Liverpool Model Railway Show – Old Christ Church, Waterloo

This excellent show seems to come around more quickly every year!

The venue is stunning of course – Old Christ Church is a great re-use of a former building of worship. It has various events going on within it throughout the year and run by a trust.

Have a look at Trust’s web site www.oldchristchurch.moonfruit.com/

This is an inside shot:-

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Now to the show itself; it was packed out when we got there at 11am on Saturday 26th April. I met a couple of old friends – One of the ‘Babes’ from a former quiz team of that name who used to attended the sadly now defunct weekly quizzes at Maghull Town Hall (she was serving tea!) and a friend of the Frank Hornby Trust – a Crosby-based model railway man.

We are lucky to have locally a chap who refurbishes/repairs exhibits for our display cases in Meadows Leisure Centre. Yesterday our good friend was exhibiting his wonderful Hornby ‘O’ Gauge tin plate railway and the photo below shows how popular it is with young and old alike.

David is the chap on the right of the photo

Dave is the chap on the right of the photo

Another excellent layout was called Oswaldtwistle Town – again in ‘O’ Gauge. Here is a shot of that:-

Oswaldtwistle Town in 'O' Gauge

Oswaldtwistle Town in ‘O’ Gauge

Jen and I had a great time; if you missed it this year keep an eye out for it in 2015.

Click to enlarge any of the photos which are amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Old Christ Church – Waterloo – Liverpool Model Railway Show

Jen and I went to have a look at this building, which is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, and the model railway show held within it last Sunday.

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Have a look at Trust’s web site http://www.oldchristchurch.moonfruit.com/

Jen has a degree in building conservation and I am keen on model railways so there was something for both of us you might say. It is a Grade 2* Listed Building that has been brought back into full community use and had over 31,000 visitors in 2012.

Yes, I know, what’s an atheist doing going about a church you might ask? Well despite not having a religion I do like church architecture and this particular church, built of pink sandstone, is nice and well worth the time and effort of volunteers who keep it going.

As for the model railway show, it was excellent so here are a few photos:-

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Little fingers fiddling with models clearly causes this threat or promise to be advertised on a model railway. I loved it.

Little fingers fiddling with models clearly causes this threat or promise to be advertised on a model railway. I loved it.