MK Model Railway Exhibition to take place tomorrow

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THE Milton Keynes Model Railway Exhibition is back – and bigger than ever, writes Liam Andrews.

In 2012 the exhibition at its Bletchley home attracted 35 per cent more people than the previous year.

As a result it was somewhat overcrowded and so this year the Milton Keynes Model Railway Society is holding the event at Shenley Brook End School

It will take place on Saturday, Februray 16 between 10am and 4.30pm.

Exhibition manager, Terry Silver, said: “We know that crowding was an issue for some visitors at our February 2012 show.

“Attendances have more than doubled over the last three years, so we felt it was time to find a larger venue offering more space for visitors and exhibitors.

“We look forward to welcoming everybody to our 2013 show which will, as always, offer something for everyone.”

The exhibition will include model trains from the steam era right through to the modern train era.

There will be over 30 working railway layouts on display, while commuters who travel by train to Milton Keynes Central or Bletchley stations a discount on their admission price.

Chairman Dennis Lovett said: “From being open to the public every weekend and bank holiday at Bletchley Park, our annual exhibition now provides the only opportunity for us to showcase our work to the public this year.

“Despite the upheaval last year, our exhibition team has remained very focused on putting together a quality exhibition for our visitors to enjoy.

“It will be the largest model railway exhibition to be seen in Milton Keynes since the mid 1990s.”

You can find more details on the railway society’s website at www.mkmrs.com