GALLERY: Erith Model Railway Society holds annual exhibition

PUBLISHED: 10:38 02 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:38 02 February 2016

Longfield model railway exhibition

Longfield model railway exhibition


Over 2,000 people were in attendance

Over 2,000 people turned out as the Erith Model Railway Society held its annual exhibition at the weekend.

One of south east England’s largest shows, it moved to a bigger venue this year at the Longfield Academy, having outgrown previous venues.

The exhibition encompassed over 30 quality layouts and sale of a range of products including transport books, DVD and building kits.

Chairman and exhibition manager Paul Plummer said: “We had an excellent turnout of over 2,100 people coming through the door.

“Everyone seemed to respond really well and we’ve already started making plans for next year.

“I’ve always enjoyed modelling and had an interest in transport and first joined the club about 20 years ago.”

The society - which has been running for over half a century - is mainly comprised of senior members but is continually on the hunt for the latest generation of fans to get involved.

“We had a few youngsters at the weekend, which was great to see, but ideally we’d like to see some more,” Mr Plummer said.

“The great thing about building model railways is that it’s a real family activity that people can do together - three generations can all get involved and produce something beautiful.”

The society meets every Wednesday between 7pm and 10pm at its clubrooms in Belvedere.

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