Exhibition celebrates model locomotives

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MINI railway lines snaked their way around Needham Market’s Community Centre on Saturday as it hosted a model railway exhibition.

Miniature locomotives, both modern and historic, were on display at the annual exhibition organised by the One Model Railway Club.

And the models were so detailed, one even had a rail replacement bus for when the model trains were delayed.

Club chairman Derek Orr, who has worked on real trains for 10 years as a conductor, said the event was a huge success.

He said: “It all went really well, we had a large number of people come along and everybody had a wonderful time.

“We had a wide range of train models in all scales and sizes.

“People had come in from different clubs around the area but we had a lot of people who just popped in.

“I have worked on the trains for 10 years.

“I think people are interested in model trains because it is a way to link to their past and their childhood.

“They can see models of trains here that no longer are in use and become a kid again.”

To find out more about the model club visit www.onemrc.co.uk