Meetings at NRM, York

starting at 7.30pm

(doors open at 6.30pm)

Season tickets £8 from FNRM office (covers all meetings except 10 December), or £3 per meeting.  Complimentary tea and coffee available.

Meetings are currently suspended

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Annual Quiz for Friends of the National Railway Museum and Science Museum Group volunteers

Wednesday 4th November, 7pm - 8.30pm

This year our annual quiz is going online – and we are welcoming volunteers from across Science Museum Group to take part.


Test your knowledge against colleagues around our museums in a friendly competition from your own home.  It’s all about friendly competition and lots of fun -  Join us for an evening of general knowledge, science and engineering brain teasers.   


You can play as a family team with members of your household or an individual.  Please contact to book a place and receive details of how to take part.


Just for your reference and background, we will be using Microsoft Teams (like the forum meetings) and we can send links to people who want to take part.  We know there are clever ways of using apps and tools to make a team from different households, but we are not going to make people use something like this as it may be confusing for some. However if we have keen quizzers who already have the tools to do this in place they are welcome to form a remote team!

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IT’S BACK, AND IT’S BIG! THE UK’S LARGEST VIRTUAL MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION RETURNS WITH EPIC CONTENT, the UK's fastest-growing premiere website dedicated to the latest model railway news, how-to articles and reviews of model railway products has unveiled a sequel to its popular virtual model railway exhibition, to be held across the weekend of Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, 2020.


New exhibits on display

Re-booted with all-new stars on the back of the widely-acclaimed first exhibition, #BigWORshow will feature more than 30 awe-inspiring layouts in a multitude of popular – and some niche – standard and narrow-gauge scales.


Exciting model announcements

Stay tuned as we reveal new models, live from the show on the Saturday morning. Catch up on the development of new models from your favourite model railway manufacturers, as we talk directly to those who work on the projects. Bachmann, Dapol, Hornby, KR Models, Hattons, Accurascale, Cavalex, Heljan, Kernow Model Rail Centre, Rails of Sheffield, Rapido, The Model Centre and more will all be present! Plus, share your reactions to the new models, with our dedicated comments section.


Practical demonstrations

Our step-by-step tutorials make a welcome return, and tuned to the responses of our survey from the first show, we’ll be sharing even more model railway advice with you across subjects as diverse as baseboards, track, wiring, scenics, structures, locomotive and kit building, painting and numbering.   


Following the success of our first #BigWORshow event in July, which drew more than 100,000 visitors to our website over the weekend – more than at any model railway show in the UK – and with such great feedback* we’ve proved the concept works. We intend to introduce new features to make the user experience even better.


We welcome everyone to our official opening on Saturday, November 7 at 09:30 GMT for two days only of fantastic model railway entertainment and exciting challenges. Don't miss it – we'll see you there, virtually, of course!


For media assets, quotes or further details, please contact:

Howard Smith


M: 07570 950 914


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Bev Machin


M: 07743 567 152


89% of respondents rated the show as 7/10 or above, 48.3% of respondents rated the show as 9/10 or above. Survey of 172 site visitors.

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