Model Railway Show at St Peter’s

Photo: Model of a Jubilee class steam loco

Model of a Jubilee class steam loco

St Peter’s Church is to host a model railway exhibition on Saturday 3rd November, from 11am to 4pm. It will run alongside our Autumn Fair, which will take place in the Hall while the trains are in the Church.

The idea was the brainchild of the vicar Chris Burch (a keen railway modeller himself) and John Malpus, exhibition manager for the Syston Model Railway Club where Chris is a member.

The church has chairs not pews, and these can be cleared away for the day, allowing about 8 layouts to be put up in the building. Their size will vary from the tiny N Gauge (large express locos only about 5 inches long) to the well-known OO Gauge and possibly even the larger O Gauge. Chris’ own layout “Beamends Colliery” will be there, along with two attractive village stations by well-known modellers John Spence and David Westwood, and other models of industrial as well as passenger railways. John Malpus himself will bring a stall selling new and second-hand model railway goods.

Admission will be £2, with no concessions except that children accompanied by an adult get in free. The proceeds (after costs) will go towards the work of St Peter’s Church.

Chris Burch said, “This is a great idea – I can play at my hobby and call it work! And it helps the church as well!”

This entry is dated Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 at 3.16pm and is filed under News.

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