There will be something for most members of the family when the Corris Railway Society hold their annual Model Railway Exhibition at Y Plas in Machynlleth on Saturday and Sunday August 26th and 27th. There will be a variety of layouts in a number of different scales and one of the larger ones will feature Playmobil equipment and offer children a chance to drive the trains. Parents and grandparents will have their memories stirred by exhibits featuring Mettoy tinplate trains from the 1950’s and the Tri-ang Big Big range from the 1960’s. More serious railway modelling, showing the skills and artistic abilities of the layout owners will be present and it is always worth trying to see all the small points of detail as well as watching the moving trains. A large scale model featuring working steam engines is bound to catch the eye.
The layouts will be supported by a number of sales stands including a return by Kate Packham’s range of jewellery and other items made from recovered and stained glass. This always seems to tempt customers seeking something a little different. The Corris Railway will have a stand selling its own range of goods and another stand will sell a range of books and models in aid of the building of the next steam locomotive to work on the revived line. Refreshments including light meals will be available and there is free car parking available nearby. Opening times are 10.30 to 17.00 on both days with admission costing £4.00 for adults, £3.50 for seniors, £2.00 for children and a family ticket ( 2 adults and 2 children) will cost £10.00.
In addition trains will be running on the Corris Railway itself giving a round trip along the Dulas Valley between Corris station and Maespoeth Junction.