Big success for miniatures at rail showcase
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