All aboard for model railway show

Now in its 5th year, members of the Yorkshire Wolds Railway are currently finalising arrangements for their annual model railway show.

 

Returning to Driffields largest events space, the Rix Pavilion at Driffield Showground, the model railway show has become so popular that it will now be held over 2 days on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March from 10am until 4pm.

Putting on such a large event has been a challenge, but one that the volunteer team of the YWR thoroughly enjoy. Event organiser, Katy Bowser said “We are really looking forward to welcoming people back to the Rix Pavilion for the first event of the YWR’s 2022 season. We have worked really hard to bring 16+ layouts together under one roof ranging from Z to O gauge and from 1.5ft long to over 20ft long! Scarborough Trams and Settrington are just a few examples of the layouts that are based on locations near to us. When we planned the first show 5 years ago, we had no idea it would turn into such a popular event. Being able to extend the duration of the show to two days really gives people plenty of opportunity to visit and see the wonderful models on display.”

The YWR will not only be host to model railways, but visitors will also be able to see trade stands from other heritage railways, take a chance on the tombola and enjoy the refreshments on offer.

Admission to the show is £5 for adults per day or £8 for both days, and £3 for children under 16 or £5 for both days.

The first public running day for the YWR of 2022 will be Sunday 17 April when visitors will once again be able to experience a ride along the 1000ft of track in the cab of locomotive “Sir Tatton Sykes”.

The YWR is always keen to involve new people, and anyone interested in becoming a member or volunteering, making a donation or just finding out more can visit the Yorkshire Wolds Railway website or call 01377 338053 for more information. Additionally, there are usually volunteers on site on most Wednesdays and Saturdays who are happy to show what is being done, subject of course to safety requirements.

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