Surge of interest in Festival of British Railway Modelling in Doncaster

Model railway enthusiasts flocked to Doncaster Racecourse to view working layouts and take part in live demonstrations.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 21st February 2017, 10:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:48 am
Visitors flock to the Hoopers Aggregates layout at Doncaster Racecourse, during the Festival of British Railway Modelling show. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Railway MC 4
Visitors flock to the Hoopers Aggregates layout at Doncaster Racecourse, during the Festival of British Railway Modelling show. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Railway MC 4

Philippa Edis, exhibitions marketing executive for Warners Shows said: “We were thrilled to see such a mixture of ages enjoying the 30 working layouts on display, and browsing the various exhibits.

“Hornby sponsored the show, and our younger visitors were treated to a special children’s area with prizes up for grabs as part of a colouring competition.”

Tony Comerie and his grandson Edward Chrich, ten, pictured taking a closer look at one of the Hornby displays. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Railway MC 6

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See this week’s Doncaster Free Press for more colourful photographs from the event, taken by Marie Caley.

Doncaster P2 Cock O' the North Trust member John Isaac, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Railway MC 3
Tony Comerie and his grandson Edward Chrich, ten, pictured with their purchase from the Hornby exhibit. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Railway MC 7
Tony Comerie and his grandson Edward Chrich, ten, pictured taking a closer look at one of the Hornby displays. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Railway MC 6
Doncaster P2 Cock O' the North Trust member John Isaac, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Railway MC 3
Tony Comerie and his grandson Edward Chrich, ten, pictured with their purchase from the Hornby exhibit. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Railway MC 7