Crowds get on track with model rail­way ex­hi­bi­tion

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of train en­thu­si­asts de­scended on Hyn­d­burn Leisure Cen­tre for a model rail­way show.

The Black­burn and East Lan­cashire Model Rail­way So­ci­ety held their 52nd an­nual show fea­tur­ing 15 model rail lay­outs with Aus­trian, German and North Amer­i­can-themed dis­plays.

Howard Foy, show press of­fi­cer, said the two-day event went ‘very well’ and he is look­ing for­ward to stag­ing it again next year.

He said: “It was a re­ally good show and cer­tainly every­body en­joyed it. A num­ber of peo­ple came from quite far away in­clud­ing Mersey­side and Leeds and per­haps even fur­ther afield.

“It will be back again next year and we will be hold­ing it around the same time with dif­fer­ent dis­plays.”

Or­gan­is­ers said the ‘un­doubted high­light’ was The World’s End – an ac­cu­rate mod­ern-day scale model of Knares­bor­ough in North York­shire, in­clud­ing the sta­tion, River Nidd viaduct and the river­side World’s End pub.

Other mod­els in­cluded Rish­ton sta­tion as it looked in the 1950s and 1960s and Thomas the Tank Engine.

Kevin Smith with his model rail­way and, right, one of the beau­ti­ful dis­plays which wowed vis­i­tors

Ian Futers takes a look at a dis­play

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