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First Model Railway Show In Scarborough For 20 Years

First Model Railway Show In Scarborough For 20 Years

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 9:15am 6th May 2017. (Updated at 9:38am 7th May 2017)

Almost 700 people have attended Scarborough's first model railway show in 20 years.

A pair of modellers in the town organised the event at Westborough Methodist Church on Saturday, from 10am until 4.30pm.

They say they're delighted with the turnout, which saw 678 people come through the doors, including over a hundred children.

It's hoped it will become an annual fixture in the town's calendar, possibly moving to a bigger venue and becoming a two-day event in the future.

There were eight layouts to watch, including a specially-made one featuring Thomas the Tank Engine.

Kids were able to press buttons to control the trains and even get a certificate to remind them of their day out.

 

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Iain Hale, one of the organisers, said:

"There's been talk of having a show in Scarborough, but only talk, so we decided to take the plunge, put our money where our mouth is and give it a go. We're hoping to make this an annual event, it will always be on the first Saturday in May each year. It's designed to appeal to children, the curious and the serious modeller."

Speaking after the event, co-organiser Chris Martin told Yorkshire Coast Radio's Edward Breslin how it went...

 

 

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