DEMU Showcase 2019

The National Exhibition of Diesel and Electric Railway Modelling

DEMU Showcase is the premier UK exhibition dedicated to diesel and electric modelling and will be on the weekend of 1/2 June 2019.

Opening Times

Saturday 1st June 2019 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 2nd June 2019 10.00 - 16.00

Venue UPDATED: February 2019

Green Bank Leisure Centre Civic Way, Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, DE11 0AD Map

February 2019: Sadly, our booking at the Meadowside Leisure Centre was cancelled in January 2019 due to a planned change of use of the main hall by their new management team prompting our move to Swadlincote.

Fortunately we have managed to secure a new comparable venue: the Green Bank Leisure Centre in the centre of Swadlincote, a short distance away from Burton on Trent. This gives us a larger, more accessible venue with on-site parking and still in a central England location.


All tickets are valid for the whole weekend to allow you enough time to see all the exhibits.

Ticket prices are:

  • Adults £10
  • DEMU members / children (U16) £6
  • Families (2 adults and unlimited children) £24


We will be running a special bus service on the Sunday only from Burton-upon-Trent railway station to Greenbank leisure centre with the following timings:

UPDATED: May 24th 2019

We have tweaked the timings to better co-incide with train arrival/departure times from Burton-upon-Trent

Departing B-o-T Station: 9:35 10:35 11:45 12:50 14:50 15:50
Departing Greenbank: 10:05 11:05 12:15 14:20 15:20 16:20

The journey time is expected to be approximately 20-30 mins.


Show Guide


  • Bere Banks (4mm OO)
  • Brettell Road (4mm P4)
  • Dalnottar Riverside (7mm O)
  • Forth Bridge (T)
  • Great Endon (OO)
  • Hornsey Broadway (4mm EM)
  • Horseblock Lane (2mm N)
  • Ketton Cement (2mm 2FS)
  • Norwood Road (4mm OO)
  • Parrot Hall (4mm OO)
  • Readham (4mm OO)

Demos UPDATED: May 2019

  • Modelling Private Owner Air Braked Wagons
    Phil Eames
  • Modelling BR Air Braked Wagons
    Colin Craig
  • Scratchbuilding using the Silhouette Cameo Cutter
    Jon Hall
  • Altering Ready to Run Stock
    Mick Bryant
  • Weathering
    Mark Lambert and Mike Cubberley