FAMILIES of all ages came to see miniature versions of their favourite engines on display at the 19th annual West Wilts 0 Gauge Group model railway show.

Many model scenes, known as layouts, and demonstrations were available for viewing throughout the day.

Rod Towler, deputy group organiser of the West Wilts 0 Gauge Group said: “The show went very well and was enjoyed by all who attended.

“We had well over 200 people come to look at the models.

“This was our 19th annual show, and we always see lots of families and children come along.

“Lots of our layouts are aimed ay young children, and some of them can even be operated by children, which they love as it really gets them involved. One little girl, Sally who is seven, enjoyed operating them.

“We like the children to know that they are allowed to get involved with the layouts, and they aren’t going to be shouted at for touching the models.

“Now that the event is well known in the town we get more and more visitors, many of which are old friends and acquaintances, so its nice to catch up with people you don’t see every day.

Mr Towler explains how the delicate models are put together and the amount of work which goes into each engine and layout.

“The models range from plastic kits which can take just a day to make, to the complex locomotives which can take a year of even longer, they are very intricate and have an enormous amount of detail."

The west wilts gauge 0 group is a model railway club based in Broughton Gifford, and as well as operating and maintaining the clubs models, members of the club host regular talks and demonstrations about various model railway subjects.

Mr Towler added: “We have already started talking about the 20th event for next ear, and what improvements we can make to the layouts and displays.

"I would like to thank the boys and girls who served our refreshments on the day, they were great."

For more information, please visit www.wwg0g.co.uk