Exhibition was a rail-y good day out for visitors

PUBLISHED: 08:32 01 March 2019 | UPDATED: 08:42 01 March 2019

Model railway exhibition in Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Model railway exhibition in Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Roger King

More than 400 people visited Saffron Walden Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition on Saturday at the United Reformed Church.

Model railway exhibition in Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTOModel railway exhibition in Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

Organiser Julian Nettle said: “The exhibition went very well, it was well received. It costs about £1,000 to hold the exhibition which doesn’t sound like a lot but it is for a small club like ours.

“We did really well on the second hand stall and the catering ladies made more than £900 for the church. They made bacon rolls for all the exhibitors and lunch too.”

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The club began storing its railway layouts at the church after losing its meeting spot in a disused railway carriage at Audley End Miniature Railway in 2011, and members are still looking for a permanent site.

Mr Nettle said: “We have ringfenced some money for a cabin but we just need a site somewhere on a farm or a vacant piece of land to put it on. We would pay money towards rent, of course.”

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If you can help, call Mr Nettle on 01799 521029.

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