My name is Rhys, a first time dad blogging about my adventures and experiences of being a parent. [email protected]

Model railway exhibition returns to Machynlleth on Bank Holiday weekend

One of Corris Railway Society’s previous Model Railway Exhibitions.

Corris Railway Society’s Model Railway Exhibition returns to Y Plas in Machynlleth on Bank Holiday weekend, August 27and 28 after a Covid-enforced two year break.

Visitors will also have a chance to visit the revived section of Corris Railway, running along the Dulas Valley from the station in the village of Corris.

The event has been organised by Bill Newton and visitors will be able to see 11 layouts in action, ranging in scale from N to 16 mm. There will also be a static display of models courtesy of the Mid Wales Gauge 1 Association.

Visitors will be able to try their hand at operating one of the layouts, which include Trix Twin and Tri-ang Big Big trains, more than 50 years since those marques were generally available.

The exhibition will feature a variety of sales stands selling books, models and railwayana, with one dedicated to fundraising sales for Corris Railway’s new build Falcon steam locomotive.

Kate Packham makes a welcome return with her stand selling decorative items and jewellery which she makes from recycled glass.

Refreshments and light snacks will be available and the doors are open between 10am and 4.30pm on both days. Car parking is available nearby.

Admission will be £4 for adults and £2 for children, with a family ticket, covering two adults and two children, available for £10.