All aboard! Railway fans make track for another Brambleton open event

Outdoor track layout at Brambleton Model Railway Club, Harpenden
Outdoor track layout at Brambleton Model Railway Club, Harpenden

Model railway fans will be making tracks for Harpenden this weekend for an open air open day.

The Brambleton Model Railway Club, which began life as an unofficial boys club just after the Second World War and was formally established in 1956, has a set-up which members proudly boast is one of the largest open-air layouts in the country.

The 16mm garden line stretches for nearly 200 yards, while there is also an 0 gauge layout which includes nine stations on a loop of double track.

There will be live steam engines running on the 16mm track throughout the afternoon, which runs from 2pm to 5.30pm on Saturday.

Admission to the club base next to the Highfield Oval in Ambrose Lane, Harpenden, AL5 4FB is £2 for adults and £1.50 for children and senior citizens, and refreshments will be available.

You can find out more details on the club’s website at www.brambleton.co.uk.