Visitors from far and wide flocked to Alexandra Palace last weekend (18th – 20th January 2019) to attend the 23rd annual London Model Engineering Exhibition.
As always, the exhibition showcased the full spectrum of modelling and was packed with over 2,000 models from traditional model engineering, steam locomotives, traction engines and railway layouts, to collections of scale model ships and warships, right through to modern remote-control trucks and aeroplanes. Visitors were able to travel between the show’s different zones, trying out different ‘hands-on’ activities and watching technical demonstrations.
Nearly 50 clubs and societies at the exhibition competed to win the prestigious Society Shield which is voted for by the clubs and societies themselves. The winner was Chelmsford Society of Model Engineers. In 2nd place was the West London Meccano Society and in 3rd place Maidstone Model Engineering Society.
Core model engineering clubs presented some fantastic displays and members were on hand to talk to visitors and encourage them along with their own projects and builds. Whilst over 51 key trade suppliers provided previews and promotions giving hobbyists an excellent opportunity to see and compare products under one roof.
Exhibition Manager, Avril Spence commented “This year we wanted to celebrate the past, present and future of modelling and with all of our exhibitors’ efforts that is exactly what we achieved. This annual event is regarded as theleading show of its kind in terms of size, content and attendance and it’s thanks to the continued support of the exhibitors, clubs, societies and specialist suppliers that make it possible. A huge thank-you also, to all the visitors who travel far and wide to attend the event, many of whom return year after year. We are looking forward to returning to Alexandra Place next year from the Friday 17th to Sunday 19th January 2020”.
In the meantime, the next Model Engineering Exhibition presented by Meridienne Exhibition will be the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition which takes place from Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th October 2019 at the Warwickshire Event Centre in Leamington Spa. For further details, please visit: www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk