train enthusiasts gather in Burnham-On-Sea for annual exhibition
train enthusiasts of all ages gathered at a two-day exhibition
in Burnham-On-Sea this weekend.
popular Sedgemoor Rail event, now in its 27th year, was held on
Saturday August 27th and Sunday 28th at King Alfred's School and
attracted more than 1,000 people.
20 model railway layouts from all over the country were exhibited,
some of which have not been seen in the area before.
this, some 17 local and national traders were in attendance, selling
a wide range of model railway equipment, books and videos.
overall winner was Christchurch Model Railway Club, whose superb
Ashton Junction layout caught the eyes of judges. It won the coveted
taken three people from our club just over a year to make and
has cost more than £1,000," said the Christchurch group's
Rod Haines. "But winning this award and seeing so many people
enjoying looking at it makes it worth it."
layout featured a fictional GWR country station with a small engine
shed, goods yard and GWR locos and rolling stock.
modellers were also on hand to give demonstrations on various
aspects of the hobby.
Allen, who is one of the organisers from Burnham
and District Model Railway Club,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the event had been "another
success", attracting 700 visitors on the Saturday and a similar
crowd on Sunday.
annual exhibition has been described by both visitors and exhibitors
alike as one of the 'friendliest' Model Railway Exhibitions in
the UK. The 2006 event will be held on Saturday August 26th and
Sunday August 27th.
Want to get involved? Burnham & District
Model Railway Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-10pm
at the Burnham-On-Sea Community
and District Model Railway Club
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