Model railway exhibition on track to attract up to 1,000 people to Jarrow

An annual exhibition is on track to be another model event in South Tyneside.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 5:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:41 am
The event regularly attracts crowds of between 800 and 1,000.

Close to 1,000 model railway enthusiasts are set to descend on Jarrow this weekend to take in some top-grade modelling skills.

Perth Green Railway Club’s yearly exhibition is being held on Saturday and Sunday.

One of the exhibits at a previous event

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The event, which is expected to be attended by people across the north, is into its 29th year.

It will take place at Perth Green Community Association, on Inverness Road, Jarrow.

The club has over 60 members, and holds an exhibition every year to showcase layouts for people to admire.

A balanced trade support will also be in attendance.

An exhibit at an earlier event

John Forster, from Perth Green Model Railway Club, said: “The event usually attracts over 800 visitors to the Community Centre to see the exhibition.

“All of the exhibits on show are new to our exhibition and cover a range of scales and sizes.

“Models of local interest are of Chollerford in Northumberland, Teesside Steel and Marine Park Yard, based in South Shields, while further afield we have Blackpool trams and Welsh narrow gauge trains.”

The event will run on Saturday between 10am and 5pm, and continue on Sunday between 10am and 4pm.

A model from a previous exhibition.

It is organised and run by members of the club, with more details on the exhibition available at www.perthgreenmrc.org

Admission prices are £5 for adults, £3 for children and £12 for families of two adults and two children.

One of the exhibits at a previous event
An exhibit at an earlier event
A model from a previous exhibition.