Barrow Hill Live, a popular model railway show with a difference is returning for a fifth year, with the same mix of full size steam and diesel locomotives and their model counterparts.
This year’s event is taking pace at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, near Staveley on Saturday, September 27, and Sunday, September 28 - and we are giving away a family ticket.
Guest steam locomotives at this year’s event will include one of the Roundhouse’s regular visitors: the ever-popular A1 60163 Tornado.
Two locomotives will make their first visit to the Roundhouse - the Bahamas Locomotive Society’s No. 1704 Nunlow and LNWR Coal Tank No. 1050
(owned by the National Trust and in the care of the Bahamas Locomotive Society). The ever popular resident Peckett No. 2000 and Vulcan will also be in steam.
Static exhibits will include Midland Compound No. 1000, an important recent arrival on long-term loan to the Roundhouse from the National Railway Museum as well as other well-known Roundhouse regulars: A2 60532 Blue Peter, GCR ‘Director’ Butler Henderson, the J17 and another recent arrival, GWR Large Prairie No. 5164.
The Roundhouse’s large collection of diesel and electric locomotives will also be on display.
The 2014 event will see even more layouts on display than last year. These include: Clee Valley Railway – 09 An unusual scale gauge combination being 7mm/ft scale running on 9mm track representing a miniature 15 inch gauge railway. The layout portrays a typical 15 inch gauge tourist attraction of which there are 38 in the UK.
Duke Street – OO Duke Street is probably the largest Hornby Dublo two-rail lay-out on the exhibition circuit. It shows a full selection of Hornby Dublo 2 rail steam and diesel locomotives with possibly a few Wrenn locomotives. There is a complete range of goods wagons and carriages of the super detailed series and also all the later plastic buildings from the Hornby range plus other period accessories from other companies such as Merit and Crescent. Also on the lay-out are some Dublo Dinky vehicles, which were specially designed to go with the railway system. These all date from 1958 until 1964, when Meccano/Hornby went into liquidation and was taken over by Triang.
The event is open from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and 10am to 4.30pm on the Sunday. However, those holding addvance tickets will be able to enter the show at 9.30am on both days.
Tickets are available from www.model-railways-live.co.uk or by calling 01778 391123 (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).
To win the family ticket (worth £33), enabling free admission for two adults and three children, simply complete the name of the model railway show: Barrow .... Live
Email the answer with your name, address and telephone number, marking Barrow in the subject line, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for entries is midday on Thursday, September 25, 2014.