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Hundreds of enthusiasts visit the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society WYCRAIL 2018 exhibition

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Layout Canute Road Quay (OO gauge).

The High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society held their 46th annual WYCRAIL exhibition on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Hundreds of model railway enthusiasts descended on the Cressex Community School in High Wycombe to attended the event.

Doors were scheduled to open at 10.00am however by 9.20am the car park at the Cressex Community School was already half full of cars with people sitting inside them waiting for the doors to open.

Ten minutes before opening time there was an orderly queue of approximately 100 people waiting patiently in line to get into the exhibition.

By 11.30am the car park was full and a large queue of cars had formed stretching from the school car park back to Cressex Road. This was an extremely popular and well attended event as you would expect from an event that become firmly established as being one of the largest and best supported one day model railway exhibitions in the South East of England.

A vintage AEC Routemaster Bus, from the Amersham and District Motorbus Society, operated a free shuttle service between High Wycombe Railway station and the exhibition venue.

The vintage bus from the Amersham and District Motorbus Society.

On display at the exhibition were thirty high quality and inspirational model railway layouts of British, North American and Continental outline and in a wide range of scales and gauges including Z, N, 00, H0, EM, 0 and narrow gauges.

There was also a large number of trade exhibitors selling everything from model trains to tools and other equipment needed to construct a model railway layout.

Below are a selection of photographs featuring the layouts that were on display at WYCRAIL 18 :

Canute Road Quay (OO Gauge)

High Wycombe Model Engineering Club

Phoenix Junction (HO Gauge)

Nippon Tetsudo (Z Gauge)

Mulldale (ON30 gauge)

San Maria Gandia (HON3 gauge)

A display by Scenic Modelling

Hounslow Sidings (OO gauge)

The Ground Floor Exhibition area

The First Floor exhibition area

The programme that accompanied the exhibition reveals that next years event, WYCRAIL 2019, will take place on Saturday 2nd November 2019 also at the Cressex Community School.

Further information and details on the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society can be found on their website at www.hwdmrs.org.uk.

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