Crowds enjoy mini train fun and model railway exhibition in Halifax

Norman Dixon, Kiyran Burke and Frank Dunn with the replica of  Halifax Station at the Halifax Model Railway Club's annual exhibition at North Bridge Leisure Centre
Norman Dixon, Kiyran Burke and Frank Dunn with the replica of Halifax Station at the Halifax Model Railway Club's annual exhibition at North Bridge Leisure Centre

A miniature replica of Halifax Railway Station is among the exhibits drawing crowds to Halifax Model Railway Club’s annual exhibition.

The show, now in its 40th year, has been bringing model railway fans from across the area to North Bridge Leisure Centre in Halifax, yesterday and today.

There have been layouts on display from around the country, including Chesterfield, Manchester and Lincolnshire.

There have also been plenty of trade stands and a Thomas the Tank Engine layout for young operators to have a go.

Chairman of Halifax Model Railway Club Paul Denton thanked all the club’s members, families and friends for their help organising, publicising and staffing the exhibition.

He added special thanks to exhbition manager Geoff Bridge who travels the length and breadth of the country most weekends searching for top quality layouts to bring to the exhibition.

The club meets on Monday and Wednesday nights from 7pm to 10pm at its club room in Deal Street, near Halifax Railway Station.

Its annual open day takes place this year on Sunday, October 21 from 10am to 4pm.

The club is always looking for new members and say anyone interested in joining should come to one of the Monday or Wednesday night meetings or the open day.

For more information about the club visit www. halifaxmrc.co.uk.