Full steam ahead at Littleborough Coach House

Date published: 13 April 2015

Rochdale Model Railway Group held their second Model Railway Exhibition at the Coach House in Littleborough this weekend (11-12 April).

The 51st annual exhibition since they began in 1964, showcased fine-scale modelling hand-made by members and friends with different model train tracks, complete with various model trains and life-like scenery.

Peter Rigby, organiser of the exhibition and a member of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Society, said: “The exhibition has seven different layouts with different scales and gauges, all of good quality. We started as a little show back in ’64, and it’s nice to be able to return to old routes.

“We have some people in from railway industries, as well as those who do it as a hobby. All of the layouts are built from scratch, with its scenery based on real places such as rural countrysides. We have coaches, wagons, ships and buildings too, and some signalling.

“The scenarios take a long time to create, some take five or six years and even longer. We have model layouts of the railway tracks at Glaisden, Burghead, Polbrook Gurney, Angelbank, Fallgate, Crowsnest Wharf and Culm.”

Other stands at the event were The Class 40 Preservation Society, The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Society and Todmorden Model Supplies.

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