Mod­ern look for model mu­seum

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Weeds Shame -

A new artist’s im­pres­sion for the pro­posed Ash­ford model rail­way mu­seum has been re­leased af­ter plan­ners com­plained the orig­i­nal de­sign was not mod­ern enough.

If plans are suc­cess­ful the mu­seum will be part of the trans­for­ma­tion of the old Klondyke Rail­way Works site in Ash­ford’s New­town area.

Al­bert Wal­ton of the Ash­ford In­ter­na­tional Model Rail­way Ex­cel­lence Cen­tre (AIMREC) steer­ing com­mit­tee said the amend­ments were made for mul­ti­ple rea­sons. He said: “There are some changes to de­sign for var­i­ous rea­sons. One of those is to make get­ting around the build­ing eas­ier.”

Plans to in­clude fea­tures such as an observatory, work­ing model rail­ways and lec- ture halls still stand and the changes are thought to be only in terms of the de­sign.

AIMREC re­cently an­nounced Who singer Roger Dal­trey has ac­cepted the role of joint pa­tron along­side mil­lion­aire busi­ness­man Sir Wil­liam McAlpine.

The steer­ing com­mit­tee are due to meet to­mor­row (Fri­day) for the lat­est round of talks.

What do you think? Write to Ken­tish Ex­press, 34-36 North Street, Ash­ford TN24 8JR or email ken­tish­ex­press@ thek­m­group.co.uk

A new artist’s im­pres­sion of the pro­posed model rail­way mu­seum for Ash­ford

How it could look from above af­ter the devl­op­ment

Roger Dal­trey will be joint pa­tron

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