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Cumbria’s largest model railway exhibition returns to Workington

Workington Model Railway Exhibition Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria’s largest model railway exhibition has come back to Workington.

This weekend Lilyhall played host to hundreds of model trains as well as cranes, cable cars, trolley buses and monorails.

The exhibition allowed visitors to get up-close and personal with layouts as well as picking up rare models and tools.

Now in its sixth year at the venue organisers predicted over 1,000 rail enthusiasts through the doors.

The collection draws in train enthusiasts, organisations, and hobby groups from across the county looking to share their passion.

Workington Model Railway Exhibition Credit: ITV Border

Philip Tuer, Cumbrian Railways Association Chairman said:

“We do still have people coming into the hobby at all ages, we at the exhibition do cater for them so we have a Thomas theTank exhibition so the youngest children can come and operate it. Even some of the parents have never operated a layout before so they have a chance to operate Thomas as well.”

– Philip Tuer, Cumbrian Railways Association Chairman
Workington Model Railway Exhibition Credit: ITV Border

The show isn’t just for collectors, organisers welcomed everyone on board, from experts to those just starting out, and say next year is on track to be even bigger.

"We’ve got computer simulation so for the teenagers that are into computers, they can sit there and drive a train throughCarlisle and they can do it all on the computer."

– Philip Tuer, Cumbrian Railways Association Chairman
Workington Model Railway Exhibition Credit: ITV Border