This Sunday, 15th February, The Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow Station is holding its first model railway exhibition. Model Railway Societies from around the district will be coming together to show their best creations and demonstrate their model railways layouts in action.
The exhibitors confirmed are:
- Keighley Model Engineering Society – Class 08 loco, Class 50, Metropolitan Vickers loco, Y4 locomotive, Hunslet locomotive, Mixed goods wag0ns, Garden Railway locomotive and trucks.
- Halifax Model Railway Club – Rosehill layout, ‘N’ Gauge
- Bradford Model Engineering Society – Static display with some models running on air
- Huddersfield Railway Modellers – Model of clubroom or operating quarry layout.
- Keighley Model Railway Club – Cleggworth. This layout is based on the track plan of Holmfirth station and is named after “Cleggy” from the TV programme “Last of the Summer Wine”. The layout was rescued from Bolton MRC as the club was having to close. Since acquiring the layout the Keighley group have improved the scenery and added a few locals from Nora Batty sorting out Compo, Cleggy and Foggy on the steps of her house. Whilst Pearl, Ivy and the ladies look for Marina and Howard who are hiding in the bushes along with other characters from the series.
In addition the KMRC will be bring along their layout of Oxenhope which is in the course of contruction.
- Ian Dobson – Battery Powered Tri-ang Big Big Trains and associated systems.
- Bill Black – ‘0’ Gauge Tin Plate Models of Engines, Coaches and Wagons.
- Richard Ashworth – Garden Railway Model
0-6-0ST ‘Sir Berkeley’ will be in steam and in addition to the model railway layouts will giving break van rides in Ingrow Yard, making for a fun day out for all ages.
Come along and support this new initiative, the event is FREE and will be open 11am until 4pm. We look forward to welcoming you to this new event for the Railway.
(Featured image for illustration purposes only, not at show.)