17 December 2019
BRM, Market Deeping and Sleaford Model Railway clubs unveil a model railway Christmas present for Peterborough-based charity 'Little Miracles'.
Faces lit up around the 'sensory' playroom as BRM magazine, Market Deeping and Sleaford Model Railway clubs revealed a new model railway for the children at Peterborough charity, Little Miracles, which provides support for children with disabilities. Built during BRM's annual National Festival of Railway Modelling exhibition at Peterborough showground by members from Market Deeping and Sleaford Model Railway clubs, the new model railway with a Harry Potter theme will entertain the children for years to come.
Howard Smith, Multi-media Editor for BRM magazine commented "We owe a great deal of gratitude to Hornby and Gaugemaster for their donated items to make this project a success. Working with the local model clubs has been a pleasure and the outcome couldn't have been better, with so many children smiling at the sight of the new model railway."
Fitting the model railway through the entrance to the building was a delicate operation.
The table-tennis style baseboard was carefully designed to be simple and safe for the staff to fold and store when not in use, while removeable buildings hide board hinges. The Harry Potter-themed layout includes a Hornby (R1234M) Hogwarts Express, with flying Ford Anglia adaptation which runs behind the coaches on a coach bogie, modified by Phil Parker of BRM. Watch the building of this model railway and its unveiling on the March 2020 episode of BRM TV, free with all copies of BRM in stores or as a digital edition.