Open Day Thanks

We’ve just had this year’s Spring Open Day, and we’d like to say a special thanks to all of loyal customers who braved the rain and made it down. Despite the gloomy weather, this year’s show was our most successful one day event ever.

Many of you came away with that particular machine you’d been waiting for, whether it was a milling machine, lathe or something smaller like that hard to find second hand bargain, and we were pleased to be of service that day.

At the time of writing, there are still some used and ex demo machines left over from the day, which you’re welcome to order from us the regular way over the phone. Keep an eye on the list at for more info.

In the meantime, thanks again to those of you we saw this Open Day, we’re already starting to plan the next one for the summer – more details on that event to follow.

Warco at the London Model Engineering Exhibition 2013

Following on from this year’s successful Warco Winter Open Day, next up on the show calendar is the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace.

Featuring over a thousand models of all different shapes and sizes from over 50 different national and regional clubs and societies, with many clubs offering demonstrations. This is the show to be at if you’re interested in model engineering.


We’ll  be there with a large stand offering a comprehensive range of tooling, lathes, milling machines and engineering tools of all descriptions – with many at cut special show only prices.

The exhibition runs from Friday 18 January 2013 – Sunday 20 January 2013. Location is The Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY. For full event details and and to book tickets online, click, see the link below.


Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition 2012

After the Bristol Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition, the next big event on the model engineers’ show calendar is the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition.  One of the longest running shows of its kind, this show is always a popular event with model engineers from up and down the country.  There’ll be hundreds of models on display, a wealth of club and society stands and a free lecture and workshop programme.  As ever, we’ll be there with a very comprehensive range of tools, machinery and accessories, and some special show only prices.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the show, and we’re happy to say we’ve been exhibiting at the vast majority of them.  The 2012 event is set to feature two exhibition halls packed with almost a thousand models, demonstrations, as well as both indoor and outdoor displays.

The dates are set for Wednesday 17 October 2012 to Sunday 21 October 2012.

For a full rundown of other forthcoming shows you can find Warco, please see the exhibitions page on

Bristol Model Engineering Exhibition SMEE 2012

After the Warco Open day, next up on the show calendar is the Bristol Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition.  Now in its 11th year,Bristol Model Engineering SMEE this event continues to grow in popularity and for 2012 is extended to three halls.  As before, there’ll be a huge variety of models, from traction and steam engines to boats, helicopters and remote control jet planes, something for everyone.

The show is organized by Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (SMEE).  For more information on the show and to book tickets, see the dedicated Bristol Model Engineering and Hobbies Exhibition website.

We’ll have a large range of tools ideal for model engineering on sale over the weekend, as well as a selection our Warco milling machines and lathes on display too. We look forward to seeing you there.

Open Day

This is an archived post. Keep up to date with the latest Warco show news on or here’s a more recent post about the event.

The next exhibition you’ll be able to find us at is the Warco Open Day in August 2012. This summer’s event is set to be as bustling as ever, with a range of used and ex demo machinery on sale, as well as our full range of tools, accessories and machines on show.

If you’re considering buying a milling machine, lathe, woodworking machinery or anything else from our range, it’ll be a good opportunity to see your machine in the flesh, and there’s always the chance it’ll be at a show only special price. In the meantime, you’re always welcome to visit our showroom during office hours, Monday to Friday – no appointment necessary.

The date is all set for Saturday 4th August 2012, between 9AM-2PM.

We had visitors from hundreds of miles around at our last event, and the summer 2012 Warco Open Day looks set to be bigger than ever. For more details of the show and where to find us please see

Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition 2012

The next exhibition you can find Warco at is the Harrogate Model Engineering Exhibition. Running from Friday 11th May to Sunday 13th May, this show is now is impressively now in its 19th year.

With over 1000 exhibits on show, there’s something for everyone at this event. There will be radio controlled helicopter flying demonstrations, live steam model railways, locomotives, boats, traction engines and aeroplanes as well as R/C truck displays supported by over 60 working models.

We’ll be there with our full range of small tooling and machine tool accessories, as well as larger machine including lathes and milling machines – many of which will be at cut show only prices.

Open Day March 2012

UPDATE: We had a great turnout for this year’s spring Open Day.

A special thanks to anyone who had to wait in the rain and to those who made it down from as far afield as Doncaster, Crewe, Swansea and East Anglia.

We’ve already fixed the date for our next event, it will be on 4th August 2012 – we look forward to seeing you then!


Preparations are already well under way for our next Warco Open Day.  The date is set for 17th March 2012.

On this day you can expect a large range of cut prices you may already be accustomed to if you visited any previous Warco Open Days or Weekends. One of the most popular aspects of Warco shows is always our range of shop soiled and ex demo machines, and this day will be no different. As well ex demo machines at cut prices, we’ll also have a huge range of second hand and reduced priced tooling – including a selection of high quality lathe chucks.

If it’s new machinery you’re interested in, the entire Warco range of metalworking and woodworking machinery, tools and accessories will be on show. We’ll also have new tooling at bargain prices and show only special offers on some of our new machines, so it’ll be well worth paying a visit.

Opening hours will be 9AM – 2PM and there will be on site catering.

Where to find us: Warco House, Fisher Lane, Chiddingfold, Surrey GU8 4TD.

London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace

The Sandown Park Exhibition has come to a close now, and we’re starting to look forward to the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace.

This years event  sees a competition element for the very first time, called the “Great Model Engineering Competition of 2012”.  This is a feature held  to celebrate the Olympic year and to highlight the achievements of model engineers in recreating engineering in various forms.

You’ll be able to find Warco at the show with a large stand featuring all of our most popular products.  We’ll have a variety of lathes and milling machines on display, as well as a range of machine tools of all sizes, many of which will be at discount prices.

For more information in our previous post about the venue here. For further details of the confirmed exhibitions Warco will be exhibiting at in 2012, see our main website.

Sandown Park Model Engineering Show

Next up on the show calender is the Model Engineering Show at Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey.

This three day even is on 9-11 December 2011, and will be held at Sandown Park Racecourse.

Celebrating its 104th anniversary this year, the show is a popular event on the model engineers’ calender.  There’ll be hundreds of models on display and a wealth of club and society stands.

Warco at Sandown Park in a previous year

We’ll have a sizeable stand at the show, with all of our key machines on display – including lathes and milling machines – at special show only prices.  We’ll also have a range of tooling of all sizes, again at reduced prices.

For more details about the show and to order tickets online, please see the official show website.

Warco Open Weekend 2011

Another Warco Open Weekend has passed, and it was a great success.  The turnout of clubs was exceptional: We had the Society of Model & Experimental Engineers (SMEE) displaying some of their finest work, Guildford Model Engineering Society were on hand with a range of finished and part finished models, and live steam models, while Liphook Modellers were also showcasing their latest finished and part-finished models. JB Tooling and College Engineering had plenty of metal for sale, while Camden Miniature Steam were there, along with the Surrey Association of Woodturners – promoting the art and craft of woodturning, with live demonstrations all weekend.

We also had a huge selection of tooling available all weekend, along with ex demo and second hand machinery, as well as of course our ranges of lathes and milling machines. All in all, we’re very happy with how the event went down, so our thanks to everyone who joined us this year.  

Below is a selection of photos taken during the weekend.

For the full set of photos of the this year’s event, see the Warco Flickr  – photos of previous years’ events can be found there too.

Below is the flyer for this event.

Warco open weekend 2011