Exhibition of trains is a model event

Members of the Pendle Forest Model Railway Society at the exhibition (s)
Members of the Pendle Forest Model Railway Society at the exhibition (s)

A marvellous time was had by all who climbed aboard Pendle Forest Model Railway Society’s annual exhibition.

The exhibition, held at Park High School in Colne, was very well attended and those sidling through the doors were welcomed with an array of interesting layouts and models.

A Meccano locomotive built by John Sinton (s)

A Meccano locomotive built by John Sinton (s)

The society’s model “Newbie Bridge” was well received and the large scale Irish model railway “Waterville and Caherdaniel” attracted a good deal of attention.

Locomotives built from Meccano prompted a lot of interest and there were queues of youngsters wanting to try their hand at driving a model train themselves.

David Carter, the society’s honorary secretary, said: “What an amazingly satisfying event!

“Our recent exhibition was a most enjoyable event and attracted a good deal of favourable comment. ‘A wide variety of scales and themes’, ‘some very nice models’ and ‘the best show we have been to in years’ were just a few of the many comments that we received from our visitors.

“The weekend’s weather was icy cold but nevertheless things went without a hitch. We had a steady stream of people throughout the weekend and when they weren’t admiring the layouts our visitors were sampling the delicious offerings from our catering staff.

“A considerable amount of member’s effort goes into our annual show so it is very rewarding when all goes well and our visitors report having enjoyed what we had on show.

“The balance of layouts seemed to suite all tastes and we had a lot of feedback from people wanting to know more about the exhibits and the hobby in general.”

The exhibitions, which create ideas for new and improved projects, has meant members are now starting work on the society’s next event which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th, 2017 at Luke’s Church Hall, Brierfield. Visitors are very welcome.