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Market Deeping club backed by rock star Rod Stewart launching comeback exhibition




A model railway club which was backed by rock star Sir Rod Stewart after suffering from vandalism has announced the date for its comeback exhibition.

Market Deeping Model Railway Club suffered vandalism in 2019 after its exhibition hall was broken into by teenagers.

‘Do You Think I’m Sexy star’ Sir Rod was given honorary membership of the club after giving £10,000 towards rebuilding costs in May.

The model of the TC Harrison garage off Wharf Road, Stamford
The model of the TC Harrison garage off Wharf Road, Stamford

But in the two years that followed, Covid-19 has prevented the event from being staged.

However, it’s now full steam ahead for the club, which will hold the exhibition on May 14 and 15 next year.

The main sponsor will be Ford dealer TC Harrison and to celebrate the event’s comeback, railway club chairman Peter Davies presented the Stamford branch manager Mark Henson, with a scale model of their showroom.

Mark Henson, Stamford branch manager of TC Harrison, receives the model from Peter Davies, chairman of Market Deeping Model Railway Club
Mark Henson, Stamford branch manager of TC Harrison, receives the model from Peter Davies, chairman of Market Deeping Model Railway Club

Built by David Hildred, one of the club’s most skilled model makers, the model shows in fine detail the exterior and interior detail of the showroom.

The main exhibition at Stamford Welland Academy in May will be the biggest yet, featuring at least 20 layouts and traders selling tools, models, accessories, electronics and scenic materials.

Details will be posted on the club website www.mdmrc.org as well as information on joining the club.

Rod Stewart and Peter Davies
Rod Stewart and Peter Davies


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