Model Railways Plus & Bus running Sunday 3rd & 4th August 2019


Our annual model railway exhibition and narrow gauge railway gala is an extremely popular event for children and adults alike. We always aim for that little bit extra, with traction engine trailer rides, music in the Organ Museum and a bus “special” on the Sunday the event really has earned the “plus” in the title!

Model Railways plus will take place on Saturday August 3rd and Sunday August 4th 2019. Please note that the bus event will be Sunday 4th only. As usual a free connecting bus service will be available on both days.

There is a good selection of hot or cold food for sale on site or you can bring a picnic, the car parking field has plenty of space to find a quiet spot. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but are not allowed in the organ museum. Ground is uneven in places, please wear sensible shoes. The site has reasonable disabled access, but rides do not. If you have been before, we look forward to seeing you again this year. If not, we hope you will enjoy your visit.

Tinkers Park is situated on the A272 to the east of Hadlow Down village in East Sussex.

• The Great Bush narrow gauge railway • Model railway exhibitions in three halls • Steam & diesel hauled passenger trains • Miniature passenger carrying railways • Demonstration goods trains • Traction engine trailer rides • Light refreshments • The Shepherds Rest, real ale hut • Enthusiasts sale stands • Classic cars • Organ museum • Free bus service • Bus Rally (Sunday)

Model Railways Plus is OPEN 10am – 5pm each day.
Bus Running Sunday Closes at 4.30pm

Adults £7.00 Children under 16 £2.00. No concessions. FREE CAR PARKING

Layouts featured in 2018 Model Railways plus event

Layouts featured in this year’s Model Railways plus event

Over the Top – 1/35 scale layout, 60cm WDLR.  Represents the final stages of World War I along the western front and incorporates many features of trench warfare.

Newchapel Junction – finescale 0 gauge

This layout represents the post-grouping period and is based somewhere in the Yeovil area and creates the impression of a busy railway in its heyday.

Duffield Lane Pit – 0-16.5 narrow gauge.  Depicts a  run-down chalk quarry complete with loading facility due for demolition.

Bohemia to Albion Road – 00 gauge diesel layout, somewhere in West London.  Line period is 1965 to 1972 allowing last of steam to blue diesels.

Langney Halt – 0 gauge DCC layout.  A fictitious heritage station serving a small community somewhere near the coast.

Broke Brick Mountain -G scale. A mining/logging town in the American mid-west – back again by popular demand.

Itchen End Goods Depot – O gauge

Knuddelstein – N gauge DCC layout, built in the Austrian/German style during the 1920-1960 era, featuring a powered Catenary.

Little Tesleigh – OO gauge GWR branch line with working quarry, watermill and level crossing.

Priory Lane 16mm scale – featuring live steam along with battery-powered diesels.

Aldingbourne Central – 00 scale 16.5mm gauge.  Have-a-go fun for young and old!

Scale Model Buildings – demo by Michael Tucker.

Llandecwyn – 009 gauge with an emphasis on scenic realism and an attempt to capture the essence of North WaleS.

Tansey Bank – 009 gauge, representing the main terminal station and engine shed on a preserved ex-industrial railway somewhere around Warwickshire in the early 1960’s.

Hobbs Row Halt – 009 gauge, classic English country micro layout

Katharine Street Station – 00 gauge, loosely based on Central Croydon Station.

Southbridge – N gauge, fictitious GWR double track country station with branch line.

Whitmoor – N gauge, depicting double main through the station including goods yard and loco depot.

Ashdown Junction – 00 gauge layout, including wharf and steam shed.

Peterstown – 0 scale tramway layout representing a typical British town tram system.

Newbery Road – N gauge, designed to operate late BR steam to modern day.


Sunday Only Bus Rally Organised by

OPEN 10am – 4.30pm Sunday. Adults £7.00 Children under 16 £2.00 – Under 5 years go FREE. No concessions. FREE CAR PARKING. Bus service to and from the site.