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Hundreds enjoy a model excursion
12:30pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
MORE than 500 model rail fans were enthralled by a special exhibition at the weekend.
Rainhill Model Railway Club held their 18th annual exhibition in the Village Hall Rainhill and the event proved to be another stroming success with hundreds of modellers and young families thrilled by the variety of models on display.
Layouts on view were from as far afield as Bradford and Abergele and all points in between.
Two layouts, 'Clun' and 'Llangurig', were seen in public for the first time ever and both proved popular.
There were also memories of the 1950’s and 1960’s with displays of Hornby Dublo 3 Rail and Triang TT3 trains.
One very small layout, 'Winters End' depicted a scene on the Western Front during World War 1. This provoked some discussion as a lot of people were not aware of the part played by the railways during wartime, and especially not on the front line.
The Best Layout in Show Shield was won by 'Grassington' , a layout constructed by members of Bradford Model Railway Club.
A very small O9 scale layout (on a baseboard of Pizza size) by Bob Hughes depicted a scene on a grouse moor, proving you do not need a large space to model.
The club’s own O Gauge narrow gauge layout 'Royston St. Davids' was also on show with a variety of diesel engines and a young lady operator