First railway event for Sleaford model club

Members of Sleaford Model Railway Club with their latest lay-out. EMN-161006-172804001
Members of Sleaford Model Railway Club with their latest lay-out. EMN-161006-172804001

Sleaford and District Model Railway Club will mount its first exhibition later this month.

The event will be held in Osbournby Village Hall on Saturday, June 25, from 10am to 4pm.

The club’s members will display their own club layout, based on the village of Compton, near Southampton, complete with landscaping, buildings, people, vehicles, bridges and even a crashed light aircraft.

Five visiting club layouts will also be on show, including Spilsby depicted in Great Northern Railway days.

The club has been running for three years and was started by chairman Norman Phillips, from Sleaford, who had been a member of a model club down in Royston, Hertfordshire, for 28 years.

The club has grown to 15 members, aging from 20 to over 80.

For details, call Norman on 07772 001005.

The venue is wheelchair friendly and refreshments will be available. Admission costs £4 for adults, £3 for children but under fives are free. A family ticket (2+2) is also available.