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.