Model railway open day

NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard
NEWS: The Gainsborough Standard

THE Gainsborough Model Railway Society is hosting its next Open Day this weekend - promising to take visitors back in time to the steam age.

Visitors will have the chance to see the ‘O’ gauge railway in action running to a timetable and operated as the real railway in the days of steam with signals and bells.

This railway represents the East Coast Mainline from King’s Cross to Leeds with hand built models of Flying Scotsman and Mallard.

There will also be other famous models on show, as well as the all the appropriate rolling stock of the era such as Pullman coaches and The West Riding Limited which was a crack express running from Kings Cross to Leeds in the pre war LNER days.

The Open Day will be held at the society’s premises in Florence Terrace from 1.30-6pm.

Tickets for the event are priced £4 adults, £3 senior citizens/children and £10 for a family ticket, admitting two adults and two children.

The Gainsborough Model Railway Society said it was delighted to have nearly 200 visitors over the June Weekend.

Members have since had a visit from David Barby and the Antiques Road Trip Team and BBC4’s Timeshift team for programmes to be screened in autumn.

They also hosted a private evening visit from Southwell Railway group who enjoyed the experience of seeing the railway in operation.

Any group interested in organising such a visit on Monday evenings should contact the secretary on 01427 615871 or email richardwoods@btinternet.com

For more information visit the website at www.gainsboroughmodelrailway.co.uk or call the secretary M Clapham on 01427 615871.