The Stephenson Locomotive Society and the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers present their 2018 Exhibition of Coal Carrying Model Railways this very weekend...at the Mining Institute Newcastle.
The Institute is located at Neville Hall on Westgate Road and is right next to the Royal Station Hotel.
Exhibition times are
Saturday 16th June 10am to 5pm
Sunday 17th June 10am to 4pm
Keiper Colliery (00) by John Cook
St. George's Dock (0) by Alan Gray
Croft Depot (P4) by Duncan Wilcock
Wansbeck Road (2mm FS) by Mick Simpson
Burnard's Drift at Rainton Colliery (00) by the late Jack Burnard (presented by Neil Glencross abd Melvin Heslop)
Brown's Coal Yard (N) by Joe Brown
Marine Park Yard (00) by Ian Blenkinsop and presented by its current owner Les Paul
Blyth (N) by Ed Orwin
Also present will be
Colin Laidler with 16mm Narrow Gauge live steam
David Fraser with an exhibition of NER Coal Staithes
David Dunn with the Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust
Free (donations welcome)
Please note the Neville Hall has no wheelchair access...however the Institute will be redeveloping over the next couple of years making the building fit for the 21st century with full wheelchair access.
The Institute is one of Newcastle's hidden gems and well worth the entrance fee (!) just to look round (so says my mum).
More info here...