Over 5000 visitors are expected to attend the National Festival of Railway Modelling at the East of England Arena this weekend.
The popular event is returning to the venue for the 11th consecutive year on Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8.
The show, billed as ‘the ultimate day out for model railway enthusiasts’ is organised by Warner’s Shows and is supported by Market Deeping Model Railway Club and Nene Valley Railway.
It’s being held in the main arena building and will feature over 30 full model railway layouts in a variety of gauges – showcasing the most extensive, detailed and complex model railway creations from around the world.
There will be over 100 trade stands, offering thousands of model railway products, areas and stands for clubs and societies, and demonstrations of all kinds of model railway technology and techniques.
Children going to the festival with pre-booked tickets will receive a simple to assemble, pre-printed and laser-cut weighbridge kit, for use in their own layouts.
The event, which regularly attracts 5000 or more visitors over the two days, will take advantage of a shuttlebus partnership with the venue. If you’re arriving by train there will be free transport to and from the venue every 30 minutes, with free parking for those arriving by car.
Jason Lunn, venue director, welcomed the National Festival of Railway Modelling to the venue, “There’s nothing miniature about this show, which fills the arena every year with an incredible variety of model railway layouts and trade stands, not to mention the many societies and clubs that come to meet here and see what’s new in the world of model railways.
“Warners Shows always puts together an incredibly professional and smoothly run event, and it’s a pleasure to welcome the festival back to Peterborough.”
For tickets visit: www.eastofenglandarena.com