If cycling’s not for you, or you can’t face the crowds, why not pop along to Middleton Railway this weekend (5 & 6 July 2014) for their annual Model Railway Exhibition?
There will be up to eleven layouts in a variety of scales: O, OO, N and 009, at least. Layouts will include: Sheaf Valley Railway (N, fictional preserved), Hebden Bridge (4mm), Aire Main Yard (a Leeds area colliery in 1947), Pucklechurch (O, 1950s BR), Whelganby (4mm, based on the Derwent Valley Railway), and to celebrate both the anniversary of World War One and the fact that ‘Le Tour’ will be in Leeds this weekend we have ‘1918 – somewhere in France’ (009).
Reminding us that model railways are fun too there will be vintage Tri-ang OO, Lego Duplo and Tomy Thomas – all upstairs in the ‘play room’!
Traders will include Keith’s Model Railways, Realtrack Models/DC Kits, Leeds Transport Historical Society and second hand tables.
This is an event for all the family – not just the modeller. When the non-modellers have exhausted the facilities at Moor Road there is Middleton Woods and Park at the top of the line.
Steam trains will be running as usual this weekend from Moor Road in Hunslet to Park Halt on the edge of Middleton Park. There’s even the opportunity for adults to drive a train.
The “driver for a fiver” experience is the chance to drive a steam locomotive for a short distance, up and down one of the sidings. This will be under instruction from a senior driver, who will make sure that nothing can go wrong.
Entrance to the exhibition and engine house is £4 for adults, £2 children or £10 for a family ticket. Entrance to the exhibition plus unlimited train rides is £7 adult, £3 children, or £18 family.
If you need any further details about the exhibition, you can contact Ian Dobson (the exhibition organiser) on 01274 613687 (evenings only) or e-mail email@example.com. Middleton Railway is located on Moor Road in Hunslet.