Event Name: M.R.S.I & D.L.R. Expo 2013
Address: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.<br />County Hall, Marine Road,<br />Dun Laoghaire,<br />County Dublin.<br />Ireland.
Day 1: Saturday August 24th 2013
Opening times Day 1: 12:00 - 17:00
Day 2: Sunday August 25th 2013
Opening times Day 2: 12:00 - 17:00
Prices: Adult: €5.00<br />Children: €2.00<br />(children free if accompanied by an adult)
Disability access: Yes
Car parking: Yes
Organising body: The Model Railway Society of Ireland
The Model Railway Society of Ireland in association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is proud to be hosting a Model Railway & Hobbies exhibition on August 24th & 25th 2011 at the offices of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council/Comhairle Chontae Dhún Laoghaire Ráth an Dúin, County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin.
The Exhibition will be held in the main public gallery and will be open from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday & Sunday.
With 15 layouts on show here's just a few that will be attending:
This layout is a 4mm scale (1:76) representation of our premier street and its trams as it was in the last year of tramway operated in our capital city 1949. The buildings on the west side of the street have been modelled using ordnance survey maps and photographs of the period. The civic monuments including Nelsons Column “the pillar” grace the centre of the street. Many figures of people in the model including cyclists, horse transport and “internal combustion engine vehicles” sharing space with working trams, busses and trucks.
We hope again this year to see this fantastic display of Lego trains (in Irish liveries and others) & buildings by the members of Brick.ie & friends. Not one to miss.
Mill Road Sidings:
The North Down MRC. This is your chance to fest your skills at shunting.
Town of two Brothers: This is a beautiful little N gauge (scale 1:148) layout owned by one the members of the M.R.S.I. Watch out for Thomas and Percy!....
Castlefinn: Built by one of our Members this OO9 gauge layout of Castlefinn, Co. Donegal (on the Donegal narrow gauge railway line). It shows Castlefinn as it would be today if it were reopened by a preservation society.
Other Layouts/Displays Canal Street, New York - M.R.S.I. Member.
Letterkenny - Donegal Heritage Railway
Irish Railway Record Society - Selection of photographs of Irish railway history.
We would also like to thank The South Dublin MRC, Wexford MRC, North Down MRC, 1st Bangor MRC and to all the privately owned layouts on display.
The show is also well represented by the model trade (12 stands) including Marks Models, Michel Morris Card Kits, Sean Ryan Trains, R.N.L.I. memorabilia and many others with dolls housed to model cars.
Also available to purchase from The M.R.S.I. club stand will be our exclusive 50th Anniversary OO gauge wagon from Dapol.
The Model Railway Society of Ireland has a reputation of staging some of the best exhibitions for model railway enthusiasts in the country and ensures a pleasurable outing for all members of the family, representing exceptional value for money.