St. Neots Model Railway Club

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The East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition 8th & 9th March 2014

Exhibition Manager's Report

Well over 2000 visitors climbed on board this weekend to enjoy our East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition.

With 26 layouts in all of the popular gauges inside, and lots of outdoor attractions including live steam rides, adults and children alike had a fabulous day in the sunshine.

After only two years at Huntingdon Racecourse, the exhibition has outgrown this venue and in 2015 the event moves to Wood Green Animal Charity Centre in Godmanchester. If you missed out this time, join us on the 14th & 15th March next year.

Avyn A Llyin, a 009 layout of a fictitious Welsh coastal village by Andrew and Alison Bailey was presented with the Jim Curle Shield by Cllr Bill Hensley for the Best Layout as selected by the Huntingdon Mayor. The same layout also received the Brian Rawlings Shield for the Best Layout as voted by the public.

I want to thank all of our exhibitors, traders, demonstrators, visiting stewards, Huntingdon Racecourse staff and St Neots Model Railway Club members for making this year such a great success. The weather was really fabulous, the Fenland Light Railway gave us so much support, as did Stephen Lee who organised the miniature traction engines - they were enjoyed by all and, thank you to everyone who came along.


Don't forget the 14th & 15th March 2015. See you next year

Jackie

Jackie Younger

East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition Manager

These Photos by courtesy of Paul Bason

  • Cllr Tanya Forster, Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon, Caroline Hoy, Vice Chairman of St Neots MRC and Thomas Hoy with Hawkesden Road by St Neots Model Railway Club. Photo by Paul Bason
    Cllr Tanya Forster, Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon, Caroline Hoy, Vice Chairman of St Neots MRC and Thomas Hoy with Hawkesden Road by St Neots Model Railway Club. Photo by Paul Bason
  • Deputy Mayor Cllr Tanya Forster with David and Shirley Smith, owners of Model Rail, Road and Race the local model railway shop on Huntingdon High Street. Photo by Paul Bason
    Deputy Mayor Cllr Tanya Forster with David and Shirley Smith, owners of Model Rail, Road and Race the local model railway shop on Huntingdon High Street. Photo by Paul Bason
  • Avyn A Llyin 009 layout by Andrew and Alison Bailey received the Brian Rawlings Shield for the best layout, as voted for by the Public, from Jackie Younger and Chris Dales.
    Avyn A Llyin 009 layout by Andrew and Alison Bailey received the Brian Rawlings Shield for the best layout, as voted for by the Public, from Jackie Younger and Chris Dales.
  • Avyn A Llyin 009 layout by Andrew and Alison Bailey was presented with the Jim Curle Shield for best layout as selected by Huntingdon Mayor, Bill Hensley. Photo by Paul Bason
    Avyn A Llyin 009 layout by Andrew and Alison Bailey was presented with the Jim Curle Shield for best layout as selected by Huntingdon Mayor, Bill Hensley. Photo by Paul Bason
  • Huntingdon Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tanya Forster, Caroline Hoy, Vice Chairman of St Neots MRC with David West of Fenland Light Railway. Photo by Paul Bason
    Huntingdon Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tanya Forster, Caroline Hoy, Vice Chairman of St Neots MRC with David West of Fenland Light Railway. Photo by Paul Bason
  • Gauge 1 and G Scale on display outside
    Gauge 1 and G Scale on display outside
  • Outdoor attractions include Fenland Light Railway plus traction engines.
    Outdoor attractions include Fenland Light Railway plus traction engines.
  • Sebastian Street and William Dales from St Neots MRC with some of the crew from Fenland Light Railway
    Sebastian Street and William Dales from St Neots MRC with some of the crew from Fenland Light Railway
  • Thomas Hoy gets to drive the Fenland Light Railway Romulus Class Locomotive.
    Thomas Hoy gets to drive the Fenland Light Railway Romulus Class Locomotive.
  • Huntingdon Mayor Bill Hensley with Dave Coulson's traction engine. Photo by Helen Drake
    Huntingdon Mayor Bill Hensley with Dave Coulson's traction engine. Photo by Helen Drake
  • Huntingdon Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tanya Forster and Caroline Hoy, Vice Chairman of St Neots MRC with David West driving the Fenland Light Railway Romulus Class locomotive. Photo by Paul Bason
    Huntingdon Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tanya Forster and Caroline Hoy, Vice Chairman of St Neots MRC with David West driving the Fenland Light Railway Romulus Class locomotive. Photo by Paul Bason
Cllr Tanya Forster, Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon, Caroline Hoy, Vice Chairman of St Neots MRC and Thomas Hoy with Hawkesden Road by St Neots Model Railway Club. Photo by Paul Bason
Cllr Tanya Forster, Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon, Caroline Hoy, Vice Chairman of St Neots MRC and Thomas Hoy with Hawkesden Road by St Neots Model Railway Club. Photo by Paul Bason