Get on track for model Easter fun

Gainsborough Model Railway open days EMN-150331-065742001
Gainsborough Model Railway open days EMN-150331-065742001

Gainsborough Model Railway Society will be opening their large model railway over the Easter weekend, for the first time this year and there will be a number of new developments for visitors to see.

The model railway, which has half-a-mile of track, will be open at the clubrooms in Florence Terrace, this Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 6pm and on Monday from 10.30am to 6pm.

Admission £4, concessions £3, family ticket for £10.

“The three-month gap since our last exhibition has been a good opportunity for members to get some work done on the railway,” said society chairman Chris Wragg.

“Track has been laid in a new goods yard alongside Fitzwilliam station, and for the first time in nearly 35 years the railway is fully signalled.

“Some of our older locomotives have returned to traffic following refurbishment and a number of new coal and fish wagons will be running for the first time.

“And as usual we’ll be operating favourites from our collection of more than 180 locos, including Flying Scotsman and Mallard, with trains made up from our stock of some 160 carriages and 250 wagons.

“Less obviously, we’ve also done some repair work to part of our wooden flooring which had suffered from woodworm.”

And with help from the West Lindsey District Council Local Councillor Initiative Fund and the Lincolnshire Freemasons the society has also produced a new guidebook for the railway which will be on sale at the weekend.