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Elgin Model Railway club announces return of annual show

By Ewan Malcolm

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ELGIN Model Railway Club's annual exhibition 'Modelfair' will return for the first time since 2019.

The annual event takes place at Elgin Town Hall.
The annual event takes place at Elgin Town Hall.

The show, which will take place from November 6 to November 7 at Elgin Town Hall, was cancelled last year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Andrew Allardyce, Secretary of Elgin Model Railway Club, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be back with Modelfair in the Town Hall this November after missing out last year when the show had to be cancelled because of the restrictions. This is only the second time we have had to cancel the show, the only other time being because of the flooding in Elgin many years ago.

"We were a bit apprehensive that exhibitors might have been reluctant to return but we're very pleased that almost all were eager and keen to be there, and we’ve also got some new exhibitors as well.

"Even though we have had to arrange exhibits in the town hall with wider passages between them we think there is still a lot to see. There should be something to interest everyone as it's not only trains, but planes, boats, road vehicles, model engineering, Meccano, war-gaming and more as well as trade suppliers so that people attending can purchase their modelling needs or get some Christmas shopping done.

"As well as wider passages within the show, masks will have to be worn whilst moving around the show. There will be a buffet although offering slightly less than normal as we keep things simpler this year. We are also aware that many people now use cash a lot less so it is now also possible to pay by card at the door."

Elgin Town Hall will be open from 10am until 5pm on the first day of the exhibit and from 10am until 4pm on the second.

Tickets range from £6 for adults, £5 for seniors and £4 for children. A family ticket is available for £15 and under 5s go free.

More information can be found here.

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