Saturday 18th   10am - 5pm    and   Sunday 19th November 2023   10am - 4pm    
Walter Nash Centre    Lower Hutt

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The 2023 dates for have been set down for Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November.

Once more we have a number of new layouts appearing and a good turnout of traders and second-hand goods also.

Keep an eye on this page or @RailexNZ on Facebook for updates.

What can you look forward to?

Adults and kids alike are attracted to the layout displays for their movement, animation and life-like presentation.  

You can also expect to see train related displays from local train societies and some new traders and hobby suppliers to tempt you, or perhaps just great timing in finding that awesome model train set or toy before Christmas.

We have a number of new layouts attending this year as well as some old favourites.   Even if you have been to RailEx before we are sure you'll see new and interesting features on the fabulous models displayed.

Admission prices are as follows ...

Entertainment for all ...

Regardless of your age, the RailEx show offers something for everyone.  The modellers take a lot of care to add interesting little details that wait for your discovery.  

It's easy to spend several to many hours viewing the RailEx layouts and exhibits. Take your time to look at and watch a layout fully. Many include sequences that trigger events from time to time. 

The exhibitors are keen to show off their hobby and welcome the opportunity to chat about their layouts and displays.

Admission prices are as follows ...

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Getting there ... 

The Walter Nash Centre (WNC) has become the home of the Wellington RailEx show.  Everyone likes how spacious and light it is, not to mention the fantastic friendly service the WNC staff provide to RailEx and it's visitors. The WNC is in the block between Taine and Tocker Streets in Taita, Lower Hutt, with the main entrance on Taine Street. 

If you have been involved with Netball then you'll probably know the WNC is beside the Hutt Valley Netball courts.
If you aren't sure then don't worry,  the WNC it's easy to find!

By Car:    Head north on High Street from Lower Hutt (5km) or turn left onto High Street at the first roundabout after coming off the Kennedy Good Bridge from SH2. Travel another 2.7km to WNC.   Taine and Tocker Streets in Taita are on your left.

By Rail:   Its easy!   Take the Metlink HVL to Taita Station.  Hop off and head west, down through  the underpass, and the WNC is directly in front of you, less than 100 metres to walk!

About RailEx ... 

RailEx is an annual model railroad exhibition held in the Wellington/Porirua/Hutt area and organised by local Model Railway Clubs with abundant assistance from friends, family and like minded fanatics!  The organising clubs are the Marklin Model Railway Club (Upper Hutt) and the Wellington British Railway Modellers from Grenada North, Wellington.

The clubs host the RailEx show to promote the hobby of Model Railways and to provide a community event that can be enjoyed by families, kids and adults alike.

Some of the highlights ... 

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Large layouts
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quality modelling
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different scales 
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hands on fun for kids
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high detail

Interested in exhibiting or being a trader?

We are always looking to introduce new exhibits and vendors to the RailEx programme.

If you are a modeller with a layout suitable for exhibiting, or a model railway associated trader (retailer or hobby shop) and you are interested in being part of RailEx, then please don't hesitate to contact us by filling out the form below.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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