To celebrate the temporary exhibition Model Mania, throughout 2019 model clubs and groups from the Bradford District will take over Bradford Industrial Museum to showcase and demonstrate their models. A fantastic day out of model enthusiasts and novices alike.
This weekend Shipley Model Railway Society will be on-site presenting and demonstrating their impressive model railway layout, Leicester South. Come see the layout in action and meet Society members.
In addition to the demo weekend, the static layout will be on display in the exhibition Model Mania from Tuesday 15th - Friday 18th October before it is demonstrated at the weekend.
Shipley Model Railway Society
Shipley Model Railway Society is a well-established club with forty plus members. It has a reputation as a friendly club which produces high quality layouts. The society stages an annual exhibition which attracts visitors from a wide area with occasional visitors from overseas. Home to the club is the top floor of Baildon Recreation Centre, Green Lane, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD17 5JH
The club meets every Tuesday evening (except Bank Holidays) between 7 and 10.30pm. Anyone considering joining, regardless of their current modelling abilities, is very welcome to come and have a chat and a look around without any obligation. The club website is www.shipleymrs.org.uk
Leicester South (GC)
Leicester South is a multi-award winning layout built to a scale of 4mm to one foot and to OO gauge. It is modelled on an actual location a few hundred yards south of Leicester Central station, on the former Great Central Railway, aa it was in British Railway’s days between 1948 and 1963. This period spans ownership of the line by both the Eastern and London Midland regions which, with various inter-regional trains, saw coaching stock from all four BR regions, plus a good mix of goods and parcels stock. Locomotives were also varied with former LNER, LMS, GWR and BR standard types. An unusual feature are the working wagon-turntables at both ends of the goods shed.