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Vintage railway show on track

The Guide Hall in Kirriemuir was the venue for a Vintage Model Railway Exhibition organised by local man Dale Smith, Dale is seen, left, with colleague David Woods with a  1930s model railway.

The Guide Hall in Kirriemuir was the venue for a Vintage Model Railway Exhibition organised by local man Dale Smith, Dale is seen, left, with colleague David Woods with a 1930s model railway.

Vintage toy railway enthusiasts travelled from far and wide on Saturday to attend the third Kirriemuir Vintage Railway Show in the Guide Halls.

Exhibitors demonstrated many aspects of toy and model trains produced in Britain, Europe and further afield over the past century.

Always popular with the public, the live steam layout by Alan Furneaux and Henry Johnstone showcased examples of locomotives and rolling stock by Bowman and Bassett-Lowke.

Graeme Pascall from Glasgow ran an exclusively pre-war Hornby Series 0-gauge layout, with all of the colour and action associated with one of the longest lasting ranges in the history of British toys.

Vic Michel displayed an example of every Hornby Dublo, pre-war clockwork set whilst John Emery Barker from Fife also displayed Hornby Dublo.

Event organiser Dale Smith, ably assisted by David Woods from Dunblane, showed a pre-1923, pre-grouping layout in 0-gauge which spanned a full century of coarse scale production.

The railway companies represented were the Metropolitan, LNWR and the Caley or Caledonian Railway.

Manufacturers included the Hornby Series, Bassett-Lowke, Bing, Carrette, Highfield, LMC, ACE Trains and Barritt.

 

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