The 2017 Bristol Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition 18-20 August

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The next major event on the calendar for model engineers is the Bristol Model Engineering and Model Making Exhibition which takes place at Thornbury, near Bristol, on 18th to 20th August.  Thornbury Leisure Centre will be filled with a wide range of trade stands for tools and materials together with displays from clubs, societies and individual model engineers and model makers.

Steve Birch, Exhibition Manager for the Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers, said:

“This year we are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of LBSC - “Lillian (“Curly”) Lawrence - and recognising the contribution he made to the world of model engineering.  Many of the clubs and societies attending this year will be displaying examples of locos built to LBSC’s “words and music”.  He designed 166 models ranging from ‘0’ gauge to 5” gauge and built over 50 himself, with some of his designs being up-scaled to 7¼”.

We will again be presenting a series of talks and demonstrations in a separate lecture room at the exhibition.  In particular, the demonstrations proved to be popular and we intend introducing more this year.”

Outside, besides the miniature traction engines and the Gas Turbine demonstrations, there are plans to show a ‘wood-burning’ tractor, along with a couple of fairground organs to provide entertainment.

The on-line ticket sales operation is now available for advance purchase of ‘Queue Hopper Tickets’ – visit: for all the information.

For more general information please visit the exhibition website at:-

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