Lions' annual model railway exhibition

Chichester Lions Club's annual model railway exhibition will be held on Saturday.

Thursday, 20th October 2016, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:51 am
Tram builder Peter Howard exhibiting at a previous Chichester Lions Club model railway exhibition. Picture by Louise Adams C131437-1

Chichester mayor Peter Budge will officially open the exhibition at Chichester High School, Kingsham Road, at around 10.30am but the event will be open from 10am to 4.30pm.

There will be 22 working layouts in scales varying from small to very large (N-gauge to 16mm scale) and on five of them, visitors will be able to operate the trains themselves.

Refreshments will be on offer all day at The Junction Café, there will be trade stalls with new and pre-owned items and information from railway preservation societies will be available.

Specialist toy auctioneer and valuer Chris Gale, from Toovey’s Auctioneers of Washington (Sussex), will be returning to offer valuations for old toys.

Games with prizes will include a Children’s I-Spy on the Layouts competition and Pick-a-Winning-Station based on the London Underground system.

The winning ticket in the Lions Club raffle for a ride in a spitfire will be drawn at around 3.30pm. Tickets will be available until 3pm at Stand 19 in the exhibition.

On-site car parking is free and there is easy access for all. The school hall is a short walk from Chichester railway and bus stations.

Admission is £5 adults, £4 seniors, £2 under 12s and £12 family. All proceeds go to charities supported by Chichester Lions Club of Chichester.

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