Make tracks to model rail show

IT’S not long now before the doors open on the biggest ever’ model railway exhibition in Scotland - it will be at Glasgow’s SECC on February 24, 25 and 26.

Each year around 15,200 visitors make the trip to the SECC to view one of the best layouts in the hobby.

Many scales and eras will be represented, and there will be an opportunity to indulge in some 1960’s ‘train spotting’, watching the giants of the east and west coast main lines thunder past – albeit in 4mm.

If you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Gamston Bank and New Mills a few memories will be rekindled.

In order to redress the balance there will also be a varied selection of diesel outline layouts on display including Alburne Park, Almond Bridge and Portchullin plus a selection of Continental and North American layouts including Pempoul and La Baraque which represent the rural railways of France.

In addition to all the layouts there will be seminars - Model Rail Magazine and the famous Pete Waterman talk and video on his hobby and Chris Vine talks on Peters Railway books.

For more information about the show go to

A visit to the layout page will give you a full list of what is coming to Model Rail Scotland 2012 and don’t forget - advance ticket holders get early access to the exhibition so to avoid the crush order your tickets now!

Prices are £9 for an adult, £5 for a child, £24 for a family.

However The Milngavie and Bearsden Herald is giving readers the chance to win a set of family tickets to the show and some other fantastic goodies - first prize is a French ‘Jouel’ Marchandises Express goods train set, second prize is a Lima Hornby International Pendolino train set and railway DVD, third prize is a railway book and each of these prizes comes with a set of family tickets (two adults and two children).

The fourth prize is a set of family tickets and the fifth prize is two adult tickets.

Get your Herald now for full competition entry details.