• Short Summary

    This year the Second European Festival of Model Railways Exhibition, which as held in Central Hall, Westminster, London, provided a foretaste of September's celebrations of the 150th anniversary of rail travel.

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    This year the Second European Festival of Model Railways Exhibition, which as held in Central Hall, Westminster, London, provided a foretaste of September's celebrations of the 150th anniversary of rail travel.

    The exhibition attracted 31 trade and club exhibitors, and once again the stands were dominated by the foreign manufacturers. For the enthusiast there was wide range of stands showing all types of models and promoting a variety of materials to enable the amateur model-maker achieve as great a degree of realism as possible. The exhibits ranged from bags of lichen that can be used to create model forests, to a model of the Flying Scotsman made out of more than fifteen thousand matchsticks.

    The centrepiece of the exhibition was a scale layout first shown at the Nurnberg Toyfair by the West German manufacturer. Fleischmann. The model had been brought over from Germany for the exhibition, and it displayed the whole range of Fleischmann models in a highly detailed scenic setting.

    Complete with miniature road, and station lighting, the layout was of a Bavarian Alpine design, complete with large rocky mountains and sharp sloping hillsides. Throughout the panorama there were areas landscaped to form mountain villages with small wayside stations, as well as complete townships nestling in the hillsides.

    The largest station had seven platforms, as well as a steam loco shed with coaling facilities. A small diesel fuelling siding was included in the motive power department, and the station building was typical of the style of grandeur that appeared when the railway were enjoying their boom years.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83KYWH9LGQEJK2Z2MOJ7VO2Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA83KYWH9LGQEJK2Z2MOJ7VO2Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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