Now in its 24th year, the popular London Model Engineering Exhibition returns to the iconic Alexandra Palace, London from January 17 to 19, 2020.
This leading exhibition for model engineers continues to enthral visitors and enthusiasts alike with thousands of scale models from the early age of steam engines right up to today’s modern marvels. The 2020 event will be packed with more than 2,000 models built by individuals, clubs and societies, from traditional model engineering like locomotives, train layouts and traction engines to large collections of scale model ships, aircrafts, tanks and militaria to remote controlled trucks and even James Bond models and memorabilia.
This year’s show pays a special tribute to the emergency services and armed forces. More than 500 emergency services and armed forces models will be displayed throughout the hall. Representatives from London’s Air Ambulance Charity will be in attendance with their Helivan featuring a replica of the interior of London’s Air Ambulance aircraft plus demonstrating their HELIMED app to inspire young people to pursue STEM careers and raise awareness of their lifesaving work. All Blue Light, NHS or Armed Forces Discount card holders are entitled to discounted entry to the exhibition.
In commemoration of the 80th of the Battle of Britain, IPMS Barnet Model Club will showcase a display of model tanks, tri-planes, Fokker planes and associated military British and German infantry figurines, plus armoury and battle machines. The Surface Warship Association also return with a large collection of scale model warships representing all periods, types and nationalities – many of which built by retired or current service personnel.
Always a show highlight is the Royal Spithead Review, a set of over 750 tiny 1:1200 scale models of iconic ships including near every significant historical vessel over 3,000 years of maritime history.
A notable model is the Mayflower, which commemorates the 400th anniversary of its pioneering voyage in 2020, and Darwin’s HMS Beagle. 2020 also marks the 40th anniversary of this labour of love for Jack Snary, a former engineer from Hertfordshire.
Each ship takes about 40 hours to construct and about 50 pence per boat in materials but the collection is insured for a staggering £75,000! Jack has also inspired his son to take up the hobby and his collection already consists of over 250 models!
The event is always keen to encourage and highlight the works of young engineers. There are plenty of ‘hands on’ activities for children to participate in, from creating a large LEGO mosaic at the Fairy Bricks stand to taking part in model experiments at the Imagineering Foundation stand science lab or even a treasure hunt!
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the large interactive areas featuring hands-on model building activities, fascinating technical demonstrations, live demos with Tamiya Truckin to hopping on a 5” gauge steam locomotive for a free passenger ride!
Over 45 clubs and societies will be displaying their members work each vying to win the prestigious Society Shield. Plus, all the leading specialist suppliers will be on site providing an excellent opportunity to seek advice from industry experts and compare and purchase everything you need under one roof!
Dates & Times
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 January 2020;
Open 10am – 5pm Friday and Saturday and 10am – 4.30pm Sunday;
Last entry is 4pm Friday and Saturday and 3pm Sunday;
Model Active Zone closes at 3.30pm on Sunday; and
|Ticket||On Line Tickets
Discounted tickets via website
|Full Price Tickets
On the Door
|To book tickets go to www.londonmodelengineering.co.uk.
Discounted tickets available until midnight Tuesday 14th January 2020.
If you would like to order by phone please call SEE Tickets 0115 8960154.
Meridienne Exhibition cannot process any telephone orders for tickets.
If you have general enquiries regarding the exhibition other than to book tickets please call 01926 614101.
|New for 2020! Blue Light, NHS and Armed Forces Discount!
Special entry price of £10.00 on the door. To benefit from this offer simply present your Blue Light, NHS or Armed Forces Discount card on the day of your visit.
For groups of ten or more discounts are also available. Please quote GRP10.