Dewsbury Model Railway Show enjoyed welcoming a record number of visitors to Trinity Community Centre.

The event, which took place on November 23rd, was hugely popular with 340 adults, and hundreds more children, coming in from the cold to marvel at a wide range of train sets and layouts. The Dewsbury Reporter reported that it was the third show to have been organised St Peter's Church and it has given confidence of maybe a repeat performance this time next year.

David Lenners, one of the organisers, was overwhelmed with the response from enthusiasts from around the region: "The whole day was a great success. We were up on last year and very happy with how it went. I think the Lego layout was one of the favourites, but everything was popular. We did very well with the raffle and we had a lot of comments about the wonderful bacon sandwiches!”

Visitors were treated to an array of 20 layouts while experts were on hand to give demonstrations on model skills and model making. Collectors were able to gain advice on how to expand their current set up and how to repair any damaged models. Mr Lenners was also full of praise for people donating money to the group's charity, Dewsbury Team Parish.

Yorkshire has been home to a number of model railway exhibitions of late with the Wakefield Railway Modellers' Society recently holding the 52nd Wakefield Annual Model Railway Show at Thornes Park Athletics Stadium. The event took place over the past weekend (November 29th to December 1st) and once again brought together railway enthusiasts from all over the region.

There were some top names at the event including the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Middleton Railway Trust as well as a number of traders that were on hand to offer advice to everyone that had any queries about their own individual set.