March And District Model Railway Club’s 11th annual exhibition hailed ‘most successful yet’

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant

March And District Model Railway Club held its 11th annual and “most successful exhibition yet” on Saturday.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant

The club displayed 14 layouts and there were seven traders who enjoyed “brisk business” during the day, said club secretary Mike Wyldbore.

“It went very, very well indeed. I really do think we’ve had more people this year than we have for a long while.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant

“Our members are from all across Fenland but we have visitors come from all over - some as far as Cambridge, Lincoln and Letchworth.

“We put on these exhibitions to show off our work and the layouts that are available, and to help make a bit of money towards the running of our club.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant


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“The layout operators also commented on the appreciation they have had from visitors.

“I’d like to say a big thank-you to all those who assisted with putting it together.”

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant

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Carlton Le Willows, one of the exhibitors, said: “Well that was an adventure and a big eye opening experience doing a model exhibition.

“Thanks to March model club for the invitation.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant

“We all managed get through the day with only four hours sleep.

“All in all a lot of lessons learned for next time, but the layout went down well with everyone.”

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant

One person who attended the exhibition said: “There were some great layouts and traders.

“One of the best exhibitions that the club has held.”

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter.

March Model Railway Club open day, PHOTO: Ian Carter. - Credit: Archant

The club’s next exhibition, where they will team up with the local scout group, is to be held in Whittlesey on July 8.

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