Gallery: Model train show

PUBLISHED: 09:00 18 January 2015

Children and families enjoying the Model Railway Exhibition at The Campus Locking Castle.

Children and families enjoying the Model Railway Exhibition at The Campus Locking Castle.

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A 'MANIC' day at a model train exhibition has raised thousands of pounds for Weston Hospicecare.

About 1,600 people last Sunday morning flocked to The Campus in Locking Castle and it was so busy at one point that people were queuing around the block hoping to get in.

Keith Price, who organised the seventh annual show, said it had been a ‘manic but brilliant’ day with people heading to Weston from across the South West.

Dozens of exhibits were on show including one layout which featured a miniature version of the railway passing Didcot Power Station.

About £5,000 was raised, eclipsing last year’s record.

The success of the weekend’s show has seen Mr Price plan a second exhibition for September 13 at the same venue.

He said: “We had so many people saying they loved the show but the only problem was the queue.

“In September we are going to have two entrances with tills so we can reduce the waiting time by half.”

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