The Burnham Model Train Club will hold a display at a toy store ahead of the annual show

Burnham-On-Sea and District Model Railway Club will be holding their annual model railway show this Saturday (August 27) and Sunday (August 28) at the King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge – and a trial run will take place at a shop in High Street this week.

Ten model train layouts from across the country will be on display at the two-day show, which will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

There will be a chance to see test trains at the GW Hurley Toy and Book Shop in Burnham High Street on Wednesday 24th August and Thursday 25th August to whet the appetite for the weekend spectacle.

Adrian Campbell of the Burnham and District Model Railway Club says: “Mallard set the world record for a steam train, 126 mph, but almost 100 years on most trains is nowhere near that speed. But could they?

“We have a model train show next weekend and we want brave young drivers to have fun driving a real steam-powered Mallard and see if they can beat today’s high-speed trains!”

‘We will be testing before the show at GW Hurley Toys and Books on Burnham’s High Street on Wednesday and Thursday.’

The exhibition itself takes place on Bank Holiday Saturdays and Sundays at King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge and features 10 other layouts as well as demonstrators and traders. Tickets cost £5 and accompanied children enter free.

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