Model Railway show was a steaming success

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More than 2,600 people flocked to the annual Milton Keynes Model Railway Society (MKMRS) exhibition on Saturday at Stantonbury Leisure Centre. Organisers were especially pleased to welcome a large number of families with children to the show as well as railway modellers from across the country.

One family even returned from Belfast, Northern Ireland, for a second year running!

A vintage Routemaster bus from London, running between Milton Keynes Central train station and the exhibition proved to be especially popular, with Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Keith McLean choosing to travel on the service.

MKMRS Exhibition Manager Terry Silver said: “We were delighted to see so much interest from families and children this year, especially as we worked hard to present some top quality exhibits.

“We are aware of issues with crowding at certain times of the day and would like to apologise to anyone who was affected by this. I can assure visitors that we already have some great ideas about how to make next year’s show even better.”

The society has thanked Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership, London Midland trains, MK Community Transport, route2hire.com and everyone at Stantonbury Arts and Leisure who helped make the show a success.

Pictured is the youngest member of MKMRS, Jacob Home, presenting Gareth Homersley with the award for Best Layout in Show.

Next year’s show has already been booked for Saturday 11 February 2017.

See www.mkmrs.org.uk for details.