This year’s event showcased a special display marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frank Hornby which included a fabulous 15 foot Meccano car, which is rarely seen in public, and a collection of Hornby trains, Dinky toys and Meccano models. Exciting live steam action from The Gauge One Model Railway Association, featuring scale model Mallards running against the clock, celebrated the 75th anniversary of Mallard breaking the speed locomotives record. Other exhibits included marine models from a number of boat clubs, horse drawn models from the Guild of Model Wheelwrights and clocks courtesy of the BHI Milton Keynes Clock Club. Outside action included parades by the magnificent Fosseway Steamers, displays by the Gas Turbine Builders Association and the popular 5” gauge passenger carrying locomotive which was once again offering free rides to visitors.
We are pleased to announce that the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition will return to WEC next year on Thursday 16th October to Sunday 19th October 2014.