It’s a small world but a big suc­cess

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION - by Clare Mul­grew

MODEL train fa­nat­ics flocked to Ash­ford’s Stour Cen­tre over the week­end where a daz­zling ar­ray of lay­outs were on dis­play.

It was Ash­ford Model Rail­way Club’s 27th an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion with more than 20 lay­outs, in­clud­ing some of the best from across the coun­try.

Th­ese in­cluded the An­der­son Lock, Bough Beech, Il­fra­combe East, Clink­er­ford, Wild­schonau and Saint Laurent en Ar­dennes.

Traders at the show in­cluded Pic­ture Pride Dis­plays, M&B Mod­els, Euroscale Mod­els, Mike Turner (rail­way artist), Vide­o­lines and Wood­pecker Books.

All as­pects of rail­way modelling were cov­ered, from base­board con­struc­tion and scenic ma­te­ri­als to rolling stock, li­ne­side de­tail­ing, kits, books and DVDs.

Ash­ford Model Rail­way Club’s mar­ket­ing man­ager, Mark Whitling, said: “This is the third year at this venue, and we have con­sis­tently at­tracted more than 3,000 vis­i­tors, and with some out­stand­ing rail­way lay­outs and full trade sup­port.

“We are in­debted to the sup­port of our many spon­sors.”

Visit www.ash­fordmrc.co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

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Dave Saf­fery and Brian Con­si­dine

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Char­lie Ins­ley with his model of Kin­war­dine Wharf

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El­liott and Elina

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John and Stephanie Darch with their P4 gauge model of Clink­er­ford

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Sue Key demon­strates be­hind the scenes at Il­fra­combe East

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Roy Hick­man modelling, with the aid of a grater

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