On Saturday 26th May, the first ever Model Railway Show will come to Dulwich and there will be a actual mainline railway bridge within the grounds of James Allen’s Girls School!
The event is being held from 10am – 4.30pm and people are invited to make tracks to the model railway. Up to 20 model railway layouts, along with a number of trade stands, will be on show in a variety of scales from tiny z gauge to o gauge.
The exhibition is being supported by clubs and modellers from around London, Kent, Essex, Herts with layouts including:
- Springfield Street Yard, an American switching yard set in a town somewhere south west of Chicago Illinois.
- Midsummer End, a 1940s steam railway with model aircraft flying above.
- St Mellion, is a small village situated in East Cornwall – a little west of the River Tamar.
- Ville A La Campagne, a quiet French country town.
There is something about model railways that retains a fascination for those of all ages from five to ninety and probably beyond.
Despite the attractions of other hi-tech past times, many people always find times to enjoy model trains in action and their will be plenty for visitors to see.
The exhibition will be an opportunity for people to enjoy nostalgia in miniature for others to learn about a new potential past time or simply appreciate the care taken to create a model railway.
The organisers are extremely grateful to all the exhibitors who are taking part in the event, some whom are travelling long distances to attend.
There is a small admission to the event.
James Allen’s Girls School, 144 East Dulwich Grove, London, SE22 8TE