Miniature Flying Scotsman is a star at Surfleet

Railway and model engineering show organiser Tim Webster admires a model of the renowned Flying Scotsman. Photo (TIM WILSON):SG130316-104TW
Railway and model engineering show organiser Tim Webster admires a model of the renowned Flying Scotsman. Photo (TIM WILSON):SG130316-104TW
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The Flying Scotsman in miniature was one of the highlights for fans who attended Railway and Model Engineering show at Surfleet Village Hall.

The show drew 500 visitors to look around the range of modern railway layouts, remote tanks, model aircraft, boats and much more.

Spalding Model Railway Club juniors with their layout. Pictured (from left) are, back  Will Van Der Weyden, Tom Paul; front  Harley Fox and Tom Fletcher. SG130316-105TW

Spalding Model Railway Club juniors with their layout. Pictured (from left) are, back  Will Van Der Weyden, Tom Paul; front  Harley Fox and Tom Fletcher. SG130316-105TW

Around £300 was raised to be shared between St Laurence Church, Surfleet, and the good causes who helped put on the show.

Organiser Tim Webster described the event as a big success and said he had lots of great comments from visitors.

Among those exhibiting were Spalding Model Railway club juniors, Fenland and Spalding Model Club and Spalding Model Boat Club.

This was Tim’s fourth show but the first in Surfleet.

Tom Adlington with the Emsworth layout. Picture: SG130316-108TW

Tom Adlington with the Emsworth layout. Picture: SG130316-108TW

Tim has seen the real Flying Scotsman locomotive and says the model is “very accurate and impressive”.

The model was added to the show because it was something Tim and his family thought the public would love to see after hundreds of onlookers went to see the real thing when it passed close to the district.

The replica steam engine is owned by a Spalding man – he received it after his late brother built the model in South Africa.

Tim is hoping to hold another similar event at Surfleet.

James Baker takes a close look at a layout.  SG130316-109TW

James Baker takes a close look at a layout. SG130316-109TW

Darren Bowers with a First World War aircraft. SG130316-110TW

Darren Bowers with a First World War aircraft. SG130316-110TW

Fenland and Spalding Model club member John Brian Thornthwaite. SG130316-111TW

Fenland and Spalding Model club member John Brian Thornthwaite. SG130316-111TW