Model railway show returns to Solihull with ten layouts - The Solihull Observer

Model railway show returns to Solihull with ten layouts

Solihull Editorial 2nd Nov, 2019   0

MODEL railway enthusiasts will have 10 layouts to see at an exhibition in Solihull.

Solihull Model Railway Circle will hold its Model Railway Exhibition on November 9, from 10am to 4.30pm.

There will be a variety of railways on show at St Mary’s Church Hall and St Mary Scout Hall, Hobs Meadow.

Admission for adults is £3, for seniors is £2.50, for a child is £2, family tickets are £8.

Layouts set to be displayed at the show include ‘Avonbridge’ by Solihull Model Railway Circle, 7mm Scale, O Gauge, representing a busy West Midlands branch line.

‘Cherwell’, a 4mm Scale, OO Gauge by Solihull Model Railway Circle, showing a local Solihull scene with a four-track mainline.

‘A Scottish Branch’, 4mm scale, OO gauge by Solihull Model Railway Circle, a 16-feet long layout with deep scenery boards and a curved viaduct.

‘Grange Aggregates’ a 2mm scale, N gauge by Solihull N Gauge model railway group. A narrow gauge model railway featuring a quarry and canal.

‘Ashbridge’, a 4mm Scale, OO gauge by Mark Miller, a small branch line with a terminus station in the South West of London.

‘Werrington Road’, a 4mm Scale, OO Gauge by Steve Kibble, a compact steel works layout based in the West Midlands.

‘Pig Lane (Western Region)’, a 4mm Scale, OO Gauge by Clive Mortimore a diesel stabling Point on the Berkshire and Oxfordshire border

‘New Level Mill’, a 7mm Scale, O gauge, by Mike Bragg – a layout based on the Earl of Dudley railway with a Black Country theme.

‘Rumbow Edge’, in 7mm Scale, on 16.5 Narrow Gauge by Warley Model Railway Club – a heritage quarry and mining line.

‘Arley’, a 4mm Scale, OO Gauge, originally by West Bromwich Model Railway Club, based on the Severn Valley Line.

Solihull Model Railway Circle was founded in Olton in 1951, making it one of the oldest model railway clubs in the Midlands. The current longest serving member joined in the late 1960s, but the society is also actively seeking new members.

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