Cholsey Model Mania

Model Mania has taken a breather for the last few years, having been affected by alterations to Cholsey school and a number of personal priorities. Its original creator, Ian Wheeler, would be happy to revive this popular show but it’s too large a project for one person. If you know about model-making in any form, can come up with ideas and don’t mind solving problems, you might like to help form a new Model Mania team—perhaps looking towards a show in 2016. Call Ian Wheeler on 01491-652295


Cholsey Model Mania is a multi disciplined model show that has been running for 15 years.

Exhibits include:

  • Model railways
  • Dolls houses
  • Matchstick models
  • Meccano
  • Lego/Fairground
  • Die cast
  • Plastics – IPMS, aircraft and helicopters, boats, etc
  • Sci fi
  • Outdoor flying
  • Mini steam engine road run from Wallingford to the school
  • Radio controlled tanks, planes, cars, boats
  • Ride on railway
  • Trade stands

The show is a non profit event. We raise funds for local activities, such as; Scouts, PTA, Day centre.

Unfortunately the show has been cancelled for a second year in 2013, due to the school being under construction. We aim to come back with a bang in 2014!

The show is held once a year at the end of July at;
Cholsey Primary School
Church Road
OX10 9PP.

We also welcome new members to give a helping hand.

At the moment, we are also specifically looking for a new Publicity Manager, due to retirement.
The role is responsible for designing posters/flyers, dealing with local radio stations, local magazines and newspapers.   The Publicity Manager would also take part in publicity stands around various different events before hand. They would need to be able to work part as a team and attend meetings to help co-ordinate the event. Car driver essential.

For more information about the Publicity Manager Role or for other aspects of Cholsey Model Mania please contact Emma on 07774538811 or email