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    A wide variety of trains, faithfully capturing styles from many countries, were placed on display at the National Model Railway Exhibition in London which opened its doors to the public on Tuesday (13 April).

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    A wide variety of trains, faithfully capturing styles from many countries, were placed on display at the National Model Railway Exhibition in London which opened its doors to the public on Tuesday (13 April).

    On show at the exhibit are over forty different stands, incorporating both static displays and running models operating over special layouts.

    This film has dubbed sound throughout.

    SYNOPSIS: Once again, London's Central Hall was the scene of the National Model Railway Exhibition. The 46th shows opened this year on Tuesday and large crowds were about to gaze at the wide variety of trains on show. One example of the railway modeller's art is this - the Hohenburg layout. Modelled along typically German lines, the 8-foot-by 6-foot system portrays a medium-sized German station and has a number of trains of various kinds running along its tracks.

    Many children were among the onlookers -- although modellers say with conviction that the hobby appeals to people of all ages. Another layout display is this one -- the Woodside Union Terminal. Made by a British modellers' group, it's designed to represent a rail terminal somewhere in the American mid-west. Both steam and diesel engines run along its tracks.

    All of the layouts on show at the exhibition are the products either of individual enthusiasts or modelling groups.

    This working model of a coal-fired British Midland Railway 999 Class steam engine was the produce of 13 years of work by a rail enthusiast. It has a boiler pressure of 100 pounds per square inch.

    A British modelling group produced this fine-scale "OO" gauge layout, featuring pre-1914 engines and rolling stock. It has a station on a single-line branch. The exhibition is presented by affiliated model groups throughout Britain and abroad.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ET2SLAMTAR01IPY7PJYQEK9Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ET2SLAMTAR01IPY7PJYQEK9Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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