All aboard for model railway exhibit in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 14:18 01 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:31 01 December 2017

The event is organised by the Stevenage & District Model Railway Club and the De Havilland Model Railway Club. Picture: Supplied by Stevenage & District Model Railway Club

The event is organised by the Stevenage & District Model Railway Club and the De Havilland Model Railway Club. Picture: Supplied by Stevenage & District Model Railway Club

Supplied by Stevenage & District Model Railway Club

Get your conductor's hat on in Welwyn Garden City this weekend, when an array of model railways will be on display.

Model rail enthusiasts can see a range of displays at the Howard Centre this weekend. Picture: Supplied by Stevenage & District Model Railway ClubModel rail enthusiasts can see a range of displays at the Howard Centre this weekend. Picture: Supplied by Stevenage & District Model Railway Club

The Howard Centre will play host to a display organised by the Stevenage & District Model Railway Club (S&DMRC) and De Havilland Model Railway Society.

Between 11am-4pm on Sunday, December 3, visitors can get a break from the stress of Christmas shopping to play with and learn about several model train layouts, featuring a “shunting” puzzle for both adults and children, a 1960s-style layout with steam engines, a raffle, sales tables and an information stand.

The event is free, but donations can be made to Isabel Hospice.

John Polley, chairman of the S&DMRC told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that last year’s event raised over £100 for the hospice.

He said: “It worked a treat last year.

“So immediately after last year’s event, we put a date into the diary for this year!”

The train enthusiasts and their lovingly-constructed displays can be found on the ground floor by the main entrance to the shopping centre, between the escalators.

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