Our Exhibits

Bristol Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition.

Another great exhibition is being organised by the BSMEE for 2018!

Swindon Works

After a very successful exhibition in 2017, which had excellent reviews from our peers, we have been working on finding a ‘Feature’ for the 2018 event. Our research revealed that 2017 was the 50th anniversary of ‘Curly’ Lawrence’s death (also known by his pen name LBSC, but research indicates that he was christened as William Mathieson, but was also known as Morris Benjamin, until he had another name change to Lillian Lawrence – complicated eh!). Anyway, of the 100 plus designs for which he produced the “Words and Music”, 18 were 2½ inch gauge locos.

So in 2017 we did LBSC proud. Now we are planning a new theme for 2018, watch this space!

Also of much interest at our 2017 event was the Bulleid Builders Group stand displaying models based on the designs produced and built by O. V. S. Bulleid - Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway from the early years of World War II, until the nationalisation of Britain's Railways, in fact 2017 coincidentally marks 50 years since the end of Southern Steam. Models of Bulleids Locomotives were drawn together from many directions so it was rare opportunity to see them together.

In the previous year local interest provided the themed displays of models of Concorde, Brunel’s other bridge and the Fry’s Sentinel engine.

Meccano Vintage Garage Meccano Vintage Garage

Club stands in 2017 were once again really well represented, more pictures to come.
The Meccano models never cease to amaze.

Meccano Vintage Garage Meccano Vintage Garage

Traders were also well represented with a huge variety of goods for sale.
Many of the regular private exhibitors were again in attendance but I am pleased to say there were some new ones this year as well. Please spread the word for any new entries for 2018.

Here are some examples of the exhibits we have had on display , plus some photos of presentations. We expect some of these models to appear again next year along with some exciting new ones.
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We love having new exhibits every year, just as much as people look forward to seeing last years exhibits again.

If you wish to display your models at the exhibition in 2018 you will need to fill out and submit an exhibitors form , 2018 Forms will be available on-line now in the new-year.

Below you will find a list of previous years Exhibitors and Exhibits and we hope to see them back next year with some new additions, watch this website for updates.

- Live Demonstrations - Workshop Displays
- Wood Turning
- A selection of Internal Combustion Engines
- Silver Soldering
- Gas Turbines
- Miniature Traction Engines in Steam - Video
- Model boating pool (members of the public are invited to 'have a go')
- Agricultural Engines
- Indoor Remote Control Helicopters and Aeroplanes (members of the public are invited to 'have a go')
- Model Railway (members of the public are invited to 'have a go')
- Remote Control Trucks and Construction Plant
- Working Model Tram Way
- Stirling Engines
- Steam Engines
- Working Hovercrafts
- Handicrafts
- Steam Lorries

Clubs and Societies

6880 Betton Grange Society Ltd
Air Water Land Model Group
Avon and Bristol Woodturners
Avon Valley Railway
Beaufort Model Flying Club
Bristol LMS Club
Bristol Model Car Club
Bristol SMEE
Bulleid Builders Group
Cardiff Marine Modellers
Crofton Pumping Station
City of Newport Model Engineering Soc.
Clevedon and District Model Boat Club
East Somerset Society MEE
Ffestiniog Society
Friends of Swindon Railway Museum
Gas Turbine Builders' Association
Ground Level 5 inch Gauge Main Line Assoc.
Guild of Model Wheelwrights (The)
Hereford Society ME
I.C. Engine Builders' Group
Kingmoor Black 5 44901
Medway Queen Preservation Society
Model Balloons
National 2.5inch Guage Association
Newcomen Society (The)
Northern Association of Model Eng Societies
North Devon Marine Modellers
Old Locomotive Committee
Rolls Royce Heritage Trust
Severn Mendip 16mm Society
Society of Model and Experimental Engineers
Society of Ornamental Turners
South West Meccano Club
South West RC Truckers
Southern Federation of Model Engineers
Stirling Engine Society (The)
Stroud Society of Model Engineers
Surface Warships Association
Taunton Model Engineering Society
Vale of Berkley Railway
West Huntspill MES
Westland & Yeovil District MES
Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Group
West Wilts Model Engineering Club
Woodspring Model Sailing Club
Yate & Sodbury Model Boat Club

These Clubs and Demonstrations are correct at time of publication, however they maybe subject to change.

2017 Award Winners to be updated

Best Model 2016

Bob Huntley's Garrett Traction Engine

Presentation of the CuP Alloys trophy for the best model at last year's Bristol Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition to the winner Bob Huntley from the East Somerset Model Engineers for his 4" Garrett Traction Engine.

Best Club Stand 2016 Award went to the East Somerset Model Engineers.

East Somerset Model Engineers, Best Club Stand

Presentation of the trophy for the best club stand at last year's Bristol Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition, the winner is the East Somerset Model Engineers.

East Somerset Model Engineers - Best Club Stand 2016.

East Somerset Model Engineers, Best Club Stand

East Somerset Model Engineers - Best Club Stand 2016.

East Somerset Model Engineers, Best Club Stand

East Somerset Model Engineers - Best Club Stand 2016.

East Somerset Model Engineers, Best Club Stand

Exhibition Floor Layout, 2017