Big suc­cess for minia­tures at rail showcase

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AN ex­hi­bi­tion by the Mac­cles­field Model Rail­way Group was a huge hit with vis­i­tors, with more than 1,600 peo­ple head­ing to the show.

The event at Tyther­ing­ton School was or­gan­ised by the Mac­cles­field Model Rail­way Group who said it was the best at­tended show for 10 years.

Mike Heb­bleth­waite said it was hugely suc­cess­ful, with plenty of en­thu­si­asm from the younger gen­er­a­tion.

He said: “Chil­dren’s cor­ner with a drive your­self Thomas the Tank En­gine lay­out, a Brio toy rail­way con­struc­tion set and colour­ing sheets were all in heavy de­mand. Thomas’s wheels are worn out!”

He added: “Many at­tend­ing this ex­hi­bi­tion reg­u­larly visit other ex­hi­bi­tions and it was a great op­por­tu­nity to meet up with other like­minded model rail­way en­thu­si­asts and friends who were ex­hibit­ing lay­outs at the show.”

Seven­teen-year-old Wil­liam Ch­ester, from Mac­cles­field, was thrilled to win the main raf­fle prize of a model lay­out cre­ated by mem­bers, com­plete with scenery build­ings, two lo­co­mo­tives, rolling stock and electrics. For more in­for­ma­tion on the group go to mac­cles­fieldmrg. org.

Mac­cles­field Model Rail­way Club’s ex­hi­bi­tion was held at Tyther­ing­ton School

Wil­liam Ch­ester, 17, with his raf­fle prize

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