Over 2,600 people flocked to the annual Milton Keynes Model Railway Society (MKMRS) exhibition on Saturday 13 February at Stantonbury Leisure Centre. Organisers were especially pleased to welcome a large number of families with children to the show as well as railway modellers from across the UK. One family even returned from Belfast, Northern Ireland, for a second year running!
Our Chairman, Chris Hughes, took plenty of footage of the exhibition which is now available on his YouTube channel. Click below to watch the first of four films. To see further footage, visit Chris’ YouTube channel
A vintage Routemaster bus from London, running between Milton Keynes Central train station and the exhibition proved to be especially popular, with Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Keith McLean choosing to travel on the service.
MKMRS are very grateful to all visitors who supported the show and to all exhibitors and traders. Special thanks are due to Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership, London Midland trains, route2hire.com, MK Community Transport and everyone at Stantonbury Arts and Leisure who all assisted greatly to make the show a success.
Please tell MKMRS your views about the show by completing the website form at www.mkmrs.org.uk/feedback
MKMRS Exhibition Manager, Terry Silver said:
‘We were delighted to see so much interest from families and children this year, especially as we worked hard to present some top quality exhibits. We are aware of issues with crowding at certain times of the day and would like to apologise to anyone who was affected by this. I can assure visitors that we already have some great ideas about how to make next year’s show even better.’
The society look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s show on Saturday 11 February, 2017. See the MKMRS website for further details as they are announced.