Model railways to go on show at Broadstairs exhibition

Model railways will be on show in Broadstairs Photo John Horton

The Isle of Thanet Model Railway Society will be holding its annual model railway exhibition at St George’s School Broadstairs, this weekend (November 17-18),

Doors open at 10 am and the show will feature more than 18 layouts and many trade stands.

The event is an opportunity to see what can be achieved in the world of model railways, from simple oval layouts to the latest DCC controlled masterpieces.

There are more gauges in model railways than simply 00, the standard practice for modellers often referred to as “Hornby gauge.” According to the space available, larger models will also be displayed.

Trade stands will be selling not only model rail equipment, but also scenic accessories, spare parts, paints glues, static grass, lights, signals, stations and much more.

Technical queries can be directed to the appropriate traders and all model railway operators can answer and questions  and give advice and tips of how to create your own unique layout.

The event will be stewarded by members of the society and they will be on hand to assist anyone who requires their help or advice.

The society is based in the former parcels office at Broadstairs station, where many members are constructing their own layouts. Meetings are every Wednesday at 7pm and everyone is invited to pop in and have a look.

Full membership details can be given upon request.

Admission: Adults £4.50, concessions £4, Children free when accompanied by an adult.

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