Planes, trains and childhood days at model engineering and hobby show

Harvey Harrison of Holbeach admires a huge engine exhibited by Station Road Steam in Metheringham.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Harvey Harrison of Holbeach admires a huge engine exhibited by Station Road Steam in Metheringham. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Hundreds of visitors were invited to rediscover their childhoods at the second annual Spalding Model Engineering and Hobby Show over the weekend.

Enthusiasts from Durham, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, the West Midlands and Yorkshire joined in the model mania across Lincolnshire at Springfields Events and Conference Centre, Spalding.

Oliver and Josh Hibbins of Holbeach next to a Gauge One Club scratch-built engine.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Oliver and Josh Hibbins of Holbeach next to a Gauge One Club scratch-built engine. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Exhibitions of railway, maritime and aviation history stood side by side with the newest technology developed by digital workshops, racing teams and the University of Lincoln Technical College.

Exhibition manager Dave Webster said: “We had a good attendance and we were happy with the amount of people who came.

“A good 75 per cent of visitors were young modellers and fliers, as well as technology people with robotics and 3D (three-dimensional) printing displays.

“It was a very professional show for which everyone to the last person who we spoke to gave us 100 per cent credit.”

We had a good attendance and we were happy with the amount of people who came.

Dave Webster, exhibition manager for the Spalding Model Engineering and Hobby Show
Bryan Johnson of Spalding Model Boat Club with his model of a vessel from Cromer Lifeboat Station.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Bryan Johnson of Spalding Model Boat Club with his model of a vessel from Cromer Lifeboat Station. Photo by Tim Wilson.