Martin Reynolds and Barrie Church with their Witham model railway.

Peterborough model railway club hosts first exhibition since vandalised 2019 show

Market Deeping Model Railway Club held its first show in three years at Stamford Welland Academy this weekend

By Adam Barker
Monday, 16th May 2022, 3:36 pm
Updated Friday, 27th May 2022, 4:37 pm

A Peterborough model railway club hosted its first exhibition in three years – after its last show, in 2019, was vandalised, and previous two were cancelled during the pandemic.

The Market Deeping Model Railway Club’s two-day exhibition was held at Stamford Welland Academy, Green Lane, this weekend (May 14 and 15) – and displayed some of the best model railways from across the country.

In 2019, the model railway show was vandalised by youths the night before the event – and over £100,000 was crowdfunded to help rebuild the models. Singer Sir Rod Stewart donated £10,000 and BBC presenter Jeremy Vine also made a contribution.

The exhibition was the Market Deeping Model Railway Club’s biggest yet – open across four halls, instead of two, with 24 layouts and 12 traders, who supplied visitors with everything they needed to improve their own layouts.

Here is a collection of pictures of the event.

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