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Rail and Sail Day, 8th July 2017

Photos by D. Morris and R. Couche. Text F Stephen.

This event was a joint venture between Wirral Model Engineering Society and the Wirral Model Boat Club, based in West Kirby.


The day dawned fine, clear, sunny and warm and it stayed that way all day which helped to make the day very enjoyable.


Our friends from the boat club arrived prompt at 10.00 and set up the stands and gazebos. Both societies had exhibits on display. Society members mingled, chatted and enjoyed rides on both the ground level and raised tracks.

Lunch then followed and from the compliments received, was enjoyed by all! Our thanks to the ladies who so delightfully served all the refreshments during the day.


At 1.00 pm the exhibition was opened to the public and it was very gratifying to record that there were a good number of visitors to the exhibition. The atmosphere was enlivened by Tony playing his organ during the event and also allowing others to ‘have a turn’ with popular tunes. The crane and loading model was well used during the afternoon with many children obtaining a certificate to say they had unloaded the goods safely.

Around 4.00pm the event closed and was rapidly dismantled!


Thanks to members of both societies for the loan of the models for the exhibition, it was good to see and enjoy such a variety of items.

Thanks also to everyone who came along and supported the day, we were all pleased to see you.

Hand Cranked Organ

This organ was made by the man turning the handle. If you have any questions stop him and ask.