Southwold Model Railway Exhibition, 1st & 2nd August 2015

Southwold Model Railway Exhibition, 1st & 2nd August 2015

27th Southwold Model Railway Exhibition

August 1st & 2nd, 2015

Saint Felix School, Halesworth Road (A1095), IP18 6SD

Southwold Model Railway Exhibition is the largest, and the only two-day, club organised model railway exhibition in East Anglia! Regularly attracting 2,500 3,000 visitors, from around the country, it caters for all aspects and levels of modelling interest, in fact from Toy Trains to Finescale Modelling! The multi-scale exhibition includes some twenty layouts and for the children there s an opportunity to drive a model train, maybe Thomas!

Layouts with an East Anglian theme include Cromer 2008 (the station in Anglia Railways days); Summer Springs on the New Cut, a diorama featuring the railway approaches to Norwich from the east displaying trains of varying periods, alongside the river Yare, complete with swans and a holiday cruiser!

Thurston station (between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds) as it was in the 1950s & 60s, with trains of the period.

World War II is represented by Overlord, a rail connected south coast dockside, ( Somewhere in England ) with preparations for the D-Day landings of 1944. Military vehicles (over eighty), rail locomotives & wagons and naval ships are featured, the destroyer, HMS Grenville, took nearly two years to build!

Southwold Model Railway Exhibition, 1st & 2nd August 2015

There will also be live-steam train and traction engine rides, provided by Halesworth & District Model Engineers and gauge one live-steam trains will be running around the refreshment marquee.
Various demonstrations of modelling techniques and tips will take place throughout both days, Roy Hickman s model tree making and village scene dioramas always attract a crowd.

Trade stands include those selling new and pre-owned model railway items, Kits, Tools, Paints, Materials, Books, DVDs etc.

Wheelchair access to all areas, there is a free car park and light refreshments will be available.

The charity raffle, which has some really great prizes, will be supporting the East Anglian Air Ambulance1 and East Anglian Children s Hospices2. Thomas (the tank engine) and Friends Zip Pulls will be on sale on behalf of the National Autistic Society3.

Saturday only

Subject to operational requirements the East Anglian Air Ambulance is booked to land at Saint Felix School and stay for about two hours.

There will also be a craft fair organised by Saint Felix School staff, supporting the air ambulance.

Sunday only

Special guest Richard Spendlove MBE, BBC Regional Radio Presenter, Creator and Co-writer of TV Comedy series Oh Dr Beeching.

Admission Ages 18+ 7.00, 12 17 3.00, Up to 11 Yrs.

Free

The exhibition opens at 1000 on both days, until 1700 Saturday and 1630 Sunday.

Website www.waveneyvalleymrc.150m.com4

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References

  1. ^ East Anglian Air Ambulance (www.eaaa.org.uk)
  2. ^ East Anglian Children s Hospices (www.each.org.uk)
  3. ^ National Autistic Society (www.autism.org.uk)
  4. ^ www.waveneyvalleymrc.150m.com (www.waveneyvalleymrc.150m.com)

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