Model railway enthusiasts shared their expertise as well as their creations with visitors.

The steam rally and model exhibition was held at Woodgreen village hall over the weekend.

The two-day event featured eight highly detailed model railway layouts set up using the vintage pre-war Dublo/Wrenn trains and wooden building set up to the more recent Hornby inspired designs.

The 16th annual show brought 12 engineers to share their working replica scaled models.

Two half size road locomotives, the ‘Lady Ann’ a W Allchin engine built by Rod Southern in 1975 and Albert Too, a Burrell weighing two tonnes built by Pete and Bridget Wilcox from Ringwood travelled through the village on return journeys to Breamore.

There were static displays of one inch scale fairground and agricultural steam traction engines amongst the pews of St Boniface Church.

The event, organised by Charlie and Lynda Warne, raised £1,600 for Spires Smiles and Alzheimer’s Society.

Lynda said: “We had a wonderful two days with lots of visitors enjoying the opportunity to experience the fascination of all things steam."

Adding: "It was great to return after a two year absence,this our 16th year. Thanks to all the exhibitors who gave up their time to make this event happen.”


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