We are just minutes from M40 J12.

Leave the M40 at Junction 12, turning right to travel on the B4451 towards Bishops Itchington. 

The shortest route is to use a single track lane which is a small turning right off the B4451 about 150 yards north of the M40 overbridge.  Follow this lane, called Knightcote Bottoms, for about 1.7 miles to a cross roads. Turn right towards Knightcote. Shortly after the 30mph sign there is a sign for Knightcote on the right hand side. Immediately in front of the sign is a small farm lane with a sign to New House Farm where you may also be able to see a 2C plate on a post. Turn into the lane and follow it round until you enter a large yard surrounded by barns where members' cars are parked. Park up and you will see a glass door in the barn where you can ring the bell for entry - we take security very seriously. 

To avoid the single track lane, follow the the B4451 to Bishops Itchington village. Turn right at the sign post for Fenny Compton / Knightcote shortly after entering the village. Follow the road to reach the Knightcote 30mph sign where the instructions above can be followed.  

Note: Using the CV47 2EQ postcode in a SatNav will take you to the Farm Holiday Cottages from where there is no access to the clubhouse. Please retrace your steps to the farm lane entrance.

New House Farm, Knightcote, Southam, Leamington Spa Warwickshire, CV47 2EQ.

Click here to download an invitation and direction leaflet.

With regret we have to confirm the CANCELLATION the 2018 Exhibition.

All exhibitors have been advised and local press and broadcasting organisations have be asked to publicise the cancellation.

We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience caused.

BBC Summary Weather forecast for Royal Leamington Spa

We will continue to update here and on Facebook - /LWMRS and Twitter - @LWMRSNews

 

A Winter’s Tale from a Warwickshire Exhibition Manager

This is a brief summary of how we arrived at the decision to cancel our Exhibition this year on Thursday 1st March 2018.

Weather forecasts early in the week suggested that the south midlands would miss the worst of the snow and we were confident that the show would be able to go ahead. We carefully monitored the local forecasts throughout Thursday and they changed frequently. A Weather Watch bulletin was posted on our website.

We started to collect information from exhibitors’ and traders about journey prospects. Very rapidly it was obvious that those travelling from the south and west were unlikely to be able to make the trip safely with red and amber alerts posted for that area. Heavy snow was now forecast to fall in south Warwickshire throughout the day on Friday. Withdrawals started to come in and were immediately posted on the web site.

It starting snowing heavily approximately 15:30 Thursday afternoon. Road conditions deteriorated rapidly. We started to receive phone calls and more withdrawals. At about 18:00 the amber alert area extended north to include the south and west midlands and the red zone moved in our direction. A conference call was booked with the key exhibition organisers for 19:30. Heavy snow continued, the list of withdrawals was also growing. The consensus view of exhibition team was that if would be unsafe to continue, but the insurance cover should be checked and senior Board members involved in the final decision. A further conference call involving Board members was booked for 20:30. The Exhibition Manager received notification at 20:15 from the College Estates team that the site would be closed on Friday which confirmed that the decision, already taken to cancel the show. was the right one. The 20:30 conference call was now just a formality to advise the Society Management Board.

The website was immediately updated, e-mail cancellation notices were sent out by 21:45, phone calls were made and text messages sent to ensure all exhibitors were aware of the situation 22:45.

While all of the above was going on members trying to get to the club on Thursday evening failed and those at the club preparing Kimble for transport the following morning reported severe difficulties with their journeys home. On Friday morning we received a report of 6 foot deep snow drifts blocking all roads around the club. The decision taken purely on safety grounds to cancel the exhibition was clearly the right one.

It's never easy to take such a decision and the safety of all involved over-rules everything else, after all it's only a model railway exhibition! We want to be able to welcome everybody again in 2019.

 

 

 

Club Events

Our 43rd Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March 2018 Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road, CV32 5JE Saturday 10am - 5pm - Sunday 10am - 4pm

The 'O' gauge exhibition layout, Kimble, will be featured at our exhibition in 2018.

Club Open House Day

Following on from the exhibition we hold an Open Day and welcome visitors to come and meet the club at home between 11am & 4pm on Saturday 17th March 2018 

Club stand  

The International 'N' Gauge Show (TINGS) Fosse Way Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th September 2018

The Great Electric Train Show British Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire Saturday 6th October & Sunday 7th October 2018  

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018 

Club Layouts on tour 

Kineton N gauge finescale 

Invites Welcomed 

Midway N gauge 

Beaconsfield & District Model Railway Club Exhibition Saturday 7th July 2018

Duxbury OO gauge

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018

Kimble O gauge

Leamington & Warwick MRS Exhibition Saturday 3rd March & Sunday 4th March 2018

If you would like to invite one of our layouts to your show please e-mail events @ lwmrs.co.uk

Other Meetings at our Club Rooms

MERG Warwickshire & North Oxfordshire Group Meeting 7th April 2018

Our Exhibition dates in the future

Date for our 44th Exhibition - Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2019

Date for our 45th Exhibition - Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2020

The Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society has over 80 members from Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Coventry, and much further afield.

We have seven club layouts in various stages of construction in N, OO, EM, P4 and O gauges with club layouts regularly appearing on the exhibition circuit and in the modelling press.

Our next  exhibition will be the 44th and is on

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2019

It will be held at the Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road, CV32 5JE.

Visitors are welcome to come along to our club night on any Thursday evening from 7:30pm. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome with plenty of interest for all levels of modelling skill or just the opportunity to chat with members or browse the extensive club library.

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