What’s New

We are pleased to announce our 2023 exhibition

Usual venue – usual date – last weekend in January

Layout Scale/Gauge Depicting Exhibited by:

Seaton Junction 4mm scale/OO gauge BR SR or Southern Railway Southampton MRS

Bigbury-on-Sea 4mm scale/OO gauge GWR 1930s John Shaw (Winchester Railway Modellers)

Melangoose 4mm scale/OO gauge Modern (c2000) Nigel Crow

Swantons Lock 4mm scale/OO gauge Industrial Ian Corps (SMRS)

Leicester Belgrave Road 4mm scale/OO gauge BR ER 1960s

Abingdon MRC Rowington for Shrewley 4mm scale/OO gauge GWR 1922 Richard Wright-Hewins

Fareford Depot 4mm scale/OO gauge Modern image (1980s to present)

Lyndon Ford (Fareham MRC)

North Ballachulish 4mm scale/EM gauge BR ScR 1970s Andy Cooper Rochdale MRC) Westcliff 4mm scale/EM gauge GWR 1922 Richard Butler  (South Hants MRC)

Express Daisy Sidings 4mm scale/EM gauge

Inglenook Shunting Puzzle Andrew Avis

Great Bardfield  4mm scale/18.83mm (P4) BR (G)ER late 1950s

Dave Hawkins (South Hants MRC)

Brucklees 4mm scale/OOn3 County Donegal Railway Andy Cundick

Hoath Hill 3mm scale/14.2mm gauge Industrial Geoff Helliwell

Manor Yard 7mm scale/O gauge Diesels Martin Brimson (SMRS)

Cartsdyke Yard 7mm scale/O gauge BR ScR John Purdie SMRS)

Arun Quay 7mm scale/O gauge BR SR)1950s Gordon Gravett

Templegate Wagon Works 7mm scale/O gauge

Freelance Wagon works, Dave Tailby St Mary’s 7mm scale/O-16.5 ng Narrow gauge, based on WLLR Julian Evison (Farnham MRC)

Bowmarsh Town N Gauge BR SR or Southern Railway Southampton MRS

Lisworth Bay N Gauge BR SR (ex LSWR) John Spence

Solent Summit N Gauge American Gosport Model Railroad Club        

Childrens’ Layout OO gauge, for the children to have a drive   Southampton MRS


Aspire Gifts & Models
Bill Hudson Transport Books
C & L Finescale
Cheltenham Model Centre
Crécy Publishing
Dart Castings
Dingo Servo Mounts
GLR Bespoke Services Ltd
H & A Models
Model Railway Developments
Model Railway Solutions
Ron Connor Totems
Ron-Lines Model Railways
Roxey Mouldings
Severn Models
Squires Model & Craft Tools
Sunningwell Command Control
Transport Treasury Publishing
Wheels of Southsea

Society Stands

EM Gauge Society

Gauge O Guild

Great Western Study Group

RCTS Eastleigh Branch

Scalefour Society

South Western Circle

Southern Railways Group

Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust

Southampton Model Railway Society Model Display

2mm Association Roadshow Demonstrations DCC & Computer Control

MERG 3D Printing Designing laser-cut plastic coach kits

Weathering Modelling in 2mm scale

Getting to the SMRS Exhibition

Getting to Barton Peveril College

By Car:

Barton Peveril College is about 1½ miles from M3 Junction 13 or M27 Junction 5 and will be AA signed from shortly after the junctions.
Please use SO50 5BX for SatNav.  (The college post code will take you to the back entrance of the campus)

By Train:

Both Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkway stations are about a 25 minute walk, or by bus as below.

Free Heritage Bus:

Southampton & District Transport Heritage Trust (www.sadtht.co.uk) will be providing a free bus service between Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkway stations and Barton Peveril College.  The service is expected to run approximately half hourly from about 9.30am.  (Timetable not yet available @ 8th December 2022).

By Public Bus:

Bluestar Route 2, (Southampton – Eastleigh – Fair Oak) from Eastleigh station, stops in Derby Road near Tennyson Road.  It is a short walk along Tennyson Road to the back entrance to the college. Every 15 minutes on Saturday, half-hourly on Sunday.


Bluestar Route 5, (Eastleigh to Romsey, Saturday only) from Eastleigh station, stops outside the college, infrequent service (every 2 hours).



There is major building work taking place at the college this year.  As a result, on-site parking this year is at the rear of the college so please use the entrance at the end of Tennyson Road. Satnav SO50 5ZA will take you to this entrance. Please note that there is currently no vehicular access from the Chestnut Avenue entrance to the rear of the college due to the building work.

Disabled parking will still be at the front of the college via the Chestnut Avenue entrance, use SO50 5BX for satnav.

Despite the additional parking that has been provided at the college in recent years, we recognise that there will still be insufficient spaces, particularly on Saturday.

To assist with street parking, please note the following:

  • The long lay-by in Chestnut Avenue is free and unrestricted at weekends.
  • Street parking in the roads on the south (Southampton) side of Chestnut Avenue is not subject to restrictions on Saturday or Sunday.
  • Street parking in the roads to the north (Eastleigh town side) of the College is restricted on Saturday, but are mostly unrestricted on Sunday.

As always please park safely and legally.