On track for a fantastic day in Ely with model railway fans

PUBLISHED: 14:28 26 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:28 26 May 2017

Ely Model Railway Club exhibition day PHOTO: Mike Rouse

Ely Model Railway Club exhibition day PHOTO: Mike Rouse

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A model railway exhibition attracted plenty of visitors in an exhibition in Ely.

Ely Model Railway Club exhibition day PHOTO: Mike RouseEly Model Railway Club exhibition day PHOTO: Mike Rouse

Among the attractions were special railway lay outs and a ride on train.

The Ely and District Model Railway Club hosted the popular event.

A spokesman said: “Amongst the superb selection of layouts we had this year was ‘The Worlds End’ based on Knaresborough in Yorkshire.

“It truly is one of the most impressive model railways we’ve ever seen.

Ely Model Railway Club exhibition day PHOTO: Mike RouseEly Model Railway Club exhibition day PHOTO: Mike Rouse

“Those of you who came on Saturday agreed - it won the public’s best layout vote.”

The club is made up of a group of individuals who have a common interest in railways - some common and mainstream, some a little more exotic and offbeat, who have joined together into an informal club to help build and create models of railway subjects.

A spokesman said: “We create railways in miniature, by helping one another to learn new skills to research the prototype, build base boards, track lay and wiring, landscaping, building buildings, signalling and operating the models.

“Some exhibition managers are kind enough to invite our layouts to their exhibitions where we present and operate our models for the entertainment of the general public.

Ely Model Railway Club exhibition day PHOTO: Mike RouseEly Model Railway Club exhibition day PHOTO: Mike Rouse

“We also have slide and video evenings, modelling competitions, visits to railway attractions, a summer event and an annual dinner.”

To join contact crofters@ntlworld.com.

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