Rainhill Model Railway Club rename layout in memory of John Disbury

Rainhill MRC member Tom Lowton and six year-old Domonic Lynch

Club members, from left, L to r Peter Robert, Alan Knowles, David Davies, Sian Davies, Keith Naylor and Ian Crutchley with the West Bay to Disbury Town layout

Matthew Davies displays a model of a Great Western Railway 0-6-0PT, (Pannier Tank) '5700' class, first introduced in 1929. These locos were used for shunting and some light passenger/freight duties and were still being built after the Second World War.

First published in News

RAILWAY enthusiasts turned out in force for Rainhill Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition staged in Rainhill village hall

“We were very well pleased with the attendance,” said club spokesman Peter Hughes.

One of the layouts which created a lot of attention was the renamed West Bay layout, now known as West Bay to Disbury Town in tribute to late club member and St Helens man John Disbury.

“John was a long-serving club member and he worked on the West Bay ‘O’ layout for many years,” said Mr Hughes.

Rainhill Model Railway Club meets every Monday and Friday evening at the North West Museum of Road Transport in Hall Street, St Helens. New members are welcome, see www.rainhillmrc.org.uk

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