Model rail­way buffs bring world to Macc

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

RAIL­WAY sta­tions from across the world will be recre­ated in Mac­cles­field for a spe­cial model ex­hi­bi­tion suit­able for all the fam­ily.

The Mac­cles­field Model Rail­way Group has been build­ing and dis­play­ing their models for 45 years and has found a regular ex­hi­bi­tion space at Tyther­ing­ton School.

Their next ex­hi­bi­tion, which in­cludes a spe­cial ‘Brio’ rail­way – a wooden train set – and Thomas the Tank En­gine ex­hibit which chil­dren can op­er­ate, plus 20 lay­outs fea­tur­ing Bri­tish, Con­ti­nen­tal and Amer­i­can themes, takes place on Satur­day and Sun­day (March 11 and 12).

Shaun Hor­ricks, chair­man, said: “We are very proud of the fact that this an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion at­tracts over 1,500 vis­i­tors, many of whom live quite a dis­tance from Mac­cles­field. Not only does it pro­vide lo­cal fam­i­lies with a great place to visit, se­ri­ous rail­way mod­ellers also come to the ex­hi­bi­tion from a wide area.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion, which also in­cludes a model rail­way from Wup­per­tal in Ger­many with a work­ing elec­tro-mag­netic gantry crane, is open from 10am un­til 5pm on Satur­day, and from 10am un­til 4.30pm on Sun­day. Food is also served. For more in­for­ma­tion go to mac­cles­fieldmrg.org.

This lay­out of Grime Street by Mark Cas­son shows Leeds City Trans­port in a post-war set­ting

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