While passengers making journeys on the national rail network between Christmas and New Year may find their journey disrupted by engineering work, the Gainsborough Model Railway Society will be running a full service on its model of the line between King’s Cross and Leeds.
“Opening our railway on the Saturday and Sunday after Christmas provides a good opportunity for people to get away from the turkey and chocolates,” said society chairman Chris Wragg.
“As members we certainly welcome the opportunity to get out of the house, and openings at this time of year seem very popular with visitors.”
But this will be the last opportunity for people to visit them for several months, as immediately after the open days they will too be taking some parts of their railway apart for repair and improvement work.
“While the railway should still be running every week on club nights, we need to do some work around the building which will make public access difficult,” added Chris.
“However, the open days will see the railway running as normal and visitors will be able to see our extensive railway, which requires ten signalmen to operate at any time, running through the three rooms of the old Victorian school building which form our clubrooms.” Anybody interested in joining the society can speak to a steward at the open day, contact secretary Mick Clapham on 01427 615871 or go along on a club night, any Monday or Thursday evening from 7.30pm”
The open days are on Saturday December 27 and Sunday December 28 at the club rooms in Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, near the Tesco superstore, from 1.30pm to 6pm.
Admission is £4 for adults and £3 for children and senior citizens, with a family ticket £10.