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Thursday 22 August 2019

RAILWAY TO HEAVEN!

MODEL TRAINS EXHIBITION A GREAT SUCCESS AT ST JOSEPH'S

A'NNE MARIE O CONNOR

MODEL train enthusiasts found their 'railway to heaven' in St. Joseph's Club in Bishopswater last weekend, as some of the finest displays in the country were exhibited.

A total of 18 model railway layouts, and 31 stands, were on display in the club at the third annual Easter Model Rail and Tranport Show.

Despite glorious sunshine, which drove lot of would-be visitors to the beach, there was a good number of visitors to the displays throughout the weekend, according to committee member Donal Fallon.

As well as the Wexford Model Railway Club there were also two clubs from Dubin and one from London participating. ' We also had a lot of individual enthusiasts from all over the country,' said Donal.

With crowds similar to last year, he said that the event was a great success and quite a number of a new limited edition Pierce Foundry Model Railway Wagon, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Wexford lockout of 1911, were sold at the event.

Wexford Model Railway Club currently have planning permission in with Wexford County Council to build their own storage facility and base at St. Joseph's. All of the money raised from the weekend show goes to the St. Joseph's Community Centre Development Fund. MODEL train enthusiasts found their 'railway to heaven' in St. Joseph's Club in Bishopswater last weekend, as some of the finest displays in the country were exhibited.

A total of 18 model railway layouts, and 31 stands, were on display in the club at the third annual Easter Model Rail and Tranport Show.

Despite glorious sunshine, which drove lot of would-be visitors to the beach, there was a good number of visitors to the displays throughout the weekend, according to committee member Donal Fallon.

As well as the Wexford Model Railway Club there were also two clubs from Dubin and one from London participating. ' We also had a lot of individual enthusiasts from all over the country,' said Donal.

With crowds similar to last year, he said that the event was a great success and quite a number of a new limited edition Pierce Foundry Model Railway Wagon, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Wexford lockout of 1911, were sold at the event.

Wexford Model Railway Club currently have planning permission in with Wexford County Council to build their own storage facility and base at St. Joseph's. All of the money raised from the weekend show goes to the St. Joseph's Community Centre Development Fund.

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