Rail enthusiasts sure to steam along to popular exhibition

Harpenden East layout
Harpenden East layout

Hundreds of railway enthusiasts will be making tracks to Stopsley High School, St Thomas’s Road, Luton on Saturday (April 9).

That’s because the school is hosting Luton Model Railway Club’s 32nd exhibition.

Dave Boutwood, the exhibition manager, promises he has put together an impressive show for the public with 20 layouts, including the “O” gauge layout of “Harpenden East” (see picture) built by club member Andy Ward, plus nine trade stands and five preservation societies present.

The range of layouts will cover most gauges from “N” to “O”. In addition, The club’s new “O” gauge layout “Central Works” will be on display. Also in attendance will be Geoff and Sue Woodward (local railway historians) with photographs and memorabilia of the Hatfield to Dunstable branch.

The exhibition opens at 10.30am and closes at 5pm. Admission prices are adults £5, concessions £4, children £3, and families (2 adults + 2 children) £12. Free parking is available.