Swindon Railway Festival @ STEAM (Sat 12 and Sun 13 September)

September 12, 2009toSeptember 13, 2009

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Swindon Railway Festival returns for its eight year and is presented by STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway in association with British Railway Modelling.

The Swindon Railway Festival brings together some of the UK’s biggest and best GWR and BR (w) model railway layouts, high street brand leaders Hornby and Bachmann, steam demostration area and lots more to entertain the family!

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This Year’s Highlights

* Hornby and Bachmann roadshows

* Demonstrations throughout the weekend
o Traction Engines courtesy of Hatch Steam Engineers
o Chris Baston – Wagons
o Fred Lewis – Locos
o Brian Daniel – Modern Image
o Andy Ross – Hunslet Engine Company
o Roy Slaymaker – Steam Railmotors
o Bristol Brunel Model Club

* 130ft long 5″ gauge shunting demos – 08 Shunter, Class 50 Warship Diesel

* Some of the UK’s finest GWR/BR (w) Region layouts including:

o Rowlands Castle (4mm) 17ft x 10ft
o Dorchester West (4mm Broad Gauge) 30ft x 6ft
o R & M Quarries (4mm Modern Image) 27ft x 16ft
o Hadley Road 4mm) 12ft x 4ft
o Cambrian (S Scale) 20ft x 6ft
o Gifford Street (O Gauge) ** Guest Layout 46ft x 15ft **
o Western View O Gauge
o Long Line (N Gauge) 70ft x 6ft Traction Engines in the Steam Demonstration Area

And Lots More…

* Meet the faces behind British Railway Modelling magazine
* Railway talks by GWR footplate legends, firemen and factory workers
* Railway Cafe and the whistlestop BBQ
* Trade stands for some massive bargainsTraders in Caerphilly Castle Hall including
* The fantastic award-winning displays at STEAM

Admission Prices

Adults £8.00
Concessions £5.50
Family tickets £24.00 (2 adults, 2 children) and £27.00 (2 adults, 3 children)
Under threes go free

How do I find out more?
www.steam-museum.org.uk