PICTURES: Final September railway model show a ‘success’

Peter West and John Langley from Somerset Railway Model club with their 00 guage. Picture: Jeremy Lo

Peter West and John Langley from Somerset Railway Model club with their 00 guage. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

A model railway show in Locking Castle at the weekend was a ‘success’, but it will be the last September running of the event.

Andrew Hunt with a HO 35mm guage model based on Vicinal in Belgium. Picture: Jeremy Long

Andrew Hunt with a HO 35mm guage model based on Vicinal in Belgium. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

The event opened by the mayor on Sunday, at The Campus, in Highlands Lane, raised £3,460 for Weston Hospicecare and The Castle Kids Club.

During the show, organiser Keith Price told attendees this would be the last summer show despite years of success.

The railway show, which had been run twice a year, has raised almost £50,000 for Weston Hospicecare.

Keith said: "The show was a massive success as always.

Paul Davis with his model. Picture: Jeremy Long

Paul Davis with his model. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant


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"However, it was announced during the show that this would be the last September show.

"It has become a lot for me to take on due to my health running two charities.

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"I would like to thank all the sponsors we had and everyone who came to support and help us raise money for charity."

The next model show will be on January 12.

Paul Davis with his model. Picture: Jeremy Long

Paul Davis with his model. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

Mike Brown with a G-scale model of the Grizzly Flats Railroad. Picture: Jeremy Long

Mike Brown with a G-scale model of the Grizzly Flats Railroad. Picture: Jeremy Long - Credit: Archant

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