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SLIDESHOW: Hundreds turn out for model railway exhibition at Ely College

By Ely News  |  Posted: May 19, 2014

  • Visitors ride on a scale steam engine at the annual Ely and District Model Railway Club exhibition.

  • Colin French with his Micro Shunting O gauge display.

  • An exhibitor puts the final touches to his display.

  • Visitors look at the displays.

  • Visitors look through the collectables on offer.

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Model railway enthusiasts were in their element in Ely at the weekend.

Ely and District Model Railway Club held its annual exhibition at Ely College on Saturday.

Railway modellers, railway enthusiasts, families and the curious flocked to the event from far and wide.

There were more than a dozen layouts in various gauges and scales for visitors to browse, as well as outdoor steam train rides and trade stands selling new and second-hand model railway equipment and books.

A spokesman for the club said: “We had a super exhibition - the weather was brilliant and so was the turnout.

“We are a local, amateur model railway club made up of around 20 members.

“We enjoy a very good reputation for staging an interesting and professionally run annual show, and the main aim of the exhibition is to promote our hobby.

“It’s always nice to see lots of families attending and the children loved the steam train rides in the sunshine.

“There was also plenty of advice from exhibitors and club members for anyone thinking of making a start in the hobby.”

For more information about the club, visit www.elymrc.org.uk.

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