Who can resist the lure of a model train display, with scaled-down locos and tiny trees and houses?
Here we feature a selection of photos, taken in the 1960s and ’70s, showing members of the South Shields Miniature Railway Society with some wonderfully detailed displays.
It is a hobby which still delights young and old alike today.
How many of the people pictured do you recognise? What are your memories of the society? Is it still going to this day?
Yesterday we featured Rippons toy shop. Do you remember whether they sold train sets?
As a youngster, I remember a debate among us boys as to what which was best – a train set or a Scalextric?
What would you have chosen if you had been lucky enough to have visited a shop such as Rippons?