Railways last open days of 2015

Gainsborough Model Railway EMN-151224-080525001
Gainsborough Model Railway EMN-151224-080525001

People looking for something to do after Christmas could consider visiting the Gainsborough Model Railway Society, which is holding is last open days of 2015 this coming Sunday and Monday.

“Many people have quite a long break from work or school at this time of year, but there aren’t a great deal of things happening,” said society chairman Chris Wragg.

“A visit to our model railway provides people with a good opportunity to get away from the turkey and chocolates, without needing to be too energetic.”

The model railway represents the line between London Kings Cross and Leeds in the days of steam and the early days of diesels.

It is much bigger than the standard train set, both in terms of the trains being bigger and the railway, which members have built over almost 70 years, taking up the whole of an old school.

Ten people are needed to run the railway set up.

There are almost 200 locomotives, including such famous machines at Flying Scotsman and Mallard.

The open days are on Sunday December 27 and Monday December 28, from 1.30pm to 6pm, at the clubrooms in Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, near the Tesco superstore.

Admission is £4 for adults and £3 for children and senior citizens, with a family ticket is £10.