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SHOWS in 2017

We will have a stand at several shows in 2017, so please come and see us, have a chat and ask your questions.

14-15th January
Chiltern Model Railway
Exhibition, Stevenage

1-2nd April
Scalefour North, Wakefield
27-28th May
Railex, Aylesbury
12-13th August
Railwells
23-24th September
Scaleforum, Aylesbury

AUTUMN WEEKEND BOOKING NOW OPEN See Booking page
SUMMER RETREAT - SOLD OUT.
Contact us to go on the waiting list (25.5.2017)

**New courses for the Autumn Weekend have been added to the website:
All About DCC - Building Construction - Controlling Your Layout

The perfect opportunity to improve your railway modelling skills with the best tutors in the hobby.

For more than 30 years, people have been polishing their skills at Missenden Abbey’s unique Railway Modellers’ Weekends. Hands-on, practical courses cover the key aspects of railway modelling. Working with some of the best-known tutors in the hobby, you have multiple course options – from chassis construction to electronics, scenics to kit-building, from soldering and tracklaying to airbrush painting and weathering. The formula is simple – you provide the tools and materials, we provide the expertise. Courses are residential but if you live locally, you can come in daily at a reduced fee.

Newcomers are very welcome.

We aim to help you build a working model that’s well on its way to completion by the time you go home – and, above all, to enjoy yourself. Though not suitable for the outright beginner, the courses are ideal for the modeller with basic skills wanting to make further progress or feeling their working methods need refreshment. We particularly welcome modellers returning to the hobby, keen to make up lost ground after years devoted to family and career.

Deep in the Buckinghamshire countryside, within easy reach of the M25, Missenden Abbey provides excellent food, comfortable accommodation, free broadband and real ale in the bar.  As well as expert modelling guidance you’ll enjoy 'a refreshing break from domestic interference, sponging kids, dogs that want walking, gardens that need tidying and trolleys to push round Sainsbury’s'.

Learn about DCC.

Talking trains

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Gatherings:
Summer Retreat :
SOLD OUT.
Sun 30th July - Sat 5th August 2017

Autumn Weekend :
Booking now open
Fri 20th - Sun 22nd October 2017

Spring Weekend :
Booking opens in October 2017
Fri 9th - Sun 11th March 2018

W Heath Robinson

Throughout the site there are a number of cartoons taken from Railway Ribaldry, commissioned by the GWR for their cententary in 1935.

For more about W Heath Robinson, see the Heath Robinson Trust website.