Full sized steam and diesel locomotives will be on display alongside their model-sized counterparts at a great event for all the family.
Model Rail Live at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, near Staveley, on Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23, will include the world-famous steam locomotive Oliver Cromwell reunited with Barrow Hill resident Black Five No 45110 for the first time in 44 years.
The two locomotives haulted 1T57 The Fifteen Guinea Special, the last mainline passenger train to be hauled by steam locomotive power in 1968 before the introduction of a steam ban.
Copnfirmed to attend as a guest locomotive will be the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway ‘A’ Class’ 0-60 No. 1300, in steam and working free train rides alongside Oliver Cromwell, and the National Railway Museum’s unique Class 71 electric locomotive E5001, which will be on static display for the first time at Barrow Hill.
Other highlights include 17 model layouts in a variety of scales and gauges, including the exhibition debut of The Railway Children; quality exhibitors, including show sponsor Hornby; modelling demonstrations and free steam train and brake van rides.
Modern traction fans will be able to enjoy four pair of Class 20s in four different liveries - BR blue, Railfreight, HNRC orange and, being unveiled for the very first time, GB Railfreight.
Model Rail Live is open from 10am to 5pm. Tickets £10 (adult), £5 (child) and £25 (family, two adults, two children).
To win a family ticket for two adults and two children - valid on either Saturday 22 or Sunday 23 September, simply answer the following question:
Which famous steam locomotive is visiting Barrow Hill at Model Rail Live?
a) Flying Scotsman
b) Oliver Cromwell
Email your answer a), b) or c) to alexa@alexastott/com. Entries close at 12 noon on Friday, September 21 and the winner will be notified by email. The tickets can be picked up from the ticket office at Barrow Hill Roundhouse on presentation of the email confirming the winner’s details.