uk
The Northern Modelling Exhibition will be held on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March at EventCity in Manchester (postcode M17 8AS), next to the Trafford Centre. Open from 10am to 5pm daily this exhibition brings together hundreds and hundreds of scale models across the spectrum supported by over 100 trade and club stands and incorporating interactive displays and demonstrations.
More information at www.northernmodellingexhibition.co.uk or Tel: 01926 614101.