Trains and boats and planes at model show

Spalding Model Boat Club's stand with Peter and Kevin Wright. SG230416-109TW
Spalding Model Boat Club's stand with Peter and Kevin Wright. SG230416-109TW
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Life in miniature – or boys’ toys – drew the crowds to Springfields Events Centre for the Spalding Model Engineering and Hobby Show.

Trains and boats and planes were there in all shapes and sizes thanks to skilled model enthusiasts who joined forces to put on a fantastic display for their visitors.

Andy Hobbins with his Burrell Devonshire. SG230416-113TW

Andy Hobbins with his Burrell Devonshire. SG230416-113TW

Other forms of transport included the rock climbing remote controlled cars that were seen clambering over rough terrain and a display of moving 1/16th scale armoured vehicles in a village layout.

Steam fans had a treat with small-scale traction engines taking to the arena and among the people in the driving seat was Andy Hobbins with his gleaming Burrell Devonshire.

The organisers aimed to promote traditional engineering skills alongside current technological innovations.

There was a wide range of static exhibits with magnificent completed models as well as working demonstrations in metal working and models in progress.

Dave Brooks and Phil Shaw with a model in progress. SG230416-107TW

Dave Brooks and Phil Shaw with a model in progress. SG230416-107TW

The show, held on the weekend of April 23/24, also featured remote controlled trucks along with heavy plant and a flying zone.

Tim Webster with his MiG 15. SG230416-102TW

Tim Webster with his MiG 15. SG230416-102TW