Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 27th June, 2010)
Children of Chernobyl
organized every year for them by the members of the model railway club.
Photo: David Barker (Nikon D3000 18-55mm VR.)
It's nice to see volunteers doing things like this. That's one serious looking engine driver !
The Wigan & District Model Engineering Society's members would probably prefer not to be called a 'model railway club'. They do quite a bit more than play with model railways. They build the scaled-down versions of real locomotives themselves, mostly from scratch, engineering each part. Some take years to build, and are, as you can see from this example, magnificent to behold. They give rides to the public every Sunday at the track.
Great...real steam trains run by Wigan and District Model Railway Society. My grandaughter and I was watching these trains a few sundays ago, what real power these models have. Remember seeing a tank engine there many years ago named AJAX, lovely green and red colours, great times.
Cracking shot, of the small train at Haigh Hall, the photo says it all. Kids having agreat time.
Of course they should be called the Model Railway Society, because thats just what they are... Models. What would you call them Rev Long, LMS or LNER??? how about Doncaster works... no it don't sound right. Lets keep it to Models because thats what they are.
I'm simply telling you the Society's name. I don't think it's for any of us to rename their Society. It's an Engineering Society, whose members build working scale models of all sorts of machines. Most are of railway locomotives, but not all. They meet in our church hall, and some of their meetings are opportunities for them to bring along works-in-progress. I think if you saw the precision engineering in miniature which they bring along you might understand that their Society is named very accurately.
Good to see The Model Railway club is still going big toys for big boys lol chuff chuff.
Thanks for your comments.