Full steam ahead for King’s Lynn club at open day

Kings Lynn Model Railway Club Open Day
David Daw
Kings Lynn Model Railway Club Open Day David Daw

Members of King’s Lynn Model Railway Club welcomed about 200 people to an open day last weekend to learn more about what they do.

The visitors to Pott Row Village Hall saw a variety of model layouts on Saturday, some of which belonged to the club and some which were the members’ own.

Kings Lynn Model Railway Club Open Day
David Histon

Kings Lynn Model Railway Club Open Day David Histon

Club chairman Simon Lemmon said: “It went very well. We had people of all ages. The idea was to let people know that the club is there and to try and get some new members.

“We held an open day last year which was very successful so we thought we would do it again. There must have been 15 members running the layouts on the day, and they were explaining different things to people which was very well received.”

The club currently has 25 members, and they meet every Friday night at the village hall.

Mr Lemmon said the club has 24/7 access to the premises, so groups of people do go up there on weekdays to do their own thing.

Kings Lynn Model Railway Club Open Day
Simon Lemmon

Kings Lynn Model Railway Club Open Day Simon Lemmon

If anyone is interested in joining, they are invited to come along to one of the meetings on a Friday which start at 7pm.

The club is now looking forward to June when it will hold its inaugural Model Railway Show where there will be in excess of 20 layouts on exhibition.

The show on Saturday, June 24 will be held at Gaywood Community Centre, where the layouts of various scales and gauges will be on display, and trade stands and refreshments will also be available.

Entrance is £5 for adults, £2 for children aged 5 to 15, and free for under 5s.