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FestiRail Model Railway Exhibition

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Event Name: FestiRail Model Railway Exhibition


Classification: Exhibition

Address: Community Centre(adjacent to Springs swimming pool), Wades Park, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 9AX


Day 1: 7th of July 2018


Opening times Day 1: 11.00am - 4.00pm


Prices: FREE


Disability access: Yes

Car parking: No

Website: http://www.rdmrc.org.uk


Organising body: Risborough & District Model Railway Club

The whole of the Community Centre is taken over for one day as part of the Princes Risborough Town Festival Week. Allowing the Club to display various model making demonstrations, along with a number of layouts to include, Okehampton (O), Aylesbury Town (P4), Loughborough Road (OO), Ottilies (OO) and the Shunting Puzzle (O), plus please note we are proud to present the last ever full public showing of Geoff Williams’s iconic 1:76 scale Aylesbury LNWR layout. This fifty-five year old model of the former Aylesbury High Street station (once situated where Vale Park is today) represents faithfully the whole station complex - including engine shed, goods yard and adjoining gas works - as it would have looked in the year 1911. Built to a very high standard of realism the model achieves a convincing sense of scenic depth through the decreasing perspective of the background building, and provides a possibly the last opportunity to view a pre First World War scene of Aylesbury. Being originally built into Geoff’s loft the layout has since been adapted for public viewing, for its appearance at FestiRail, which it is anticipated will attract considerable interest both from local residents and from the wider exhibition-going public - particularly as this opportunity is un-likely to be repeated by the Club. Only disabled car parking places are available at the Community Centre, therefore all other visitors are required to park in the Mount Carpark in Stratton Road (Follow brown Leisure Centre signs to just past St. Mary's Church). Please note that this is pay and display. Half hourly bus service from Aylesbury or High Wycombe. 15 minute walk from Chiltern Railway station with regular trains from Birmingham, Banbury, Aylesbury or London Marylebone, 25 minutes drive from M40 Junction 6 via B4009. Light refreshments will be available.

 

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Photograph by Andy York, courtesy of BRM.

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