Model railway fans show their skills

SOME OF Tameside’s best model railway makers have displayed just how good they are at a popular exhibition.

The group may be called Stockport and District Railway Modellers but it is based at the Scout Hut on Cartwright street in Hyde’s Newton area.

And the club, which meets every Wednesday at 7.30pm, found itself among a plethora of terrific track layouts as Saddleworth Museum, on Uppermill’s High Street, was packed with dazzling displays as members of several societies show off their creations.

One of the stalls at the exhibition

Groups based in Leigh, Manchester and Yorkshire – as well as some solo collectors and enthusiasts – also showed what they can do.

People could also have a go with a shunting exercise – getting carriages in order – and buy parts for their own sets.

First staged in 2020, the model railway exhibition has proved popular and it also raised money, with the £2 entry fees going to Guide Dogs UK – you could also meet some.

Friends of Saddleworth Museum were also involved as they provide the teas, coffees and sandwiches for both those displaying and wanting to see what can be done.

And there is already a plan to bring it back to Uppermill in 2024.

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