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Stephenson Model Railway Group based in Rainhill, Merseyside since 2013
Stephenson Model Railway Group based in Rainhill, Merseyside since 2013

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2019 is the 190th anniversary of the Rainhill Trials where Stephenson's Rocket earned the right to work trains between Liverpool and Manchester. This lead to a fast changing transport system which changed the world and was the precursor of modern day railway transport.

Rainhill Parish Council is coordinating a weekend programme of activities and celebrations on the late May Bank Holiday weekend, to commemorate this event.
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It is our pleasure to share photographs of the layouts that attended our 2018 model railway exhibition. Everyone had an enjoyable day and shared their modelling skills with those who wanted to know how things were achieved.

Each year we award a "Best Layout In Show" plaque to the layout which in the opinion of the exhibitors was worthy of it.
This year the layout which awarded the honour was Prescot Aggregates by Roger Christian. Roger is seen accepting his award plaque from Stephenson MRG Exhibition Manager, Tom Lowton. Photo below.

All photographs are published by kind permission of David Hennessey.
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Ham Hill is a delightful 009 narrow gauge layout brought to us by David Davies.
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No model railway show would be complete without a layout hosting Thomas The Tank engine and friends. Alan Knowles exhibited his interesting layout and invited children to operate it.
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Prescot Aggregates is a 009 narrow gauge industrial layout modelled by Roger Christian.
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Ron Benson's Penny Lane trams layout is modelled on Liverpool City trams and includes scratch built models of buildings in the Penny Lane area of Liverpool. Trams are kit built and modified motorised Corgi items.
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Kevin Smith returned to our show with his n gauge Suntown Trams. They are beautifully modelled and depict modern Japanese transport systems.
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Chris Sidebottom's Costa Guana 1932 is based on a South American sugar cane plantation set in revolutionary times. The layout demonstrates two sides, one showing the plantation workers toiling away in the fields, and the other side show the run down and neglected state of the buildings due to lack of investment and civil unrest.
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Hornby Dublo is probably the best know model railway created in Liverpool by Frank Hornby at his Binns Road factory. John Taylor brought along his immaculate collection of models for our entertainment.
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Quality Street is an 0/16.5 narrow gauge layout built to 7mm scale and is based on a shunting puzzle. Colin Kennington has included some novel ideas by scratch building rolling stock to include a fun element which would not normally be seen at exhibitions.
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