'Tremendous' trains raise £4k for Weston Hospicecare at Weston-super-Mare Model Railway Show

PUBLISHED: 21:00 19 January 2017

Mike Brown from Nailsea with his G-scale model based on a full-scale garden model railway in Florida. Picture: Jeremy Long

Mike Brown from Nailsea with his G-scale model based on a full-scale garden model railway in Florida. Picture: Jeremy Long

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The organiser of a Weston model railway show says his most recent event was ‘magnificent’, after it raised more than £4,000 for Weston Hospicecare.

The mayor and mayoress with the winning model by Ray Robertson and the Rutherford Appleton Labratory. Picture: Jeremy LongThe mayor and mayoress with the winning model by Ray Robertson and the Rutherford Appleton Labratory. Picture: Jeremy Long

The show took place at The Campus, in Locking Castle, on Sunday and featured more than 30 different train layouts.

The event also included 12 trade stalls and six demonstrations on how to operate a model train set successfully.

Organiser Keith Price said: “It was a magnificent day – it was just tremendous.

“People kept flocking in and it was packed all day.”

The event was Mr Price’s 11th Weston show and he has raised more than £37,500 for the hospice to date.

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