Model day for train spotters

Top attractions: train fans enjoyed 19 railway layouts at Halifax Model Railway Club's show. Below: Making tracks: Gary Varley looks at one of the displays with Lennie, three, and Jenson, six

Top attractions: train fans enjoyed 19 railway layouts at Halifax Model Railway Club's show. Below: Making tracks: Gary Varley looks at one of the displays with Lennie, three, and Jenson, six

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TRAIN enthusiasts gathered in Halifax for an annual model railway exhibition.

Halifax Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition attracted displays – and visitors – from across the country.

Halifax Model Railway Club exhibition at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax'Pictured are Gary Varley with Lennie, three and Jenson, six

Halifax Model Railway Club exhibition at North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax'Pictured are Gary Varley with Lennie, three and Jenson, six

From Cornwall, Bodmin Model Railway Club displayed their new layout Old Elms Road, based on the Southern Region of British Railways in the last days of steam.

There was also the Kirkby Stephen layout, based on the Midland Railway’s Settle and Carlisle line.

Another model was the result of three years’ hard work by Alan Gee, a member of the Halifax club, who made Schull – the western terminus of the Schull and Skibbereen Railway at County Cork in Ireland.

In total, there were 19 working model railways on display for visitors to enjoy.

Exhibition manager Geoff Bridge said: “This is considered one of the best shows in the north-east of England. “