A model example of a miniature railway exhibition

Model railway enthusiasts from around the North East are gathering at one of the biggest annual exhibitions in the region. Railex NE, run by the Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society, is now in its 49th year.

There are around 40 different displays Credit: Chris Stafford

The exhibition, at John Spence Community High School, in North Shields, has around 40 different train layouts and runs on Saturday and Sunday.

The small models attract a big crowd Credit: Chris Stafford