About Us

Welcome to RailEX North East 2020 organised by the Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society. This is our 52nd show we have organised and the 4th at the John Spence Community High School. The Exhibition will be held on the 18th & 19th July 2020 between the following times - 10am to 5pm Saturday & 10am to 4pm Sunday.


As regular visitors to the exhibition will be aware, we have continuously been trying to improve the quality of the layouts which are on display each year. It is therefore pleasing to hear the comments from visitors’ that it is something we have been accomplishing. Hopefully we have achieved the same standard or improved again this year.

We will have up to 30 layouts, representing layouts with a British theme and layouts from around the world ranging from N to O Gauge. We hope they will cover an area that is of particular interest to you or show you something out of the ordinary that will inspire you in your latest modelling project. 

We also have Demonstrations, covering most aspects of modelling and displays. Also this year we have numerous layouts and demonstrations showing the latest technology in Model Railways – Digital Command Control (DCC). Please take your time to visit all parts of the Exhibition, and ask the exhibitors as many questions as you like. We also have a fine array of Local and National Trade support this year, supplying the railway modeller with just about everything they need, so please give them your support. 

This year we have our usual Tombola. This way you get your prizes straight away. There are many fine prizes this year. So please stop by admire the prizes and buy a ticket or two. There is also our usual stand of used magazines available for a donation and our Club Members Sales Stand which is proving very popular.  

Special thanks must go to the John Spence Team for their invaluable support in helping us arrange this exhibition at the business park and to Booklaw Publications for their continued support.
Also thanks must go to all the Exhibitors for supporting the show and the Traders for their continued support in the programme and the show. 

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite layout. This form can be left at the entrance desk.

Once again we hope you have an enjoyable time at the exhibition and we look forward to welcoming you to our new venue -


John Spence Community High School
Preston Road
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE29 9PU

18th & 19th July 2020. 

Lee Davies
Exhibition Manager.