The train's on time: Brierfield Model Railway exhibition

'Ravens Grove' - one of David Carter's own creations.
'Ravens Grove' - one of David Carter's own creations.

Preparations are well on schedule for the next Brierfield Model Railway exhibition, with a range of models set to feature from a spectrum of era.

Taking place at St. Luke’s Church Hall in Brierfield on Saturday April 8th and Sunday, April 9th, seven model railways ranging in size from large displays that will only fit in a garage down to a layout small enough to fit on an ironing table will be on display.

The Pendle Forest Model Railway Society's Newbie Bridge.

The Pendle Forest Model Railway Society's Newbie Bridge.

"The models also vary in theme," said Pendle Forest Model Railway honourary secretary, David Carter.

"Ravens Grove features railways from the modern era with electric traction and colourful liveries, ‘Newbie Bridge’ shows British Railways in the days of steam, ‘Heasandford’ portrays what might have been seen in that area had plans for such a line gone ahead, and ‘Brier Grove’ operates with the fondly remembered Hornby Dublo models of the 1960s," he added.

For those anxious to try their hand at driving a model train there will be a display where they get to grips with the controls, while there will also be trade support selling train sets and kits as well as electrical accessories and scenic items as well as a second-hand stall with a range of member’s surplus equipment on offer at bargain prices.

The exhibition will be open 10am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday with admission prices set at £4 for adults, £2 for children, £3 for OAPs, and £10 for families (of two adults and two children).

There is wheelchair access and refreshments are available throughout the weekend. Further details are available from David on 07770 331 348.